Our group focuses on combining electroactive materials and biopolymers to develop new tools and devices that can have an impact on the areas of energy and health. Our current focus is in three areas:
- Energy Storage. Using molecular self-assembly to fabricate new types of batteries and supercapacitors where we control the structure from the nanoscale to the macroscale.
- Paper-based Diagnostics. By combining printed electronics, with advanced paper/cellulose materials, we integrate molecular diagnostic tests (e.g. Nucleic Acid Tests) that are low-cost and disposable.
- E-Textils and Lab-on-Textiles. By embedding electroactive material at the fiber and textile level, we develop werable micro total analysis systems.