Welcome to the Colloids and Sustainable Nanomaterials Lab! 

Seeking sustainable solutions to current and future problems

The effective use of nanoparticles requires adequate control of their colloidal properties.  Individually dispersed nanoparticles, or nanoparticle clusters, can both be beneficial for a variety of applications including geological carbon sequestration, stimuli responsive materials, low energy separations, drug delivery and oil recovery.  Our research seeks to control the dispersion and aggregation of nanoparticles via molecular scale manipulation of interfacial interactions.  Bio-based, inorganic and hybrid nanoparticles are carefully designed and tailor for their specific application.