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Facilities: Our group will employ state-of-the-art equipment, including ultrafast laser amplifiers (capable of generating pulse durations of a few 10’s of femtoseconds) to study the kinetics of charge carriers and chemical reactions over a wide range of timescales. Nanophotonic scanning probe microscopy/ AFM techniques will be used to study nanostructures and photocatalysts. In addition, we will employ a fume hood for materials synthesis, nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities (at Rice University http://www.sea.rice.edu/ http://cnst.rice.edu/content.aspx?id=248#character and the University of Houston http://www.nanofab.uh.edu/equipment/overview), and multiphysics simulation tools to predict and optimize electromagnetic and other properties!

Students interested in this research area are encouraged to take courses in solid state physics, electromagnetism, optics, (photo-)catalysis, electrochemistry, materials science, nanofabrication and nanocharacterization, (ultrafast) spectroscopy, quantum, nanophotonics, and chemical kinetics.