Kaustubh has been selected as one of the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) for the 2022-2023 academic year, and will embark on the journey of training for next-generation professors!



Our lab received an NSF grant on integrated experiment-theory studies of carbon electrode-electrolyte interfaces! This is an international collaboration with Prof. Yingjie Zhang serving as the lead PI. Co-PIs include Profs. Narayana Aluru (UT Austin), Amir Farrokh Payam (Ulster University, Northern Ireland), and Niall English (University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland). Thank NSF for supporting our work!



Our work on spectroscopic investigation of the electric double layers of a pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquid is published in The Journal of Chemical Physics! It is also selected as the cover of the journal!



Our lab received a three-year $425,000 grant from AFOSR on ionic liquids and electrocatalysis! Thank the U.S. Air Force for the support!

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Our lab won the 2021 Beckman Young Investigator Award! Thank the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the support!

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Our paper on Bi2Te3-based electrochemical sensors is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! Here is the featured news from the MatSE department.



Our work on molecular imaging of electrochemical solid-liquid interfaces is published in ACS Nano! Here is the featured news from the MatSE department.



Kaustubh was awarded the TechnipFMC Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations to Kaustubh, and thank TechnipFMC for the recognition and support! Here is the MatSE news.



Our group has received the ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award. Thank ACS for the support! Here is the MatSE news on the award.



Our paper on magnetotransport in graphene strain superlattices is published in Applied Physics Letters:



Our paper on nanomechanical mapping of wrinkled membranes is published at ACS Applied Nano Materials:



Our paper on imaging the molecular charge memory effects is published at ACS Applied Nano Materials:



The Zhang lab started!



Our work on two-dimensional superlattices is published in npj 2D Materials and Applications! Here is the featured news from the Illinois MRSEC.



Our work on two-dimensional membrane deformation is published in Nano Letters! Here is the featured news from the Materials Research Laboratory at UIUC.