Curriculum in Applied and Materials Science
My current research focus on physics of Carbon Nanotubes. Applications of carbon nanotubes include from next generation of electronic devices and nano-eletro-mechanical systems (NEMS), high capacity energy storage materials, efficient electron field emission devices, high performance composte materials, Nanotubes are stiffer and tougher than diamond and can be used to build Sky-Elevataor.
More details on Carbon Nanotube research at UNC can be found at North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials.
Other areas of my researcg includes:
· Nano scale science and technology
· Fullerene and Fullerides
· High temperature superconductors
· Computational materials physics
· Neural network model of human brain
My research group consists of:
· Postdoctoral associates Dr. Alper Buldum
· Postdoctoral associates Dr. Jijun Zhao
· Graduate student Calin Buia
Past graduate students include:
· Dr. Daniel Kahn, now researches associate at U.S. Army Research Office and North Carolina State University.
· Dr. Rochelle Lao, now a senior analyst at Bank of America.