Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoscale and Functional Materials

Nanomaterials display unique mechanical, optical and electrical properties, which makes them attractive in multiple applications including biosensing, energy generation and storage, diagnostics, and structural applications. UCI MSE faculty research synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoscale and functional materials.

Specific research areas:

  • Biosensing
  • Nanocatalysts
  • Self-assembly of nanoparticles
  • Synthesis and characterization of 3D graphene porous structures
  • Nanostructured metals
  • Novel battery materials
  • Photovoltaics