Welcome to the Ginger Lab!
We investigate a wide range of interesting problems that broadly fall into physical chemistry, with particular emphasis new materials for solar energy, sensing, optoelectronics and photonics.
We have a large focus on energy applications such as photovoltaics (solar cells) using organic semiconductors, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites, and colloidal quantum dots.
We actively develop new microscopy methods, particularly scanning probe microscopy techniques, to study the interplay between nanoscale behavior and device-level performance.
Beyond energy applications, we also are active in studying the plasmonic properties of various nanostructures, and we study the physics of how bioinspired sensing materials function at a molecular level.
Our research is largely broken down into four different topics:
- Scanning probe microscopy development and applications
- Thin film photovoltaics and energy storage materials
- Plasmonics and nanophotonics
Our lab currently occupies space in Bagley Hall, the Chemistry Building, and Molecular Engineering and Sciences, with offices throughout these buildings.
Contact us if you would like more information.