Our core research is to design and fabricate novel functional porous materials and nanostructured materials. We are currently investigating the application of these materials in drug nanoparticles, energy storage, HPLC, controlled release, and supported catalysis.
1. Porous carbon-SnO2 composite prepared by ice-templating and pyrolysis, for use as Li-ion battery anode materials
2. Monodisperse “fractal” sphere-on-sphere (SOS) silica particles prepared in a one-pot reaction, for use in HPLC separation of large molecules
3. Schematic representation of emulsion freeze-drying method to form a porous polymer scaffold with integrated drug nanoparticles