Renewable and Emerging Nanomaterial (REN) Laboratory
The REN group works on the forefront of material science and nanotechnology, including materials-by-design, synthesis and self-assembly of emerging multifunctional materials with an emphasis on novel magnetic, electronic and excitonic properties for energy-critical applications. We are committed to realizing our vision by focusing on three main thrusts: (1) Self-assembly of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for unusual magnetic and electronic properties; (2) Two-dimensional organic materials for energy transduction; (3) Rare-earth-free high energy density nanomagnets. The REN group offers research opportunities for graduate, undergraduate and visiting students and postdoc, who are interested in nanochemistry, materials science, engineering work, or a combination of these. We welcome incoming graduate, undergraduate and prospective students, especially those from underrepresented minority groups, to explore our interdisciplinary research by joining us every Monday group meeting. Our lab is located at 715 NSC, Buffalo. NY 14260.