I synthesize nanomaterials, such as nanoporous and nanoparticulate titania, silica, carbon, alumina, and metal–organic frameworks.
I design materials toward their application. So far, I focused on environmental and energy-related applications such as photocatalysis, energy conversion and storage, CO2 adsorption, and thermal barriers.
I characterize nanomaterials with adsorption techniques (N2 and CO2 adsorption), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetry (TG), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), UV–Vis spectroscopy, and electrochemistry.
I communicate scientific ideas and results. I have drafted, written, and edited scientific manuscripts and grant proposals. I have prepared and presented posters and oral presentations at scientific and technology meetings. I have explained complicated ideas to people with diverse backgrounds.
Teaching and mentoring
I have served in various teaching and mentoring roles throughout years. I have taught a number of lower and upper division chemistry courses. I have mentored undergraduate students participating in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and Individual Investigation research. I have mentored graduate students and overseen meetings of our research group.
I engage in academic service whenever possible. I served as a graduate student representative to the Graduate Committee and on the review committee for the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. I review manuscripts for the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, Elsevier, De Gruyter, SAGE, and Hindawi.
For the up-to-date, curated list of publications go to my Google Scholar profile.