Welcome to the Nanophotonics, Sensors and Devices Laboratory

The Sirbuly research group is interested in exploiting the unique optical, mechanical and electrical properties of nanoscale materials to develop novel integrated systems for various applications including sensing, biodiagnostics, energy conversion, and spectroscopy. To undertake this objective we rely on a highly interdisciplinary team that works at the interface of materials science and engineering as well as chemistry and biology. We are actively involved in all aspects of the manufacturing process of new devices and materials including synthesis, fabrication/integration and characterization. Currently we have projects involving photonic waveguides, nanostructured piezoelectrics and plasmonic nanomaterials.

*** We are always looking for talented and motivated students with strong backgrounds in Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering! ***


latest news:

Feb 13th, 2015 / Award: Our work on 3D optical printing of piezoelectric nanoparticle-polymer composites was chosen for the 2015 SPIE Best Paper Award in 3D printing, fabrication, and manufacturing.
Nov 6th, 2014 / Publications: Conor's paper on IR plasmonic nanostructures fabricated via ALD is published in Phys. Status Solidi RRL: Plasmonic tuning of aluminum doped zinc oxide nanostructures by atomic layer deposition
Nov 6th, 2014 / Publications: Josh's paper on thin film nanomechanics and fiber optic-based force probes is published in J. Appl. Phys.: Identification and design of novel polymer-based mechanical transducers: A nano-structural model for thin film indentation
Nov 6th, 2014 / Publications: Billy's paper on piezoelectric polymer foams is published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: Piezoelectric nanoparticle-polymer composite foams
Sep 2nd, 2014 / Publications: Qian's paper on the mechanical properties of polymeric monolayers on oxide surfaces is published in Soft Matter : Quantitative mechanical analysis of thin compressible polymer monolayers on oxide surfaces