Merschrod Research group
Creating materials with controlled structure across length scales (hierarchy) allows us to access a wide range of optical, mechanical, electronic and biological properties. We are currently developing new approaches to low-dimensional materials synthesis.
By mapping links between nanomechanics and chemical composition, we are identifying early indicators of disease in cardiovascular and ocular tissue. We apply our findings to the design of artificial tissue scaffolds, with a particular interest in cell co-cultures.
We provide solutions to your sensor needs, from industrial process tracking to small-scale community-based environmental monitoring. At the heart of our sensor work is the design of several new classes of optoelectronic materials.