Research

Multifunctional SAMs

multifunctional samsSelf-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on various substrates have potential for several technological applications. Our research deals with the synthesis of multifunctional SAM structures using functionalized organosilanes and alkanethiols. We are interested in the fundamental self-assembly studies of these multifunctional molecules on various substrates as well as the potential of such SAM structures for nanopatterning of molecular electronic devices and for catalysis and sensing applications. Furthermore, we explore the self-assembly various metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles and nanorods into anisotropic nanostructures.