Who are we? Recent Publications

Our group has broad interests in the interaction of optical, electric, and  magnetic fields with matter at small length scales. We work on new 3-D  fabrication methods, self-assembly, actuation, and propulsion. We have  observed a number of fundamental effects and are developing new  experimental techniques and instruments.

Dispersion and shape engineered plasmonic nanosensors

(Nature Comm. 7, 11331, DOI:10.1038/ncomms11331 (2016).)

Structured light enables biomimetic swimming and versatile locomotion of photo-responsive soft microrobots

(Nature Materials 15, 647–653  (2016) DOI:10.1038/nmat4569.)

Magnetic propulsion of microswimmers with DNA-based flagellar bundles

(Nano Lett., 16, January 28, 2016, DOI: 10.1021)