Principal Investigator

Dr. Daniela Radu
Group Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
NASA CRE2DO Center Director
NSF PREM Center Director

Research Interests:

  • Nanostructured materials for solution-processed solar photovoltaics: Gen 2 PV (thin film crystalline absorbers)
  • Advanced functional materials for optoelectronic applications 2D nanostructures and lasing materials
  • Chalcogenide nanoparticles for photothermal cancer therapy: CuxS
  • Sensor design: detecting heavy metals, nitrates and phosphates in water
  • Engineered nanoparticles: toxicity evaluation.
  • Materials for Quantum Science and AI
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Low-dimensional Perovskite
  • Additively Manufactured Electronics 
  • Plant-based Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics

Contact Info:
(305) 348-4506

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Mimi Liu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests:
Inorganic synthesis, solution-processed thin-films, chalcogenides, photovoltaic devices. 
Contact Info:

Graduate Students

Roberto Prado-Rivera
Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering – NASA Fellow

Research Interests:
Computational methods of solid-state physics, 2D nanomaterials, nanostructured semiconductors, phase control of layered materials..

Tim Chen-Yu Chang
Ph.D. student in Materials Engineering

Research Interests:
Solar cells, batteries, inorganic synthesis of semiconducting chalcogenide materials.

Mujtaba Ali Haqqani
Master’s student in Materials Engineering

Research Interests:
Nanomaterials for applications in wireless communication.

Interested in joining our group or collaborating? Please contact Dr. Radu at .