Our vision is a supramolecular method that enables the fabrication of functional materials with hierarchical structural features through modular assembly wherein the modular components are encoded with sufficient information for three-dimensional self-assembly into targeted structures. To realize this vision, we need (a) supramolecular tools for molecular assembly at the nanoscale and at the mesoscale and (b) structural characterization of the aggregate structures over multiple length scales. We have been has been using the tools of supramolecular chemistry to assemble organic molecules and polymers into specific structures at multiple length scales.
Status: Current and Ongoing
Also see 'Organic Nanoparticles and Their Assemblies' and 'Conjugated Molecules or Polymers' Research Themes