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Dr. Xu will be joining the department in the Fall of 2014.

Our research focuses on studying the organization and interaction of molecules in heterogeneous functional materials with chemically sensitive, super-resolution imaging techniques. Specifically, we use scattering-type near-field optical microscopy with suitable combinations of visible and infrared lasers to match electronic and vibrational levels of the molecules to investigate composition, distribution and interaction of nano-domains at the material interface. The scattering-type near-field technique provides <15 nm spatial resolution, far exceeding the diffraction limit, and enables sub-ensemble studies that are not previously accessible by traditional spectroscopic methods.

Currently, we are interested in spectroscopic studies of nanostructured polymers and energy-related materials, as well as technique development.  For more information and research opportunities for graduate students, please contact Dr. Xu.
 

 

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The Department of Chemistry at Lehigh University provides a unique and exciting program of study for both graduate and undergraduate students. We offer BS, BA, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and a BS degree in Biochemistry (interdisciplinary). The department also offers the MS degree via distance education.Our program is designed to provide students with a broad background in chemistry while simultaneously offering opportunities to explore cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research problems. Research opportunities are available in areas such as materials chemistry, biological chemistry, surface chemistry, and nanoscience and technology, along with those in the traditional disciplines of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.