Biswas Group

Applied Nanomaterials Research Lab

News & Highlights

  • Biswas has been recently awarded an NSF LEAPS-MPS grant for performing research on Sequential Infiltration Synthesis.

  • We are excited to receive NSF-MRI funding to acquire a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)

https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2022/03/illinois-state-awarded-403900-nsf-grant-for-state-of-the-art-electron-microscope/

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Group Philosophy

Current research interest of Biswas group is on fabrication of nanometer scale materials for emerging technologies. We study the fundamental mechanism behind the nanomaterial formation and the nanomaterials properties using high resolution microscopy, optical & infrared spectroscopy, and diffraction. Recent years we have explored-

  • Block copolymer nanostructures as a template for inorganic nanofabrication

  • Oxide nanopatterns

  • metal (Au) nanoparticles of symmetric and asymmetric shapes

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for understanding the growth mechanism

  • Spherical monodisperse colloidal Si nanoparticles synthesis

Funding Sources

  • National Science Foundation Division of Material Research (DMR); Award # 2213365; LEAPS-MPS: Nanopatterning Nitride Based Nanostructures Using Sequential Infiltration Synthesis for Optoelectronic Applications; Principal Investigator: Mahua Biswas; Start Date:08/01/2022: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2213365&HistoricalAwards=false

  • National Science Foundation Division of Material Research (DMR); Award # 2116612; MRI: Acquisition of a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope to Advance Multidisciplinary Research and Education; Principal Investigator: Mahua Biswas; Co-Principal Investigator: Uttam Manna, Tenley Banik, Jun-Hyun Kim, Jan-Ulrik Dahl; Start Date:09/01/2021

  • National Science Foundation Division of Material Research (DMR); Award # 2208240; RUI: Unraveling Novel Nanophotonic Effects in Mid-Index Micro-Sized Dielectric Materials; Principal Investigator: Uttam Manna; Faculty Associate: Mahua Biswas