1. Photocatalysis of metallic nanoparticles

We are interested in the rich electron source and strong light absorption of metallic nanoparticles for their potential applications in photocatalysis. We focus on catalytic mechanism of hot carriers generated by direct interband transitions and plasmon resonance.

2. Chemistry of interfacial water

The thermodynamics and kinetics of many chemical reactions at interfaces differ from those in the bulk. We engineer various aqueous interfaces to study their chemistry.