About Us

Welcome to the Engstrom Research Group website!

Mission
The Engstrom Research Group seeks to understand the behavior of surfaces and interfaces as they relate to a broad spectrum of technologies: from the fabrication of modern microelectronic devices, to materials with applications in lightweight and flexible displays, to solar cells incorporating nanocrystals.

Approach
In order to build a fundamental understanding we use the tools of the experimental surface scientist.

The Challenge
Integrating diverse materials into nanoscale device structures
The interfaces between inorganic materials such as metals, oxides, and semiconductor crystals, and organic matter such as polymers, small molecules and self assembled monolayers play a key role in a number of existing and emerging technologies. Developing an understanding of how to build robust interfaces between these two materials classes is an important and challenging problem.