Research in the Nguyen group is approached from a collaborative and interdisciplinary prospective. Currently, the group is divided into three main subgroups: Porous Materials, Graphene/Graphene Oxide, and Biomaterials.
We are committed to the development of vehicles to safely and effectively administer therapeutic agents and to pursue new and improved disease detection technologies. To this end, we are currently pursuing research into ROMP-based polymer nanoparticles, polymer-caged liposomes, ROMP-based DNA detection, and fundamental DNA interactions.
Research on porous materials in the Nguyen group involves developing strategies for rationally constructing MOFs with structural and chemical diversity via post-synthesis modification and incorporation of metalloporphyrin catalysts into MOFs.
In an effort to develop new and interesting materials with improved properties and to understand the chemistry occurring on these interfaces, we are currently pursuing research in the following areas: silicon surface chemistry, polymer-inorganic nanocomposites, grapheme nanocomposites, and modeling environmental interfaces.