I love seeing things from as many angles as possible, and have found that the most interesting new ideas come from the intersection of many disciplines.
My laboratory research has focused on nanoscience – the intersection of physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering – and using nanomaterials to build novel electronic devices. My e-book Nanoelectronics gives a good introduction to the field, but my own work has centered on semiconducting and metallic nanomaterials, deposited into networks on inexpensive substrates, that can be used to build novel solar cells, brain-like or ‘neuromorphic’ devices, or neural interfaces for living tissue.
I am also leading research on public engagement with science, especially using performing arts tools like improv, stand-up comedy, and dance theatre. And I’ve worked with Dr. Adriana Cardinot to explore game-based learning for astronomy education.