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Research Areas:

Liquid Crystal Display

Adaptive Lens

New Photonic Materials

Solid-State Lighting

Spatial Light Modulator

Bio-Photonics

New Photonic Materials

Objectives:

1.    Quantum-dots enhanced LCD backlight

2.    Polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals

3.    Polymer network liquid crystals

4.    Liquid crystal biosensors

5.    Low-loss infrared materials

Recent Publications:

1.       D. Franklin, Y. Chen, A. Vázquez-Guardado, S. Modak, J. Boroumand, D. Xu, S.T Wu, and D. Chanda, “Polarization independent, actively tunable color generation on imprintedplasmonic surfaces,” Nature Communications 6, 7337 (June, 2015).

2.      F. Peng, H. Chen, S. Tripathi, R. J. Twieg, and S.T. Wu, “A fast-response infrared phase modulator based on polymer network liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. Express 5(2), 265-273 (2015).

3.      H. Chen, M. Hu, F. Peng, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu, “Ultra-low viscosity liquid crystals,” Opt. Mater. Express 5(3), 655-660 (2015).

4.      S. He, W. Liang, K. L. Cheng, J. Fang, and S.-T. Wu, “Bile acid-surfactant interactions at the liquid crystal/aqueous interface,” Soft Matter 10(26), 4609-4614 (2014).