Thrust 1 focuses on
understanding the role of
crystal structure and defects on
the thermoelectric and
topological insulator properties
of chalcogenide bulk materials.
Thrust 2 focuses on understanding and utilizing the role of nanoscale geometry on the thermoelectric efficiency of a simple device.
Thrust 3 aims at understanding and controlling nanoscale
structuring and interface
quality in materials that are a key component for applications in brain imaging and living cell imaging.