Halas Research Group

Nanoengineered Photonics and Plasmonics

Rice University

Recent news:

Congratulations to Naomi for being promoted to University Professor, Rice's highest academic rank. She is the 10th person and second woman to earn the title in Rice’s 111-year history!

Congratulations to Naomi for winning the prestigious 2022 Eni Energy Transition Award for developing light-powered "antenna-reactor" catalysts for industrial-scale hydrogen production!! 

Past and present Halas group members reunion at Gordon Research Conference-Plasmonics and nanophotonics!

Recent publications:

Niklas Gross, Mahyar Madadi, Behnaz Ostovar, Pratiksha D. Dongare, Lauren A. McCarthy, Wei-Yi Chiang, Wei-Shun Chang, Naomi J. Halas, Christy F. Landes, John E. Sader, and Stephan Link*. Strong Substrate Binding Modulates the Acoustic Quality Factors in Gold Nanodisks, J. Phys. Chem. C 2023, 127, 10, 5054–5066

Mary M. Bajomo, Yilong Ju, Jingyi Zhou, Simina Elefterescu, Corbin Farr, Yiping Zhao, Oara Neumann, Peter Nordlander, Ankit Patel, and Naomi J. Halas. Computational chromatography: A machine learning strategy for demixing individual chemical components in complex mixtures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2022 119(52)

Parmeet Dhindsa, David Solti, Christian R. Jacobson, Anvy Kuriakose, Gopal Narmada Naidu, Aaron Bayles, Yigao Yuan, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas*. Facet Tunability of Aluminum Nanocrystals. Nano Lett., ASAP.  (equal contribution)

Yigao Yuan†, Linan Zhou†, Hossein Robatjazi*, Junwei Lucas Bao, Jingyi Zhou, Aaron Bayles, Lin Yuan, Minghe Lou, Minhan Lou, Suman Khatiwada, Emily A. Carter*, Peter Nordlander*, and Naomi J. Halas*, Earth-abundant photocatalyst for H2 generation from NH3 with light-emitting diode illumination, Science 2022, 378 (6622), 889-893. (equal contribution) 

Our group is focused on four principal missions:

A major goal of our research program is to produce PhD research scientists with significantly expanded skill sets and expertise who can develop new solutions to research and engineering problems beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.  For more information, click on the links in the sidebar.