Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Faculty
College of Engineering
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
NanoTECH Research Area Affiliations
Professor Teja’s research focuses on near-critical processes for synthesizing nanoparticles and nanocomposites. Solvents near their critical point offer many advantages in particle syntheses because of the tunability of their properties with small changes in pressure and temperature. In addition, continuous processing using near-critical solvents offers ease of scale-up, as well as independent control of factors that affect size, size-distribution, and morphology of nanoparticles. Nanomaterials being investigated include magnetic oxides for information storage applications, lithium iron phosphate for cathodes in lithium-ion batteries, and metal oxide-activated carbon nanocomposites for catalytic applications. The transport properties of nanofluids (fluids containing dispersed nanoparticles) are also being studied to identify new heat transfer fluids for both large-scale cooling and heat transfer in microfluidic devices.
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