As the leader of this group, I welcome you to visit our website, correspond with members of our group and discuss your technical interests with us. Our laboratory is involved in the research of advanced nanomaterials with specific application areas in alternative energy, multifunctional nanocomposites, and electronics/sensor technologies. Our research focuses on the materials science and engineering of several technologies that will impact our society in the future. Energy generation and storage, chemical sensors, nanoelectronics, flexible displays, high performance composites, membrane technologies, coatings, and biomedical technologies are some of the areas we will broadly cover. With several collaborations at Rice and outside we are involved in a multi-disciplinary team effort with the goal of developing functional nanomaterials for a rich variety of applications.

We are committed to changing the world through discoveries and development of new materials. Our efforts begin where the imaginative mind meets the experienced. We are excited about what future technology can offer society. We want to be leading players in this endeavor. We want to be the missionaries of science in our lifetime. We want to influence young minds to make science their way of life.

Thank you for visiting us.
All the best,

P. M. Ajayan

Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering
Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Professor, Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Professor, Department of Chemistry

Latest Articles
2D Electrets of Ultrathin MoO2 with Apparent Piezoelectricity (2020)

Apte, A., Mozaffari, K., Samghabadi, F. S., Hachtel, J. A., Chang, L., Susarla, S., Idrobo, J. C., Moore, D. C., Glavin, N. R., Litvinov, D., Sharma, P., Puthirath, A. B., Ajayan, P. M.

Multifunctional Bio‐Nanocomposite Coatings for Perishable Fruits (2020)

Jung, S., Cui, Y., Barnes, M., Satam, C., Zhang, S., Chowdhury, R. A., Adumbumkulath, A., Sahin, O., Miller, C., Sajadi, S. M., Sassi, L. M., Ji, Y., Bennett, M. R., Yu, M., Friguglietti, J., Merchant, F. A., Verduzco, R., Roy, S., Vajtai, R., Meredith, J. C., Youngblood, J. P., Koratkar, N., Rahman, M. M., Ajayan, P. M.

Correlating the three-dimensional atomic defects and electronic properties of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides - Nature materials (2020)

Xuezeng Tian, Dennis S. Kim, Shize Yang, Christopher J. Ciccarino, Yongji Gong, Yongsoo Yang, Yao Yang, Blake Duschatko, Yakun Yuan, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Juan Carlos Idrobo, Prineha Narang and Jianwei Miao

Conversion of Non-Van Der Waals Solids to 2D Transition-Metal Chalcogenides - Nature, 577(7791): 492-496 (2020)

Z. Du, S. Yang, S. Li, J. Lou, S. Zhang, S. Wang, B. Li, Y. Gong, L. Song, X. Zou, and P.M. Ajayan

Fatigue of graphene - Nature materials, (2020).

Cui, Teng; Mukherjee, Sankha; Sudeep, Parambath M; Colas, Guillaume; Najafi, Farzin; Tam, Jason; Ajayan, Pulickel M; Singh, Chandra Veer; Sun, Yu; Filleter, Tobin

3D Printed Tubulanes as Lightweight Hypervelocity Impact Resistant Structures - Small, 15, 1904747 (2019).

Sajadi, S. M., Woellner, C. F., Ramesh, P., Eichmann, S. L., Sun, Q., Boul, P. J., Thaemlitz, C. J., Rahman, M. M., Baughman, R. H., Galvão, D. S., Tiwary, C. S., Ajayan, P. M

The nano-revolution spawned by carbon - Nature, 575, 49-50 (2019)

Ajayan, PM

Good riddance, dendrites - Nature Energy, 4, 631–632 (2019)

Babu, G., Ajayan, P.M.

Deep Eutectic Solvents for Cathode Recycling of Li-Ion Batteries - Nature Energy, 4(4): 339-345 (2019)

M.K. Tran, M.T.F. Rodrigues, K. Kato, G. Babu, and P.M. Ajayan