Nano and Biomaterials Research Lab

Our research is focused on the development of supercritical CO2-based processes to create nanoscale building blocks and their self-assembly into novel materials. Besides being a “green solvent,” supercritical CO2 offers several unique physical properties such as low ultra-low surface tension, low viscosity, and tunable polarity that are ideally suited for fabrication of nanoscale building blocks.

We design processes that take advantage of these properties to fabricate a broad variety of nanostructures from a range of materials. Specifically, we have developed a modified RESS process to create stable molecular clusters of organic molecules and a Sc-CO2 based nebulization process for the creation of nano-scale wires and 3-D meso-scale porous structures for a large class of inorganic materials and alloys.

Biomaterials synthesis in sc-CO2 formulations
Biomaterials synthesis in sc-CO2 formulations

Contact Us

Offices and Labs
New York University Abu Dhabi
Experimental Research Building (C1)
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: +971 2-628-4197
Fax: +971 2-628-8616

Mailing Address
New York University Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Professor Ramesh Jagannathan
Research Professor of Engineering; Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship; Managing Director of StartAD
Email: ramesh.jagannathan@nyu.edu

Professor Sachin Khapli
Principle Investigator, Research Assistant Professor of Chemical and Material Engineering
Email: sachin.khapli@nyu.edu


Dr. Ina Rianasari
Research Associate
Email: ir37@nyu.edu

Dr. Sudhir Sharma
Research Associate
Email: sudhir.sharma@nyu.edu