Group research projects explore new "bottom-up" synthesis and novel devices architecture using nanomaterial and organic/inorganic interfaces to realize new device functionality. Our patterned approach to nanopillars enables real device development, including nanopillar-based photonic crystal lasers, 3D plasmonic antenna arrays for single-photon detectors and hybrid solar harvesting devices. Quantum dots are the basis for intermediate band solar cells and memory cells. Fundamental science explores dissimilar material interfaces, integration and energy transfer in novel compound III-(As, P, N, Sb) materials along with synthesized polymer materials. Core technologies include nanoscale-confined epitaxial processes for nanowire, quantum dots and nanoantennae formation.