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Faculty

Brian MitchellBrian S. Mitchell
Professor
Fellow, american institute of chemical engineers

Email: brian@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8257


102 Flower Hall
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5674

Research Interests

Nanostructured Materials; Materials Processing

Nanostructured materials are those materials that have some critical dimension on the order of 100 nanometers or less. Our current work focuses on the use of mechano- and sonochemistry to form functionalized silicon nanoparticles with interesting optoelectronic properties. Through manipulation of the particle size, surface functionality, and defect structures, the properties of these nanoparticles can be controlled and tuned for specific applications such as nanoparticle expression vectors, photodynamic therapy agents, battery electrodes, 3D printing, and light harvesting. The images below illustrate how photo luminescent silicon nanoparticles that have been formed and functionalized in Reactive High Energy Ball Milling (RHEBM) can be inkjet printed onto flexible substrates.

 

Nanostructured Materials

Functionalized semiconductor nanoparticles of 1-10 nm diameters are formed from bulk material with Reactive High Energy Ball Milling (RHEBM).

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