Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces Rankin Group

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In the Rankin group, we apply a range of experimental and computational techniques to understand and control the synthesis of materials and the behavior of molecules at interfaces.  We are particularly interested in understanding how to design porous materials and nanoparticles for applications including selective adsorption, catalysis, membrane separations, surface modification, and controlled release.  Areas where we have applied these concepts include in separations of sugars for biorefinery and glycobiology applications, isolation and identification of plant-derived natural products, protein separations, epoxidation catalysis, photocatalysis, solar cells, and fluorocarbon chemistry.