Our work

The goal of our research is to synthesize and fabricate nanostructure materials, understand the fundamentals of nanoscale assembly, and explore their unique optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties.  By using various state-of-the-art microscopic techniques, we will investigate structure-property relationship at the nanometer scale.  In particular, we are interested in multifunctional nanomaterials for applications in sensors, photovoltaic devices, and nanoelectronics.
  •   Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization
  •   Layer-by-Layer multilayer assembly
  •   Polymeric nanocomposite materials
  •   Plasmonic nanomaterials
  •   Surface-enhanced Raman scattering
  •   Electrospinning nanofibers

  • Nate has a paper on LB films of MOSC accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  This work is resulted from a collaboration with Dr. Wang@USD.  Well Done!

  • Chao, Ying, and Nate have the paper on optical scattering of Cu2O crystals accepted in JMC C, Nice work!
  • Congratulation to Chao Qiu to his successful Ph. D defense. Nice work!!
  • Lei has his paper on UV-cleanable SERS substrates accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces Nice work.


     Dr. Chaoyang Jiang
     Chemistry Department
     University of South Dakota
     414 East Clark Street
     Vermillion, SD 57069




Schedule   Group: USD_AFM

Chemistry Department
University of South Dakota


114 Churchill Hanes, Department Chemistry, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069