Our research efforts on this sheet-like carbon structure consist mostly of covalent and non-covalent modification of graphene and its subsequent spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization.

Our group has been working especially hard on the electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO).  We have successfully followed this reduction process with a number of in situ techniques.  As a result, we are proudly applying our knowledge in joint projects with other groups focused on graphene-based optoelectronics and sensors.

Another field of interest for graphene oxide is its use in bioimaging with transmission electron microscopy, or TEM. GO’s qualities, such as high transparency under an electron beam and an affinity for certain biomolecules, makes it an ideal candidate for a substrate material.