Understanding the synthesis-property-application relationship of nanostructured metal oxides has paramount importance to meet the materials needs and challenges of our society. In this webinar, Dr. Mao will present his work on pyrochlore and spinel nanoparticles useful for lighting, scintillators, thermometry, and bioimaging. His research group has gained a clear understanding of the influences of synthesis conditions, particle morphology and composition on their luminescence. These exemplary nanomaterials offer bright promise of producing innovative advances across multiple technologies.

Professor Mao’s research centers around designing advanced nanomaterials, achieving desirable properties and functionalities, and tackling complex interdisciplinary material challenges. Current studies focus on the development of facile and reliable synthesis methods for complex metal oxide nanomaterials, the investigation of their novel properties, and the exploration of their application potentials in the areas of optoelectronics, energy conversion, and sustainability. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and a few book chapters and patents.