University of Pittsburgh

About LAMP

The Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Pittsburgh (LAMP) under the direction of Professor Paul W. Leu, focuses on designing and understanding advanced materials by computational modeling and experimental research. Simulations and experiments are used in a synergistic manner to study the mechanical, chemical, and electronic properties of nanomaterials and surfaces for various applications.

Research Interests

The goal of LAMP is to design better material systems through a combined modeling and experimental approach. Much in the same way that finite element modeling is now foundational in mechanical engineering design, multiscale and device modeling will become increasingly important in the prediction and understanding of nanomaterial and surface properties. In addition, these techniques can be used as a design tool for evaluating and optimizing various design metrics. Current areas of interest include

Journal Covers

Mingxuan's EMI shielding work is featured on the cover of the Jan 2023 issue of ACS Applied Electronic Materials.

Sooraj's solar panel orientation and tracking work is featured on the cover of the Oct 2021 issue of the Journal of Photonics for Energy.

Ziyu's silver microgrid research is featured on the May 2021 issue of ACS Applied Electronic Materials.

Ziyu and Zhengyu's nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube research is featured on the April 2020 issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Sajad's glasswing butterfly-inspired research article is featured on the October 2019 issue of Materials Horizons.

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