Chemical & Biological Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Chad Mirkin
Heather’s research focuses on the co-assembly of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles into hierarchical materials. This involves utilizing a DNA-mediated approach to control symmetry and interparticle spacing and thus realize a library of high-order structures. This research intends to fill knowledge gaps on the structure-property relationship of novel metamaterials and provide insight for future applications in catalysis and optoelectronics.
Awards & Fellowships
- University of Michigan Engineering Honors Program (2015-2018)
- University Honors (2014-2018)
- Feng, W.; Kim, J.; Wang, X.; Calcaterra, H. A.; Qu, Z.; Meshi, L.; Kotov, N.A., “Assembly of Mesoscale Helices with Near-unity Enantiomeric Excess and Light-matter Interactions for Chiral Semiconductors,” Science Advances, 2017, 3, e1601159.
- Zhang, J.; Feng, W.; Zhang, H.; Wang, Z.; Calcaterra, H. A.; Yeom, B.; An Hu, P.; Kotov, N. A., “Multiscale Deformations Lead to High Toughness and Circularly Polarized Emission in Helical Nacre-like Fibres,” Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 10701.