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We invent light-based tools to accelerate innovation in quantum technology and nanotechnology. We apply the tools to manipulate individual nanostructures and quantum states, manufacture architected nanomaterials and nanodevices, and measure properties at the individual and collective levels.

Many of the basic molecular building blocks of life are chiral species, which cannot be superimposed onto their mirror images. We develop nanomaterial-enhanced chiroptical measurement and manipulation for enantiodiscrimination and enantioselective separation of chiral molecules in biomedicine and astrobiology

We innovate light-based technologies for cellular analysis and engineering. We merge optics, fluidics, robotics, advanced materials, and machine learning at the nanoscale to manipulate and measure biological tissues, cells, bacteria, viruses, organelles, and molecules at the single-cell level.