Thrust 1Focus on the effects of molecular confinement in SDNs
Strong confinement is a defining feature of these unique nanofluidic systems, and its effects permeate every aspect of the nanopore transport.
Thrust 2Understanding Ion Correlation, Dissipation, and Solvation Phenomena under Extreme Confinement
Focuses on understanding molecular and ion solvation and evaluating ion and fluid structure in the electrical double-layer in aqueous and organic media within SDNs.
Thrust 3Engineering Ionic and Molecular Selectivity in Chemical Separations
Selectivity is a key to chemical separations of complex mixtures. The goal of this Thrust is to uncover the mechanisms of ionic and molecular selectivity that stem from extreme confinement.