The central theme of our research program is to understand interactions between molecules and nanoscale objects for assembling functional materials. We are particularly interested in the construction of multicomponent nanoparticles, development of new methodologies for assembling polymers and nanoparticles, and exploitation of new properties and applications of assembled materials. We are also interested in chiral hybrid electronic materials, devices and their properties that can be used in biosensors, light-matter interactions, spintronic devices, etc.