Nanoparticles (NPs) are used to efficiently deliver drugs into diseased cells. They are engineered from rigid or soft platforms of various shapes and sizes, and decorated with ligands to improve water solubility, avoid aggregation and ensure cell-targeting specificity. This aim of this project is to rationally design ligands for metal nanoparticles, probe their specificity via computer simulations and validate them in an experimental setup. This project is meant for students who have both a theoretical and an experimental interest. The experimental research will be carried out in the group of Prof. Hong Zhang at HIMS.
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are molecules of great astronomical interests. In this project, we aim to predict anharmonic vibrational spectra for astronomical polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using artificial neural networks.