The Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Devices (AMED) Lab at San Diego State University (SDSU) focuses on cutting-edge manufacturing methods for the fabrication of advanced functional materials with broad applications in energy conversion and storage, sensing, and wearable/flexible electronics.
We are currently studying conducting/semiconducting polymers and superconductors that are manufactured using various methods, such as oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD), initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD), and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). Our work, focuses on the following fundamental scientific challenges:
(i) Texture and nanostructure engineering of advanced organic and inorganic conductors.
(ii) Materials fabrication and manufacturing development based on advanced CVD techniques such as oCVD, iCVD, MOCVD, and solution-based.
(iii) Device integration of advanced conductors based on energy demands and biocompatibility characteristics while using machine learning techniques in material property prediction and design.