Programmable Excitonic Systems on DNA Nanostructures Excitons are mediators in both absorption and emission of light. Mastering the flow of excitons is the “holy grail” of light-harvesting systems, which include photovoltaic devices and microscopy probes. I am programming DNA nanostructures for control of nanoscale energy transport and investigation of new optical properties.
Dr. William P. Bricker
Ph.D., Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Excitonics of Multi-chromophore-DNA Assemblies
I am designing and analyzing DNA-based multi-chromophore assemblies for nanoscale energy transfer, light-harvesting and biosensing applications.
DNA Nanotechnology for Targeted Delivery
I am interested in using DNA nanotechnology to develop programmable delivery platforms. The controlled organization of ligands and cargo provides unique opportunities to engineer cell-specific targeting, intracellular trafficking and cargo release.