Our research may be best characterized as biophotonics, photonic materials and molecular engineering. Particular emphasis focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nonlinear optical, photoresponsive, electrostrictive, and magnetostrictive nanostructured materials.

Molecular self-assembly and development of new polymer grafting methods are being investigated to prepare stable, highly functionalized polymeric materials.

Highly targeted-selective, photostable luminescent probes and multiphoton fluorescence imaging methods are being developed for angiogenesis, ion-selective bioimaging, and photouncaging. Superfluorescence and stimulated emission depletion processes are being investigated through comprehensive ultrafast photophysical characterization of organic molecules.

Dr. Karthik Sambath, Dr. Kevin Belfield, Zhaoxiong Wan, Miles Hooper,
Selena Rocha, Dr. Yuanwei Zhang, Tinghan Zhao, Mehrun Uddin, Sweety Singh, 
Xiangshan Liu, Jie Dou


Dr. Kevin D. Belfield

Dr. Yuanwei Zhang

Dean, College of Science and Liberal Arts
New Jersey Institute of Technology
207 Cullimore Hall
323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102


Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Environmental Science