Meet Super Seed Co-Leaders

Michael Arnold and Martin Zanni

The “Active nanomembranes and their surfaces” Super Seed project addresses fundamental issues related to understanding and controlling the surface mediated interactions of atomically and molecularly thin nanomembranes (e.g. two-dimensional and ultrathin crystalline materials) with their environment. Fundamental aspects that the Super Seed investigates include understanding how the morphology, topography, chemical patterning, and composition of the surfaces of a nanomembrane synergistically influence its interactions with fluids, molecules, ions, and soft matter. This understanding will enable the realization of nanomembrane materials with new properties and phenomena that will make it possible to advance water purification, sensing, and energy storage applications and to address important questions in electrochemistry, microscopic fluid dynamics, and biophysics.

Research Highlights