Hemang Shah, PhD

Dr. Shah's research included working on alignment layers for Liquid Crystal Displays and interactions between Carbon Nanotubes and liquid crystals. Using ferroelectric polymers as alignment materials, he has developed a material set that can increase current display resolutions by 300%. His work also applies to the design and development of visible wavelength filters, which are tunable using electric fields. His collaboration with Materials Scientists have led to the first time imaging of liquid crystals inside carbon nanotubes using a Scanning Electron Microscope. This work is relevant to scientists studying fluid transport through carbon nanotubes for material storage and drug delivery applications. Hemang has been awarded the George Hill Jr. Fellowship (2005) and the NIST Summer Graduate Fellowship (2003). He graduated in 2007.