We specialize in synthesizing, processing, and characterizing polymers and composites or nanoparticles, stimulus-response nanoparticles for drug delivery, electrospinning of nanofibers for tissue scaffolds, structured nanoparticles for low-leaching wood preservation, biocomposites and biofibers, studies of controlled nanoscale interfaces of rice-hull reinforced composites, engineered wood- or biopolymer-reinforced composites having improved processing, longevity, moisture resistance, and mechanical properties at Michigan Technological University.