Welcome to the Shaw Research Group! Our research focus can be summarized as analytical surface-science. Nearly all of our research is based on measurements of chemical interactions with surfaces, and most of our instrumentation is specifically designed to examine interfacial phenomena. If you've ever wondered why oil spreading on water looks like a rainbow, why you can only make sand castles with wet sand, or how Rain-X® keeps your windshield so clean, you might be interested in our work. We use precice measurements of chemical behaviors to create new, fundamental understanding of these types of questions to address important challenges in environmental remediation, materials development, and energy science.
Detailed descriptions of our research projects and some laboratory pictures can be found within this website. If you have questions, feel free to send us an email or arrange a visit to our lab. Follow us on Twitter @shawschem (group) or @shawchem (Prof Shaw)