[70] Researchers Use Sunlight, Black Paper as Low-Cost Water Treatment to Solve Water Scarcity

[69] Portable potable water generator

[68] University’s solar-powered still improves ancient water cleaning technology

[67] UB researchers develop device that cleans contaminated water

YouTube Video

[66] UB RENEW Institute awards seed grants to four projects related to energy, environment and water sustainability, which includes “Emerging light-trapping strategies and new lead-free hybrid perovskite layers for clean energy”. Congratulations!

[65] Researchers Build Solar-Powered Water Purifier

[64] Our work was featured in Science magazine. Congratulations! (Sunlight-powered purifier could clean water for the impoverished)

[63] Carbon-Paper on Foam:A New Hope for Super-Efficient Solar Still

[62] A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!

[61] Solar-powered water purifier developed

[60] US researchers develop solar-powered water purifier

[59] Engineers Build Solar-Powered Water Purifier

[58] Inexpensive new solar still ups water purification efficiency

[57] Academics build ultimate solar-powered water purifier

[56] Prof. Qiaoqiang Gan has been honored as a UB Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator, one award for untenured scholars who received their terminal degree within the past eight years.

[55] Nanocavity materials may improve ultrathin solar panels

[54] 'Nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more

[53] This “nanocavity” may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and other optoelectronic devices

Our collaborative darkest metal work is highlighted by Science News and other media

[51] A wavelength-independent ‘universal’ substrate brings SERS into the mainstream

[50] Raman skeleton key: Universal SERS substrate

[49] Nanotechnology Could Make Molecule-identifying Spectroscopy More Practical

[48] Raman effect to detect phoney art, chemical weapons

[47] Almost universal SERS sensor could change how we sniff out small things

[46] Engineers Revolutionize Spectroscopy Technology

[45] Better detection of diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons, and more

[44] New anotechnology promises to make surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy simpler

[43] Nanoscale Sensor Breakthrough May Lower Costs

[42] Our paper "Ultra-broadband metasurface for efficient light trapping and localization: a universal surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate for “all” excitation wavelengths" was featured in the top story on NSF's News website.

[41] New sensing technology could improve our ability to detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons and more

Our research article "Rainbow Trapping in Hyperbolic Metamaterial Waveguide" has been placed as TOP 100 most cited article in Scientific Reports over the last 2 years.

[39] Our paper "Polymeric photovoltaics with various metallic plasmonic nanostructures" was highlighted in Journal of Applied Physics

[38] Our image was featured in NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

[37] A large-scale lithography-free metasurface with spectrally tunable super absorption

[36] Tiny Microchip Component Promises Big Returns


[35] Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

[34] Energy Technologies Get Boost from New Waveguides

[33] Rainbow-catching Waveguide Could Open New Possibilities For Energy Technologies

[32] A cavity that you want

[31] Optical ‘Nanocavity’ Boosts Light Absorption of Ultrathin Semiconductors

[30] A cavity that renders an optical nanocavity

[29] Optical nanocavity to boost light absorption in semiconductors

[28] Optical 'nanocavity' to boost light absorption in semiconductors; improve solar cells, cameras and more

[27] Haomin Song won the 1st prize of SEAS poster competition 2014. Congratulations to Haomin!

[26] Painting Solar Panels For The Future Of Energy Production, redOrbit, May 14, 2013.

[25] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to research at UB, elsewhere, Science Codex, May 13, 2013.

[24] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to new research, PHYS.ORG, May 13, 2013.

[23] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It’s possible due to research at UB, elsewhere, Nanotechnology Now, May 13, 2013.

[22] Plasmonics could lead to paint-on organic photovoltaicsLaser Focus World, May 13, 2013.

[21] Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It’s possible due to research at UB, Space Fellowship, May 13, 2013.

[20] Colorful manufacturing work by UB team recognized, Business First, March 14, 2013.

[19] UB color-identification technology named a game-changer by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, UB News Article, Mar. 2013. (
video interview: 

UB Engineers Create A Rainbow Polymer

[18] Searching for a high-tech cure, Buffalo Business First, Feb. 2013.

[17] Waveguide Collects Light More Efficiently,, Feb. 2013.

[16] Slow down light to trap a rainbow, AM&P eNews, Feb. 2013. 

[15] To trap a rainbow, slow down light, Futurity, Feb. 2013.

[14] Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows, UB News Article, Feb. 2013. 
Also highlighted in NSF website:

[13] One-step Rainbow Grating, OPN, pp. 8, May 2012.

[12] New Handheld imaging devices just over the rainbow, Materials Today, vol. 15,  pp. 136 (2012).

[11] Handheld rainbow could spawn multispectral tools, Photonics Spectra, vol. 46, pp. 21 (2012).

[10] See the entire rainbow from a single viewing angle, ACS Noteworthy Chemistry, March 19, 2012.

[9] Rainbow polymer reveals true colors, Futurity, Feb. 2012.

[8] A Rainbow for the Palm of Your Hand,, Feb. 2012.

[7] Rainbow Polymer Filter Could Lead to Portable Imaging Devices, Polymer Solutions Newsblog, Feb. 2012

[6] One-Step Process Developed to Produce Multi-Color Polymer, Science Business, Feb. 2012.

[5] A Rainbow for the Palm of Your Hand, UB News Article, Feb. 2012. 

[4] EE’s Gan Captures Rainbow, Buffalo Engineering, pp22, Fall (2011).

[3] Slow light to capture a rainbow, Futurity, April. 13 (2011).

[2] Plasmonic structures trap a rainbow, Solar Novus Today, April 2011.

[1] Slow light slowed even more, Photonics Spectra, April 2011.