The Hosein group combines materials processing techniques with smart polymer chemistry and novel inorganic chemistry to create materials with tailored structure, composition and advanced optical, electronic, and chemical functionality. The group’s work spans the spectrum from fundamental formation mechanisms, to materials fabrication, to application-driven research and development. We leverage our expertise in soft and inorganic materials synthesis and processing, a hybrid of fabrication methodologies, as well as novel materials characterization techniques to create new or advanced functionality in technologies. Current applications target solar energy conversion, electro-chemical energy storage, chemical separation, and smart coatings. Our group fosters a spirit of discovery, ingenuity, risk-taking, and out-of-the-box thinking, and places an emphasis on student-led, independent research projects.