Research in the Halasyamani group involves the synthesis, characterization, crystal growth, and structure-property relationships in new functional inorganic solid-state materials.
“New materials are the lifeblood of solid state research and device technology. Contrary to what many believe, new materials are not usually discovered by device engineers, solid state theorists, or research managers; they are mostly discovered by chemists. Some physical phenomena are only exhibited in single crystals and can only be studied and understood in single crystals. Thus the synthetic chemist - especially if he develops a proficiency in relating structure, bonding and other chemo-physical considerations to properties of interest - is in a key position in determining the direction and success of solid state research and - ultimately - technology.” (Dr. Robert Laudise - Bell Labs).