Welcome to the Johnston Research Group!

We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and polymer science to design, synthesize, and characterize materials for advanced performance in energy, pharmaceutical, and biomedical applications.

Our current research focuses on developing:

Material Chemistry for Energy storage: Electrocatalysis, Batteries and supercapacitors 

Protein stabilization and Drug delivery with small molecule co-solutes

Material Chemistry for advanced functional metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, their interactions at liquid/solid interfaces with applications in subsurface

Biomedical Imaging/Therapy with biodegradable nanoclusters