balogun-oluwaseyiMy research group is focused on the design of novel multifunctional materials and structures that enable control of elastic/acoustic and electromagnetic waves in materials. In particular, we are interested in basic research, to understand the physics of wave propagation in 2D and 3D nano and microscale periodic materials, and to develop novel experimental tools with high spatial and temporal resolution for visualization and measurement of acoustic phonon and plasmonic wave propagation in materials. We hope to leverage basic research in these areas to realize new engineering approaches, to sound/heat insulation, multifunctional sensors, actuators, and elastic/acoustic and super-resolution imaging. My group is also interested in applications of laser material interaction, to studying the dynamic interfacial properties of soft and hard thin films, nondestructive defect metrology in additive manufacturing, and mechanical characterization using laser generated elastic stress waves.