- Shape/Size-Controlled Synthesis of Metal Oxides
- Emission Control Catalysts; Support Structure Effect in Metal-Oxide Catalysis
- Materials for Energy Capture, Storage, and Conversion
- High Temperature Ceramics Processing
- In Situ/Operando TEM Study of Dynamic Gas-Solid Catalysis and Solid-Solid Reactions at Atomic Level
- Atomic Level Transmission Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Solid State Materials
National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, and The University of Alabama.