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. Our work spans the spectrum from fundamental formation mechanisms to materials fabrication and application-driven research and development. We use our expertise in soft and inorganic materials synthesis and processing, a hybrid of fabrication methodologies, and novel materials characterization techniques to create new or advanced functionality in technologies. Our current focus is on 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.