Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are looking forward to sustaining the agency’s momentum of the past year and begin in 2018 the groundwork for three key areas: Space technology, creation of technology-based start-up companies, and artificial intelligence (AI).
What do you do and what are your areas of expertise? I synthesize nanomaterials and make devices out of them, largely for applications related to solar energy. What's interesting with nanomaterials is that they have better, and even sometimes surprisingly different properties than their normal-sized counterparts. This makes them useful if you want to control device performance. The field of semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) covers a wide range, from the chemistry needed to form their structures, to the physics needed to understand their properties and to the materials engineering needed to flesh out desired outputs in devices made from them.