With recent advances in theory, algorithms, and computational power, various researchers now rely on computers to scan and process data critical to understanding, searching, and discovering various functional materials. The fmc2 laboratory uses a combinatorial approach (theoretical and experimental) to solve various problems currently facing our society, particularly in the areas of energy, environment, and biomedicine. Currently, we are focusing on developing a low-cost hybrid/organic solar cell (dye-sensitized solar cell, organic solar cell, and perovskite solar cell) that can be readily used as a building integrated photovoltaic (BAPV/BIPV). We also design, synthesize and fabricate new catalysts for energy and environmental applications based on multinary non-noble transition metal sulfides/oxides, metal-organic frameworks and doped carbon nanodots.

Currently, the fmc2 laboratory focuses on five research areas (see below).