Research in our group centers around chemistry of solid surfaces. We are interested in monomolecular layers and thin organic films supported on surfaces of inorganic solids (metals, metal oxides, phosphates and others). This chemistry enables one to control interactions at solid-solid, solid-liquid, and solid-vapor interfaces over a wide rage. Advanced applications of such materials are in the areas of adsorption and separation science, wettability and adhesion, biomaterials, and sensors. Some examples are demonstrated below.