Greg Engel, University of Chicago (image) University of Chicago Caption Greg Engel, University of Chicago associate professor in chemistry, is pictured here tuning a femtosecond laser system used to dissect couplings between nanocrystals. Understanding emergent properties arising from strong coupling between different nanomaterials could lead to theoretical and technological advances. "The goal is to come up with ideas and try to push them as far as you possibly can," Engel said. Credit Chris Strong Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the research of Greg Engel and his associates. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.