We have set up a robust method for synthesizing inorganic/polymer core-shell nanoparticles. This method is based on the seeded emulsion polymerization technique. We are going to diversify the shell polymer composition and then try to figure out how the shell chemistry affects the particle-to-paritlce interaction in dense suspensions. Sang Koo and Jangwoo are working on this project. These two guys have spent a tough time to develop this fantastic colloidal system. Big praise to them!!!