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The Talapin Group

Our Research

Group Philosophy

Current research interests of the Talapin Group lie in the development of novel materials through the assembly of functional nanoscale building blocks. In recent years, we have explored different routes to materials design, including:

  • synthesis of novel nanomaterials
  • inorganic ligand chemistry development for electronic application
  • self-assembly of nanocrystals into ordered superstructures
  • electronic studies of nanocrystal arrays

The ability to assemble precisely engineered nano-building blocks into complex, hybrid structures opens the door to a new generation of complex materials in which components and functionalities can be added, tuned, or combined in a predictable manner.

Group News

New Lab Members

Welcome new graduate students, Ahhyun Jeong, Ruiming Lin and Zehan Mi!

New Lab Members

Welcome new graduate students, Jingxing Geng and Zirui Zhou!

New Job

Congratulations to Dr. Igor Coropceanu on his new position at Nanosys!

New Job

Congratulations to Prof. Himchan Cho on his new position as Assistant Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology!

UChicago News article out!

UChicago News article about our MXenes work published in Science is out. "UChicago chemists invent way to customize compounds just a few atoms thick"

UChicago Chemistry

The Talapin Group is located on the second floor of the east wing of the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences (GCIS) at the University of Chicago. Map