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

Congratulations to Ahhyun Jeong!

Ahhyun Jeong has been awarded the Danute Nitecki Fellowship for excellence in research! The Fellowship will support her work in the exciting field of nanocrystal superlattices during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Congratulations to Dr. Haoqi Wu!

Congratulations to Dr. Haoqi Wu! He has successfully defended his thesis “Direct Optical and Thermal Lithography of Inorganic Nanomaterials for Optics and Optoelectronics.” See examples of his work here and here.

Congratulations to Noah on his GFRP award!

Our first-year graduate student Noah Mason has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious award provides full financial support for three years. We are very excited to see what Noah will be doing in the field of MXenes!

Congratulations to Di Wang!

Di Wang has been named an American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator! He will present his exciting new results in the science of MXenes during the ACS Young Investigator Symposium at the ACS Fall 2024 National Meeting.

Read about our MXenes in the news

Dmitri Talapin is leading the National Science Foundation's new Phase I Center for Chemical Innovation, MXenes Synthesis, Tunability, and Reactivity Center for Chemical Innovation (M-STAR). MXenes are an exciting new class of materials with great potential in...

Welcome new lab members!

Isak Jatoi, Noah Mason, Tanya Chen, and Yi-Chun Liu have joined our group as graduate students!

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