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.
We have won the award for energy savings in the quarterly campaign to Shut the Sash across the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences and Searle Chemistry Laboratory! Remember to keep your fume hoods closed whenever you are not setting up or modifying an experiment.
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Dr. Justin Ondry’s presentation, “Development of Molten Salt Solvents for Synthesis of Ternary and Quaternary III-V Colloidal Nanocrystals via Cation Exchange,” has been recognized as one of the most outstanding posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals. This meeting represents the bleeding edge of the nanocrystal chemistry community’s work.
Expect many exciting developments in the literature from Justin’s work in the coming months!
Zirui Zhou has been awarded the Julia S. and Edward C. Lee Memorial Fellowship by the Department of Chemistry for his research in the 2022-2023 academic year. He will be studying the structure of III-V semiconductor colloidal nanocrystals and their photoconductivity in active device layers.
Alex Hinkle has been awarded the Department of Chemistry's Frances E. Knock Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Chemistry. See Alex's work here!
Igor Coropceanu was interviewed about our recent work (I. Coropceanu et al. Science 2022, 375, 1422) by the Electronic Engineering journal. The podcast episode is here.
Alex Hinkle is the 2022 recipient of the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Award by the ACS Physical Chemistry Division for the UChicago Chemistry Department. See Alex's work here!