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 Zirui Zhou!

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.

Congratulations to Alex Hinkle!

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!

New Lab Member

Welcome new scientific editor and lab administrator, Andrew Nelson!

New Job

Congratulations to Dr. Jia-Ahn Pan on his new position at the Molecular Foundry!

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