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 Job

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Janke on his new position at Cree Inc.

PhD Defense

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Janke! He successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Role of Disorder in III-V Nanocrystal Emitters and Self Assembly of Charge Stabilized Colloids”.

New Job

Congratulations to Prof. Xinzheng Lan on his new position at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

2019 MRS Meeting

Vladislav Kamysbayev gave a talk at the 2019 Materials Research Society Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. He discussed "Novel functional nanocomposites of 2D MXenes and light-weight metals".

Undergraduate Thesis 2019

Congratulations to Eleanor Dunietz who presented her undergraduate thesis on “Synthesis of III-V Semiconductor Nanomaterials” at the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium.

Spring 2019 ACS Meeting

Dr. Yuanyuan Wang gave two talks at the Spring 2019 ACS Meeting in Orlando, FL. He discussed “Direct Optical Lithography of Functional Inorganic Nanomaterials (DOLFIN) enabled by novel nanocrystal surface chemistry” and “Ligand design for direct optical (254nm, 365nm...

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