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

Undergraduate Thesis 2020

Congratulations to Nivedina Sarma who presented her undergraduate thesis on “Developing Nanoparticle Self-Assembly to Make Scalable 3D Materials” at the Spring 2020 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium.

New Award

Congratulations to undergrad Nivedina Sarma on her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

New Job

Congratulations to Prof. Yuanyuan Wang on his new position at Nanjing University.

New Lab Member

Welcome Dr. Chenkun Zhou, a new postdoc in the lab!

PhD Defense

Congratulations to Dr. Maggie Hudson! She successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Design, Control, and Characterization of Solution-Processed Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications”.

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