Talapin Lab News
Di’s art has won UChicago’s Science as Art Grand Prize!
Di Wang’s artistic composition “Origami in a tube,” depicting flowerlike spheres of Ti2CCl2, has won him the Grand Prize in UChicago’s 2023 Science as Art contest! Congratulations!
See more of Di’s work in our recent cover article in Science.
See Di and Chenkun’s work on the cover of Science!
Our article “Direct synthesis and chemical vapor deposition of 2D carbide and nitride MXenes” has been published in the March 23 issue of Science magazine as the cover article!
For more on our work on the fascinating MXene class of materials, see also our works “Colloidal gelation in liquid metals enables functional nanocomposites of 2D metal carbides (MXenes) and lightweight metals” and “Covalent surface modifications and superconductivity of two-dimensional metal carbide MXenes.”
Congratulations to Dr. Josh Portner!
Congratulations to Dr. Josh Portner! He has successfully defended his thesis “Electrostatic Stabilization and Self-Assembly of Charged Nanocrystals.”
Welcome new lab member Young-Hwan Kim!
Young-Hwan Kim has joined our group as a graduate student!
Welcome new lab member James Cassidy!
Dr. James Cassidy has joined our group as postdoctoral research associate! He brings many exciting developments in nanomaterials synthesis from his work with Mikhail Zamkov at Bowling Green State University.
Doing Our Part for Shut the Sash
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.
You too can stay safe and do great science with less energy—learn more at the Office of Sustainability.
Congratulations to Justin Ondry!
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!
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 again to Alex Hinkle!
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!
Tune in to hear about “Shaving Hairs and New Electronics”!
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.
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Jia-Ahn Pan on his new position at the Molecular Foundry!
Congratulations to Dr. Jia-Ahn Pan! He successfully defended his thesis, “Direct Optical Lithography of Colloidal Inorganic Nanomaterials for Photonic and Optoelectronic Applications”.
New Lab Members
Welcome new graduate students, Ahhyun Jeong, Ruiming Lin and Zehan Mi!
New Lab Members
Welcome new graduate students, Jingxing Geng and Zirui Zhou!
Congratulations to Dr. Igor Coropceanu on his new position at Nanosys!
Congratulations to Prof. Himchan Cho on his new position as Assistant Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology!
Our new Advanced Materials frontispiece and article is out!
Our work on “Direct Optical Patterning of Quantum Dot Light‐Emitting Diodes via In Situ Ligand Exchange” is out, and is a frontispiece feature!
UChicago News article out!
UChicago News article about our MXenes work published in Science is out. “UChicago chemists invent way to customize compounds just a few atoms thick”
Congratulations to Dr. Vlad Kamysbayev on his new position at Intel.
Congratulations to Dr. Maggie Hudson on her new postdoc position with the Castellano lab at North Carolina State University.
Congratulations to Vlad Kamysbayev! He was awarded our Department’s Elizabeth R. Norton Prize for Excellence in Research in Chemistry.
Congratulations to Dr. Vlad Kamysbayev! He successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Atomic Engineering of Nanomaterials in Molten Salts and Liquid Metals”.
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.
Congratulations to undergrad Nivedina Sarma on her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
New Lab Member
Welcome new graduate student, Di Wang!
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Maggie Hudson! She successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Design, Control, and Characterization of Solution-Processed Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications”.
New Lab Member
Welcome new visiting graduate student, Min Chen!
Congratulations to Dr. Eric Janke on his new position at Cree Inc.
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”.
Congratulations to Prof. Xinzheng Lan on his new position at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Congratulations to undergrad Nivedina Sarma for being named a Beckman Scholar!
Congratulations to graduate student Vlad Kamysbayev on a Chemistry Department Fellowship.
Congratulations to graduate student Josh Portner on the Joan Shiu Chemistry Department Student Service Award.
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 and 405 nm) and e-beam lithography of functional all-inorganic nanomaterials”.
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Cunningham on his new position at Accenture.
2018 Graduate Students
Welcome new graduate students, Aritrajit Gupta and Haoqi Wu!
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Cunningham! He successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanostructures for Display Applications”.
Congratulations to Dr. Vishwas Srivastava on his new position at Intel.