• Jihaad Barnett from Hampton University will be joining the group this summer as an ACES scholar – welcome! June 2, 2022
  • We welcome Alfred Vargas of UC Berkeley as a visiting UC LEADS scholar this summer! June 2, 2022
  • Three group members – Caroline, Andy and Yash – proudly defended their theses this week. Well done and best of luck to each of them!! May 27, 2022
  • Despite the masks, we enjoyed the 2022 UCI Department of Chemistry Edward KC Lee Symposium and Dinner tonight. May 25, 2022
  • We had a great time exploring gold electrochemistry and plasmonic nanocrystals with students from Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana at today’s LEAPS (Laboratory Experiments and Activities in the Physical Sciences) event! March 13, 2022
  • Our paper with the Ge group on photobase-triggered formation of quantum dot epi-SLs is published in ACS Nano! January 23, 2022
  • Logan Brennan joins the group as a first-year Chemistry Ph.D. student! Welcome! January 15, 2022
  • Geemin Kim joins the group as a first-year MSE Ph.D. student! Welcome! December 5, 2021
  • Christian’s and Yash’s spectroscopic study of silica shell growth on gold nanocrystals was published in J. Phys. Chem. C – congratulations! October 20, 2021
  • Yash’s paper with our friends at NREL on β-Mn2V2O7 photoelectrodes is published in Chemistry of Materials ! September 17, 2021
  • Alex successfully defends his dissertation! Well done and best of luck! August 26, 2021
  • We welcome two summer students, Elise Nicol from Gonzaga University and Alex Vasquez, a 1st-year Physics ChAMP student! July 2, 2021
  • Andy’s paper on supported nanocrystal catalysts is published in Chemistry of Materials ! December 20, 2020
  • Our joint paper with the Klimov group using ALD to produce CMOS circuit elements from CIS quantum dot films is published in Nature Communications. October 1, 2020
  • Our paper with Adam Moule’s group on electron tomography of quantum dot epi-supperlattices is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. September 1, 2020
  • Our paper on the photodynamics of Au@Pt core-shell nanocrystals is published in ACS Nano ! March 1, 2020
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab highlighted our work on quantum dot superlattices. February 1, 2020

    See the highlights here and here.

  • Trenton successfully defended his thesis! We say goodbye for now and wish him the best. November 1, 2019
  • Our joint study with Alex Balandin’s group of electronic noise in quantum dot films is published in Nanoscale. October 1, 2019
  • Alex and Caroline’s paper on epitaxially-fused quantum dot solids appears in Nature Materials ! October 1, 2019