We are an interdisciplinary group focused on nanoscience for solar energy harvesting. We are interested in synthesis of novel nanoscale materials and in the behavior of photoexcited states in such systems.
A postdoctoral position is available in femtosecond spectroscopy of nanomaterials.
In an article in Nature Chemistry , James et al show that trapped holes can move on nanocrystal surfaces. This work combines ultrafast spectroscopy and theory in collaboration with Joel Eaves .Read more »
In honor of the NSF's 66th birthday, Amanda's newest blog post for Science Buffs celebrates how basic science is hiding in plain sight - we just need a little history lesson to see it. Her first #ThanksScience post covers the discovery of the world's first "electronic eye," which, among other... Read more »
Semiconductor nanocrystals drive nitrogenase to photochemically convert nitrogen to ammonia. Our work with collaborators from NREL, Utah State University, and Montana State University appears in Science . See also the story on CU website and coverage in C&E News .Read more »
In the recent Science Buffs article on the "ten-hundred word challenge" and the "up-goer-five" text editor , Amanda explained our group's research in excessively simple terms. Limited to the 1000 most commonly used words, she described nanocrystals as "tiny rocks" and couldn't even use the word "energy." Read the article here !Read more »