Hole hopping diagram
New publication

Nov. 10, 2020

In a new perspective in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, James Utterback et al describe our work on trapped-hole diffusion at nanocrystal surfaces, done in collaboration with the Eaves group at the University of Colorado Boulder.

NMR binding figure
New publication

Oct. 29, 2020

In a new publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Orion Pearce et al, led by Niels Damrauer , use NMR spectroscopic techniques to probe how a ruthenium-based water oxidation catalyst binds to CdS QDs. The findings point toward a surprising binding orientation that has implications for hole transfer...

New article about Dukovic-Elliott research collaboration

Oct. 27, 2020

Here is a story about our collaboration with the Elliott Lab at Boston University on photochemical carbon-carbon bond formation.

MoFe Catalysis Figure
New publication

Sept. 21, 2020

In a new publication in ACS Catalysis Brown et al demonstrate control, via photo-excitation rate, of MoFe protein's catalytic product distribution when coupled to light-absorbing CdS QDs. This work, led by our collaborators at NREL, enables tuning of the catalytic system bias toward desirable ammonia production over other competitive processes.

Nicholas defends!

Aug. 21, 2020

Congrats to Nicholas for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

2020 MoFe Paper Figure
New publication

July 27, 2020

In a new publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chica et al use EPR spectroscopy to monitor redox changes at the metal centers of MoFe protein when coupled to light-absorbing CdS QDs. This work, led by our collaborators at NREL, builds toward a fundamental understanding of how...

James receives Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!

June 9, 2020

Congrats to group alum Dr. James Utterback for being named a 2020 Beckman postdoctoral fellow!

Kristina defends!

May 7, 2020

Kristina succeessfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Vrouwenvelder!

Madison receives NSF GRFP award!

April 7, 2020

Congrats to 2nd year PhD student Madison for being awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship!

Niamh receives Goldwater Scholarship!

March 27, 2020

Congrats to undergraduate student Niamh Brown for being named a Goldwater scholar!