Dr. Dukovic named as finalist for Blavatnik award!

June 1, 2022

Congrats to Dr. Dukovic, who was named as one of the finalists for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists! The finalists represent a small group of early-career scientists and engineers drawn from a competitive nationwide pool.

Skylar receives honorable mention from NDSEG fellowship program!

May 10, 2022

Congratulations to second-year Skylar for being recognized with an honorable mention from the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship program!

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New publication

May 9, 2022

In a new publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C Jesse, Lauren, et al quantified electron transfer from CdS nanorods to a nitrogenase enzyme. It was determined that the overall catalytic efficiency of the system is limited both by the nanocrystal-enzyme binding and the competitiveness of electron transfer. Interestingly,...

CdS-MoFe system
New publication

March 22, 2022

In a new publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chica et al use electrons transferred from CdS nanocrystals to probe intermediate states of MoFe nitrogenase catalysis. This work, led by our collaborators at NREL, focuses on EPR signals from the [8Fe-7S] P-cluster, which mediates electron transfer to...

New students!

Jan. 3, 2022

Two first year students, Benjamin Hammel and Olivia Bird, have joined the Dukovic group. Welcome Ben and Olivia!

CdS Photocharging Paper Image
New publication

Oct. 12, 2021

In a recent publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Katie and Helena et al. report the discovery of colloidal CdS nanocrystal photocharging with no added reductants. The article was published as part of the virtual special issue "125 Years of the Journal of Physical Chemistry."

Katie awarded Cottrell Postdoc Fellowship!

Sept. 8, 2021

Congrats to Dr. Katie Shulenberger for being awarded a 2021-2022 Cottrell fellowship! The fellowship supports postdocs looking to move into academic positions in the COVID-19 pandemic era. As part of her fellowship responsibilities Katie will be co-teaching CHEM 1400 (Foundations of Chemistry) this semester with Dr. Dukovic.

Dr. Dukovic promoted to full professor!

July 24, 2021

A big congratulations to Dr. Dukovic for her recent promotion to a full professorship!

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New article about News in Nanocrystals (NiNC) Webinar Series

July 7, 2021

Group members Katie and Helena, along with their international collaborators, authored an article in ACS Nano about their work establishing the News in Nanocrystals (NiNC) webinar series. Focused on nanocrystal research, NiNC is a bi-weekly webinar that was established during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to virtually draw together...

New summer undergraduate student!

June 14, 2021

Madi Sousa, an undergraduate student at the University of Denver, will be joining the lab for the rest of the summer. She will be co-mentored by Lauren and Katie as part of the STROBE Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Welcome Madi!