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.
Katie was recently profiled on the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) website. RASEI is a joint institute involving research groups at CU and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.
Katie has been named as one of two " Outstanding Postdocs of the Year ". The university-wide award recognizes postdocs who excel in research, productivity, innovation, communication, leadership, and advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Congrats Katie!
The Department of Energy has funded a $10.5 million Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) led by Dr. Shane Ardo of UC Irvine. The EFRC titled "Ensembles of Photosynthetic Nanoreactors" involves 17 research groups across the country, including ours, and is part of an initiative to research clean energy and low-carbon manufacturing.
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.
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,...
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...
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."
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.