Nanocrystals drive solar N2 fixation

April 22, 2016

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 .

PhD Candidacy

April 8, 2016

Congratulations to second year students, Leah Hall and Marta Sulima, for advancing to PhD candidacy.

DURIP equipment funding

March 2, 2016

We have been awarded DURIP funding from AFOSR for ultrafast laser spectroscopy instrumentation. Thank you, AFOSR, for supporting our work.

Nanocrystals drive nicotinamide cofactor regeneration

Feb. 24, 2016

Photochemical regeneration of nicotinamide cofactors by complexes of CdSe quantum dots and ferredoxin NADP+-reductase is described in ACS Catalysis , led by our NREL collaborators.

Ten-hundred word challenge by Amanda

Jan. 29, 2016

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 !

New Publication

Jan. 27, 2016

Manuscript on nano particles and nano droplets problem with ultrafast extreme ultraviolet beams, led by our collaborators in the Kapteyn-Murnane group, has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Sabbatical visitor

Jan. 25, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Jeremiah Duncan, Associate Professor of Chemistry from Plymouth State University, who will be spending his sabbatical in the group.

New PhD students join group

Jan. 17, 2016

The Dukovic group is pleased to welcome Kristina Vrouwenvelder and Shelby Beer, 1st year PhD students in Materials and Nanoscience, and Jesse Ruzicka, a 1st year PhD student in Physical Chemistry, to the group!

Yinggang accepts Research Assistant Professor position!

Aug. 31, 2015

Yinggang Lu, Ph.D. is departing for a Research Assistant Professor position at UNC Charlotte. Congratulations Yinggang!

New postdoctoral scholar

Aug. 17, 2015

The Dukovic Group welcomes Pornthip Tongying, Ph.D. as our new postdoctoral scholar. Pornthip received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame specializing in TEM and nanocrystal synthesis. Welcome, Pornthip!