MSE Areas: Nanocrystal synthesis and spectroscopy, photochemistry, solar fuels, catalysis, solar energy conversion, inorganic nanomaterials
My research is focused on fundamental problems in nanoscience and how they impact the application of nanoscale materials to solar energy harvesting. Our approach integrates the design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials with detailed electronic spectroscopy in order to reveal how such materials interact with light. Of particular interest is photochemistry of nanomaterials and applications to solar fuel generation. The group welcomes a broad spectrum of scientists, with interests ranging from synthetic chemistry to femtosecond spectroscopy.
Selected Publications and Accomplishments
- P. Tongying, Y.-G. Lu, L. M. G. Hall, K. Lee, M. Sulima, J. Ciston, G. Dukovic. "Control of Elemental Distribution in the Nanoscale Solid-State Reaction That Produces (Ga1–xZnx)(N1–xOx) Nanocrystals." ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (8), 8401-8412.
- J. K. Utterback, A. N. Grennell, M. B. Wilker, O. M. Pearce, J. D. Eaves, G. Dukovic. "Observation of trapped-hole diffusion on the surfaces of CdS nanorods." Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 1061-1066.
- K. A. Brown, D. F. Harris, M. B. Wilker, A. Rasmussen, N. Khadka, H. Hamby, S. Keable, G. Dukovic, J. W. Peters, L. C. Seefeldt, P. W. King. "Light-driven dinitrogen reduction catalyzed by a CdS:nitrogenase MoFe protein biohybrid." Science, 2016, 352, 448-450.