Zac Iton

Zac Iton

B.S.E. Candidate in Materials Science, B.A. Candidate in Chemistry

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Microwave-assisted synthesis of oxide nanoparticles for smart-material applications.

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Tom Gordon

Tom Gordon

Ph.D. Candidate, Former Member

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Synthesis and characterization of wide band gap semiconductors for solar-to-fuel photocatalysis applications.

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E. Ashley Gaulding

E. Ashley Gaulding

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Former Member

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Investigates the affects of surface chemistry and composition on transport within semiconductor nanocrystal thin films, extending to heterostructured films formed from core/shell particles or multi-component structures.

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Albert Fan

Albert Fan

M.S.E. Candidate, B.S.E. Candidate, Former Member

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Nanocrystalline PbSe and PbS Thermophotovoltaics for Waste Heat Capture

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Angang Dong

Angang Dong

Postodoctoral Fellow, Former Member

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Self-assembled nanoparticle arrays and their collective property studies.

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Vicky Doan-Nguyen

Vicky Doan-Nguyen

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Former Member

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Synthesis, characterization, and investigation of bimetallic nanoparticles for use in fuel reforming catalysis. Characterization involves usage of synchrotron light source (ESRF) for obtaining total scattering data of transition metal, bimetallic alloy, and magnetic nanoparticles.

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Benjamin Diroll

Benjamin Diroll

Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate, Former Member

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Research on structural, electronic, and optical properties of nanocrystal thin-films as well as the optical properties of semiconducting nanocrystals, particularly anisotropic particles, in solutions.

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Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Ph.D. Candidate, Former Member

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Synthesis of oxide nanocrystals and investigation of their electrical and magnetic properties.

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Matteo Cargnello

Matteo Cargnello

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Optical metamaterials with low loss and tunability

Catalysis and photocatalysis for energy and environmental applications (more…)

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Han-Yu Tang

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M.S.E. Master’s Candidate

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email: tanghanyu@gmail.com


Research on solution-base synthesized thermoelectric nano-composites materials.

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Mingliang Zhang

Mingliang Zhang

Post-doctoral Fellow

email: mizhang@seas.upenn.edu

zmlrobin@gmail.com

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Research: Plasmonic and magnetic nanoparticles, environmental applications, nano-patterning and nanoscrystal self-assembly

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Haoran Yang

Haoran Yang

Post-doctoral Fellow

email: haorany@sas.upenn.edu

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Non-toxic and earth-abundant thermoelectric nanomaterials for waste heat recovery; Electrical and thermal transport in nanocrystal thin films.

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Jissy Jose

Jissy Jose

Post-doctoral Fellow

email: jissy@seas.upenn.edu

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Engineering 3D architecture of nano-catalysts based on Ceria particles and understanding the role of metal-metal oxide interface on catalytic activity, with direct applications in three-way catalytic convertors for the efficient reduction of toxic pollutants from automobile exhaust.

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Blaise Fleury

Blaise Fleury

Post-doctoral Fellow

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email: blaise.fleury@polytechnique.edu

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Nanoparticle formation mechanisms extended from classical to non-classical pathway for synthesis engineering. Nanoparticle assemblies self-driven or not for optical,electrical and energy applications. Major use of X-Ray characterization techniques and electron microscopy. (more…)

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Christopher B Murray

Christopher B Murray

Principal Investigator

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email: cbmurray@sas.upenn.edu

 

C. V. for Professor Christopher B. Murray

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Employment/Appointments:
2007- University of Pennsylvania: Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
2000-2006 Manager of the Nanoscale materials and devices department leading development of nanomaterials and exploring self-organizing phenomena for applications in IT.
1995-2000 Member of research staff, IBM Corp., T. J. Watson Research Center. Established a program in the preparation and characterization of nanomaterials and devices

Education:
1990-1995: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1989: Rotary International Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand
1985-1988: B.Sc. Honors Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, St. Mary’s University, Halifax N.S., Canada.

Awards and Distinctions:
2004 Debye Chair Professor, University of Utrecht, Utrecht the Netherlands
2004 R.B. Woodward Fellow, Harvard University, March 11&12, 2004
2003 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2003
2002 Spring 2002 Distinguished Lecturer in Materials Science, Univ. of Maryland 03/22/ 2002
2002 Goodyear Lecturer in “The Frontiers of Chemistry” at Case Western Reserve University
2002 Selected as IBM Master Inventor
2001 Top 10% Patent Award for value to IBM Corporation in 2001
2001 IBM outstanding technical achievement award
2000 IBM Team Award for development of the IBM Materials Research community
1999 TR100: selected as one of Technology Reviews Top 100 young innovators Nov 4, 1999
1997 ACS Noble Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Research in Chemistry
1995 NSERC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
1995 Elected as a Member of Sigma Xi
1990-1994 NSERC Canada “1967 Centennial Science Scholarship”
1989 Saint Mary’s University Gold Medal in Sciences
1989 Rotary International Fellowship, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
1985-1988 Saint Mary’s University Presidential Scholarship
1986 Hinman Memorial Award in Chemistry

Research Topics:
2002-2006 Lead studies of multi-component nanoscale assembly and doping nanocrystal solids. I managed IBM’s effort to integrate carbon nanotube electronics and program focused on the use self-assembly for nanofabrication.
2002-2004 Bio-directed assembly of magnetic nanostructures
2000-2005 Synthesis of IR active quantum dots and quantum wires
2000-2003 Granular giant magneto-resistance in nanoparticle arrays
1995-2002 Synthesis of Nanostructured magnetic materials, IBM Corporation,
1990-1995 Physical/Inorganic chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals, with Professor Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1987-1988 Development of surfactant based additives for the reduction of hydraulic drag in turbulent flows, with Professor John Young, Saint Mary’s University
1986 (summer) Design and construction of salt hydrate units for energy storage in solar thermal applications with Professor John Young, Saint Mary’s University

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Natalie Gogotsi

Natalie Gogotsi

Ph.D. Candidate, MSE

email: ngogotsi@seas.upenn.edu


Research: Investigating structural and electronic properties of semiconducting nanoparticles, including both traditional materials such as II-VI and IV-VI chalcogenides and greener alternatives such as CZTS(Se)

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Nicholas Greybush

Nicholas Greybush

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Candidate

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email: greybush@seas.upenn.edu


Self-assembly and characterization of plasmonic and luminescent nanocrystal structures.

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Meiyang Cui

Meiyang Cui

M.S.E. Master’s Candidate

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email: meiyangc@seas.upenn.edu


The development of new synthesis techniques for doping metal oxide nanoparticles for catalysis.

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Tianfeng Lu

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Tianfeng Lu

M.S.E. Master’s Candidate

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email: tianfeng@seas.upenn.edu


Synthesized rare-earth element upconversion nanophosphors via various solvothermal methods. Developed new techniques for coating large (100+ nm) nanophosphors with silica to enhance their optical properties.

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