August 2020: New Funding! The group officially joins the Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials via their seed grant program. This award will support the group's work investigating singlet fission materials for quantum information applications!
August 2020: Congrats to Emily and Danielle! A collaborative paper describing their work with the Page and Yost groups looking at triplet forming dyes for photocatalysis is accepted by JACS. Great work!
July 2020: The group, along with Carlos Baiz at UT Austin and James Batteas at Texas A&M are awarded an MRI grant by the NSF to fund development of a transient absorption microscope for imaging femtosecond dynamics on nanometer length scales. The microscope will be developed in collaboration with the CDCM, UT Austin's MRSEC. You can check out UT's Press Release for the award here.
June 2020: Congrats to Danny. His collaborative paper with the Mullins and Vanden Bout groups looking at moisture driven degradation in 2D Perovskites is accepted by ACS Energy Materials.
May 2020: Danny's paper examining the structure of perylenediimide thin film interfaces using electronic sum frequency generation is accepted by JPCC. Congrats Danny!
May 2020: Michelle successfully defends her PhD Thesis examining hot electron dynamics within Plasmonic Metal Oxide Nanocrystals. Congrats Dr. Blemker!
April 2020: Honghao passes his second year qualifier! Congrats Honghao on becoming an official PhD candidate!
March 2020: Congrats to Michelle and Emily! Their collaborative paper with the Milliron Group examining electron heating in indium tin oxide nanocrystal films is accepted by ACS Photonics. Nice work!
February 2020: It's official! Sean Receives Tenure! He'll be promoted to Associate Professor starting Sept. 1st! Big thanks go out to all current and past members of the group for their work in getting us to this milestone!
February 2020: Sean is announced as a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship! Thanks are due to the entire group for their hard work in advancing our science! Please check out UT's Press release on the fellowship here.
October 2019: Congratulations to Emily! Her paper describing triplet fusion photon upconversion using Silicon Quantum Dots is accepted by Nature Chemistry. This paper represents a collaboration between our group and Ming Lee Tang's group and Lorenzo Mangolini's group at UC Riverside. You can check out UT's press release on the work here.