My synthetic group designs and studies rigid molecular linkers for the functionalization of semiconductor nanoparticles (TiO2 ZrO2 and ZnO) with dyes, chromophores and redox active groups.
The systems that we are investigating range from simple molecules to complex supramolecular assemblies.
The nanoparticle-linker-donor systems allow fundamental studies of dye-nanoparticle electronic interactions as well as more practical applications for photovoltaics (solar cells), sensors and other devices.
Ph.D. University of Chicago (1994)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas
Synthetic Organic Chemistry