Welcome to the research group of Dr. Emory Chan in the Inorganic Nanostructures Facility at the Molecular Foundry! Our group synthesizes colloidal nanocrystals as substrates for patterning complex materials. 

The three major thrusts of our group's research are:
  1. Combinatorial nanoscience: Developing  approaches to precisely synthesize large libraries of nano- and mesostructures and to rapidly screen their physical properties.

  2. Upconverting and doped nanoparticles: Engineering dopant compositions and dopant profiles to tune the optical properties of nanomaterials.

  3. Patterning: Patterning energy and materials across assemblies of nanocrystals using biologically inspired strategies.

Recent News

  • 2016/12/01 - Job opening: Postdoctoral fellow for robotic nanocrystal synthesis We're hiring a postdoc to develop a next-generation nanocrystal synthesis robot and to use this robot to synthesize complex semiconductor and doped nanostructures. Please email Emory with your CV and cover letter if you are interested in the job described below:The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) offers a unique opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow in the field of chemistry or materials science. The postdoc will carry out multidisciplinary research using combinatorial techniques to synthesize colloidal nanoparticles and their hererostructures. This position requires a unique ability to synthesize nanomaterials a develop new capabilities for a recently installed, high-throughput synthesis robot. Responsibilities: • Design and synthesize complex inorganic nanoparticle heterostructures and/or lanthanide-doped, upconverting ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 5:20 PM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/10/13 - Stefan Fischer User Pub in Nano Letters Congratulations to Foundry Users Stefan Fisher and Paul Alivisatos for their publication on upconverting nanoparticles in Nano Letters! Check it out here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03683
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:58 PM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/11/21 - Emory speaks at HIT and Peking University in China Emory gave seminars at Harbin Institute of Technology and Peking University in China. Thanks to hosts Guanying Chen and Lingdong Sun!
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:55 PM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/09/07 - Liz and Cheryl's paper is published in ACS Nano! Congratulations to co-first authors Liz Levy and Cheryl Tajon for their publication on Energy Looping Nanoparticles in ACS Nano!  Thomas, Emory, and a bevy of collaborators and users all contributed. Check out the paper here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b03288
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:57 AM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/08/12 - Emory talks at the Foundry User Meeting Emory talks about our latest work on Energy Looping Nanoparticles in the "Playing with Photons at the Nanoscale" session at the Molecular Foundry User Meeting.
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:53 AM by Emory Chan
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