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

  • 2016/09/07 - 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
  • 2016/08/11 - Thomas introduces HERMAN at the Foundry User Meeting Postdoc Thomas Bischof introduced our new nanocrystal synthesis robot, HERMAN, to the Molecular Foundry User Meeting audience in the session on new user capabilities.
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:48 AM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/08/02 - ELNPs are a "Hot Topic" at the Nanocrystals GRC! Emory gave a "Hot Topics" talk about Energy Looping Nanoparticles at the Gordon Research Conference on Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Mt. Snow, Vermont. Thanks to Delia Milliron for the invitation and Brett Helms for tying the session to Pokemon Go.
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:45 AM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/07/01 - We're hiring! We are hiring two postdoctoral fellows for research in the high-throughput synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles and covalent organic frameworks.  If you are interested in applying for these positions, please email Dr. Emory Chan.
    Posted Jul 1, 2016, 3:38 PM by Emory Chan
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