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

  • 2016/07/01 - 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
  • 2016/05/28 - User paper on single nanoparticle nanothermometry in Nanoscale! Congratulations to Users Jake Kilbane, Andrea Pickel, and Chris Dames on their new Nanoscale paper using upconverting nanoparticles as single nanoparticle thermometers!  Emory and Liz also contributed. See the paper here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6NR01479H
    Posted May 28, 2016, 10:18 AM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/05/27 - Emory talks a the Upcon2016 conference in Wroclaw, Poland Emory gave a talk at the Upcon2016 conference in Wroclaw, followed by a lecture at the Spring School. Thanks to organizer Artur Bednarkiewicz for the invitation!
    Posted May 28, 2016, 10:01 AM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/05/06 - Chemistry of Materials paper from Emory & User Saahil Mehra Congrats to WANDA uber-user emeritus Saahil Mehra and Prof. Alberto Salleo for their new paper in Chemistry of Materials on controlling dopant incorporation and shape in doped ZnO nanorods! http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00981
    Posted May 6, 2016, 10:36 PM by Emory Chan
  • 2016/01/21 - ACS Nano paper from User Gang Han & Emory Congrats to Foundry User and former postdoc Gang Han on his group's new paper on dye-sensitized upconverting nanoparticles for optogenetics!  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b06383
    Posted May 6, 2016, 10:38 PM by Emory Chan
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