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2017/01/10 - Job opening: Postdoctoral fellow for in situ liquid cell TEM

posted Jan 10, 2017, 2:35 PM by Emory Chan

We're hiring a postdoc to develop for in situ liquid cell TEM of nanocrystal reactions! Please email Emory with your CV and cover letter if you are interested in the job described below:

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  liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate the reactions of colloidal nanomaterials in situ. This position would be co-advised with Dr. Haimei Zheng and requires a unique ability to fabricate novel liquid cells and leverage them in the world-class TEM facilities at Berkeley Lab.

Responsibilities: 
• Design and fabricate novel TEM liquid cells. 
• Design and execute research projects using in situ liquid cell TEM to investigate reactions of colloidal nanomaterials and thin films with reagents in solution. 
• Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the Materials Science Division and the Molecular Foundry to meet objectives and reporting requirements of funding agencies.

Qualifications: 
• Recent Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, or a related field.
• Experience conducting solution phase chemical reactions or solid state reactions of materials.
• Expertise in transmission electron microscopy
• Experience in micro- or nano-fabrication, e.g., photolithography, etching, thin film deposition
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work successfully with a diverse group of users, scientists, students 
• Record of publication in high impact journals 
• Ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas 

Preferred: 
• Experience with in situ and/or liquid cell TEM 
• Knowledge of microfluidics, fluid mechanics, and/or finite element modeling
• Familiarity with developing physical models or programming simulations

2016/12/01 - Job opening: Postdoctoral fellow for robotic nanocrystal synthesis

posted Dec 7, 2016, 5:20 PM by Emory Chan

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 nanoparticles using air-free wet chemistry techniques and high throughput synthesis robots. 
• Program robust workflows for a recently installed high-throughput synthesis robot. Interface with the subcontractor ensure that the robot meets fabrication milestones and acceptance criteria. 
• Collaborate with a broad array of users, postdoctoral fellows, and students and help them conceive, plan, and execute experiments on the synthesis robots. 
• Characterize materials using techniques including XRD, TEM, SEM, and optical spectroscopy. 

Qualifications: 
• Recent Ph. D. in Chemistry or Materials Science 
• Expertise in any field of chemical synthesis (inorganic, organic, organometallic, polymer, materials) 
• Experience characterizing the physical properties of materials using techniques such as TEM, SEM, XRD, and optical spectroscopy/microscopy 
• Proficiency in a high-level programming language, e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, Java 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work successfully with a diverse group of users, scientists, students 
• Willingness to contribute to the shared goals of a diverse user facility 
• Record of publication in high impact journals 
• Ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas 

Preferred: 
• Expertise in the air-free synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles, particularly semiconductor or lanthanide-doped nanoparticles 
• Expertise in combinatorial or high-throughput chemistry 
• Expertise in robotics, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering 
• Familiarity with developing physical models or programming simulations 




2016/10/13 - Stefan Fischer User Pub in Nano Letters

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:58 PM by Emory Chan

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

2016/11/21 - Emory speaks at HIT and Peking University in China

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:55 PM by Emory Chan

Emory gave seminars at Harbin Institute of Technology and Peking University in China. Thanks to hosts Guanying Chen and Lingdong Sun!

2016/09/07 - Liz and Cheryl's paper is published in ACS Nano!

posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:56 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 12:57 AM ]

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

2016/08/12 - Emory talks at the Foundry User Meeting

posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:53 AM by Emory Chan

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.

2016/08/11 - Thomas introduces HERMAN at the Foundry User Meeting

posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:47 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 12:48 AM ]

Postdoc Thomas Bischof introduced our new nanocrystal synthesis robot, HERMAN, to the Molecular Foundry User Meeting audience in the session on new user capabilities.

2016/08/02 - ELNPs are a "Hot Topic" at the Nanocrystals GRC!

posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:43 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 12:45 AM ]

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.

2016/07/01 - We're hiring!

posted Jul 1, 2016, 3:38 PM by Emory Chan

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.

2016/05/28 - User paper on single nanoparticle nanothermometry in Nanoscale!

posted May 28, 2016, 10:04 AM by Emory Chan   [ updated May 28, 2016, 10:18 AM ]

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

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