semiconductor nanoparticle synthesis, cation exchange, plasmonics, copper chalcogenides

TEM, UV/visible/NIR absorption spectroscopy with integrating sphere, SEM-EDS, PXRD, ICP

Background & Research Interest
Our group has been working on synthesizing plasmonic copper chalcogenide nanoheterostructures. We explore how to alter and control the optical behavior. We are also developing new procedures and deeper understandings of how to alter chemistry through anion and cation exchange. These materials can be useful photocatalysts and this is an area where I would be particularly interested in new collaboration. In addition, I have a collaborative project exploring how the solid-state behavior of iron sulfide ocean sediments affects the adsorption of trace metals.