Welcome to the Skrabalak Group

Research in the Skrabalak Laboratory provides general design criteria and strategies for the rational synthesis of new nanomaterials with desirable properties. The area of nanoscience concerns itself with materials that are on the scale of one billionth of a meter. When an inorganic material is confined to this size regime in the form of nanocrystals, new and size-dependent properties often emerge. These properties can be used in new technologies with the potential to address critical social needs such as better tools for disease diagnosis and treatment and platforms for sustainable energy. Central to these new technologies is the ability to synthesize high-quality nanomaterials, where the composition, size, shape, and architecture of the nanocrystals are precisely controlled. Our research program provides general guidelines for nanomaterial synthesis by demonstrating new strategies that are connected to fundamental chemical and physical principles. These efforts are directed toward materials that are compositionally complex (and thus traditionally more challenging to achieve as high-quality samples) and toward the development of scalable routes to nanomaterials.

More details can be found by following the research link.

Latest Publication

Size-Dependent Disorder-Order Transformation in the Synthesis of Monodisperse Intermetallic PdCu Nanocatalysts READ NOW


Latest News

Congrats to Becca on the successful defense of her thesis!
Congrats to graduate students Jie Fu on being selected for the David A. Rothrock Award and to Meredith Kunz and Josh Santana on receiving teaching awards from the Department of Chemistry!
Congrats to graduate student Nick Daanen on being selected for a NSF-GRF! Way to go!
Congrats to graduate student Dennis Chen on being selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Research award! This will support his collaboration at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Seeking Graduate Students

The Skrabalak group is seeking highly motivated graduate students with an interest in materials chemistry. All applicants must apply directly to the program. LINK.

Undergraduate Research

Research opportunities available for undergraduates! Inquire via email. Include your resume, list of science courses completed, and gpa. Also, check out our Science Ambassadors' Program.

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