Welcome to the Skrabalak Group

The Skrabalak group's research provides general design criteria and strategies for the synthesis of new nanomaterials with controlled crystal size, crystal shape, composition, and overall architecture. Nanoscience focuses on 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 that 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

On the Role of Short-Range Chemical Ordering in (GaN)1-x(ZnO)x for Photo-driven Oxygen Evolution READ NOW


Latest News

  • Professor Skrabalak joins RSC Nanoscale as an Associate Editor
  • Dennis' paper is accepted in Chemistry of Materials! Way to go! Thanks to Kallum, David Bish, and Joerg Neuefeind as well!
  • The Skrablab welcomes international REU student Yuda Li from USTC for the summer!
  • Welcome incoming graduate students Matt Gordon and Zach Woessner to the Skrablab!


    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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