Welcome to the Skrabalak Group

Research in the Skrabalak Laboratory aims to provide 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

Shaping the Synthesis and Assembly of Symmetrically Stellated Au/Pd Nanocrystals with Aromatic Additives READ NOW


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Latest News

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Congrats to Nate Motl who has accepted a position at Huber Engineered Materials as a Senior Scientist!
Congrats to Nancy Ortiz who is officially Dr. Ortz!
Congrats to Chris, Aaron, Andjela, Haoming, and Yaroslav on the acceptance of their assembly paper in Nano Letters!

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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.