Our research explores the chemical and physical properties of molecular, supramolecular, and nanostructured materials and assemblies and their potential applications in electronic, optoelectronic, and sensing devices. Molecule-surface and molecule-molecule interactions drive molecular organization. We exploit these chemical interactions to construct functional supramolecular and nanocrystal assemblies. Electrical measurements, optical spectroscopies, electrochemistry, and scanning probe and electron microscopies are used to probe the structure-function relationships of molecular assemblies and their interfaces with zero-, one-, and two-dimensional inorganic surfaces. These experiments provide a basis for understanding intermolecular, intramolecular, and interfacial (organic-inorganic) charge and excitonic transport and interactions. These insights are used to guide the rational design of molecular and nanostructured devices ranging from transistors to solar cells to photonics to chemical and biological sensors.
Good Luck Sung-Hoon!
Our beloved Post-Doc, Sung-Hoon, has left us to take a job in his native South Korea. Good luck Sung-Hoon, we will miss you!
Welcome Daniel Straus!
Daniel, who is in the chemistry department and comes from the University of Chicago, has become the newest Ph.D student to join our group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Dr. Kim!
David Kim successfully defended his thesis this November, becoming the second person to earn his Ph.D. from the Kagan Group. He is now leaving for Zurich where he will work with David Norris. Good luck David!
Congratulations to Emily!
Emily Gurniak was selected to be a part of the Rachleff Scholars program, and will be completing her work for the program with our lab. Welcome, and Congratulations!