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Welcome to the Dukovic Group

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We are an interdisciplinary group focused on nanoscience for solar energy harvesting. We are interested in synthesis of novel nanoscale materials and in the behavior of photoexcited states in such systems. More ...

A postdoctoral position is available in femtosecond spectroscopy of nanomaterials. More ...

Recent Group News

  • New PhD
    March 16th,2015

    Kyle Schnitzenbaumer has successfully defended his PhD dissertation. His next destination is an Assistant Professor position at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY in the Fall. Congratulations to Kyle!

  • New PhD
    March 12th,2015

    Molly Wilker has successfully defended her PhD dissertation. She will be moving on to an Assistant Professor position Luther College in Decorah, IA in the Fall. Congratulations to Molly!

  • New publication
    March 9th,2015

    A Communication describing solvent effects in charge transfer from nanocrystals, led by our collaborators Wei Xiong and the Kapteyn-Murnane group, is accepted to the Journal of American Chemical Society.

  • New publication
    March 7th,2015

    A manuscript describing photoactive spinel oxides with our collaborators Nate Neale and Dan Ruddy is accepted to Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

  • New publication
    January 19th,2015

    A manuscript describing kinetic modeling of electron transfer between nanocrystals and hydrogenase and the competing photophysical pathways is accepted in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

  • New PhD students join group
    December 5th,2014

    The Dukovic group is pleased to welcome Marta Sulima and Leah Hall, 1st year PhD students in Materials and Nanoscience, to the group!

  • New publication
    November 9th,2014

    A manuscript describing band gap changes in CdTe quantum dots with chalcogenide surface-capping ligands is published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C

  • New Publication
    August 15th,2014

    A manuscript describing localized absorption of femtosecond laser pulses in nanostructures, led by our collaborators in the Kapteyn-Murnane group, is published in ACS Nano.

  • 2014 Graduate Teaching Awards
    August 14th,2014

    Congratulations to Hayden Hamby and James Utterback for winning a 2014 Graduate Teaching Award from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • New Group Member
    June 1st,2014

    New postdoctoral scholar Yinggang Lu joins the group. Yinggang received his PhD in Physics, with a focus on electron microscopy, from the University of Antwerp.

  • PhD candidate
    March 31st,2014

    Congratulations to Tais Labrador, who has passed her PhD candidacy exam.

  • JACS Spotlights
    March 25th,2014

    Recent publication on electron transfer in CdS-hydrogenase systems is highlighted in JACS Spotlights.

  • Our research featured on CU news
    February 28th,2014

    A story about our research and recent awards is on the CU website

  • New publication
    February 24th,2014

    Article describing electron transfer kinetics between nanocrystals and hydrogenase has been accepted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

  • Gordana awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
    February 18th,2014

    Gordana has received the Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred. P. Sloan Foundation. For more information, go to CU News.