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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
    July 1st,2015

    Kyureon Lee has successfully defended his PhD dissertation.  He will be moving to South Korea for a research scientist position at LG Chem.  Congratulations to Kyureon!

  • New publication
    May 12th,2015

    A manuscript describing excited state dynamics in chalcogenide-capped quantum dots has been accepted by the Journal of Physical Chemistry C

  • New publication
    May 2nd,2015

    A manuscript about excited state dynamics in oxynitride nanocrystals has been accepted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

  • PhD Candidacy
    April 1st,2015

    Congratulations to second year students, James Utterback, Orion Pearce, and Hayden Hamby for advancing to PhD candidacy.

  • James awarded NSF fellowship
    March 31st,2015

    James Utterback has been awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations to James!

  • 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.