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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

  • Yinggang accepts Research Assistant Professor position!
    August 31st,2015

    Yinggang Lu, Ph.D. is departing for a Research Assistant Professor position at UNC Charlotte.  Congratulations Yinggang!

  • 2015 Graduate Teaching Awards
    August 17th,2015

    Congratulations to Marta Sulima and Leah Hall for being awarded 2015 Graduate Teaching Excellence Awards by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

  • New postdoctoral scholar
    August 17th,2015

    The Dukovic Group welcomes Pornthip Tongying, Ph.D. as our new postdoctoral scholar.  Pornthip received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame specializing in TEM and nanocrystal synthesis.  Welcome, Pornthip!

  • New publication
    July 28th,2015

    A manuscript describing synthesis and characterization of oxynitride nanocrystals with a wide range of compositions has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

  • Provost's Award
    July 13th,2015

    Gordana has been selected to receive CU Provost's Faculty Achievement Award.  Congratulations, Gordana!

  • 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 Summer Undergraduate Student
    June 29th,2015

    The Dukovic group is pleased to welcome our new summer undergraduate student, Alec Wild, from the University of Chicago!

  • 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.