Welcome New Group Members

We want to give a warm welcome to new group members Musharraf Hossein (graduate), Greydon Franck (undergraduate), and Cali Garcia (undergraduate).

Congrats Motiur – PhD!!!

Congratulations to Motiur Mazumder for successfully defending his PhD! He is the second PhD student to graduate from the group and will continue as a postdoc with Shelley Minteer at the University of Utah.

New Publication – Gallium catalyzed growth of Cu2O nanocrystals

Our latest work by co-authors Alex Bredar and Noah Gibson (undergrad) shows the impact of Ga3+ and other group 13 metal cations have on the synthesis of Cu2O nanocrystals. They have found a new mechanism for oxide nanocrystal growth in which a catalytic metal can perform the required esterification reaction to produce hydroxide ligands and then pass them off to copper cations. Previous literature has suggested that the parent metal (i.e. copper) must be able to drive the esterification to produce Cu2O.