SCHAAK GROUP: Synthesis and Applications of Nanoscale Inorganic Solids
Schaak group, spring 2017. Left to right: Ben Steimle, Xuefei Li, Margeaux Bull, Jared Mondschein, Taylor Soucy, Kriti Seth, Albert Darling, Yifan Sun, Jon Ackerman, Jamie Chen, Cameron Holder, Sarah Bevilacqua, Lucas Alameda, Julie Fenton, James Morse, Robert Lord, Raymond Schaak. Not pictured: Catherine Badding, Melanie Geiger, Keith Schival.
The Schaak group’s primary research interests are in the general area of synthetic inorganic nanochemistry. We identify target materials systems that underpin practical, relevant, and emerging applications, but for which fundamentally interesting synthetic bottlenecks preclude their formation. We then seek to develop new synthetic tools that overcome these challenges, both to generate and study our specific target materials and to provide conceptually new synthetic approaches that are broadly applicable. Our targets, materials systems, and applications are diverse, spanning stand-alone or integrated metals, metal alloys, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, metal phosphides, and metal carbides for use in applications that include catalysis, photonics, and energy conversion and storage.
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