SCHAAK GROUP: Synthesis and Applications of Nanoscale Inorganic Solids
Schaak Group, Spring 2020. Front row: Haley Young, Gabriella Di Domizio, Sarah O’Boyle, Katelyn Baumler, Rebecca Katz. Middle row: Lucas Alameda, Emil Hernandez, Abigail Fagan, Robert Lord, Auston Butterfield. Back row: Raymond Schaak, Connor McCormick, Albert Darling, Benjamin Steimle, Cameron Holder, Julian Fanghanel.
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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