About Us

The Kempa Group prepares and studies low-dimensional materials from nanoparticles (0D), to molecular wires (1D), to few-atom thick sheets (2D). Quantum confinement effects, tunable surface states, and intriguing charge/mass transport features endow these materials with exceptional properties. These properties not only reveal new chemical and physical phenomena, but also advance the development of optoelectronic devices, energy conversion systems, and quantum computing architectures.

Please visit our Research and Publications sections to learn more about our interdisciplinary efforts spanning across materials, inorganic, and physical chemistry!


Paper in ACS Applied Electronic Materials!20200409165205

Paper in ACS Applied Electronic Materials!

Another paper from the Kempa Group! This time in ACS Applied Electronic Materials we assess how chalcogen atoms incorpor...
Tenure talks!20200306165020

Tenure talks!

Tom is thankful to UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon MSE, and UIUC Chemistry for graciously hosting his ...