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!


Reynolds wins ARCS award!20230825150722

Reynolds wins ARCS award!

Reynolds was given an ARCS Chapter Scholar Award for his work on the synthesis of 2D semiconductors. This award came fro...
Tom is tenured!20230324142604

Tom is tenured!

Tom was awarded a promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! An accomplishment for Tom that reflects the work put in ...
Postdoc Positions available!20230228154500

Postdoc Positions available!

The Kempa Lab is hiring 2 postdocs for projects focused on nonlinear mechanics, single-photon emission, and energy stora...