About Us

The Kempa Group is interested in synthesizing materials with unusual and exotic properties to help address exigent challenges in environmental sustainability and in human health. We use our expertise in solid-state, physical, and materials chemistry to make solid-state structures and devices, and then use these to study un-answered questions in basic science and to define advances in solar cells, catalysts, thermoelectrics, optics, and biological imaging.
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Publication in JACS!20180821132641

Publication in JACS!

Publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc.! Our first foray into metal-organic framework chemistry. We report a layered 2D MOF ass...
Alex wins a Fulbright!20180324172849

Alex wins a Fulbright!

Alex Kossak wins a Fulbright award to support research at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart...