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!


Ona wins GRFP!20220404120900

Ona wins GRFP!

Congratulations to Ona for winning the NSF GRFP! In addition to many activities outside the lab, Ona's research will foc...
Tom wins DARPA YFA!20220321115100

Tom wins DARPA YFA!

Tom was awarded the DARPA young faculty award (YFA) to fund the group's research in multifunctional 2D frameworks. Sever...
Postdoc Positions available!20220128154500

Postdoc Positions available!

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