Welcome to the Kempa group.
Find our recent research and publications below.
Porous Molecular Solids
We are synthesizing responsive porous molecular solids and characterizing
their unique electronic and optical properties using specialized in situ spectroscopic tools.
We are developing synthetic breakthroughs allowing for preparation of low-dimensional materials
with tunable morphologies, phases, and, thereby, tunable properties.
We are developing solution-phase methods that utilize porous ionic solids as precursors
for synthesis of complex nanomaterials.
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.
Please visit our Research and Publications sections to learn more!