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.
Please visit our Research and Publications sections to learn more!


Toshiba Distinguished Young Investigator Grant20190930142840

Toshiba Distinguished Young Investigator Grant

Tom is honored to have received a Toshiba Distinguished Young Investigator grant that will continue funding our work on ...
Review paper in J. Mater. Chem. A20190930142636

Review paper in J. Mater. Chem. A

Our review paper is currently out as an advance article! We survey advances in the synthesis and applications of MOFs an...