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!


Johns Hopkins Discovery Award20190614123055

Johns Hopkins Discovery Award

Happy to announce funding through a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award! Our team (Thomas Kempa, Sara Thoi, Shoji Hall, Tim Mu...
Publication in RSC Advances20190530122616

Publication in RSC Advances

New publication in RSC Adv.! This work further investigates the electronic structure of our dimolybdenum paddlewheel clu...