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!


Publication in Nature Nano!20191121133704

Publication in Nature Nano!

Excited to announce the publication of our Nature Nano paper! We use designer surfaces to control precisely the growth, ...
The Kempa Group welcomes new students!20191121133353

The Kempa Group welcomes new students!

We would like to officially welcome our newest graduate students: Reynolds, Zhe, and Zhenya! We are happy to have them ...