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!


Shreya wins PURA!20211019142127

Shreya wins PURA!

Shreya won a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)! She will be using computational methods to study the growth ...
Postdoc Positions available!20210628034500

Postdoc Positions available!

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