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Our research synthesizes the fundamental chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals, the development of methods for their integration into novel nanomaterials and the systematic investigation of their properties and applications. We are a collaborative team of chemists, materials scientists, and engineers motivated by the challenges of next-generation electronic devices and energy technologies. [Our Research]

Group News

April 2024 - Congratulations to former group REU students Victoria Kyveryga and Lauralee Hurst on their selection for the NSF GRFP! Victoria plans to attend Stanford to pursue a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering while Lauralee will return to UT Austin's Chemistry department this fall.

April 2024 - Congratulations to Kofi for his continuing graduate fellowship awarded by the UT graduate school!

April 2024 - Congratulations to former group postdoc Bharat Tandon on his new position as an Assistant Professor at IIT Roorke!

March 2024 - Congratulations to Jiho, who was selected for the Student Travel Award from the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Division! He is presenting his talk "Structural control of plasmon resonance in molecularly linked metal oxide nanocrystal gel assemblies" at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.

February 2024 - Congratulations to Diana, for receiving the Graduate Archer Fellowship! This fellowship was established as a way to bring graduate and medical students interested in policy and politics to our nation’s capital to learn about the federal government and public service.

September 2023 - DMG welcomes our newest graduate student, William Brackett. Welcome to DMG, Will!

September 2023 - DMG welcomes our two newest postdocs, Ziyi Zhang and Yujin Park. Welcome to you both!

August 2023 - Jay Bender was awarded the Teaching Assistant of the Year in Chemical Engineering for the 2022-2023 school year. Great work, Jay!

June 2023 - Sofia Shubert was awarded the Jeff Byers Memorial Graduate Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Congratulations, Sofia!

March 2023 - Rebecca Tafoya was awarded a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Congratulations, Becka!

February 2023 - Jiho Kang was awarded a graduate fellowship from Phillips 66 and Allison Green was awarded a graduate continuing fellowship from UT. Congratulations, Allison and Jiho!

January 2023 - Kihoon accepts a position at Argonne National Laboratory. Goodbye and congratulations, Kihoon!

December 2023 - The Milliron Group says goodbye to Xing Yee, as she accepts a position at Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc. You will be missed, Xing Yee!

October 2022 - DMG welcomes co-advised chemical engineering graduate student, Akshat, to the group. We're glad to have you, Akshat!

September 2022 - DMG moves to our brand new and improved lab space in Gary L. Thomas (GLT) building on UT main campus.

September 2022 - Rebecca receives honorable mention from Department of Energy Building Technology Office Fellowship.

August 2022 - DMG welcomes our newest postdoc, Woo Je Chang, from Northwestern. Welcome to DMG!

July 2022 - DMG welcomes our newest postdoc, Daniel Davies, from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Welcome, Danny!

July 2022 - Kihoon successfully defends his PhD. He has graciously accepted a position within DMG as a postdoc.

July 2022 - Vikram passes his PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Lakhanpal!

April 2022 - Hsin-Che passes his PhD defense. He has since accepted a position as an electrochemist at Phillips 66. Congrats!

March 2022 - Manuel successfully defends his PhD. Since defending, he has accepted an engineering position at 3M. Great work, Manny!

February 2022 - Stephen is joining the Gamelin group at the University of Washington as a new postdoctoral researcher. We wish you all the best, Stephen!

January 2022 - The Milliron group is seeking applicants to join the group as postdoctoral researchers. Various project areas are available in optical and electronic properties of nanocrystals and assemblies, including dynamic optical devices. Full description here. Flexible start date in 2022.

October 2021 - DMG welcomes our newest graduate students Rebecca, Wren, and Diana to the group!

October 2021 - We welcome our newest graduate student, Tanner. Welcome to DMG, Tanner!

June 2021 - Hsin-Che won the Dr. Robert Schechter Endowed Excellence Fund in Chemical Engineering at UT Austin for his paper published in ACS Nano (2020). Congrats Hsin-Che!

June 2021 - We welcome Xing Yee, our new postdoc member from University of Pittsburgh. Welcome!

January 2021 - We welcome our new group admin, Angie. Welcome to DMG!

November 2020 - DMG welcomes newest postdoc member Benjamin Roman from Texas A&M University. Welcome!

November 2020 - Lauren Reimnitz passes her PhD defense. Congrats!

November 2020 - DMG welcomes our newest graduate students Kofi, Jay, Victor and Winston!

June 2020 - We welcome our newest postdoc Varada M. Palakkal from Louisiana State University. Wecome!

April 2020 - Our newest postdoc Progna Banerjee joins our group. Welcome!

April 2020 - Camila A. Saez Cabezas and Shin-Hum Cho successfully passed their PhD defenses. Congrats!

Nov 2019 - We welcome our newest graduate sudent Allison, Ben, Jiho and Sofia to our group!

Nov 2019 - Apply now to be a Texas MRSEC Postdoc Fellow for postdocs interested in membranes or plasmonic materials!

Aug 2019 - DMG welcomes newest postdoc member Jongsik Park. Welcome!

July 2019 - Sungyeon passes PhD defense and will continue research with a new Princeton postdoc position.

November 2018 - Corey Staller passes his PhD defense, congrats Dr. Staller!

November 2018 - Christina is awarded the UT Austin Undergrad Research Fellowship.

July 2018 - We just published a study detailing how nucleation and growth controls grain size in CZTS films made from metastable nanocrystals.

July 2018 - Our investigation of surface depletion in doped semiconductor nanocrystals is out on Nature Materials.

May 2018 - Our latest paper on enhanced nanocrystal film conductivity through dopant distribution control is out on Nano Letters.

March 2018 - Our newest postdoc Molly joins our group. Welcome!

February 2018 - Check out our latest article in localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) for semiconductor nanocrystals on Chemical Reviews!

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