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Exploratory Synthesis
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Thermoelectrics Biomimetics Perovskite
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Come to our Group Meetings, Mondays at 7pm in K242!

Our group is focused in solid-state inorganic chemistry from Exploratory synthesis in Chalcogenide and Intermetallic Materials, Thermoelectric applications and porous semiconductors. Feel free to look around the website and enjoy our research.


Come look at our latest paper on the ultrahigh power factor SnSe system published in Science here!


Check out our nitrogen fixation photocatalyst based on a Fe/Mo/S-chalcogel. It works using visible light at room temperature, ambient pressure and in water! The world’s first biomimetic functional “photo-nitrogenase” material.


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Congrats to Mercouri for winning the Eni Award for Renewable Energy!
See the announcement here,
photos of the event here, and a video of the event here.

Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis was awarded the 2015 Wilhelm Manchot Professorship for his work on thermoelectric materials. Come see the announcement here!


Want to know how to make alkali metal chalcogenides like potassium sulfide or sodium selenide? Check out our how to video here!

June 2-3, 2011 Kanatzidis and Dravid host
"Emerging Opportunities in Nanostructured Semiconductors"

Kanatzidis and Poeppelmeier Author: NSF Report on Solid State Chemistry

The 2006 Solid State NSF Workshop

The Third Workshop on Future Directions of Solid State Chemistry:
The Status of Solid State Chemistry and its Impact in the Physical Sciences

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Crystallography Association

  • ASM International
  • Materials Research Society

  • International Union of Crystallography
  • Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team

  • Matsushita's Chalcogenide Crystal Database


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    Recent News:

    Mercouri Kanatzidis Royal Chemical Society De Gennes Prize 2015 Winner

    Awarded for his development of novel chalcogenide and related materials that are useful in energy conversion and environmental remediation schemes


    Links to other news stories may be found here: Pop Media