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.
Daniel Chica's work on LiInP2Se6 was just published in nature in 2020 demonstrates a well performing semiconductor neutron detector. Learn what people are saying about it in the news at C&EN, Semiconductor Online, The Engineer, Xinhua News, Popular Mechanics and Eurekalert!
Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis received the 2019 DOE Ten at Ten Scientific Ideas Award for the first demonstration of all-solid-state solar cells using halide perovskite materials. Learn more here.
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.
Meet the group at Argonne
Celebrating Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis 60th birthday with a surprise party! Check out the photos.
Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis is awarded the 2016 Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. Check out the announcement here and photos of the event here
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!