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Yihui He's work using CsPbBr3 as a gamma ray detector was recently published which you can read about in nature photonics! See what some of the science writers are saying about the paper in Phys.org, ScienMag and Eurekalert!

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.

Congratulations to the four recent alumni that have accepted positions at major universities! Be on the lookout for their work as they each start their own research groups across the globe. Dr. Kyle McCall at University of Texas Dallas. Dr. James Hodges at Penn State University. Dr. Yannis Spanopoulos at University of South Florida. Dr. Lingling Mao at SUSTech in Shenzhen.

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

Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis honored for his contributions to Inorganic Chemistry for over 30 years! Click here Also, check out another article

Celebrating Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis 60th birthday with a surprise party! Check out the photos.

Congratulations to Becca McClain on Receiving the 2019 Margaret Etter Student Lecturer Award from the American Crystallographic Association!

Congratulations to Xiaotong Li on Receiving the Ryan Fellow at Northwestern University!

Congratulations to Lingling Mao on Receiving the 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Research from Northwestern University!

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.

Congrats to Professor Kanatzidis for receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Crete. See the announcement here and photo here

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

May 15-17, 2017 Physics Next: Materials Design and Discovery APS Workshop
Organizers: Giulia Galli and Mercouri Kanatzidis

Mercouri Kanatzidis receives Samson Prime Minister's Prize 2016 for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

Congratulations to Costas Stoumpos on Receiving the 2015 Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership

Mercouri Kanatzidis Winner of ENI Award 2015 in Renewable Energy Catogory

Mercouri Kanatzidis Royal Chemical Society De Gennes Prize 2015 Winner

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

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.

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