The Thon Research Group studies nanomaterials engineering for optoelectronic devices, with a specific focus on renewable energy conversion and storage. Our work applies techniques from nanophotonics and scalable fabrication to produce devices and materials with novel optical and electrical functionality. General topics of interest include:

  • Nanomaterials for Energy Devices
    • Colloidal Quantum Dots
    • Plasmonic Nanoparticles
    • Hybrid Materials
  • Solution Processing & Scalable Fabrication
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photocatalysis
  • Infrared Optoelectronics & Materials
  • Color-tuned Materials
  • Flexible Electronics


For information on example projects, see our publications.