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 nano-photonics 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.