We congratulate Christopher Murray, Richard Perry University Professor and Professor in the Departments of both Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemistry as a Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty member. Chris has just been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.” Chris is an intellectual leader in the MRSEC, especially as a core contributor to both of our nanocrystal IRGs during the last two funding cycles (links below). Chris has also been a strong participant in our education and outreach efforts, including the PREM program with the University of Puerto Rico. His scientific contributions include (but are not limited to) the development of nanocrystalline materials broadly defined, for example the creation of “artificial atoms” — nanocrystals or quantum dots — that self-assemble into devices with completely new multi-functionalities.
IRG3: Pluperfect Nanocrystal Architectures
IRG4: Controlled Function in Inter-dimensional Materials (2011-17)