When material dimensions reach the nanometer scale, quantum mechanical and thermodynamic properties that are insignificant in larger, everyday materials dominate, causing these nanomaterials to display new and interesting properties. Our work seeks to understand these properties and exploit them for technological applications.
Our group is affiliated with the College of Chemistry, Biophysics Graduate Program, the Energy Frontiers in Research Center for Light-Matter Interactions, and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. Prof. Alivisatos also directs Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute.
The Alivisatos alumni reunion during the American Chemical Society Conference, August 2014.