About Us


We are an interdisciplinary research group in the Department of Chemistry  at the University of Rochester. Our interests are centered in materials chemistry, specifically the development of new nanoscale semiconductor materials and the study of their fundamental chemical, electronic, and photophysical properties. Our goal is to not only generate new knowledge about this broad class of materials, but also to use that knowledge to contribute to sustainable, environmentally friendly energy solutions. Information about specific projects can be found in the Research section of this website. Feel free to check out what we’re up to!

Graduate students, undergraduates, and postdocs interested in joining the group should e-mail Professor Knowles for more information. A postdoc position in ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy is currently available.