My synthetic group designs and studies rigid molecular linkers for the
functionalization of semiconductor nanoparticles (TiO2
and ZnO) with dyes, chromophores and redox active groups.
The systems that we are investigating range from simple molecules to complex
The nanoparticle-linker-donor systems allow fundamental studies of
dye-nanoparticle electronic interactions as well as more practical
applications for photovoltaics (solar cells), sensors and other devices.
For more detail, please see the
Galoppini Group Web Page