• Watson Research group

Our research in inorganic materials chemistry, photochemistry, and spectroscopy

We synthesize inorganic nanomaterials, functionalize their surfaces with molecules, build heterostructures from nanoscopic components, and explore the photoinduced charge-transfer reactivity of the materials we create. Our goals are to assemble heterostructures and interfaces with ever-improved precision and to elucidate the influence of interfacial properties on light-induced charge-transfer reactivity. Through this fundamental science, we aim to contribute to the broader effort to develop materials architectures for solar energy conversion.

Students working in our research group develop skills in the following areas:

  • Synthetic materials chemistry
  • Surface chemistry
  • Materials characterization techniques
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • Electronic spectroscopy
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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