Department of Chemistry



Postdoctoral position at the University of California, Merced

Postdoctoral position at the University of California, Merced. 

This is an DOE-funded project that will use luminescence and transient absorption spectroscopies to understand and synthetically control the Auger dynamics and hot hole photochemistry in semiconductor nanocrystals.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the solution-phase synthesis of high quality colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, characterization using TEM and standard spectroscopic techniques, and subsequent ultrafast spectroscopy.  Several recent papers from my group on this topic are: Youhong Zeng et al., J Phys. Chem. C,  121, 16657 (2017),  Youhong Zeng et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 17853 (2016),  Gary A. Beane, et al.,  ACS Nano, 10, 3755 (2016),  Youhong Zeng et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 20268 (2015), Ke Gong et al., J. Phys. Chem. C,119, 9637 (2015). 


Interested candidates should apply to the UC Merced web site, (go to School of Natural Sciences, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Post Doctoral Scholar - Materials Photophysics, job #JPF00521).  Applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact me directly by e-mail.  The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.


David F. Kelley

Professor and Founding Faculty

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University of California, Merced

5200 N. Lake Rd.

Merced, CA 95343

ph. 209 228 4354