Staff Scientist, Inorganic Nanostructures
Staff Scientist in Inorganic Nanomaterials, The Molecular Foundry, 2015- Postdoc in Material Science, Stanford University, 2012-2014 Ph.D in Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
B.S. in Chemistry, Butler University, 2004
Blending organic and inorganic components into a hybrid system unlocks a wider range of structural variety than would be achievable from either constituent alone. The Hohman group specializes in crystal engineering of metal-organic chalcogenide assemblies (MOCHAs). We use organic ligand design to control the dimensionality and connectivity of inorganic coordination polymers in pursuit of systematic intervention into the structure/function relationships intrinsic to materials. We aim to understand how optoelectronic properties emerge in material systems by systematic variation of structure. Modifying electronic properties by hybrid crystal engineering is our approach to access exotic optoelectronic phenomena in self-assembling supramolecular metal-organic systems.