Funding from the Natural Gas Initiative

The group starts work on the conversion of methane into methanol and other liquid fuel thanks to a grant from the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford!

Welcome Liheng!

We welcome Liheng Wu as new member of the group! Liheng is a post-doctoral scholar jointly advised with Christopher Tassone at SSRL/SLAC. He will be working on the synthesis and in-situ characterization of nanocrystals. Liheng comes to us from Brown University where he completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Shouheng Sun. Welcome, Liheng!

Nature cover!

Matteo's work on substitutional doping in nanocrystal superlattices takes the Nature cover!
Read also the News & Views article associated with the work

Cover credit: Ella Marushchenko

JACS on dendronized Au nanocrystals

The Journal of the American Chemical Society publishes the work on dendronized gold nanoparticles by Davit Jishkariani, Ben Diroll, Bertrand Donnio et al. in which Matteo contributed! Link

Bimetallic Au nanocrystals

Matteo's post-doctoral work on the synthesis of uniform bimetallic Au-based nanocrystals, in a collaboration with Rahul Agarwal and Ritesh Agarwal (UPenn Materials Science and Engineering), is published in Chemistry of Materials! Link

Nature Communications article

In a collaboration with University of Michigan on the microscopy characterization of core-shell structure catalysts, the work by Shuzy Zhang, George W. Graham and Xiaoqing Pan with Matteo was published in Nature Communications! Link

Helen joins the Cargnello group!

Helen joins the group for the Summer! She is a rising Senior at Palo Alto High School and she brings to the group motivation and her contageous interest for science and engineering. Welcome Helen!

Spotlight on JACS publications

The Journal of the American Chemical Society featured our work on cleaning and activating nanocrystals for catalysis as a Spotlight! The method is compared to a sauna :-) Link