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December 28th, 2022:

Ania has defended her thesis! She studied properties and applications of upconverting nanoparticles. The full text can be found here.

November 17th, 2022:

We like to put different things close to one another. Ania’s paper explains how the spectra and luminescence dynamics of upconverting nanoparticles are affected by surface plasmon polaritons in silver nanowires. Read here.

June 9th, 2022:

Have you ever wondered, what happens when you stack a transition metal dichalcogenide monolayer with a 2D perovskite? Miriam’s paper in Nanoscale answers your questions!

March 12th, 2022:

We’ve got a new tool! A brand new Nikon Ti-A2 has arrived. We will use it for studies of single quantum dots and their interactions with living (or not living) cells.

November 2nd, 2021:

Pushkar Joshi, alumnus of the National Institute of Technology in Silchar (Assam), India is joining us. Pushkar is a Ph.D. candidate who will study optical properties of lead- and cadmium-free colloidal quantum dots with a view of applications in solar energy harvesting.

August 16th, 2021:

Dr Sanjib Jana from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore joins us as a post-doc! Welcome on board, Sanjib.

July 26th, 2021:

Would you like to understand how surface proximity to copper dopants affects the photoluminescence of Cu-doped CdSe QDs? Oksana wrote a paper on this. You can find it here.

May 20th, 2021:

We’re hiring again! This time we are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work on I-III-VI compound nanocrystals as harvesters of solar energy. The goal is to understand and engineer their optical response and beat the fundamental limit of solar cell efficiency. More details are given here. The official announcement and the application procedure is described here.

May 13th, 2021:

Gosia publishes a paper on giant enhancement of second harmonic generation in ZnTe/ZnMgTe core/shell nanowires. Want to know how the nanowire geometry affects non-linear processes? Learn more here.

December 22nd, 2020:

We’re hiring! A post-doc position is open. We are looking for a gifted individual who will join us in the studies of single nanocrystal spectroscopy. Details are given here and the official announcement can be found here. The deadline for applications is January 15th, but if for some reason you can only apply later, let me know. We’re flexible. Write me if you have any questions.

September 20th, 2020:

Another paper of Ania appears, this time in Nanoscale. In this one, she employs ultrahigh magnetic fields to resolve the long standing question: how does the magnetic field affect affect the upconversion efficiency of Yb,Eb-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles. Read here.

July 27th, 2020:

Ania’s paper appears in Nanotechnology. She shows how to utilize unmodified Rose Bengal molecules in conjunction with upconverting Yb,Eb-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles to efficiently kill cancer cells.

July 1st, 2020:

Were starting a project on ternary nanocrystals made of Earth-abundant elements! National Science Center Poland has awarded us with almost 2 million Polish zlotys to investigate quantum dots made of such compounds as CuInS2, AgInS2, CuAlS2. In this project, we aim to uncover the light emission mechanism of these nanostructures and find out how to apply them in novel devices: luminescent solar concentrators and white light sources. We’re excited! Stay tuned.