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"A Curious Tale of Quantum Dots" -- research of CHBE faculty Bryan Berger, S. McIntosh and collaborators

A paper that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and authored by Robert Dunleavy, Li Lu, Bryan Berger, Steven McIntosh and Christopher J. Kiely describes reported a simpler and more environmentally friendly way to create quantum dots by feeding metal to a single enzyme extracted from bacteria.

Quantum dots are crystals that have the potential for many uses, including the creation of sharper, brighter flat-screen technology and more efficient solar cells. This breakthrough was featured in Lehigh's inaugural research magazine and also in the New York Times. Links to both articles are provided below.

Lead author on the article is Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering senior Robert Dunleavy who will be graduating in May 2016 and will join the graduate (doctoral) program in Chemical Engineering at Cornell University in Fall 2016.

As an undergraduate student, Robert has worked in Professor Berger's lab doing research since 2013, attained the Dean's list by receiving a 3.6 or greater twice, achieved Honorable Mention in the 2015 David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Symposium, and received the American Chemical Society Award in Spring of 2015.

 

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