Welcome to the Halpert Group in the Department of Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Our group moved to
HKUST in July of 2017 and we are in the midst of building a new laboratory focused on nanomaterials synthesis and optoelectronic devices.

Halpert Group

The central campus at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

  We are working on semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum dots, perovskites and nanomaterials; synthesis of novel nanomaterials; characterization, spectroscopy, charge transport, and excitonic and excited state properties of nanocrystals; optoelectronic devices using nanomaterials including solar cells, light emitting devices (LEDs), photodetectors, transistors, and solid state memory devices; redox and light activated devices and materials.
  In addition to our state of the art quantum dot fabrication facilities, we also have a high end clean room for device fabrication and testing facilities for LEDs, solar cells, photodetectors and other electronic devices. In addition we collaborate with groups throughout HKUST and internationally in order to perform spectroscopic measurements and theoretical modeling of our materials.

  Our group is currently looking for new members, with details listed in the "Hiring" section of this page.

Recent News

  • May 2018 - Our new research has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • May 2018 - Lab Renovations are complete! Group moves into new facility
  • Apr 2018 - Congratulations to Parth Vashishtha for his recent talk and poster at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ
  • Mar 2018 - The group welcomes Dr. Long Hu who has recently joined us as a postdoc
  • Mar 2018 - Our new research has been published in Chemistry of Materials
  • Nov 2017 - Congratulations to Parth Vashishtha on presenting at the MacDiarmid Institute Annual Symposium and winning        "Best Poster" AND "Most productive student award (2nd place)".
  • Nov 2017 - Two of our publications are now included in an ACS virtual issue on perovskite nanocrystals
  • Oct 2017 - Renovations begin for our new nanocrystal and optoelectronics labs
  • Aug 2017 - Welcome to our new PhD candidates: Zhicong (Alex), Michael and Sunil
  • Jul 2017 - The Halpert Research Group moves to HKUST!
  • Jul 2017 - Our new research has been published in Solar RRL (Back Cover!)
  • Jun 2017 - Our new research has been published in Chemistry of Materials
  • May 2017 - Our new research has been published in ChemSusChem
  • Mar 2017 - Our work with the Hodgkiss Group at VUW has been published in Chemistry of Materials
  • Mar 2017 - Our new Research has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C