Christopher Murray Named a 2012 MRS Fellow

Christopher B. Murray, Richard Perry University Professor and professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry, has been named a 2012 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow for his " innovations in the synthesis of nanomaterials with precisely controlled dimensions by chemical approaches; outstanding contributions in nanoparticle self-assembly; and pioneering research in the design of nanoparticle-based devices." Fellows are outstanding MRS members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized and they represent excellence in science and engineering and dedication to the advancement of materials research.

Murray's research focuses on the synthesis, characterization and integration of nanostructured materials, with an emphasis on the exploration of finite size effects in nanoscale magnets and semiconductors. His seminal contributions include the development of nanocrystalline materials, the creation of artificial atoms (nanocrystals or quantum dots) that self assemble into devices with completely new multi-functionalities. Murray is also exploring self-organizing phenomena for applications in information processing, communication, and storage. Murray joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 as the Richard Perry University Professor and is one of the distinguished group of Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professors at Penn. PIK is a University-wide initiative, launched in 2005 by Penn President Amy Gutmann, to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

To read more about Chris Murray and his research, please visit his faculty profile.