Welcome to the Jaffe Lab!

We seek to develop new hybrid material platforms by combining the synthetic control associated with molecular chemistry and the robust structural and electronic properties of extended materials. Hybrid organic-inorganic approaches to the mild synthesis and modification of solid-state systems will yield fundamental understanding and desired functionality. We emphasize analysis of the relationships between structural and electronic properties and hope to address key challenges related to a cleaner energy future.

We believe good lab culture is one of the most important aspects of scientific research and leads to happiness, health, and better science. Most of all, we treat each other with mutual respect and compassion, emphasize inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support our fellow scientists and humans.

Science is fun and also has the power to make impactful, positive change in the world. Let’s get to it!

Group News

August 2021: The lab is officially open for business. Renovations are almost complete. Wow are we excited!

April 2021: The lab welcomes visiting researcher and masters student Anton Walte from the University of Heidelberg!

April 2021: The lab welcomes graduate student Lakna Dayaratne to the group!

March 2021: Recruitment was a blast! Any interested prospective students should feel free to contact Prof. Jaffe via email (ajaffe at nd.edu) if they have any questions.

February 2021: ND Chemistry and Biochemistry virtual recruiting is Feb. 18-19. Congratulations to all admitted students! Come find the Jaffe Lab poster.

April 2020: The website is live!