Bridging boundaries between chemistry and materials science, Christopher Murray researches the synthesis characterization and integration of nanostructured materials, with an emphasis on the exploration of finite size effects in nanoscale magnets and semiconductors.
Murray is a Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UPenn, he was the Manager of the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Department at IBM. In 1988, Murray received his B.Sc. Honors Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, at St. Mary's University, was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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 exploring self-organizing phenomena for applications in information processing, communication, and storage.
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