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Department of Chemistry

Dr. Emily McLaurin

Assistant Professor

Emily at desk

B. S., University of California, San Diego (2005)
Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington (2013)

Email: mclaurin[at]ksu.edu
Phone: 785-532-6528
Office: CBC 323 

McLaurin Lab

Research Overview

Surface chemistry plays a critical role in the properties of nanomaterials. Changing the material surface adjusts particle solubility, conductivity, stability, and luminescence, among other properties. Our research examines the surfaces and interfaces of nanomaterials from an inorganic chemistry perspective to give insight into their structure-function relationships on a microscopic level.

Selected Publications

  • Yazdanparast, M. S.; Jeffries, W. R.; Gray, E. R.; McLaurin, E. J. "Mn2+-ZnSe/ZnS@SiO2 Nanoparticles for Turn-on Luminescence Thiol Detection" J. Funct. Biomater.2017, 8, 36 http://dx.doi.org10.3390/jfb8030036
  • Siramdas, R. and McLaurin, E. J. "InP Nanocrystals with Color-Tunable Luminescence by Microwave-Assisted Ionic-Liquid Etching" Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 2101-2109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04457
  • Yazdanparast, M. S.; Webb, M. T.; McLaurin, E. J. "Single-step synthesis of hyperbranched luminescent Mn2+-doped ZnSe1-xSx nanocrystals using dichalcogenide precursors" J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 6907-6913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6tc01207h
  • Chikan, V. and McLaurin, E. J. "Rapid Nanoparticle Synthesis by Magnetic and Microwave Heating" Nanomaterials, 2016, 6, 85. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano6050085
  • McLaurin, E. J.; Bradshaw, L. R.; Gamelin, D. R. “Dual-Emitting Nanoscale Temperature Sensors” Chem. Mater.,2013, 25, 1283-1292. Invited Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm304034s