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Jeremy Dunklin

Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry | 303-384-7924

Jeremy Dunklin joined NREL as part of the Molecular and Catalysis Science Group in 2017. Jeremy is studying plasmon-exciton interactions in metal nanoparticle-decorated low-dimensional semiconductors for solar fuel generation. Jeremy previously held a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and spent the summer of 2015 as a visiting researcher at Trinity College-Dublin under Jonathan Coleman as part of the NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) initiative. At Arkansas, he studied optical extinction and thermal dissipation in plasmonic nanoparticle-polymer composites for photo-active chemical separation membranes. He was awarded funding from NASA and the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium to study this technology for wastewater reclamation. In total, Jeremy has six first-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous co-authorships, conference proceedings, and presentations.

Research Interests

  • Fabrication and optical characterization of low-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Understanding plasmonic excitation and dissipation pathways for improved solar fuel generation
  • Localized heating effects in absorptive plasmonic nanostructures


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas

B.S. Engineering-Physics, Southern Arkansas University

Featured Publications

Dunklin et al., "In Situ Reduction of Gold Nanoparticles on Liquid Exfoliated Tungsten Disulfide Nanosheets," 2016 MRS Spring Meeting.

Dunklin et al., "Gold nanoparticle-polydimethylsiloxane films reflect light internally by optical diffraction and Mie scattering," Mater. Res. Expr., 2015, 2, 085005.

Dunklin et al., "Gold nanoparticle-polydimethylsiloxane thin films enhance thermoplasmonic dissipation by internal reflection," J. Phys.Chem. C, 2014, 118(14), 7523–7531.

Dunklin et al., "Asymmetric reduction of gold nanoparticles into thermoplasmonic polydimethylsiloxane thin films," ACS Appl. Mater. and Inter. 2013, 5 (17), 8457-8566.