Adam Jaffe

Adam Jaffe

Design of Hybrid and Solid-State Materials


Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Stanford University
2012 Chemistry, summa cum laude, Princeton University

Selected Awards

ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award
Stanford University William S. Johnson Fellowship
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship
Princeton Undergraduate Research Symposium Grand Prize
Princeton Energy Grand Challenges Research Fellowship

Research Interests

Research in the Jaffe group combines the diverse chemical properties of molecules with the favorable structural and electronic properties of crystalline inorganic solids to develop new hybrid material platforms. Hybrid organic-inorganic approaches to the mild synthesis and modification of solid-state systems yield fundamental understanding and desired functionality. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of relationships between structural and electronic properties and on addressing key challenges related to a cleaner energy future.

Projects combine synthesis of hybrid and solid-state materials with characterization through crystallography, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and in situ high-pressure diamond-anvil cell techniques. Materials are designed and tuned to target applications such as energy storage, catalysis, and optoelectronics. These materials exhibit intriguing properties including variable band gaps, stimulus-responsive phase transitions, and controllable ionic and electronic conductivity.

Recent Publications

  • Jaffe, A.; Ziebel, M. E.; Halat, D. M.; Biggins, N.; Murphy, R. A.; Chakarawet, K.; Reimer, J. A. and Long, J. R. "Selective, High-Temperature O-2 Adsorption in Chemically Reduced, Redox-Active Iron-Pyrazolate Metal-Organic Frameworks" 2020 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142 (34), pp.14627-14637. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06570.
  • Lee, J. H.; Jaffe, A.; Lin, Y.; Karunadasa, H. I. and Neaton, J. B. "Origins of the Pressure-Induced Phase Transition and Metallization in the Halide Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3" 2020 ACS Energy Letters, 5 (7), pp.2174-2181. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00772.
  • Jaffe, A.; Mack, S. A.; Lin, Y.; Mao, W. L.; Neaton, J. B. and Karunadasa, H. I. "High Compression-Induced Conductivity in a Layered Cu-Br Perovskite" 2020 Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59 (10), pp.4017-4022. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912575.
  • Jaffe, A.; Lin, Y. and Karunadasa, H. I. "Halide Perovskites Under Pressure: Accessing New Properties through Lattice Compression" 2017 ACS Energy Letters, 2 (7), pp.1549-1555. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00284.
  • Smith, M. D.; Jaffe, A.; Dohner, E. R.; Lindenberg, A. M. and Karunadasa, H. I. "Structural Origins of Broadband Emission from Layered Pb-Br Hybrid Perovskites" 2017 Chemical Science, 8 (6), pp.4497-4504. DOI: 10.1039/c7sc01590a.
  • Jaffe, A.; Lin, Y.; Mao, W. L. and Karunadasa, H. I. "Pressure-Induced Metallization of the Halide Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3" 2017 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (12), pp.4330-4333. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01162.

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