HolmbergVincent C. Holmberg

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Clean Energy Institute



Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
M.S.E. in Chemical Engineering – The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006)
B.S. in Chemistry – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006)


University of Washington 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist (April 2017)
MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Semifinalist (April 2016) – 1 of 80 semifinalists
International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids PhD Thesis Award (May 2014)
Marie Curie ETH Zürich Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013-2014)
Hertz Thesis Prize (2012) – 1 of 47 awarded in the United States over the last 30 years
MRS Graduate Student Gold Award (April 2010)
Hertz Fellowship (2007-2011) – 1 of 15 awarded in the United States in 2007
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2007-2011)
Engineering Doctoral Fellowship – University of Texas (2006-2010)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2004-2006)


Holmberg, Vincent C.; Panthani, Matthew G. and Korgel, Brian A., Phase Transitions, Melting Dynamics, and Solid-State Diffusion in a Nano Test Tube. Science (2009), 326, 405-407. [Link]

Crane, Matthew J.; Pandres, Elena P.; Davis, E. James; Holmberg, Vincent C.;* Pauzauskie, Peter J.,* Optically Oriented Attachment of Nanoscale Metal-Semiconductor Heterostructures in Organic Solvents via Photonic Nanosoldering. Nature Communications (2019), 10, 4942. [Link] *co-corresponding*

Chockla, Aaron M.; Harris, Justin T.; Akhavan, Vahid A.; Bogart, Timothy D.; Holmberg, Vincent C.; Steinhagen, Chet; Mullins, C. Buddie; Stevenson, Keith J. and Korgel, Brian A., Silicon Nanowire Fabric as a Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Material. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011), 133(51), 20914-20921. [Link]

Pandres, Elena P.; Crane, Matthew J.; Davis, E. James; Pauzauskie, Peter J.; Holmberg, Vincent C., Laser-Driven Growth of Semiconductor Nanowires from Colloidal Nanocrystals. ACS Nano (2021), 15(5), 8653-8662. [Link]

Smith, Damon A.; Holmberg, Vincent C. and Korgel, Brian A., Flexible Germanium Nanowires: Ideal Strength, Room Temperature Plasticity, and Bendable Semiconductor Fabric. ACS Nano (2010), 4(4), 2356-2362. [Link]

Holmberg, Vincent C.; Collier, Katharine A. and Korgel, Brian A., Real-Time Observation of Impurity Diffusion in Silicon Nanowires. Nano Letters (2011), 11(9), 3803-3808. [Link]

Monguzzi, Angelo; Braga, Daniele; Gandini, Marina; Holmberg, Vincent C.; Kim, David K.; Sahu, Ayaskanta; Norris, David J. and Meinardi, Francesco, Broadband Up-Conversion at Subsolar Irradiance: Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Boosted by Fluorescent Semiconductor Nanocrystals. Nano Letters (2014), 14(11), 6644-6650. [Link]

Lee, Soohyung; Hoyer, Chad E.; Liao, Can; Li, Xiaosong; Holmberg, Vincent C., Phase-Controlled Synthesis and Quasi-Static Dielectric Resonances in Silver Iron Sulfide (AgFeS2) Nanocrystals. Small (2022), 18(9), 2104975. [Link]

Lee, Soohyung; Ghosh, Sandeep; Hoyer, Chad E.; Liu, Hongbin; Li, Xiaosong; Holmberg, Vincent C., Iron-Content-Dependent, Quasi-Static Dielectric Resonances and Oxidative Transitions in Bornite and Chalcopyrite Copper Iron Sulfide Nanocrystals. Chemistry of Materials (2021), 33(5), 1821-1831. [Link]

Holmberg, Vincent C. and Korgel, Brian A., Corrosion Resistance of Thiol- and Alkene-Passivated Germanium Nanowires. Chemistry of Materials (2010), 22(12), 3698-3703. [Link]

Holmberg, Vincent C.; Helps, Justin R.; Mkhoyan, K. Andre and Norris, David J., Imaging Impurities in Semiconductor Nanostructures. Chemistry of Materials (2013), 25(8), 1332-1350. [Link] ***Highlighted on Chemistry of Materials Cover***

Holmberg, Vincent C.; Bogart, Timothy D.; Chockla, Aaron M.; Hessel, Colin M. and Korgel, Brian A., Optical Properties of Silicon and Germanium Nanowire Fabric. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2012), 116(42), 22486-22491. [Link]

Holmberg, Vincent C.; Rasch, Michael R. and Korgel, Brian A., PEGylation of Carboxylic Acid-Functionalized Germanium Nanowires. Langmuir (2010), 26(17), 14241-14246. [Link]

Pandres, Elena P.; Olson, Jarred Z.; Schlenker, Cody W.; Holmberg, Vincent C., Germanium Nanowire Battery Electrodes with Engineered Surface-Binder Interactions Exhibit Improved Cycle Life and High Energy Density without Fluorinated Additives. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2019), 2(9), 6200-6208. [Link]