California NanoSystems Institute
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Richard Kaner, Ph.D.

   
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1984

Academic Experience:
Fellowships:
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
2005 Australian-American Fulbright Fellow
1996 Guggenheim Fellow
1993 Sloan Fellow
1989 Packard Fellow
1989 American Chemical Society, Exxon Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry

Honors and Awards:
2012 ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials
2005 Visiting Professor University of Wollongong
2005 Eka-Granules Lecturer University of Tasmania
2002 UCLA, UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize
1997 American Chemical Society, Buck Whitney Research Award
1991 Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1987 National Science Foundation, Presidential Young Investigator

Professional Societies:
Materials Research Society, Member
American Chemical Society, Member
Electrochemical Society, Member
Materials Research Bulletin, Associate Editor

Contact Information:
Email Address: kaner@chem.ucla.edu
Work Email Address: rbk@chem.ucla.edu
Laboratory Address: Mol Sci Bldg 2220
Work Address: Mol Sci Bldg 2515
ARR Papers: http://www.cnsi.ucla.edu/arr/personnel-papers?personnel_id=113194
Home Page: http://www.chem.ucla.edu/dept/Faculty/kaner/
Fax Number: (310) 206-4038
Work Phone Number: (310) 825-4208 Assistant's phone number
1 (310) 825-5346
Lab Number: 1 (310) 206-8393
Research Interests:

Nanostructured Conducting Polymers with Applications for Sensors, Actuators, Molecular Memory and Flash Welding; Rapid Synthetic Routes to Refractory Materials; Ultra-incompressible, Hard Materials; New Routes to Carbon-based Materials and Composites.


Technical Research Interest:

Professor Kaner and his research group concentrate on the synthesis and characterization of new materials. Four important research areas are targeted: 1) the development of conducting polymer nanofibers with applications in flash welding, sensors, artificial muscles and memory devices; 2) the expedient low temperature initiated synthesis of high temperature inorganic materials, 3) the synthesis and characterization of ultra-incompressible, hard materials; and 4) new synthetic routes to carbon based materials and composites.



Selected Publications:

Maher F. El-Kady, Veronica Strong, Sergey Dubin, Richard B. Kaner, Laser Scribing of High-Performance and Flexible Graphene-Based Electrochemical Capacitors, Science, 2012, 335 (6074), 1326-1330.
Rasool HI, Song EB, Allen MJ, Wassei JK, Kaner RB, Wang KL, Weiller BH, Gimzewski JK, Continuity of graphene on polycrystalline copper, Nano Lett, 2011, 11 (1), 251-6.
Dubin S, Gilje S, Wang K, Tung VC, Cha K, Hall AS, Farrar J, Varshneya R, Yang Y, Kaner RB, A one-step, solvothermal reduction method for producing reduced graphene oxide dispersions in organic solvents, ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (7), 3845-52.
Liao Y, Li XG, Kaner RB, Facile Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Conducting Polymer Nanospheres, ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (9), 5193-202.
Allen MJ, Tung VC, Kaner RB, Honeycomb Carbon: A Review of Graphene, Chemical reviews, 2009, 110 (1), 132-45.
Wang Y, Tran HD, Liao L, Duan X, Kaner RB, Nanoscale morphology, dimensional control, and electrical properties of oligoanilines, J Am Chem Soc, 2010, 132 (30), 10365-73.
Bux SK, Fleurial JP, Kaner RB, Nanostructured materials for thermoelectric applications, Chem Commun (Camb), 2010, 46 (44), 8311-24.
Gilje S, Dubin S, Badakhshan A, Farrar J, Danczyk SA, Kaner RB, Photothermal deoxygenation of graphene oxide for patterning and distributed ignition applications, Adv Mater, 2010, 22 (3), 419-23.
Suzuki Y (Suzuki, Yoko)1, Levine JB (Levine, Jonathan B.)2,3, Migliori A (Migliori, Albert)1, Garrett JD (Garrett, Jim D.)4, Kaner RB (Kaner, Richard B.)3,2, Fanelli VR (Fanelli, Victor R.)1, Betts JB (Betts, Jonathan B.)1, Rhenium diboride's monocrystal elastic constants, 308 to 5 K, JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA , 2010, 127 (5), 2797-2801.
Wassei JK, Tung VC, Jonas SJ, Cha K, Dunn BS, Yang Y, Kaner RB., Stenciling Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Fullerenes Using Elastomeric Lift-Off Membranes, Adv Mater, 2010, 22 (8), 897-901.
Kalantar-zadeh K, Tang J, Wang M, Wang KL, Shailos A, Galatsis K, Kojima R, Strong V, Lech A, Wlodarski W, Kaner RB, Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets, Nanoscale, 2010, 2 (3), 429-33.
Jonathan B. Levine, Sarah H. Tolbert, Richard B. Kaner, Advancements in the Search for Superhard Ultra-Incompressible Metal Borides, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 2009, 19 (22), 3519-3533.
Allen MJ, Wang M, Jannuzzi SA, Yang Y, Wang KL, Kaner RB, Chemically induced folding of single and bilayer graphene, Chem Commun (Camb), 2009 (41), 6285-7.
Bux, S.; Fleurial, J.-P.; Blair, R.; Gogna, P.; Caillat, T.; Kaner, R., High Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Bulk Silicon and Silicon Germanium, Materials and Devices for Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion, 2009, 53-8.
Tung Vincent C, Allen Matthew J, Yang Yang, Kaner Richard B, High-throughput solution processing of large-scale graphene, Nature nanotechnology, 2009, 4 (1), 25-9.
Tung, V. C. Chen, L. M. Allen, M. J. Wassei, J. K. Nelson, K. Kaner, R. B. Yang, Y., Low-temperature solution processing of graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials for high-performance transparent conductors, Nano Lett, 2009, 9 (5), 1949-55.
Li Dan, Huang Jiaxing, Kaner Richard B, Polyaniline nanofibers: a unique polymer nanostructure for versatile applications, Accounts of chemical research, 2009, 42 (1), 135-45.
Fowler Jesse D, Allen Matthew J, Tung Vincent C, Yang Yang, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H, Practical chemical sensors from chemically derived graphene, ACS nano, 2009, 3 (2), 301-6.
Shafiei, M.; Arsat, R.; Yu, J.; Kalantar-zadeh, K.; Wlodarski, W.; Dubin, S.; Kaner, R.B., Pt/graphene nano-sheet based hydrogen gas sensor, IEEE Sensors, 2009, 395-8.
A.Z. Sadek, W. Wlodarski, K. Shin, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh, A polyaniline/WO3 nanofiber composite-based ZnO/64° YX LiNbO3 SAW hydrogen gas sensor, Synthetic Metals, 2008, 158, 29-32 .
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh, Conductometric hydrogen gas sensors based on polypyrrole nanofibers, IEEE Sensors, 2008, 8 (4), 365-370.
H.-Y. Chung, M.B. Weinberger, J.-M. Yang, S.H. Tolbert and R.B. Kaner, Correlation between hardness and elastic moduli of the ultra-incompressible transition metal diborides RuB2, OsB2 and ReB2, Appl. Phys. Lett, 2008, 92, 261904.
D. Li and R.B. Kaner, Graphene-Based Materials, Science, 2008, 320 (5880), 1170-1171.
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh,, Hydrogen gas sensor fabricated from polyanisidine nanofibers deposited on 36°YX LiTaO3 layered surface acoustic wave transducer, Proc. SPIE, 2008, 6799, 67991B-67998.
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B, Materials science. Graphene-based materials, Science (New York, N.Y.), 2008, 320 (5880), 1170-1.
C.O. Baker, B. Shedd, P.C. Innis, P.G. Whitten, G.M.  Spinks, G.G. Wallace, and R.B. Kaner, Monolithic actuators from flash welded polyaniline nanofibers, Adv. Mater, 2008, 20, 155-158 .
H. Qasim, A.Z. Sadek, R. Arsat, W. Wlodarski, I, Belski, R.B. Kaner, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, Optical and conductivity dependence on doping concentration of polyaniline nanofibers, Proc. SPIE, 2008, 6800, 680012-1.
T. Lam, H. Tran, W. Yuan, Z. Yu, S.M. Ha, R. Kaner and Q. Pei, Polyaniline nanofibers as a novel electrode material for fault-tolerant dielectric elastomer actuators, Proc. SPIE, 2008, 6927, 69270O-4 .
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh, Polypyrrole nanofiber surface acoustic wave gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators B, 2008, 134 (2), 826-831 .
J.B. Levine, S.L. Nguyen, H.I. Rasool, J.A. Wright, S.E. Brown and R.B. Kaner, Preparation and properties of metallic, superhard rhenium diboride crystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2008, 130, 16953.
Levine Jonathan B, Nguyen Sandy L, Rasool Haider I, Wright Jeffrey A, Brown Stuart E, Kaner Richard B, Preparation and properties of metallic, superhard rhenium diboride crystals, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130 (50), 16953-8.
D. Li, B. Muller, S. Gilje, R.B. Kaner and G.G. Wallace,, Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets, Nature Nanotechnology , 2008, 3, 101 - 105.
Li Dan, Müller Marc B, Gilje Scott, Kaner Richard B, Wallace Gordon G, Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets, Nature nanotechnology, 2008, 3 (2), 101-5.
H.D. Tran, I. Norris, J.M. D'Arcy, H. Tsang, Y. Wang, B.R. Mattes and R.B. Kaner, Substituted polyaniline nanofibers produced via rapid initiated polymerization, Macromolecules, 2008, 41 (20), 7405-7410.
M.J. Allen, J.D. Fowler, V.C. Tung, Y. Yang, B.H. Weiller and R.B. Kaner,, Temperature dependent Raman spectroscopy of chemically derived graphene, Appl. Phys. Lett, 2008, 93, 193119/1.
Tran Henry D, Wang Yue, D'Arcy Julio M, Kaner Richard B, Toward an understanding of the formation of conducting polymer nanofibers, ACS nano, 2008, 2 (9), 1841-8.
H.D. Tran, Y. Wang, J.M. D-Arcy and R.B. Kaner, Toward an understanding of the formation of conducting polymer nanofibers, ACS Nano, 2008, 2 (9), 1841–1848.
M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Chen, Z. Ren, J.-P. Fleurial, P. Gogna, M.Y. Tang, D. Vashaee, H. Lee, X. Wang, G. Joshi, G. Zhu, D. Wang, R. Blair, S. Bux and R.B. Kaner, “Nanocomposites to enhance ZT in thermoelectrics” in Thermoelectric Power Generaton, Mater. Res Soc. Symp. Proc, 2008, 785 (29).
Gilje Scott, Han Song, Wang Minsheng, Wang Kang L, Kaner Richard B, A chemical route to graphene for device applications, Nano letters, 2007, 7 (11), 3394-8.
W. Wlodarski, A.Z. Sadek, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, C. Baker and R.B. Kaner, Camphor sulfonic acid doped polyaniline nanofiber based 64°YX LiNbO3 SAW hydrogen gas sensor, Proc. SPIE, 2007, 64141Q-64145Q.
R.J. Tseng, C.O. Baker, B. Shedd, J. Huang, J. Ouyang, R.B. Kaner and Y. Yang, Charge Transfer Effect in Polyaniline-Gold Nanoparticles Memory System, Appl. Phys. Lett, 2007, 90 (5), 53101-53104.
S. Virji, R.B. Kaner and B.H. Weiller, Detection of toxic chemicals for homeland security using polyaniline nanofibers” in “Anti-Terrorism and Homeland Defense Polymers and Materials, American Chemical Society Symposium Series 980, 2007, 101-115.
A.Z. Sadek, W. Wlodarski, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, C. Baker and R.B. Kaner, Doped and dedoped polyaniline nanofiber based conductometric hydrogen gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators A, 2007, 139, 53-57.
H. Kim, H.T. Hahn, L.M. Viculis and R.B. Kaner, Graphite/polystyrene nanocomposites: How intercalation stage affects electrical conductivity, Carbon, 2007, 45 (7), 1578-1582.
D. Li and R.B. Kaner, How nucleation affects the aggregation of nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem, 2007, 17, 2279-2282.
E.H.L. Falcao, R.G. Blair, J.J. Mack, L.M. Viculis, C.-W. Kwon, M. Bendikov, R.B. Kaner, B.S. Dunn, and F. Wudl, Microwave exfoliation of a graphite intercalation compound, Carbon, 2007, 45 (6), 1364-1366.
Gallon Benjamin J, Kojima Robert W, Kaner Richard B, Diaconescu Paula L, Palladium nanoparticles supported on polyaniline nanofibers as a semi-heterogeneous catalyst in water, Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 2007, 46 (38), 7251-4.
L. Hu,  G. Gruner, D. Li, R.B. Kaner and J. Cech, Patternable transparent carbon nanotube films for electrochromic devices, J. Appl. Phys, 2007, 101 (1), 16102-16105.
R.B. Kaner, Periodic Table,, McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 2007, 10.
A.Z. Sadek, C. Baker, D.A. Powell, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-zadeh, Polyaniline nanofiber based surface acoustic wave gas sensors – effect of nanofiber diameter on H2 response, IEEE Sensors, 2007, 7 (2), 213-221 .
H.-Y. Chung, M.B. Weinberger, J.B. Levine, A. Kavner, J.-M. Yang, S.H. Tolbert and R.B. Kaner, Synthesis of ultra-incompressible superhard rhenium diboride at ambient pressure, Science, 2007, 316 (5823), 436-439.
Chung Hsiu-Ying, Weinberger Michelle B, Levine Jonathan B, Cumberland Robert W, Kavner Abby, Yang Jenn-Ming, Tolbert Sarah H, Kaner Richard B, Synthesis of ultra-incompressible superhard rhenium diboride at ambient pressure, Science (New York, N.Y.), 2007, 316 (5823), 436-9.
Tran, H. D. Kaner, R. B., A general synthetic route to nanofibers of polyaniline derivatives, Chem Commun (Camb), 2006, volume (37), 3915-7.
Tran Henry D, Kaner Richard B, A general synthetic route to nanofibers of polyaniline derivatives, Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2006, 110 (37), 3915-7.
Virji Shabnam, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H, Direct electrical measurement of the conversion of metal acetates to metal sulfides by hydrogen sulfide, Inorganic chemistry, 2006, 45 (26), 10467-71.
Mack Julia J, Tari Susanne, Kaner Richard B, Enhanced solid-state metathesis routes to carbon nanotubes, Inorganic chemistry, 2006, 45 (10), 4243-6.
Virji Shabnam, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H, Hydrogen sensors based on conductivity changes in polyaniline nanofibers, The journal of physical chemistry. B, 2006, 110 (44), 22266-70.
Li, D. Kaner, R. B., Shape and aggregation control of nanoparticles: not shaken, not stirred, J Am Chem Soc, 2006, 128 (3), 968-75.
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B, Shape and aggregation control of nanoparticles: not shaken, not stirred, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128 (3), 968-75.
Huang, J Kaner, RB, The intrinsic nanofibrillar morphology of polyaniline, Chemical Communications , 2006 (4), 367-76.
Huang Jiaxing, Kaner Richard B, The intrinsic nanofibrillar morphology of polyaniline, Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2006, 45 (4), 367-76.
Kaner, RB Gilman, JJ Tolbert, SH, Materials science. Designing superhard materials, Science, 2005, 308 (5726), 1268-9.
Cumberland, RW Weinberger, MB Gilman, JJ Clark, SM Tolbert, SH Kaner, RB, Osmium diboride, an ultra-incompressible, hard material, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127 (20), 7264-5.
Tseng Ricky J, Huang Jiaxing, Ouyang Jianyong, Kaner Richard B, Yang Yang, Polyaniline nanofiber/gold nanoparticle nonvolatile memory, Nano letters, 2005, 5 (6), 1077-80.
Li, D Kaner, RB, Processable stabilizer-free polyaniline nanofiber aqueous colloids, Chemical Communications, 2005 (26), 3286-8.
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B, Processable stabilizer-free polyaniline nanofiber aqueous colloids, Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2005, 128 (26), 3286-8.
Jiaxing Huang, Shabnam Virji, Bruce H. Weiller and Richard B. Kaner, "Nanostructured Polyaniline Sensors" (invited "Concept" paper), Chem. Eur. J, 2004, 10, 1314.
Shabnam Virji, Jiaxing Huang, Richard B. Kaner and Bruce H. Weiller, "Polyaniline Nanofibers as Gas Sensors: Response to Classes of Vapors and Comparison to Thin Films", Nano Lett, 2004, 4 (3), 591.
Huang, J Kaner, RB, A general chemical route to polyaniline nanofibers, Journal of the American Chemical Society. , 2004, 126 (3), 851-5.
Huang, J Kaner, RB, Flash welding of conducting polymer nanofibres, Nature materials. , 2004, 3 (11), 783-6.
Huang, J. Kaner, R. B., Flash welding of conducting polymer nanofibres, Nat Mater, 2004, 3 (11), 783-6.
Huang, J. Kaner, R. B., Nanofiber formation in the chemical polymerization of aniline: a mechanistic study, Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2004, 43 (43), 5817-21.
Huang, J Virji, S Weiller, BH Kaner, RB, Nanostructured polyaniline sensors, Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) , 2004, 10 (6), 1314-9.
Jiaxing Huang, Veronica M. Egan, Hailan Guo, Jeong-Yeol Yoon, Alejandro L. Briseno, Iris E. Rauda, Robin L. Garrell, Charles M. Knobler, Feimeng Zhou and Richard B. Kaner, "Enantioselective Discrimination of D- and L-Phenylalanine by Chiral Polyaniline Thin Films", Adv. Mater, 2003, 15 (1158).
Viculis, L. M. Mack, J. J. Kaner, R. B., A chemical route to carbon nanoscrolls, Science, 2003, 299 (5611), 1361.
Huang, J. Virji, S. Weiller, B. H. Kaner, R. B., Polyaniline nanofibers: facile synthesis and chemical sensors, J Am Chem Soc, 2003, 125 (2), 314-5.
Janes, R. A. Low, M. A. Kaner, R. B., Rapid solid-state metathesis routes to aluminum nitride, Inorg Chem, 2003, 42 (8), 2714-9.
R.B. Kaner, Gas, liquid and enantiomeric separations using polyaniline, Synth. Met, 2002, 125 (65).
Ding, Z., Viculis, L., Cronin, S., Koga, T., Dresselhaus, M., Huang, S.-C. and Kaner, R.B., Solution chemical routes to two-dimensional bismuth tellurides for thermoelectric applications , Thin films: preparation, characterization applications, Kluwer Academic Press, 2002, 157-169.