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James Hodges

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
James Hodges
James Hodges


506 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802


Senior Scientist, New Materials Group, Honeywell UOP
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University 
Ph.D., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
B.S., Chemistry, Rider University, 2012

Selected Publications

J.M. Hodges, Y. Xia, C. Malliakis, T. Slade, C. Wolverton, M.G. Kanatzidis, “Mixed-Valent Copper Chalcogenides: Tuning Structures and Electronic Properties Using Multiple Anions” Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 10146-10154.  

J.M. Hodges, S. Hao, J. Grovogui, X. Zhang, T. Bailey, X. Li, Z. Gan, Y. Hu, C. Uher, V.P. Dravid, C. Wolverton, M.G. Kanatzidis, “Chemical Insights into PbSe-x%HgSe: High Power Factor and Improved Thermoelectric Performance by Alloying with Discordant Atoms” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 18115-18123.  

J.M. Hodges, Y. Xia, G.C.B. Alexander, C.D. Malliakis, M.K.Y. Chan, M.G. Kanatzidis, “Two-Dimensional CsAg5Te3-xSx Semiconductors: Multi-Anion Chalcogenides with Dynamic Disorder and Ultralow Thermal Conductivity” Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 7245-7254.  

Y. Xia, J.M. Hodges, M.G. Kanatzidis, M.K.Y. Chan, “Lattice Thermal Transport in Group-II Alloyed PbTe,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2018, 112, 181906.  

J.M. Hodges, R.E. Schaak, “Controlling Configurational Isomerism in Three-Component Colloidal Hybrid Nanoparticles,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 1433-1440.

J.M. Hodges, J.R. Morse, M.E. Williams, R.E. Schaak, “Microscopic Investigation of Chemoselectivity in Ag-Pt-Fe3O4 Heterotrimer Formation: Mechanistic Insights and Implications for Controlling High-Order Hybrid Nanoparticle Morphology,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 137, 15493-15500.

A.E. Powell, J.M. Hodges, R.E. Schaak, “Preserving Both Anion and Cation Sublattice Features during a Nanocrystal Cation-Exchange Reaction: Synthesis of Metastable Wurtzite-Type CoS and MnS,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 471-474. 

J.M. Hodges, K. Kletetschka, J.L. Fenton, C.G. Read, R.E. Schaak, “Sequential Anion and Cation Exchange Reactions for Complete Material Transformations of Nanoparticles with Morphological Control,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 8669-8672.