Daniel Straus

Assistant Professor

(504) 862-3585
School of Science & Engineering
Daniel Straus

The Straus Group


5088 Percival Stern Building

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2018, University of Pennsylvania;
S.M., 2012, University of Chicago;
S.B., 2012, University of Chicago


The Straus group specializes in problems that involve relating the structure of crystalline materials with their optical, electronic, and magnetic properties. We are interested in extended inorganic and organic/inorganic hybrid materials, such as perovskites and bronzes, as well as molecular and cluster-based materials with delocalized electronic states. Some projects involve the targeted synthesis of novel materials that we hypothesize will have a specific set of attributes. Other times, we make variants of known materials and study their properties for new applications.


Physical, Polymer/Materials, Inorganic

Selected Publications

D. B. Straus, T. Klimczuk, X. Xu, R. J. Cava. “Antiferromagnetic Order in the Rare Earth Halide Perovskites CsEuBr3 and CsEuCl3.” Chem. Mater. 34 10772 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c03051

D. B. Straus, R. J. Cava. “Self-Assembly of a Chiral Cubic Three- Connected Net from the High Symmetry Molecules C60 and SnI4.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142 13155 (2020). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05563

D. B. Straus, S. Guo, M. Abeykoon, R. J. Cava. “Understanding the Instability of the Halide Perovskite CsPbI3 through Temperature- Dependent Structural Analysis.” Adv. Mater. 32 2001069 (2020). DOI: 10.1002/adma.202001069

D. B. Straus, S. Hurtado Parra, N. Iotov, Q. Zhao, M. R. Gau, P. J. Carroll, J. M. Kikkawa, C. R. Kagan. “Tailoring Hot Exciton Dynamics in 2D Hybrid Perovskites through Cation Modification,” ACS Nano 14 3621 (2020). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c00037

D. B. Straus, S. Guo, R. J. Cava. “Kinetically Stable Single Crystals of Perovskite-Phase CsPbI3,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 11435 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b06055

D. B. Straus, S. Hurtado Parra, N. Iotov, J. Gebhardt, A. M. Rappe, J. E. Subotnik, J. M. Kikkawa, C. R. Kagan. “Direct Observation of Electron-Phonon Coupling and Slow Vibrational Relaxation in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 13798 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08175

A complete list of publications can be found at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sPRqWoUAAAAJ