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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Stephan Link
Professor
Professor of Chemistry and of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
e-mail:Stephan.Link@rice.edu
 
  • M.S. Physical Chemistry (1996) Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (2000) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Websites
 Link Research Group
 
Research Areas
 Physical chemistry, plasmonics, materials and nanoscale science, nanophotonics
 

Link Research Statement

 

The overall goal of our research is to understand the physical principles that govern the interaction of plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) with each other and their molecular environment and determine the collective optical properties of novel composite nanomaterials as a function of size, shape, and especially ordering of the constituent NPs in large one-dimensional (1D) assemblies prepared from chemically synthesized NPs.


Building new photonic materials and devices from the bottom up is a central goal in nanoscience. Using plasmonic NPs as building blocks requires a detailed understanding of how the optical properties of the individual NPs change as they are assembled into complex, higher order structures. These changes occur because interactions between plasmonic NPs lead to new phenomena that depend not only on the dimensions and shapes of the individual NPs, but also their relative distances and orientations. An additional level of complexity exists when NPs are prepared and assembled by chemical synthesis and soft lithography methods because irregularities or ‘defects’ in particle size, shape, and ordering are inherently present in those systems. Despite these challenges, the advantages of chemically prepared NPs include highly crystalline structures and small interparticle distances, allowing for the strongest plasmon coupling. Therefore, the advantageous properties of chemically prepared NPs make it worthwhile to understand and control the challenges introduced by polydispersity, especially given the many assembly strategies already developed so far. To fully exploit these NP assemblies and to advance the field, it is first necessary to determine the effect of imperfections on the functional properties of nanomaterials consisting of many interacting plasmonic NPs. In addition to plasmon coupling between NPs, their interaction with the environment is also a key factor for many applications of plasmonic NPs. To address these complex issues on a microscopic scale, we are applying and developing single molecule and particle spectroscopy techniques, which, when correlated with structural characterization of the same NP system and detailed electromagnetic modeling, allow us to address the following important thematic questions:


1) How do the optical properties of 1-D NP assemblies depend on the morphology of the overall structure and what is the role of disorder with respect to NP size, shape, and positioning?


2) How can plasmonic NPs be integrated with liquid crystals to achieve active control over the optical properties?


3) How can the diffusion of NPs in solution be exploited to understand the interaction with heterogeneous media?


While these questions address mainly fundamental issues, our long term research is strongly guided by possible applications of assembled nanomaterials as plasmonic waveguides and antennas, active plasmonic devices, and drug delivery agents based on the principles learned from understanding coupling between plasmonic NPs as well as interactions with the surrounding environment.


Selected Publications:


1. W.-S. Chang, F. Wen, D. Chakraborty, M.-N. Su, Y. Zhang, B. Shuang, P. J. Nordlander, J. E. Sader, N. J. Halas, S. Link, Tuning the acoustic frequency of a gold nanorisk through its adhesion layer. Nat. Comm. DOI 10.1038/ncomms8022 (2015).


2. M. Yorulmaz, S. Nizzero, A. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, Y.-Y. Cai, M. N. Su, W.-S. Chang,S. Link, Single-particle absorption spectroscopy by photothermal contrast. Nano Lett. 15, 3041 (2015).


3. J. Olson, A. Manjavacas, L. Liu, W.-S. Chang, B. Foerster, N. King, M. W. Knight, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, S. Link, Vivid, Full-Color Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111, 14348 (2014).


4. A. R. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, L. Ma, Y. Fang, J. M. Olson, W.-S. Chang, P. M. Ajayan, S. Link, Using the Plasmon Linewidth to Calculate the Time and Efficiency of Electron Transfer Between Gold Nanorods and Graphene. ACS Nano 7, 11209 (2013).


5. W. Ma, H. Kuang, L. Wang, L. Xu, W.-S. Chang, H. Zhang, M. Sun, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhao, L. Liu, C. Xu, S. Link, N. A. Kotov, Chiral plasmonics of self-assembled nanorod dimers. Scientific Reports 3, 1934, (2013).


6. L. S. Slaughter, B. A. Willingham, W.-S. Chang, M. H. Chester, N. Ogden, S. Link, Toward Plasmonic Polymers. Nano Lett. 12, 3967 (2012).


7. S. Dominguez-Medina, S. McDonough, P. Swanglap, C. F. Landes, S. Link, In situ measurement of bovine serum albumin interaction with gold nanospheres. Langmuir 28, 9131 (2012).


8. S. Khatua, W.-S. Chang, P. Swanglap, J. Olson, S. Link, Active Modulation of Nanorod Plasmons. Nano Lett.11, 3797 (2011).


9. A. Tcherniak, S. Dominguez-Medina, W.-S. Chang, P. Swanglap, L. S. Slaughter, C. F. Landes, S. Link, One-photon plasmon luminescence and its application to correlation spectroscopy as a probe for rotational and translational dynamics of gold nanorods. J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 15938 (2011).


10. W.-S. Chang, J. W. Ha, L. S. Slaughter, S. Link, Plasmonic Nanorod Absorbers as Orientation Sensors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 2781 (2010).

 

Research 2010

 

My research group is interested in applying physical methods to solve problems in nanoscience.  One of our main focus areas is the study of noble metal nanoparticles.  These particles have long fascinated scientists because of their intense color, which is caused by the surface plasmon resonance, a coherent motion of the conduction band electrons induced by interaction with light.  The excitation of a nanoparticle surface plasmon gives rise to absorption and scattering, and also creates a strong local electromagnetic field around the metal nanoparticle surface.  These unique optical properties of metal nanoparticles have caused a tremendous interest in building improved and new devices from novel materials that consist of nanoparticle building blocks and are designed in a bottoms-up approach.  As our main tool, we are using single molecule/nanoparticle imaging and spectroscopy techniques to understand the radiative and nonradiative properties of individual plasmonic nanoparticles and their assemblies.  Single particle spectroscopy, especially when correlated with structural imaging using electron microscopy, provides the ultimate resolution and has enabled major breakthroughs in materials chemistry and physics because heterogeneous distributions of nanoparticle shape, size, and orientation or interfacial nanoscale structure can be measured directly.  Our current research projects include absorption and scattering spectroscopy of single metallic nanoparticles and nanowires, plasmon coupling in one-dimensional assemblies of nanostructures, diffusion of nanoparticles probed by correlation spectroscopy, anisotropic solvation of rod-shaped nanostructures in liquid crystalline solvents, and single molecule imaging of molecular machines.

 

Research statement 2008

 

My research group is interested in applying physical methods to solve problems in nanoscience. One of our main focus areas is the study of noble metal particles in the size range of 2-100 nm. These nanoparticles have long fascinated scientists because of their intense color, which is caused by the surface plasmon resonance, a coherent motion of the conduction band electrons induced by interaction with light. The excitation of a nanoparticle surface plasmon also creates a strong local electromagnetic field around the metal nanoparticle surface. The unique optical properties of metal nanoparticles have caused a tremendous interest in building improved and new devices from novel materials that consist of nanoparticles building blocks and are designed in a bottoms-up approach. As our main tool, we are using optical single molecule/nanoparticle imaging and spectroscopy techniques. Single molecule spectroscopy provides the ultimate molecular resolution and has enabled major breakthroughs in materials chemistry and physics because heterogeneous distributions of nanoparticle shape, size, and orientation or interfacial nanoscale structure in layered thin film devices can be measured directly. Our current research projects include absorption and scattering spectroscopy of single metallic nanoparticles and nanowires, plasmon coupling in 1-D assemblies of nanostructures, diffusion of nanoparticles probed by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, anisotropic solvation of rod-shaped nanostructures in liquid crystalline solvents, and single molecule imaging of molecular machines.

 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

B. S. Hoener, C. P. Byers, S. Indrasekara, A. Hoggard, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, C. F. Landes, Spectroelectrochemistry of Halide Anion Adsorption and Dissolution of Single Gold Nanorods. Submitted.

 
 

C. J. DeSantis, D. Huang, H. Zhang, N. J. Hogan, H. Zhao, Y. Zhang, A. Manjavacas, Y. Zhang, W.-S. Chang, P. Nordlander, S. Link, N. J. Halas, Laser-induced spectral hole-burning through a broadband distribution of Au Nanorods. J. Phys. Chem. C, ASAP.

 
 

C. P. Byers, B. S. Hoener, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, C. F. Landes, Single-particle plasmon voltammetry (spPV) for anion adsorption sensing. Submitted.

 
 

C. P. Byers, H. Zhang, D. F. Swearer, M. Yorulmaz, B. S. Hoener, D. Huang, A. Hoggard, W.-S. Chang, P. Mulvaney, E. Ringe, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, S. Link, C. F. Landes, Plasmonic drawbridges: Active control of nanoparticle optical properties. Sci. Adv. 1, e1500988 (2015).

 
 

D. Huang, C. P. Byers, L.-Y. Wang, A. Hoggard, B. Hoener, S. Dominguez-Medina, S. Chen, W.-S. Chang, C. F. Landes, S. Link, Photoluminescence of a Plasmonic Molecule. ACS Nano 9, 7072 (2015).

 
 

J. Godoy, V. García-Lopez, L.-Y. Wang, S. Rondeau-Gagne, S. Link, A. A. Martí, J. M. Tour, Synthesis of a Fluorescent BODIPY-tagged ROMP catalyst and Initial Polymerization-Propelled Diffusion Studies. Tetrahedron 71, 5965 (2015).

 
 

J. Olson, A. Manjavacas, T. Basu, D. Huang, N. Halas, P. Nordlander, S. Link, High chromaticity, LCD-compatible aluminum plasmonic pixels. ACS Nano, ASAP.

 
 

J. Olson, S. Dominguez-Medina, A. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, Optical Characterization of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles. Chem. Soc. Rev. 44 , 40 (2015).

 
 

J. Olson, S. Dominguez-Medina, A. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, Optical Characterization of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles. Chem. Soc. Rev. 44 , 40 (2015).

 
 

J. Yeom, B. Yeom, H. Chan, K. W. Smith, S. Dominguez-Medina, J. H. Bahng, G. Zhao, W.-S. Chang,S. J. Chang, A. Chuvilin, D. Melnikau, A. L. Rogach, P. Zhang, S. Link, P. Kral, N. A. Kotov, Chiral templating of self-assembling nanostructures by circularly polarized light. Nat. Mater. 14, 66-72 (2015).

 
 

L.-Y Wang, K. W. Smith, S. Dominguez-Medina, N. Moody, J. M. Olson, H. Zhang, W.-S. Chang, N. Kotov, S. Link, Circular Dichroism of Single Chiral Self-Assembled Gold Nanorod Dimers. ACS Nano 2, 1602 (2015).

 
 

M. Yorulmaz, S. Nizzero, A. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, Y.-Y. Cai, M. N. Su, W.-S. Chang,S. Link, Single-particle absorption spectroscopy by photothermal contrast. Nano Lett. 15, 3041-3047 (2015).

 
 

S. Dominguez-Medina, L. Kisley, L. J. Tauzin, A. Hoggard, B. Shuang, A. S. D. S. Indrasekara, L.-Y. Wang, P. J. Derry, E. R. Zubarev, C. F. Landes, S. Link, Adsorption and unfolding of a single protein triggers nanoparticle aggregation. ACS Nano, revisions requested.

 
 

S. Dominguez-Medina,S. Chen, J. Blankenburg, P. Swanglap, C. F. Landes, S. Link, Measuring the Hydrodynamic Size of Nanoparticles using Fluctuation Correlation Spectroscopy. Submitted.

 
 

S.-C. Lu, M.-C. Hsiao, M. Yorulmaz, L.-Y. Wang, P.-Y. Yang, S. Link, W.-S. Chang, H.-Y. Tuan, Single-Crystalline Copper Nano-octahedra. Chem. Mater., ASAP.

 
 

T. Hartsfield, W.-S. Chang, S.-C. Yang, T. Ma, J. Shi, L. Sun, G. Shvets, S. Link, X. Li,A Single quantum dot controls a plasmonic cavity’s scattering and anisotropy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112.40 (2015).

 
 

W.-S. Chang, F. Wen, D. Chakraborty, M.-N. Su, Y. Zhang, B. Shuang, P. J. Nordlander, J. E. Sader, N. J. Halas, S. Link, Tuning the acoustic frequency of a gold nanorisk through its adhesion layer. Nat. Comm. DOI 10.1038/ncomms8022 (2015).

 
 

A. Paul, Y. Zhen, Y. Wang, W.-S. Chang, Y. Xia, P. Nordlander, S. Link, Dye-Assisted Gain of Strongly Confined Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Silver Nanowires. Nano Lett. 14, 3628 (2014).

 
 

C. A. Thibodeaux, V. Kulkarni, W.-S. Chang, O. Neumann, Y. Cao, B. Brinson, C. Ayala-Orozco, C.-W. Chen, E. Morosan, S. Link, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, Impurity-induced Plasmon Damping in individual Cobalt-doped hollow Au nanoshells. J. Phys. Chem. B ASAP.

 
 

C. P. Byers, B. S. Hoener, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, C. F. Landes, Single-Particle Spectroscopy Reveals Heterogeneity in Electrochemical Tuning of the Localized Surface Plasmon. J. Phys. Chem. B ASAP.

 
 

J. Olson, A. Manjavacas, L. Liu, W.-S. Chang, B. Foerster, N. King, M. W. Knight, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, S. Link, Vivid, Full-Color Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, in press.

 
 

J. Olson, S. Dominguez-Medina, A. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, Optical Characterization of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles. Chem. Soc. Rev. ASAP.

 
 

J. Yeom, B. Yeom, K. W. Smith, S. Dominguez-Medina, J. H. Bahng, S. J. Chang, G. Zhao, W.-S. Chang,  P. Zhang, S. Link, N. A. Kotov, Chiral Templating of Self-Assembling Nanostructures by Circularly Polarized Light. Nat. Mater, accepted.

 
 

L. S. Slaughter, L.-Y. Wang, B. A. Willingham, J. M. Olson, P. Swanglap, S. Dominguez-Medina, S. Link, Plasmonic Polymers Unraveled Through Single Particle Spectroscopy. Nanoscale 6, 11451 (2014).

 
 

M. Yorulmaz, S. Nizzero, W.-S. Chang, L.-Y. Wang, S. Link, Single-particle absorption spectroscopy by photothermal contrast. Submitted.

 
 

S. Link, Surface Plasmons as Versatile Analytical Tools, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Guest Commentary, 5, 3307 (2014).

 
 

S. Nauert, A. Paul, Y. Zhen, D. Solis, L. Vigderman, W.-S. Chang, E. Zubarev, P. Nordlander, S. Link, Influence of Cross Sectional Geometry on Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation in Gold Nanowires. ACS Nano 8, 572 (2014).

 
 

S. P. Hastings, P. Swanglap, Z. Qian, Y. Fang, S.-J. Park, S. Link, N. Engheta, Z. Fakhraai, Quadrupole-Enhanced Raman Scattering (QERS). ACS Nano, ASAP.

 
 

W.-S. Chang, F. Wen, D. Chakraborty, M.-N. Su, Y. Zhang, B. Shuang, P. J. Nordlander, J. E. Sader, N. J. Halas, S. Link, Optically Launched Acoustic Phonon Modes Reveal Adhesion Strength in Supported Gold Nanodisks. Submitted.

 
 

A. R. Hoggard, L.-Y. Wang, L. Ma, Y. Fang, J. M. Olson, W.-S. Chang, P. M. Ajayan, S. Link "Using the Plasmon Linewidth to Calculate the Time and Efficiency of Electron Transfer Between Gold Nanorods and Graphene." ACS Nano, 7 (2013) : 11209.

 
 

B. Shuang, C. P. Byers, L. Kisley, L.-Y. Wang, J. Zhao, H. Morimura, S. Link, C. F. Landes "Improved Analysis for Determining Diffusion Coefficients from Short, Single-Molecule Trajectories with Photoblinking." Langmuir, 29 (2013) : 228.

 
 

B. Willingham, S. Link "A Kirchhoff solution to plasmon hybridization." Appl. Phys. B, 113 (2013) : 519.

 
 

D. Solis, Jr., A. Paul, J. Olson, L. S. Slaughter, P. Swanglap, W.-S. Chang, S. Link "Turning the Corner: Efficient Energy Transfer in Bent Plasmonic Nanoparticle Chain Waveguides." Nano Lett., 13 (2013) : 4779.

 
 

D. Solis, Jr., A. Paul, W.-S. Chang, S. Link "Mechanistic Study of Bleach-Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BlIPP)." J. Phys. Chem. B, 117 (2013) : 4611.

 
 

J. Olson, P. Swanglap, W.-S. Chang, S. Khatua, D. Solis, S. Link "Detailed mechanism for the orthogonal polarization switching of gold nanorod plasmons." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15 (2013) : 4195.

 
 

P.-L. E. Chu, L.-Y. Wang, S. Khatua, A. B. Kolomeisky, S. Link, J. M. Tour "Synthesis and Single-Molecule Imaging of Highly Mobile Adamantane-Wheeled Nanocars." ACS Nano, 7 (2013) : 35.

 
 

S. Dominguez-Medina, J. Blankenburg, J. Olson, C. F. Landes, S. Link "Adsorption of a Protein Monolayer via Hydrophobic Interactions Prevents Nanoparticle Aggregation under Harsh Environmental Conditions." ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 1 (2013) : 833.

 
 

S. Nauert, A. Paul, Y. Zhen, D. Solis, L. Vigderman, W.-S. Chang, E. Zubarev, P. Nordlander, S. Link "Influence of Cross Sectional Geometry on Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation in Gold Nanowires." ACS Nano, ASAP (2013)

 
 

S. P. Hastings, P. Swanglap, Z. Qian, Y. Fang, S.-J. Park, S. Link, N. Engheta, Z. Fakhraai "Quadrupole-Enhanced Raman Scattering (QERS)." Submitted

 
 

W. Ma, H. Kuang, L. Wang, L. Xu, W.-S. Chang, H. Zhang, M. Sun, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhao, L. Liu, C. Xu, S. Link, N. A. Kotov "Chiral plasmonics of self-assembled nanorod dimers." Sci. Rep., 3 (2013) : 1934.

 
 

A. Paul, D. Solis, Jr., K. Bao, W.-S. Chang, S. Nauert, L. Vidgerman, E. R. Zubarev, P. Nordlander, S. Link "Identification of Higher Order Long Range Surface Plasmon Polariton Modes in Chemically Prepared Gold Nanowires." ACS Nano, 6 (2012) : 8105-8113.

 
 

B. L. Sanchez-Gaytan, P. Swanglap, T. J. Lamkin, Z. Fakhraai, S. Link, S.-J. Park "Synthesis and Optical Properties of Spiky Gold Nanoshells." J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) : 10318-10324.

 
 

B. Shuang, C. P. Byers, L. Kisley, L.-Y. Wang, J. Zhao, H. Morimura, S. Link. C. F. Landes "Improved Analysis for Determining Diffusion Coefficients from Short Single-Molecule Trajectories with Photoblinking." Langmuir, ASAP (2012)

 
 

B. Willingham, S. Link "A Kirchhoff solution to plasmon hybridization."  (2012) Submitted

 
 

D. Solis, Jr., A. Paul, W.-S. Chang, S. Link "Mechanistic Study of Bleach-Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BIIPP)." J. Phys. Chem. B., ASAP (2012)

 
 

D. Solis, Jr., B. Willingham, S. L. Naubert, L. S. Slaughter, J. Olson, P. Swanglap, W.-S. Chang, S. Link "Electromagnetic Energy Transport in Nanoparticle Chains via Dark Plasmon Modes." Nano Lett., 12 (2012) : 1349-1353.

 
 

J. Olson, P. Swanglap, W.-S. Chang, S. Khatua, D. Solis, S. Link "Detailed mechanism for the orthogonal polarization switching of gold nanorod plasmons." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., ASAP (2012)

 
 

L. S. Slaughter, B. A. Willingham, W.-S. Chang, M. H. Chester, N. Ogden, and S. Link "Toward Plasmonic Polymers." Nano Lett., 12 (2012) : 3967-3972.

 
 

N. J. Halas, S. Lal, S. Link, W.-S. Chang, D. Natelson, J. Hafner, P. Nordlander "A Plethora of Plasmonics from the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University." Adv. Mater., 24 (2012) : 4842-4877.

 
 

P.-L. E. Chu, L.-Y. Wang, S. Khatua, A. B. Kolomeisky, S. Link, J. M. Tour "Synthesis and Single-Molecule Imaging of Highly Mobile Adamantane-Wheeled Nanocars." ACS Nano, ASAP (2012)

 
 

S. Dominguez-Medina, S. McDonough, P. Swanglap, C. F. Landes, S. Link "In situ measurement of ovine serum albumin interaction with gold nanospheres." Langmuir, 28 (2012) : 9131-9139.

 
 

S. Lal, J. H. Hafner, N. Halas, S. Link, P. Nordlander "Plasmonic Nanowires: from Waveguiding to Passive and Active Devices." Acc. Chem. Res., 45 (2012) : 1887-1895.

 
 

W.-S. Chang, B. Willingham, L. S. Slaughter, S. Dominguez-Medina, P. Swanglap, S. Link "Radiative and Nonradiative Properties of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Their Assemblies." Acc. Chem. Res., 45 (2012) : 1936-1945.

 
 

W.-S. Chang, J. B. Lassiter, P. Swanglap, H. Sobhani, S. Khatua, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, S. Link "A Plasmonic Fano Switch." Nano Lett., 12 (2012) : 4977-4982.

 
 

W.-S. Chang, S. Link "Enhancing the Sensitivity of Single Particle Photothermal Imaging with Thermotropic Liquid Crystals." J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3 (2012) : 1393-1399.

 
 

Y. Fang, W.-S. Chang, B. Willingham, P. Swanglap,S. Dominguez-Medina, S. Link "Plasmon emission quantum yield of single gold nanorods as a function of aspect ratio." ACS Nano, 6 (2012) : 7177-7184.

 
 

A. Tcherniak, S. Dominguez-Medina, W.-S. Chang, P. Swanglap, L. S. Slaughter, C. F. Landes, S. Link, One-photon plasmon luminescence and its application to correlation spectroscopy as a probe for rotational and translational dynamics of gold nanorods. J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 15938 (2011)

 
 

B. Willingham, S. Link "Energy Transport in Metal Nanoparticle Chains via Sub-Radiant Plasmon Modes." Opt. Express, 19 (2011) : 6450-6461.

 
 

L. S. Slaughter, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, Characterizing Plasmons in Nanoparticles and Their Assemblies with Single Particle Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 2015 (2011)

 
 

N. J. Halas, S. Lal, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, P. Nordlander "Plasmons in strongly coupled metallic nanostructures." Chem. Rev., 111 (2011) : 3913.

 
 

P. Swanglap, L. S. Slaughter, W.-S. Chang, B. Willingham, B. P. Khanal, E. R. Zubarev, S. Link "Seeing double: Coupling between substrate image charges and collective plasmon modes in self-assemled nanoparticle superstructures." ACS Nano, 5 (2011) : 4892.

 
 

S. Khatua, W.-S. Chang, P. Swanglap, J. Olson, S. Link, Active Modulation of Nanorod Plasmons. Nano Lett.11, 3797 (2011)

 
 

W.-S. Chang, B. Willingham, L. S. Slaughter, B. P. Khanal, E. R. L. Vigderman, E. R Zubarev, S. Link, Low absorption losses of strongly coupled surface plasmons in nanoparticle assemblies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 19879 (2011)

 
 

A. Tcherniak, J. W. Ha, S. Dominguez-Medina, L. S. Slaughter, S. Link, Probing a century old prediction one plasmonic particle at a time. Nano Lett. 10, 1398 (2010).

 
 

D. Solis, Jr., W.-S. Chang, B. P. Khanal, K. Bao, P. Nordlander, E. R. Zubarev, S. Link, Bleach Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BlIPP) in Single Gold Nanowires. Nano Lett. 10, 3482 (2010).

 
 

G. Vives, J. M. Guerrero, J. Godoy, S. Khatua, Y.-P. Wang, J. L. Kiappes, S. Link, J. M. Tour "Synthesis of Fluorescent Dye-Tagged Nanomachines for Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy." J. Org. Chem., 75 (2010) : 6631.

 
 

L. S. Slaughter, W.-S. Chang, P. Swanglap, A. Tcherniak, B. P. Khanal, E. R. Zubarev, S. Link, Single-particle spectroscopy of gold nanorods beyond the quasi-static limit: Varying the width at constant aspect ratio. J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 4934 (2010).

 
 

L. S. Slaughter, Y. Wu, B. Willingham, P. Nordlander, S. Link, Effects of Symmetry Breaking and Conductive Overlap on the Plasmon Coupling in Gold Nanorod Dimers. ACS Nano 4, 4657 (2010).

 
 

M. Thakur, D. Melnik, H. Barnett, K. Daly, C. H. Moran, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, C. T. Bucher, C. Kittrell, R. F. Curl "Wide-field four-channel fluorescence imager for biological applications." J. Biomed. Opt., 15 (2010) : 026013.

 
 

S. Khatua, J. Godoy, J. M. Tour, S. Link "Influence of the substrate on the mobility of individual nanocars." J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1 (2010) : 3288.

 
 

S. Khatua, P. Manna, W.-S. Chang, A. Tcherniak, E. Friedlander, E. R. Zubarev, S. Link, Plasmonic Nanoparticles - Liquid Crystal Composites. J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 7251 (2010).

 
 

W.-S. Chang, J. W. Ha, L. S. Slaughter, S. Link, Plasmonic Nanorod Absorbers as Orientation Sensors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 2781 (2010).

 
 

A. Tcherniak, A. Prakash, J. T. Mayo, V. L. Colvin, S. Link, Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of magnetite nanocrystal diffusion. J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 844 (2009).

 
 

K. Claytor, S. Khatua, J. M. Guerrero, A. Tcherniak, J. M. Tour, S. Link "Accurately Determining Single Molecule Trajectories of Molecular Motion on Surfaces." J. Chem. Phys., 130 (2009) : 164710.

 
 

S. Khatua, J. M. Guerrero, K. Claytor, G. Vives, A. B. Kolomeisky, J. M. Tour, S. Link "Micrometer-Scale Translation and Monitoring of Individual Nanocars on Glass." ACS Nano, 3 (2009) : 351.

 
 

W.-S. Chang, L. S. Slaughter, B. P. Khanal, P. Manna, E. R. Zubarev, S. Link, One-Dimensional Coupling of Gold Nanoparticle Plasmons in Self-Assembled Ring Superstructures. Nano Lett. 9, 1152 (2009).

 
 

A. Tcherniak, D. Solis, S. Khatua, A. A. Tangonan, T. R. Lee, S. Link, Chain-length dependent nematic ordering of conjugated polymers in a liquid crystal solvent. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 12262 (2008).

 
 

K. Claytor, S. Khatua, J. M. Guerrero, A. Tcherniak, J. M. Tour, S. Link, "Accurately Determining Single Molecule Trajectories of Molecular Motion on Surfaces.." J. Chem. Phys. (2008) Submitted

 
 

W.-S. Chang, S. Link, A. Yethiraj, P. F. Barbara "Single molecule spectroscopy of conjugated polymer chains in an electric field-aligned liquid crystal." J. Phys. Chem. B, 112 (2008) : 448.

 
 

A. Tcherniak, D. Solis, S. Khatua, A. A. Tangonan, T. R. Lee, S. Link "Chain-length dependent nematic ordering of conjugated polymers in a liquid crystal solvent." J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007) In Press

 
 

P. F. Barbara, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, G. D. Scholes, A. Yethiraj "Structure and dynamics of conjugated polymers in liquid crystalline solvents." Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem., 58 (2007) : 565.

 
 

S. Lal, S. Link, N. J. Halas, Plasmonics: From surface plasmon sensing to plasmon waveguiding. Nat. Photonics 1, 641 (2007).

 
 

S.-J. Park, S. Link, W. L. Miller, A. Gesquiere, P. F. Barbara "Effect of Electric Field on the Photoluminescence Intensity of Single CdSe Nanocrystals." Chem. Phys., 341 (2007) : 169.

 
 

P. F. Barbara, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, G. D. Scholes, A. Yethiraj, "Structure and dynamics of conjugated polymers in liquid crystalline solvents." Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. (2006) In Press

 
 

S. Link, W.-S. Chang, A. Yethiraj, P. F. Barbara "Anisotropic Diffusion of Elongated and Aligned Polymer Chains in a Nematic Solvent." J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 (2006) : 19799.

 
 

S. Link, W.-S. Chang, A. Yethiraj, P. F. Barbara "Orthogonal orientations for solvation of polymer molecules in smectic solvents." Phys. Rev. Lett., 96 (2006) : 017801.

 
 

X. Liu, A. P. Shreenath, M. Kimmel, R. Trebino, A. V. Smith, S. Link "Numerical Simulations of Optical-Parametric-Amplification Cross-Correlation Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating." J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 23 (2006) : 318-325.

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

S. Link, Bio-Inspired Plasmonics. Annual Meeting of the Japanese Photochemistry Society, Osaka, Japan, September 2015 (plenary lecture).

 
 

S. Link, Bio-Inspired Plasmonics. Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Mainz, Germany, June 2015. Host: Carsten Soennichsen

 
 

S. Link, Bio-Inspired Plasmonics. Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Department of Chemistry, Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Essen, Germany, July 2015. Host: Sebastian Schluecker

 
 

S. Link, Bio-Inspired Plasmonics. International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 2015.

 
 

S. Link, Bio-Inspired Plasmonics. Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Atlanta, April 2015. Host: Christine Payne

 
 

S. Link, Photoluminescence of plasmonic nanostructure. Pacifichem, Honolulu, December 2015 (talk).

 
 

S. Link, Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Fundamental Optical Properties to Application. University of Arkansas, Department of Chemistry, Fayetteville, November 2015. Host: Colin Heyes

 
 

S. Link, Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Fundamental Optical Properties to Application. Pacifichem, SPIRITS Symposium, Honolulu, December 2015 (talk).

 
 

S. Link, Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Fundamental Optical Properties to Application. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry, Philadelphia, October 2015. Host: Joe Subotnik

 
 

S. Link, Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures. Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz, Mainz, Germany, July 2015.

 
 

S. Link, Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures. University of Tokushima, Institute of Technology and Science, Tokushima, Japan, September 2015. Host: Akihiro Furube

 
 

S. Link, Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures. Annual Meeting of the Japanese Photochemistry Society, Osaka, Japan, September 2015.

 
 

S. Link, Single-particle absorption spectroscopy by photothermal contrast. Pacifichem, Honolulu, December 2015 (talk).

 
 

S. Link, Vivid, Full Color Aluminum Plasmonic Pixels. National American Chemical Society Meeting, Denver, March 2015 (talk).

 
 

S. Link, Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies. European Materials Research (E-MRS) Society Meeting, Lille, France, May 2014 (talk).

 
 

S. Link, Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies.  9th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings, and Nano-Structured Materials NANOSMAT, Dublin, Ireland, September 2014 (plenary talk).

 
 

S. Link, Plasmon Chemistry Investigated by Single Particle Spectroscopy. Gordon Research Conference: Noble Metal Nanoparticles, South Hadley, June 2014.

 
 

S. Link, Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures. Materials Research (MRS) Society Meeting, Boston, December 2014.

 
 

S. Link, Single molecule spectroscopy of nanoparticle - protein interactions. National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, August 2014.

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Joan van der Waals Colloquium, Department of Physics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. (October, 2013)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (November, 2013)

 
 

"Energy transport in individual nanowires and nanoparticle chains." Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2013), Stockholm, Sweden. (August, 2013)

 
 

"Energy transport in individual nanowires and nanoparticle chains." International Photochemistry Conference (ICP 2013), Leuven, Belgium. (July, 2013)

 
 

"Energy transport in individual nanowires and nanoparticle chains." 2nd International Summer Course and Workshop on 'Single Molecule/Nanoparticle Spectroscopy and Imaging', National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. (June, 2013)

 
 

"Fundamentals, Spectroscopy, dynamics, and modeling of plasmonic nanoparticles." 2nd International Summer Course and Workshop on 'Single Molecule/Nanoparticle Spectroscopy and Imaging', National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. (June, 2013)

 
 

"Interactions between Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Proteins Investigated by Correlation Spectroscopy with Single Particle Sensitiity." International Photochemistry Conference (ICP 2013), Leuven, Belgium. (July, 2013)

 
 

"Photothermal Imaging of Individual Plasmonic Nanostructures." Lorentz Center Workshop: Hot Nanostructures, Leiden, The Netherlands. (October, 2013)

 
 

"Plasmon waveguiding in nanowires and nanoparticle chains." 43rd Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah. (January, 2013)

 
 

"Characterizing Absorption and Scattering Separately for Individual Nanostructures with Complex Spectral Lineshapes." MURI Kick-Off Meeting, Arlington, Virginia. (September, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (February, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California. (April, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, California. (April, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. (October, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (November, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Center for Nano and Molecular Science, University of Texas, Austin, TX. (February, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (March, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, California. (April, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. (October, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (March, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Physics, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. (February, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. (April, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies: Role of Disorder, Energy Transport, and Active Modulation." SPIE Optic & Photonics, San Diego, California. (August, 2012)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies: Role of Disorder, Energy Transport, and Active Modulation." Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October, 2012)

 
 

"Electromagnetic Energy Transport in Nanoparticle Chains via Dark Plasmon Modes." 42nd Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah. (January, 2012)

 
 

"One-Photon Luminescence of Single Gold Nanorods." Picoquant Mini-Symposium on Instrumentation and Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September, 2012)

 
 

"Probing the diffusion of colloidal nanoparticles to reveal interactions with complex environments." First Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, Arlington, Virginia. (November, 2012)

 
 

"Radiative and Non-Radiative Properties of Individual Plasmonic Nanostructures Investigated by Single Particle Spectroscopy." 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics, Chengdu, China. (April, 2012)

 
 

"Radiative and Non-Radiative Properties of Individual Plasmonic Nanostructures Investigated by Single Particle Spectroscopy." Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, TX. (September, 2012)

 
 

"Radiative and Non-Radiative Properties of Individual Plasmonic Nanostructures Investigated by Single Particle Spectroscopy." 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California. (March, 2012)

 
 

"A Single Nanorod Plasmonic Switch." Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California. (April, 2011)

 
 

"A Single Nanorod Plasmonic Switch." 5th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics 5, Busan, Korea. (May, 2011)

 
 

"A Single Nanorod Plasmonic Switch." 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, Colorado. (August, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois. (April, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. (December, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies ." Institut fur Physikalische Chemie, Universitat Mainz, Mainz, Germany. (January, 2011)

 
 

"One-photon plasmon luminescence and its application to correlation spectroscopy as a probe for rotational and translational dynamics of gold nanorods." Telluride Science Research Center - Chemistry & Dynamics in Complex Environments, Telluride, Colorado. (June, 2011)

 
 

"Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. (March, 2011)

 
 

"Anisotropic Ordering and Motion of Nanomaterials." Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (February, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. (November, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. (September, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (November, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. (August, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (April, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. (September, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. (August, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California. (March, 2010)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (December, 2010)

 
 

"Energy Transfer in One-Dimensional Plasmonic Nanostructures (Hot Topic talk)." Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, South Hadley, Massachusetts. (June, 2010)

 
 

"Absorption and Scattering Spectroscopy of Single and Assembled Plasmonic Nanoparticle Structures." 1st National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)-Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Workshop on Molecular/Nano Science, Hsinchu, Taiwan. (November)

 
 

"Absorption and Scattering Spectroscopy of Single and Assembled Plasmonic Nanoparticle Structures." 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. (August)

 
 

"An Overview of Sensing and Waveguiding with Plasmonic Building Blocks." Nanotech Conference and Exposition, Houston, Texas. (May)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (April)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." Baylor University, Waco, Texas. (February)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." Nanotech Conference and Exposition, Houston, Texas. (May)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. (February)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." Telluride Science Research Center - Chemistry & Dynamics in Complex Environments, Telluride, Colorado. (June)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in nanoparticle rings." National Meeting of the American Physical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (March) With W.-S. Chang, L. S. Slaughter, B. Khanal, E. R. Zubarev

 
 

"Single Particle Absorption and Scattring Spectrscopy of One-Dimensional Plasmonic Nanostructures: Antenna Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies vs. Continuous Nanorods." 15th International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitie Analysis in Life Sciences, Berlin, Germany. (September)

 
 

"Chain-Length Dependent Nematic Ordering of Conjugated Polymers in a Liquid Crystal Solvent." 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day Program, St. Paul, Minnesota. (June 17, 2008)

 
 

"Nanophotonics: From plasmon coupling to molecular mechanical motion." Universitat Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. (August, 2008)

 
 

"Plasmon coupling in a nanoparticle self-assembly." 64th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. (October 1-3, 2008) With W.-S. Chang, L. S. Slaughter, B. Khanal, E. R. Zubarev

 
 

"Tracking Nanocars Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy." American Physical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 11-14, 2008) With S. Khatua, K. Claytor, J. Guerrero, J. M. Tour

 
 Other
 

"Interactions between Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Proteins Investigated by Correlation Spectroscopy with Single Particle Sensitivity." 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April, 2013)

 
 

"Biologically-inspired routes to sense-and-response in adaptive, intelligent metamaterials." Office of Naval Research Metamaterials Program Review, Santa Rosa, California. (May, 2011)

 
 

"Modulating Plasmon Intensities Through Polarization Control with Liquid Crystals." Office of Naval Research Progress Review, Austin, Texas. (November, 2011)

 
 

Contributed Talk.  "Bleached imaged plasmon propagation ." Pacifichem 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii. (December, 2010)

 
 

Contributed Talk.  "Radiative and nonradiative plasmon coupling in one-dimensional assemblies of plasmonic nanoparticles." SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, California. (August, 2010)

 
 Panelist
 

"Virtual Panel Participant." National Science Foundation Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) Division of Chemistry, Arlington, Virginia. (October, 2012)

 
 

"National Science Foundation Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)." Arlington, Virginia. (May)

 
 Posters
 

"Estimation of Propagation of Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) in Gold Nanowires Using Fluorescence-based Far-field Techniques." Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics, Waterville, Maine. (June, 2012) With A. Paul

 
 

"Modulating Surface Plasmons of Individual Nanostructures with Liquid Crystals." Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, South Hadley, Massachusetts. (June, 2012)

 
 

"Radiative and Nonradiative Properties of Individual and Coupled Plasmonic Nanoparticles." Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, South Hadley, Massachusetts. (June, 2010)

 
 

"Radiative and Nonradiative Properties of Individual and Coupled Plasmonic Nanoparticles." Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics, Waterville, Maine. (June, 2010)

 
 

"Chain-Length Dependent Nematic Ordering of Conjugated Polymers in a Liquid Crystal Solvent." 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day Program, St. Paul, Minnesota. (June 17, 2008) With A. Tcherniak, D. Solis, S. Khatua, A. Tangonan, T. R. Lee

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

S. Link, Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies. Wichita State University, Department of Chemistry, Wichita, April 2014. Host: Doug English.

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. (March, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. (February, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies ." Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. (February, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies ." Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. (February, 2011)

 
 

"Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticles Assemblies." Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, (March, 2011)

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor for Special Issue, Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of Physical Chemistry . (2015 - 2015)

 Other, Journal of Physical Chemistry. (2014 - 2014)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 John P Casey, PhD Photoluminescence Studies of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Chirality-Resolved Length Characterization and Porphyrin Sensitized Electronic Energy Transfer. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Ji Won Ha, M.S. Absorption and Scattering Spectroscopy of Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles. (2009) (Thesis Director)

 Alexei Tcherniak, PhD Alingnment of nanorods and nanotubes by anistropic solvation in liquid crystalline solvents. (2010) (Thesis Director)

 Britain Willingham, PhD Plasmonic properties of nanorod dimers. (2010) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Alexei Tcherniak, PhD Alingnment of nanorods and nanotubes by anistropic solvation in liquid crystalline solvents. (2010) (Thesis Director)

 Britain Willingham, PhD Plasmonic properties of nanorod dimers. (2010) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Alexei Tcherniak, Ph.D. Development and Application of Methods to Study Nanoparticle Diffusion Using Intensity Correlation Spectroscopy. (2011) (Thesis Director)

 Saumya Khatua, Ph.D. Ordering and motion of anisotropic nanomaterials. (2011) (Thesis Director)

 Saumyakanti Khatua, PhD Imaging of single nanocars. (2011) (Thesis Director)

 Saumyakanti Khatua, PhD Imaging of single nanocars. (2011) (Thesis Director)

 Ji Won Ha, PhD Phothermal imaging of plasmonic waveguides. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Liane Slaughter, PhD Dark-field scattering of assembled metallic nanoparticles. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 David Solis, Jr., Ph. D. Bleach Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BlIPP) in Single Gold Nanowires and Gold Nanoparticle Chains. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Robert Langsner, Ph.D. Optical Molecular Contrast Agents to Visualize Molecular Expression in Breast Cancer. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Oara Neumann, Ph.D. Pasmonic Nanostructures for Solar and Biological Application. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Leonid Vigderman, Ph. D. High-Yield Synthesis and Applications of Gold Nanoparticles. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Pattanawit Swanglap, Ph.D. Single Particle Studies on the Influence of the Environment on the Plasmonic Properties of Single and Assembled Gold Nanoparticles of Various Shapes. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Liane Slaughter, Ph.D. Strong Coupling of Nanoparticle Plasmons in Quasi One-Dimensional Assemblies. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Yumin Wang, Ph. D. Plasmon resonances in metallic nanostructures for photodetection. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Yu Zhang, Ph. D. Engineered Nonlinear Plasmonic Nanosystems: Harmonic Generator, Optical Processor and Single-molecular Sensor. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Jason Streit, Ph. D. Novel Techniques for Optical Characterization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Samples. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lifei Liu, Ph. D. Plasmonic properties of aluminum nanostructures. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Patrick McQuillan, Ph.D. High Resolution Measurement and Modeling of Ion Dynamics in an Ultracold Neutral Plasma. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 FangFang Wen, Ph.D. Plasmonic Nanostructures: Optical Nanocircuits, Tunable Charge Transfer Plasmons, and Properties of Fano Resonant Nanoclusters . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Allen Chen, Ph.D. Quantifying changes in the optical spectra of plasmonic nanoparticles following interaction with biological cells: Towards optimized design in biomedical applications . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Sergio Dominguez-Medina, Ph.D. Interaction of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles with Model Serum Proteins: The Nanoparticle-Protein ‘Corona’ from a Physico-Chemical Viewpoint. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Jana Olson, Ph.D. Development of an Active Display Using Plasmonic Nanorods and Liquid Crystals. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Nick King, Ph.D. Plasmonic Nanostructures for Enhanced Solar Cells and Colorimetric Spectroscopy Techniques . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Sara Nizzero, MS Single-particle absorption spectroscopy by photothermal contrast. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lisa Brown, Ph. D. Optical Properties of Plasmonic Heterodimers and Nanoantennas for Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Yang Li, Ph.D. Manipulation of energy propagation, redirection, and dissipation by tunable plasmonic nanostructures. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Yang Liu, Master of Science Neutron Off-plane Scattering of Aligned Membranes. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lin-Yung Wang, Ph.D. Optical and Transport Properties of Nano-Objects. (Thesis Director)

 Yumin Wang, Masters Implementation of hot electron generation in hybrid antenna-graphene structures. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Ryan Huschka, Ph.D. Light-Triggered Release of DNA from Plasmon-Resonant Nanoparticles. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Seunghyun Lee, Ph.D. Interfacial Chemistry in Nanophotonics. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Bishnu Khanal, PhD Gold Nanorods: Synthesis, Structural Manipulation, and Self-Assembly. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Pramit Manna, Ph.D. Surface Modification and Self-Assembly of Gold Nanostructures. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Corey Slavonic, Master of Science Imaging and Manipulating Organometallic Molecules by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Christyn Thibodeaux, Master's Small Gold Nanostructures in Cancer Theranostics. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Bob Zheng, Master's Fully Integrated CMOS-Compatible Photodetector with Intrinsic Gain and Red-Green-Blue Color Selectivity. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Britain Willingham, Ph.D. The characterization of coupled plasmonic systems. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Elsevier Lectureship Award of the Japanese Photochemistry Association,

 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research,

 Inaugural Outstanding Young Scientist Award, NANOSMAT Conference (September 8, 2014)

 Mainz Visiting Professorship, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) (2014)

 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation (2010, January)

 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award , 3M Corp. (5/1/09)

 John L. Margrave Memorial Innovation and Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry, Rice University (2009)

 John L. Margrave Junior Faculty Innovation Award, Department of Chemistry, Rice University (2008, 2009)

 GSA Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award, GSA (2008)

 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2008)

 Brown Teaching Grant, Provost's Office, Rice University (2008)

 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 3M (2008, February)

 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) (2008, May)

 GSA Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award, Graduate Student Association (2008, May)