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Svetlana Neretina

Svetlana Neretina

Email: sneretina@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6127

Office: 370 Fitzpatrick Hall


Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada, 2007


Svetlana Neretina received a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University. She carried out her postdoctoral research in the area of plasmonic nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Mostafa El–Sayed. In 2009, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. In 2011, she received an NSF CAREER award sponsored by the Division of Materials Research. In 2016, she joined the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame as an associate professor. 

Summary of Activities/Interests

Svetlana Neretina and her research team are advancing the application, understanding, and material fabrication methods for noble metal nanostructures, an extraordinary class of materials that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, environmental remediation, chemical synthesis, and sensing technologies.  Fabrication methods such as nanoimprint lithography, self-assembly, and solution-phase redox reactions are used in combination to define periodic arrays of complex noble metal nanostructures that collectively express the photo- and chemically active surfaces needed to prototype photovoltaic and sensing devices. These same nanostructures are also being investigated as catalysts for hydrogen generation and as photocatalysts capable of promoting green chemical syntheses powered by sunlight. Emphasis is also placed on the development of new instrumentation and in situ monitoring tools needed to fabricate these nanomaterials in a manner that is responsive to the scalability and throughput needs of a manufacturing setting.

Recent Publications

    • R. A. Hughes, E. Menumerov, S. Neretina, When lithography meets self-assembly: A review of recent advances in the directed assembly of complex metal nanostructures on planar and textured surfaces, Nanotechnology 2017, 28, 282002. (Topical Review)
    • E. Menumerov, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, One-Step catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol through the direct injection of metal salts into oxygen-depleted reactants, Catalysis Science &Technology 2017, 7, 1460-1464. (Communication)
    • E. Menumerov, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, The catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol: A quantitative assessment of the role of dissolved oxygen in determining the induction time, Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 7791-7797.
    • S. Neretina, R. A. Hughes, K. D. Gilroy, M. Hajfathalian, Noble metal nanostructure synthesis at the liquid-substrate interface: New structures, new insights and new possibilities, Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 2243-2250. (Invited Review).
    • M. Hajfathalian, K. D. Gilroy, S. D. Golze, A. Yaghoubzade, E. Menumerov, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, A Wulff in a cage: The confinement of substrate–based structures in plasmonic nanoshells, nanocages, and nanoframes using galvanic replacement reactions, ACS Nano 2016, 10, 6354–6362.
    • M. Hajfathalian, K. D. Gilroy, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Citrate–induced nanocubes: A reexamination of the role of citrate as a shape–directing capping agent for Ag–based nanostructures, Small 201612, 3444–3452.
    • E. Menumerov, K. D. Gilroy, M. Hajfathalian, C. J. Murphy, E. R. McKenzie, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Plastically deformed Cu–based alloys as high–performance catalysts for the reduction of 4–nitrophenol, Catal. Sci. Technol. 20166, 5737–5745.
    • E. Menumerov, B. A. Marks, D. Dikin, F. X. Lee, R. D. Winslow, S. Guru, D. Sil, E. Borguet, P. Hutapea, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Sensing hydrogen gas from atmospheric pressure to a hundred parts per million with nanogaps fabricated using a single–step bending deformation, ACS Sens. 20161, 73–80.
    • M. Hajfathalian, K. D. Gilroy, A. Yaghoubzade, A. Sundar, T. Tan, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Photocatalytic enhancements to the reduction of 4–nitrophenol by resonantly excited triangular gold–copper nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. C 2015119, 17308–17315.
    • K. D. Gilroy, A. Sundar, M. Hajfathalian, A. Yaghoubzade, T. Tan, D. Sil, E. Borguet, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Transformation of truncated gold octahedrons into triangular nanoprisms through the heterogeneous nucleation of silver, Nanoscale 20157, 6827–6835.
    • K. D. Gilroy, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Kinetically controlled nucleation of silver on surfactant–free gold seeds, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 15337–15345.
    • D. Sil, K. D. Gilroy, A. Niaux, A. Boulesbaa, S. Neretina, E. Borguet, Seeing is believing: Hot electron based gold nanoplasmonic optical hydrogen sensor, ACS Nano 20148, 7755–7762.
    • K. D. Gilroy, P. Farzinpour, A. Sundar, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Sacrificial templates for galvanic replacement reactions: Design criteria for the synthesis of pure Pt nanoshells with a smooth surface morphology, Chem. Mater. 201426, 3340–3347.
    • K. D. Gilroy, S. Neretina, R. W. Sunders, Behavior of gold nanoparticles in an experimental algal–zooplankton food chain, J. Nanopart. Res. 2014, 16, 2414.
    • A. Sundar, P. Farzinpour, K. D. Gilroy, T. Tan, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Eutectic combinations as a pathway to the formation of substrate–based Au–Ge heterodimers and hollowed Au nanocrescents with tunable optical properties, Small 201410, 3379–3388.


                                Kyle Kotesky presents his summer research at NDnano Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

                                August 11, 2017

                                Kyle Kotesky presents his summer research project entitled "Nano-Catalyst Leaching" at NDnano Summer Research Forum, July 20, 2017.

                                Svetlana Neretina organizes a Plasmonics symposium at MRS 2017 Spring Meeting in Phoenix

                                April 26, 2017

                                Svetlana Neretina organizes the symposium entitled Molecular and Colloidal Plasmonics: From Synthesis to Application at MRS 2017 Spring Meeting at Phoenix.

                                Robert Hughes presents our research at MRS 2017 Spring Meeting in Phoenix

                                April 26, 2017

                                Robert Hughes gives the talk entitled Shape-engineering complex nobel metal nanostructures through the integration of seed-mediated colloidal syntheses with substrate-based fabrication techniques at 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 17-21, 2017.

                                Eric presents his Nano Letter paper at 253rd American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA

                                April 1, 2017

                                Eric gives the talk entitled "Quantitative assessment of the role of dissolved oxygen in catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol" at the 253rd ASC Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.