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Svetlana Neretina

Svetlana Neretina

Email: sneretina@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6127

Office: 370 Fitzpatrick Hall

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada, 2007

Biography

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, and in 2018 she received a concurrent appointment in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

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

    • M. Hajfathalian, A. Amirshaghaghi,  P. C. Naha, P. Chhour, J. C. Hsu, K. Douglas, Y, Dong, C. M. Sehgal, A. Tsourkas, S. Neretina, D. P. Cormode, Wulff in a cage gold nanoparticles as contrast agents for computed tomography and photoacoustic imaging, Nanoscale 2018, DOI: 10.1039/x0xx00000x.
    • E. Menumerov, S. D. Golze, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, Arrays of highly complex noble metal nanostructures using nanoimprint lithography in combination with liquid-phase epitaxy, Nanoscale 2018, 10, 18186-18194.
    • E. Lee, E. Menumerov, R. A. Hughes, S. Neretina, T. Luo, Low-cost nanostructures from nanoparticle-assisted large-scale lithography significantly enhance thermal energy transport across solid interfaces, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08180.
    • T. B. Demille, R. A. Hughes, A. S. Preston, R. Adelung, Y. K. Mishra, S. Neretina, Light-mediated growth of noble metal nanostructures (Au, Ag, Cu, Pt, Pd, Ru, Ir, Rh) from micro- and nanoscale ZnO tetrapodal backbones, Frontiers in Chemistry 2018, 6, 411.
    • E. Menumerov, R. A. Hughes, S. D. Golze, R. D. Neal, T. B. Demille, J. C. Campanaro, K. C. Kotesky, S. Rouvimov, S. Neretina, Identifying the true catalyst in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol: A case study showing the effect of leaching and oxidative etching using Ag catalysts, ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 8879-8888.
    • A. S. Preston, R. A. Hughes, T. B. Demille, S. Neretina, Copper template design for the synthesis of bimetallic copper-rhodium nanoshells through galvanic replacement, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2018, 35, 1700420. (Special Issue)
    • 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.

                                News

                                Eric and Spencer's paper on Nanoimprint Lithography has been accepted to Nanoscale

                                September 20, 2018

                                Eric and Spencer's paper on Nanoimprint Lithography has been accepted to Nanoscale

                                Arin presents his research on refractory plasmonics at Graduate Student Seminar

                                September 20, 2018

                                Arin presents his research on refractory plasmonics at Graduate Student Seminar

                                Svetlana Neretina has received a concurrent appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

                                September 10, 2018

                                Svetlana Neretina has received a concurrent appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

                                Trevor Demille's paper has been accepted to Frontiers in Chemistry

                                August 27, 2018

                                Trevor Demille's paper has been accepted to Frontiers in Chemistry!

                                Spencer Golze has successfully passed his Qualifying Exam

                                August 27, 2018

                                Spencer Golze has successfully passed his Qualifying Exam