NANOCOLLOQUIUM: Teri Odom, Northwestern
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
2460 AV Williams
301 405 0876
Abstract: Metal nanostructures concentrate optical fields into highly confined, nanoscale volumes that can be exploited in a wide range of applications, from sensing to imaging. However, their broad far-field optical resonances increase in width as the particle size increases. To narrow these resonances while maintaining desirable near-field properties, we have developed unconventional procedures to organize the nanoparticles into arrays with spacings on the order of hundreds of nanometers, where narrow lattice plasmon resonances can result. This talk will describe a range of new optical phenomena that can emerge from nanoparticles arrays, from programmable and reversible plasmon mode tuning to superlattice plasmons to achromatic flat lenses to dynamic, real-time tunable nanoscale lasing.
Teri W. Odom is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Director of the International Institute of Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties. Odom has pioneered a suite of multi-scale nanofabrication tools that has resulted in flat optics that can manipulate light at the nanoscale and beat the diffraction limit, plasmon-based nanoscale lasers that exhibit tunable color, and hierarchical substrates that show controlled wetting and super-hydrophobicity. She has also invented a class of biological nanoconstructs that are facilitating unique insight into nanoparticle-cell interactions and that show superior imaging and therapeutic properties because of their gold nanostar shape.
Odom has received numerous honors and awards, including being named a U.S. Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow; Fellow of the American Chemical Society; a Materials Research Society Fellow; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; the Carol Tyler Award from the International Precious Metals Institute; a Blavatnik Young Scientist Finalist; a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University; the ACS Akron Section Award; an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health; the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award; the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon and the ACS; the Rohm and Haas New Faculty Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; a DuPont Young Investigator Grant; a NSF CAREER Award; the ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship; and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Odom was the founding Chair of the Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference, whose inaugural meeting was in 2010. In addition, Odom was an inaugural Associate Editor for RSC’s flagship journal Chemical Science (2009-2013) and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Nano, Chemical Physics Letters, Materials Horizons, Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, and Nano Letters. She serves as founding Executive Editor of the journal ACS Photonics (2013 – present).