Jon Camden

Jon Camden

Molecular Plasmonics and Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies

Biography

2014-present
Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
2016-present
Concurrent Associate Professor, First Year of Studies, University of Notre Dame
2015-present
Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2013-2014
Gleb Mamantov Professorship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2008-2014
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2005-2008
Postdoctoral Researcher, Northwestern University
2005
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Stanford University
2000
B.S. in Chemistry and Music, University of Notre Dame

Selected Awards

2014
Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise, University of Tennessee
2013
Research and Creative Achievement Award, University of Tennessee
2012
NSF CAREER Award
2001-2004
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Research Interests

It is well known that plasmonic nanostructures are capable of harvesting light and concentrating it in the near field. This special behavior results from the collective oscillation of the conduction electrons in a metallic nanostructure, and has enabled a plethora of exciting applications such as plasmon-enhanced solar cells, photonic circuits, superlenses, chemical and biological sensing, and the detection of single molecules. Underlying many of these processes is the ability of plasmon excitation to greatly enhance electromagnetic fields at the particle surface. The Camden group is working to develop new applications of plasmonic nanostructures and to understand fundamental features of the molecule-plasmon couplings underlying these applications.  Our current research efforts include:  (1) Understanding the flow of plasmonic energy from nanoparticles at interfaces and into molecules, (2) Development of fast, portable, and cost-effective analytical methods for small molecules based on SERS, and (3) Exploration of surface-enhanced nonlinear spectroscopy, and (4) Direct imaging of plasmon-enhanced fields using electron microscopy.

Recent Papers

  • Trujillo, M.J., Camden, J.P. "Utilizing Molecular Hyperpolarizability for Trace Analysis: A Surface-Enhanced Hyper-Raman Scattering Study of Uranyl Ion" 2018 ACS Omega, 3 (6), pp. 6660-6664. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01147
  • Gu, X., Trujillo, M.J., Olson, J.E., Camden, J.P. "SERS Sensors: Recent Developments and a Generalized Classification Scheme Based on the Signal Origin" 2018 Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 11, pp. 147-169. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061417-125724
  • Ma, C., Fu, K., Trujillo, M.J., Gu, X., Baig, N., Bohn, P.W., Camden, J.P. "In Situ Probing of Laser Annealing of Plasmonic Substrates with Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (20), pp. 11031-11037. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01443
  • Wu, Y., Li, G., Camden, J.P. "Probing Nanoparticle Plasmons with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy" 2018 Chemical Reviews, 118 (6), pp. 2994-3031. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00354
  • Cherqui, C., Li, G., Busche, J.A., Quillin, S.C., Camden, J.P., Masiello, D.J. "Multipolar Nanocube Plasmon Mode-Mixing in Finite Substrates" 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9 (3), pp. 504-512. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03271
  • Dejesus, J.F., Trujillo, M.J., Camden, J.P., Jenkins, D.M. "N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as a Robust Platform for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" 2018 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (4), pp. 1247-1250. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12779

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