Gregory Hartland

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

159 Stepan Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-9320


Research Areas

  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Research Specialties

  • Energy
  • Measurement

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Year Title
2004-present Professor, University of Notre Dame
2020-present Director of Graduate Studies, University of Notre Dame
2013-2015 Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame
2000-2004 Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
1994-2000 Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
1991-1994 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
1991 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
1985 B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia

Selected Awards

2021   ACS Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry

2014   Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

2011   American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow

2009   Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2004   Kaneb Teaching Award, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Research in the Hartland group is focused on using optics to examine the properties of nanomaterials and how these materials interact with their environments. Almost all of the projects in the group involve single particle studies, and the development of novel techniques to perform time-resolved and steady state spectroscopy experiments on single particles is a major component of the research. Examples of the processes that are being studied are the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons in metal nanostructures, charge carrier trapping and diffusion in semiconductor nanowires, chemical reactions in nanomaterials, and the effects of viscosity at the nanoscale. The work is very interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of physical and analytical chemistry and involving collaborations with groups around the world as well as at the University of Notre Dame.

Selected Publications

  • Yu, K.; Jiang, Y. Q.; Chen, Y. A.; Hu, X. Y.; Chang, J. L.; Hartland, G. V. and Wang, G. P. "Compressible Viscoelasticity of Cell Membranes Determined by Gigahertz-Frequency Acoustic Vibrations" 2023 Photoacoustics, 31, 100494. DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2023.100494.
  • Wright, C. and Hartland, G. V. "Mode Specific Dynamics for the Acoustic Vibrations of a Gold Nanoplate" 2023 Photoacoustics, 30, 100476. DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2023.100476.
  • Geiger, F. M. and Hartland, G. V. "Sixty Years of Surface-Specific Spectroscopy" 2022 Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 126 (34), pp.6367-6371. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c05020.
  • Chakkamalayath, J.; Hartland, G. V. and Kamat, P. V. "Photoinduced Transformation of Cs(2)Au(2)Br(6)into CsPbBr(3)Nanocrystals Br" 2022 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 13 (13), pp.2921-2927. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00473.
  • Yu, K.; Jiang, Y. Q.; Wright, C. and Hartland, G. V. "Energy Dissipation for Nanometer Sized Acoustic Oscillators" 2022 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126 (8), pp.3811-3819. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c10073.
  • Brown, B. S. and Hartland, G. V. "Influence of Thermal Diffusion on the Spatial Resolution in Photothermal Microscopy" 2022 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126 (7), pp.3560-3568. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c10494.