Svetlana Neretina

Concurrent Associate Professor

Concurrent Associate Professor
370 Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6127


Research Areas

  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Research Specialties

  • Materials

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Year Title
2022-present Concurrent Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
2022-present Professor, Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2018-2022 Concurrent Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
2016-2022 Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2009-2016 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
2007-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 Ph.D. in Engineering Physics, McMaster University

Selected Awards

2011   NSF CAREER Award

Research 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.

Selected Publications

  • Lawson, Z. R.; Xu, K. K.; Boukouvala, C.; Hughes, R. A.; Rosenberger, M. R.; Ringe, E. and Neretina, S. "Large-Area Arrays of Epitaxially Aligned Silver Nanotriangles Seeded by Gold Nanostructures" 2024 Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 8 (9), pp.2149-2160. DOI: 10.1039/d3qm01184d.
  • Tuff, W. J.; Hughes, R. A.; Nieukirk, B. D.; Ciambriello, L.; Neal, R. D.; Golze, S. D.; Gavioli, L. and Neretina, S. "Periodic Arrays of Structurally Complex Oxide Nanoshells and their use as Substrate-Confined Nanoreactors" 2023 Nanoscale, 15 (43), pp.17609-17620. DOI: 10.1039/d3nr04345b.
  • Kumar, V.; Rossi, A. W.; Lawson, Z. R.; Neal, R. D.; Hachtel, J. A.; Neretina, S.; Masiello, D. J. and Camden, J. P. "Infrared Near-Field Spectroscopy of Gold Nanotriangle Fabry-Perot Resonances" 2023 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 127 (14), pp.6777-6784. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c00753.
  • Tuff, W. J.; Hughes, R. A.; Golze, S. D. and Neretina, S. "Ion Beam Milling as a Symmetry-Breaking Control in the Synthesis of Periodic Arrays of Identically Aligned Bimetallic Janus Nanocrystals" 2023 ACS Nano, 17 (4), pp.4050-4061. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c00149.
  • Neal, R. D.; Lawson, Z. R.; Tuff, W. J.; Xu, K. K.; Kumar, V.; Korsa, M. T.; Zhukovskyi, M.; Rosenberger, M. R.; Adam, J.; Hachtel, J. A.; Camden, J. P.; Hughes, R. A. and Neretina, S. "Large-Area Periodic Arrays of Atomically Flat Single-Crystal Gold Nanotriangles Formed Directly on Substrate Surfaces" 2022 Small, 18 (52), 2205780. DOI: 10.1002/smll.202205780.
  • Lawson, Z. R.; Preston, A. S.; Korsa, M. T.; Dominique, N. L.; Tuff, W. J.; Sutter, E.; Camden, J. P.; Adam, J.; Hughes, R. A. and Neretina, S. "Plasmonic Gold Trimers and Dimers with Air-Filled Nanogaps" 2022 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14 (24), pp.28186-28198. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c04800.