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The Group

Principal Investigator

Zeev Rosenzweig, PhD

Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Professor of Chemistry

Office: MEYR 102
Phone: 410-455-2521

Graduate Students

Richard Brown

Research Interests: Semiconductor Nanomaterials for bioimaging. Specifically, non-toxic, silicon-based, photoluminescent nanoparticles. His focus is on the synthesis and characterization of these materials, especially their photoysical/chemical properties and how they respond to their environment.

Zheng Zheng

Research Interests: Zheng Zheng is interested in the synthesis and analysis of nanoplasmonic alloy materials for energy harvesting and catalytic applications. The stability and tunability of nanoplasmonic alloys is vital for the development of efficient and robust solar energy harvesting systems. In addition, these materials are useful for their catalytic applications.

Denise Williams

Research Interests: Denise is currently working on synthesizing luminescent nanomaterials for bioimaging applications. Her research is aimed at synthesizing nanomaterials that are more environmentally benign without compromising their luminescent properties.

Undergraduate Students


April Laranang

Research Interests: April studies the biological impact of the quantum dots on embryonic zebrafish. My project in the Rosenzweig lab aims to determine safer alternatives to Cadmium-based quantum dots.

Daniel Morgan

Research Interests: Daniel’s research involves the organic synthesis of ligands that will be used for solubilizing nanomaterials. Daniel is interested in organic chemistry, Ancient Studies, CAD, and 3D printing and design.