Dr. Rosenzweig’s research program aims to develop new techniques for the synthesis of luminescent and magnetic nanomaterials and utilize them in a wide range of applications including biomedical imaging, biosensors, and photovoltaics.  Current research projects in the laboratory involve the synthesis of luminescent semiconductor nanomaterials and their toxicity testing in zebrafish models as well as the synthesis of complex composite nanomaterials with unique luminescent properties that could be used in optical coding applications. Another important area of research is the replacement of currently used toxic and rare nanomaterials with benign and earth abundant nanomaterials to minimize adverse effects on human health and the environment while reducing the cost of nanotechnology applications.