Prof. Andrey ROGACH

Dr habil Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
PhD Belarusian State University, Belarus 
Diploma Belarusian State University, Belarus

Visiting address
AC1-G6616

Phone: +852 34429532

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots) and metal nanocrystals.

Using the colloidal chemistry approaches we synthesize semiconductor and metal nanorystals of variable sizes, shapes and compositions, tuning the emission of semiconductor nanocrystals and surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles through the visible and near-IR spectral range.

Colloidal nanocrystals, with their variable surface chemistry determined by a rich choice of capping ligands are ideal building blocks for fabrication of different hybrid nanostructures. We apply optical spectroscopy to study energy transfer and charge separation in these nanostructures and look for different applications of semiconductor and metal nanocrystals such as light-emitting devices and photodetectors.

 

Qualifications/Experiences

  • 1991: Diploma (honors) in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus)
  • 1995: PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus) on “Formation and properties of silver nanoparticles in different media”
  • 1995 - 2002: Research Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • 2002 - 2009: Lead Scientist, Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Physics Department & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
  • 2005-2006: SFI Walton Visiting Professor, School of Physics and Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • since 2008: Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2009: Habilitation in Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) on “Light emission and harvesting with semiconductor nanocrystals: Synthesis, spectroscopy and applications”
  • since 2009: Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2010: Founding Director of the Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP) at City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2011: Associate Editor, ACS NANO
  • since 2012: Chair Professor of Photonic Materials, Department of Physics and Materials Science at CityUniversity of Hong Kong

Press/Media

11.2016

A review article on Colloidal Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Optical Properties and Applications has been published in NPG Asia Materials

Read the full story at: http://www.nature.com/am/journal/v8/n11/full/am2016167a.html

 

11.2016

All-copper nanocluster based LEDs: Rogach’s group paper is featured on the cover page of Advanced Science (Wiley)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/advs.201600182/abstract

and highlighted by "Cutting-Edge Chemistry", ACS

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/cutting-edge-chemistry/organic--organometallic--and-metallic-luminogens.html

 

09.2016

A review article on “Aqueous Based Semiconductor Nanocrystals” has been published in Chem. Rev.

Read the full story at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00041

 

01.2016

Nanothermometry with quantum dots: Rogach’s group paper is featured on the cover page of Small

Read the full story at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201501984/full

 

01.2016

Green perovskite LEDs shine brighter: A recent NanoLetters paper by Rogach group in collaboration with HKU, entitled "Enhancing the Brightness of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal Based Green Light-Emitting Devices through the Interface Engineering with Perfluorinated Ionomer" has been covered by nanowebtech.org (IOP) with an interview.

Read the full story on: http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/63746

 

10.2015

Aligning nanorods using light: A recent ACS Nano paper by Rogach group in collaboration with HKUST, entitled "Combination of Photo-Induced Alignment and Self-Assembly to Realize Polarized Emission from Ordered Semiconductor Nanorods" has been covered by nanowebtech.org (IOP) with an interview.

Read the full story on: http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/62969

 

08.2014

Prof. Rogach elected as Fellow of Electromagnetic Academy, USA

 

08.2014

Research paper “Redox shuttle mechanism enhances photocatalytic H2 generation on Ni-decorated CdS nanorods” (http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4049.html) has been published in Nature Materials as a result of our on-going HK-German collaborative project (see: http://www.phog.physik.lmu.de/news/archive/2014_08_11/index.html)

 

03.2014

Prof. Rogach conferred the title of Honorary Professor of Xi’An Jiaotong University, China

 

01.2014

Review on "Hierarchical SnO2 Nanostructures: Recent Advances in Design, Synthesis and Applications" featured on the cover page of the issue has been published in the Special Issue "Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Chemistry of Materials"

Link to: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm4018248

 

09.2013

25th Anniversary Article by S. Gupta et al. on “Ion Exchange in Colloidal Nanocrystals” has been published in Adv. Mater.

Link to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201302400/abstract

 

03.2013

Review article by S. Kershaw et al. on “Narrow Bandgap Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Quantum Dots: Synthetic Methods, Heterostructures, Assemblies, Electronic and Infrared Optical Properties” has been published in Chem. Soc. Rev.

Link to: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/CS/c2cs35331h

 

09.2012

Feature article by A. Rogach and co-workers on “Semiconductor Nanowires Self-Assembled from Colloidal CdTe Nanocrystal Building Blocks: Optical Properties and Application Perspectives” has been published in J. Mater. Chem.

Link to: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2012/JM/C2JM90144G

 

07.2012

Book on "Complex-Shaped metal Nanoparticles: Bottom-Up Syntheses and Applications" co-edited by Andrey Rogach and Tapan Sau has been published by Wiley-VCH

 

07.2012

ARG project with Alphasense on gas sensing with infrared emitting quantum dots started

 

07.2012

Research paper by Haihua Yang et al on heterojunction engineering has been featured on the cover page of Advanced Functional Materials

 

10.2011

A. Rogach becomes Associate Editor, ACS NANO

 

07.2011

A. Rogach receives “Grand” CityU Research Excellence Award 2011

 

07.2011

Perspective article has been published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.: Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots as Solar Cell Components and Photosensitizers: Material, Charge Transfer, and Separation Aspects of Some Device Topologies.

 

04.2011

Feature acrticle has now been published online.: Hybrid Colloidal Heterostructures of Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanocrystals Decorated with Noble Metals: Synthesis to Function

 

03.2011

Andrey Rogach under the TOP 100 Material Scientists worldwide

 

01.2011

CFP (Centre for Functional Photonics) has been approved with Prof Andrey Rogach as Founding Director