Positions

where I work(ed)

 

  • 2008-2011 - NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    supervisor: George M. Whitesides
    research topics: Experimental studies of i) electric and acoustic control of flames, ii) large scale molecular junctions, iii) germination and root development
    , iv) unconventional nanofabrication


  • February 2012 till present - Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • November 2012 till present - Associate Scientist, US DoE Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA

Education

where I studied

 

  • 1997-2002 - Laurea Magistrale (Materials Science): Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Parma, Parma, Italy (cum laude)
    supervisor: Gianluca Calestani
    research topics: Evaporation-induced self-assembly of polystyrene colloids to form photonic crystals

  • 2003-2008 - Ph.D.(Interdisciplinary Chemistry): Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    supervisor: Geoffrey A. Ozin
    research topics: i) Synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanostructures, ii) experimental studies of polymer-like behaviour in inorganic nanowires, iii) synthesis and characterization of C60-based self-assembled mesoporous materials, iv) photonic quasicrystals design and fabrication, v) experimental tuning of luminescence lifetime of quantum dots by photonic bandgaps.

Selected Awards and Fellowships

  • 2014 - Beckman Young Investigator Award
    "...to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science."
  • 2014 - Plant Science Institute Faculty Scholar
  • 2014 - Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers
    "...recognizes an Italian engineer under 40 for his entrepreneurial courage in applying scientific discoveries to public advantage. The award consists of $5,000 and the Presidential Medal of Representation, awarded from the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano"
  • 2009 - NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    “...this two-year fellowship is given by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to graduates from Canadian universities who display exceptional promise”
  • 2009 - IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - Honorable Mention
    “...this yearly prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry awards the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences as described in 1000-word essay...”
  • 2009 - CSC CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Prize
    “...this yearly award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in Chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university...”
  • 2008 - Governor General Gold Medal
    “...granted yearly to the three grad student with highest academic standing in the whole University of Toronto...”
  • 2008 - American Chemical Society DIC Young Investigator Award
    “...this yearly award is granted to ~8 graduate students in their final year and selected by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of ACS for their excellence in research...”
  • 2008 - Canadian Society of Chemistry DIC Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry
    “...this yearly award is granted to one graduate student in his/her final year and selected by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of CSC for their excellence in research...”
  • 2006 - Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award - Silver Medal
    “...MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research....”
  • 2005 - Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award - Silver Medal
    “...MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research....”

Textbooks

  • Nanochemistry - A Chemical Approach To Nanomaterials (II edition)
    Geoffrey A. Ozin, Andre C. Arsenault, and Ludovico Cademartiri - foreword by Chad A. Mirkin
    Royal Society of Chemistry - 2009 - link

  • Concepts of Nanochemistry
    Ludovico Cademartiri and Geoffrey A. Ozin - foreword by Jean Marie Lehn
    Wiley-VCH - 2009 - link
    read the review by Prof. Nikolaus Korber on Angewandte Chemie here

Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications

  • Millifluidic, Modular, “Petri Dishes” for the Study of Organismal Interactions
    O. Siemianowski†, K. R. Lind†, X. C. Tian, M. Cain, S. Xu, B. Ganapathysubramanian, L. Cademartiri*
    submitted

  • Calcination Does Not Remove All Carbon From Colloidal Nanocrystal Assemblies
    P. Mohapatra, S. Shaw, D. Mendivelso-Perez, J. M. Bobbitt, T. F. Silva, F. Naab, B. Yuan, X.C. Tian, E.A. Smith, L. Cademartiri*
    Nature Communications, accepted

  • Building Materials From Colloidal Nanocrystal Arrays: Molecular Control Of Solid/Solid Interfaces In Nanostructured Tetragonal ZrO2
    S. Shaw, T. F. Silva, J. M. Bobbitt, F. Naab, C. L. Rodrigues, B. Yuan, J. J. Chang, X.C. Tian, E.A. Smith, L. Cademartiri*
    Chemistry of Materials, 29, 18, 7888-7900 - abstract and pdf

  • Surface And Buried Interface Layer Studies On Challenging Structures As Studied By ARXPS
    R. N. S. Sodhi*, P. Brodersen, L. Cademartiri, M. M. Thuo, C. A. Nijhuis
    Surface & Interface Analysis, published online - abstract and pdf

  • Simplicity as a Route to Impact in Materials Research
    X.C. Tian, K.R. Lind, S. Shaw, O. Siemianowski, L. Cademartiri*
    Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1604681 - abstract and pdf

  • Sulfur In Oleylamine Is A Powerful And Versatile Etchant For Oxide, Sulfide, And Metal Colloidal Nanoparticles
    B. Yuan, X.C. Tian, S. Shaw, R. Petersen, L. Cademartiri*
    Physica Status Solidi A, 2017, 214, 5, 1600543 - abstract and pdf
  • Optics-Free, Plasma-Based Lithography in Inorganic Resists Made Up of Nanoparticles
    S. Shaw, K. J.Miller, J. L. Colaux, L. Cademartiri*
    Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, 2016, 15, 031607 - abstract and pdf

  • Towards Bulk Syntheses Of Nanomaterials: An Homeostatically Supersaturated Synthesis Of Polymer-Like Bi2S3 Nanowires With Nearly 100% Yield And No Injection
    B. Yuan, J. A. Brandt, S. Shaw, P. Mohapatra, L. Cademartiri*
    RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 113815-113819 - abstract and pdf

  • Building Materials from Colloidal Nanocrystal Arrays: Evolution of Structure, Composition, and Mechanical Properties Upon Removal of Ligands by O2 Plasma
    S. Shaw, J. L. Colaux, J. L. Hay, F. C. Peiris, L. Cademartiri*
    Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 40, 8900-8905 - abstract and pdf

  • Plant Growth Environments With Programmable Relative Humidity And Homogeneous Nutrient Availability
    K. R. Lind, N. Lee, T. Sizmur, O. Siemianowski, S. v. Bruggen, B. Ganapathysubramaniam, L. Cademartiri*
    PLOS ONE, 2016, 11(6), e0155960 - abstract and pdf

  • Building Materials from Colloidal Nanocrystal Arrays: Preventing Crack Formation During Ligand Removal by Controlling Structure and Solvation
    S.Shaw, B. Yuan, X.C. Tian, K.J. Miller, B.M. Cote, J.L. Colaux, A. Migliori, M.G. Panthani, L. Cademartiri*
    Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 40, 8892-8899 - abstract and pdf

  • Healable, Scalable, Green, Superhydrophobic/oleophobic Coatings Resistant to Foot Traffic
    X.C. Tian, S. Shaw, K. Lind, L. Cademartiri*
    Advanced Materials 2016, 19, 3677-3682- abstract and pdf

  • Programmable Self-Assembly
    L. Cademartiri*, K. J. M. Bishop
    Nature Materials 2015, 14, 2-9 - abstract and pdf

  • Flexible One-Dimensional Nanostructures (invited minireview)
    B. Yuan, L. Cademartiri*
    Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 2015, 31, 607-615 - abstract and pdf

  • LEGO® Bricks as Building Blocks for Centimeter Scale Biological Environments
    K. R. Lind, T. Sizmur, S. Benomar, A. I. Miller, L. Cademartiri*
    PLoS ONE 2014, 9 (6), e100867 - abstract and pdf

  • A Simple and Versatile 2-Dimensional Platform to Study Plant Germination and Growth under Controlled Humidity
    T. Sizmur, K. R. Lind, S. Benomar, H. VanEvery, L. Cademartiri*
    PLoS ONE 2014, 9 (5), e96730 - abstract and pdf

  • Electric Winds Driven by Time Oscillating Corona Discharges
    A. M. Drews, L. Cademartiri, G. M. Whitesides, K. J. M. Bishop*
    Journal of Applied Physics 2013, 114, 143302 - abstract and pdf

  • Nanowires and Nanostructures that Grow like Polymer Molecules
    S. Shaw, L. Cademartiri*
    Advanced Materials 2013, 25(35), 4829-4844 - frontispiece - abstract and pdf

  • Using Explosions to Power a Soft Robot
    R. F. Shepherd, A. A. Stokes, J. Freake, J. Barber, P. W. Snyder, A. D. Mazzeo, L. Cademartiri, S. A. Morin, G. M. Whitesides*
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52(10), 2892-2896 - abstract and pdf

  • Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Colloidal Nanowires (invited)
    A. Repko, L. Cademartiri*
    Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2012, 90, 1032- abstract and pdf

  • AC Electric Fields Drive Steady Flows in Flames
    A. Drews, L. Cademartiri, M. Chemama, M. Brenner, G. M. Whitesides, K. J. M. Bishop*
    Physical Review E 2012, 86 (3), 036314 - abstract and pdf

  • Polymer-like Conformation and Growth Kinetics of Bi2S3 Nanowires
    L. Cademartiri, G. Guerin, K. J. M. Bishop, M.A. Winnik*, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134 (22), 9327-9334 - abstract and pdf

  • The Electrical Resistance of AgTS-S(CH2)n-1CH3//Ga2O3/EGaIn Tunneling Junctions
    L. Cademartiri, M. M. Thuo, C. A. Nijhuis, W. F. Reus, S. Tricard, J. R. Barber, R. N. S. Sodhi*, P. Brodersen*, C. G. Kim, R. C. Chiechi, G. M. Whitesides*
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116(20), 10848–10860 - abstract and pdf

  • Using Shape for Self-Assembly (invited review - Festschrift for Alan Mackay)
    L. Cademartiri*, K. J. M. Bishop, P. W. Snyder, G. A. Ozin

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 2012, 370, 2824-2847 - abstract and pdf

  • On the Nature and Importance of the Transition between Molecules and Nanocrystals: Towards a Chemistry of “Nanoscale Perfection” (invited review)
    L. Cademartiri* and V. Kitaev*
    Nanoscale 2011, 3, 3435 - front cover - abstract and pdf

  • From Ideas to Innovation: Nanochemistry as a Case Study
    G. A. Ozin* and L. Cademartiri*
    Small 2011, 7(1), 49-54 - abstract and pdf

  • Survey of Materials for Nanoskiving and Influence of the Cutting Process on the Nanostructures Produced
    D. J. Lipomi, R. V. Martinez, R. M. Rioux, L. Cademartiri, W. F. Reus, G. M. Whitesides*
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2(9), 2503-2514 - front cover - abstract and pdf

  • Ultrathin Bi2S3 Nanowires: Surface and Core Structure at the Cluster-Nanocrystal Transition
    J. W. Thomson, L. Cademartiri, M. MacDonald, S. Petrov, G. Calestani, P. Zhang, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132(26), 9058-9068 - abstract and pdf

  • Emerging Strategies for the Synthesis of Highly Monodisperse Colloidal Nanostructures (invited review)
    L. Cademartiri and G. A. Ozin*
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 2010, 368(1927), 4229-4248 - abstract and pdf

  • Nanofabrication by Self-Assembly (invited review)
    G. A. Ozin*, K. Hou, B. V. Lotsch, L. Cademartiri, D. P. Puzzo, F. Scotognella, A. Ghadimi, J. Thomson
    Materials Today 2009, 12(5), 12-23 - abstract and pdf

  • NanoChemistry: What's Next?
    G. A. Ozin* and L. Cademartiri*
    Small 2009, 5(11), 1240-1244 - abstract and pdf

  • Crosslinking Bi2S3 Ultrathin Nanowires: A Platform for Nanostructure Formation and Biomolecule Detection
    L. Cademartiri, F. Scotognella, P. G. O’Brien, B. V. Lotsch, J. Thomson, N. P. Kherani, G. A. Ozin*
    Nano Letters 2009, 9(4), 1482-1486 - abstract, pdf and supplementary information

  • Nanocrystal Plasma Polymerization – From Colloidal Nanocrystals to Inorganic Architectures (invited review)
    L. Cademartiri, A. Ghadimi, G. A. Ozin
    *
    Accounts of Chemical Research
    2008, 41, 1820-1830 - abstract, pdf and supplementary information

  • Ultrathin Nanowires: A Materials Chemistry Perspective
    L. Cademartiri and G. A. Ozin*
    Advanced Materials 2009, 21(9), 1013-1020 - abstract, pdf and supplementary information

  • Large Scale Synthesis of Ultrathin Bi2S3 Necklace Nanowires
    L. Cademartiri, R. Malakooti, P. G. O’ Brien, A. Migliori, S. Petrov, N. P. Kherani, G. A. Ozin*
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2008, 20, 3814-3817 - front cover- abstract, pdf and supplementary information

  • Ultrathin Sb2S3 Nanowires and Nanoplatelets
    R. Malakooti, L. Cademartiri (co-first author), A. Migliori, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of Materials Chemistry 2008, 18, 66-69 - front cover - abstract, pdf and supplementary information

  • C60-PMO: Periodic Mesoporous Buckyballsilica
    W. Whitnall, L. Cademartiri, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129(50), 15644 - abstract and pdf

  • Plasma within Templates: Molding Flexible Nanocrystal Solids into Multifunctional Architectures
    A. Ghadimi, L. Cademartiri, U. Kamp, G. A. Ozin*
    Nano Letters 2007, 7(12), 3864 - abstract and pdf

  • Three-Dimensional Silicon Inverse Photonic Quasicrystals for Infrared Wavelengths
    A. Ledermann*, L. Cademartiri, M. Hermatschweiler, C. Toninelli, G. A. Ozin, D. S. Wiersma, M. Wegener, and G. von Freymann
    Nature Materials 2006, 5, 942-945 - abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • Size Dependent Extinction Coefficients of PbS Quantum Dots
    L. Cademartiri, E. Montanari, G. Calestani, A. Migliori, A. Guagliardi, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 10337-10346 - abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • Shape-Controlled Bi2S3 Nanocrystals and their Plasma Polymerization into Flexible Films
    R. Malakooti, L. Cademartiri (co-first author), Y. Akcakir, S. Petrov, A. Migliori, G. A. Ozin*
    Advanced Materials 2006, 18, 2189-2194 - abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • From Color Fingerprinting to the Control Of Photoluminescence in Elastic Photonic Crystals
    A. C. Arsenault, T. J. Clark, G. von Freymann, L. Cademartiri, R. Sapienza, J. Bertolotti, E. Vekris, S. Wong, V. Kitaev, I. Manners, R. Z. Wang, S. John, D. S. Wiersma, G. A. Ozin*
    Nature Materials 2006, 5(3), 179-184 - front cover - abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • Multigram Scale, Solventless and Diffusion-Controlled Route to Highly Monodisperse PbS Nanocrystals
    L. Cademartiri, J. Bertolotti, R. Sapienza, D. S. Wiersma, G. von Freymann, G. A. Ozin*
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110(2), 671-673 - abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • Nanocrystals as Precursors for Flexible Functional Films
    L. Cademartiri*, G. von Freymann, A. C. Arsenault, J. Bertolotti, D. S. Wiersma, V. Kitaev, G. A. Ozin*
    Small 2005, 1 (12), 1184-1187 -
    abstract, pdf and supplementary informations

  • The Early Stages of the Self-Assembly Process of Polystyrene Beads for Photonic Application
    P. Nozar*, C. Dionigi, A. Migliori, G. Calestani, L. Cademartiri
    Synthetic Metals 2003, 139, 667-670 - pdf

  • Flux-Assisted Self-Assembly of Monodisperse Colloids
    L. Cademartiri*, A. Sutti, G. Calestani, P. Nozar, C. Dionigi, A. Migliori
    Langmuir 2003, 19, 7944-7947 - abstract and pdf
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updated December 17th, 2014