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Dr. Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández

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Dr. Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández
Photonics and Optoelectronics Group
Department für Physik und CeNS
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität Munich
Amalienstr. 54
D-80799 Munich
Germany

Tel: +49-89-2180-5014
Tel: +49-89-2180-3356 or -3357 (Secretary)
Fax: +49-89-2180-3441
Email: Email iconjessicastoprodriguezbeilmustopde / jessicastoprodriguezbeiphysik.uni-muenchenstopde

Research Interests

Functional
Nanoparticles

Functional Nanoparticles  
  • Metal nanoparticles (e.g. Au, Ag)
  • Semiconductor nanoparticles (e.g. Cu2-xS)

Hybrid Nanocomposites & Nanostructures

Hybrid Nanocomposites & Nanostructures  
  • Organic/inorganic (e.g. Au NRs@pNIPAM)
  • Inorganic/inorganic (e.g. CdS/Pt heterostructures)
 

Self-Assembly &
Functional Assemblies

Self-Assembly
  • Self-assembly of functional colloidal nanoparticles
  • DNA-directed self-assembly & DNA origami

Optical Properties at the Nanoscale

Optical Properties & Optical Tools
  • Plasmonic
  • Excitonic
  • Tuning optical properties
 

All-Optical
Manipulation

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  • Optical trapping
  • Optical printing
  • Optothermal tuning / effects
 

CV

  • 2011 – to date: Group Leader (Functional Nanoparticles & Nanostructures), Photonics and Optoelectronics Group (PhOG) of Prof. J. Feldmann,  LMU Munich
  • 2009 – to date: Head of the Chemistry Laboratory, PhOG,  LMU Munich
  • 2008 – 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, PhOG, LMU Munich
  • 2007 – 2008: Visiting researcher, Nanoscience Group of Prof. Paul Mulvaney, School of Chemistry & Bio 21 Institute, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2006 – 2007: Visiting researcher, Nanoscience Group of Prof. Paul Mulvaney, School of Chemistry & Bio 21 Institute, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2005: Visiting researcher, Soft Condensed Matter Group of Prof. Jan K. Dhont, Institute of Solid State Research (IFF), Jülich Forschungszentrum (Germany)
  • 2004 – 2008: PhD studies, Colloidal Chemistry Group of Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Physical Chemistry Department, University of Vigo (Spain).
    Thesis: “Gold Nanoparticles: Growth, Reactivity and Optical Studies” (Excellent cum laude)
  • 1999-2004: Chemistry studies (MSc equivalent), majoring in Physical Chemistry, University of Vigo (Spain)

Third-Party Funding

  • 2013: Project from the Junior Researcher Fund ("HE-Go-3D", LMUexcellent, Excellence Iniciative - DFG); Principal Investigator
    • Budget: 130.95k €
    • Project duration: 01.12.2013 - 31.08.2016
  • 2013: FP7 Small Collaborative Project - UNION ("Ultra-versatile Nanoparticle Integration into Organized Nanoclusters"); Principal Investigator
    • Budget: 594.3k € (total budget for UNION: 3.8M €)
    • Project duration: 01.02.2013 - 31.01.2016
  • 2012: Project from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Germany); Principal Investigator
    • Budget: 175k €
    • Project duration: 01.06.2012 - 31.07.2014

Further Projects

  • 2011: FP7 Initial Training Network - ICARUS ("Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures for Photonics and Optoelectronics")

Awards, Memberships & Fellowships

  • 2014: Principal investigator of NIM
  • 2013: SolTech Member
  • 2013: NIM Associate
  • 2012: Extraordinary Member of the Center for Nanoscience (CeNS)
  • 2012 & 2010: CeNS Publication Awards
  • 2004 – 2008: FPU Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Science) – funding of PhD studies
  • 2004: Extraordinary Best Student Award (Chemistry Promotion 1999-2004), University of Vigo (Spain)

Publications

2012-Present

Vacancy-Doped Plasmonic Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals with Tunable Optical Properties

I. Kriegel, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, C. Jiang, R. Schaller, E. da Como, D. V. Talapin, J. Feldmann
in "Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecules, Nanostructures and Interfaces: Selected Lectures Presented at Symposium on Ultrafast Dynamics of the 7th Internationa" Series in Optics and Photonics - Vol.8 (ed. by G. G. Gurzadyan, G. Lanzani, C. Soci) Chapt. 15, World Scientific Pub Co (2014)

Cation exchange synthesis and optoelectronic properties of type II CdTe-Cu2-xTe nano-heterostructures

I. Kriegel, A. Wisnet, A.R. Srimath Kandada, F. Scotognella, F. Tassone, C. Scheu, H. Zhang, A.O. Govorov, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Feldmann
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2, 3189 (2014)
(Invited contribution the 2014 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue & Featured at the inside front cover)

Photonic-Crystal Nanocavities Containing Plasmonic-Nanoparticles Assembled Using a Laser-Printing Technique

J. Do, K.N. Sediq, K. Deasy, D.M. Coles, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Feldmann, D.G. Lidzey
Adv. Optical Mater., 1, 946 (2013)
(Featured at the cover of the December issue)

Shedding Light on Vacancy-Doped Copper Chalcogenides: Shape-Controlled Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Modeling of Copper Telluride Nanocrystals with Near-Infrared Plasmon Resonances

I. Kriegel, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. Wisnet, H. Zhang, C. Waurisch, A. Eychmüller, A. Dubavik, A. Govorov, J. Feldmann
ACS Nano, 7 (5), 4367-4377 (2013)

Design and Optical Trapping of a Biocompatible Propeller-like Nanoscale Hybrid

J. Do, R. Schreiber, A.A. Lutich, T. Liedl, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Feldmann
Nano Lett. 12 (9), 5008 (2012)

Plasmon Spectroscopy and Imaging of Individual Gold Nanodecahedra: A Combined Optical Microscopy, Cathodoluminescence, and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy Study

V. Myroshnychenko, J. Nelayah, G. Adamo, N. Geuquet, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, I. Pastoriza-Santos, K. F. MacDonald, L. Henrard, L.M. Liz-Marzán, N.I. Zheludev, M. Kociak, F.J. García de Abajo
Nano Lett. 12 (8), 4172 (2012)

Tuning the Excitonic and Plasmonic Properties of Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals

I. Kriegel, C. Jiang, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, R. D. Schaller, D. V. Talapin, E. da Como, J. Feldmann
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (3), 1583 (2012)

 

2010-2011

Triggering the Volume Phase Transition of Core-Shell Au Nanorod-Microgel Nanocomposites with Light

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, M. Fedoruk, C. Hrelescu, A. A. Lutich, J. Feldmann
Nanotechnology 22 (24), 245708 (2011)

Hybrid Colloidal Heterostructures of Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanocrystals Decorated with Noble Metals: Synthesis and Function

Vaneski, A. S. Susha, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, M. Berr, F. Jäckel, J. Feldmann, A. L. Rogach
Adv. Funct. Mater. 21 (9), 245708 (2011) (Invited Feature Article)

Tuning the Light Absorption of Cu1.97S Nanocrystals in Supercrystal Structures

Kriegel, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, E. Da Como, A. Lutich, J. Szeifert, J. Feldmann
Chem. Mater. 23 (7), 1830 (2011)

Inorganic-Organic Nanocomposites of CdSe Nanocrystals Surface-Modified with Oligo- and Poly(fluorene) Moieties

I. Kanelidis, A. Vaneski, D. Lenkeit, S. Pelz, V. Elsner, R. M. Stewart, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. A. Lutich, A. S. Susha, R. Theissmann, S. Adamczyk, A. L. Rogach, E. Holder
J. Mater. Chem. 21, 2656-662 (2011)

Optical Anisotropy of Semiconductor Nanowires Beyond the Electrostatic Limit

J. Zhang, A.A. Lutich, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A.S. Susha, A.L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, J. Feldmann
Phys. Rev. B 82, 155301 (2010)
Selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology (volume 22, issue 16, 2010)

Colloidal CdS Nanorods Decorated with Sub-Nanometer Sized Pt Clusters for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation

M. Berr, A. Vaneski, A. S. Susha, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, M. Döblinger, F. Jäckel, A. L. Rogach, J Feldmann
Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 093108 (2010)

Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles on Living Cell Membranes upon Controlled Lipid Binding

H. Ba, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, F.D. Stefani, J. Feldmann
Nano Lett. 10 (8), 3006 (2010) (Featured at the web portal of Nano Letters and Publication Award 2010 of the Center for Nanoscience (CeNS), Munich)

 

2005-2009

Spectroscopy, Imaging and Modeling of Individual Gold Decahedra

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, C. Novo, V. Myroshnychenko, A. M. Funston, A. Sánchez-

Iglesias, I. Pastoriza-Santos, J. Pérez-Juste, F. J. García de Abajo, L. M. Liz-Marzán, P. Mulvaney
J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 18623-18631 (2009)

The Effect of Surface Roughness on the Plasmonic Response of Individual Sub-Micron Gold Spheres

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. M. Funston, J. Pérez-Juste, R. Álvarez-Puebla, L. M. Liz-Marzán, P. Mulvaney
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 5909-5914 (2009) (Highlighted as a Hot Article in PCCP)

Modelling the Optical Response of Gold Nanoparticles

V. Myroshnychenko, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, I. Pastoriza-Santos, A. M. Funston, C. Novo, P. Mulvaney, L. M. Liz-Marzán, F. J. García de Abajo
Chem. Soc. Rev. 37, 1792-1805 (2008) (Invited Tutorial Review)

The Effect of Silica Coating on the Optical Response of Sub-micrometer Gold Spheres

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, I. Pastoriza-Santos, J. Pérez-Juste, F. J. García de Abajo, L. M. Liz-Marzán
J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 13361-13366 (2007)

Dynamic Light Scattering of short Au-rods with low Aspect Ratio

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Pérez-Juste, L. M. Liz-Marzán, P. R. Lang
J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 5020-5025 (2007)

Seeded Growth of Submicron Au Colloids with Quadrupole Plasmon Resonance Modes

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Pérez-Juste, F. J. García de Abajo, L. M. Liz-Marzán
Langmuir 22, 7007-7010 (2006)

Spatially-Directed Oxidation of Gold Nanoparticles by Au(III)-CTAB Complexes

J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Pérez-Juste, P. Mulvaney, L. M. Liz-Marzán
J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 14257-14261 (2005)