Professor Teri Odom
Associate Editor: Nanoscience
Teri W. Odom is the Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on controlling materials at the 100-nanometer scale and investigating their size and shape-dependent properties. Odom has developed massively parallel, multi-scale nanopatterning tools to generate noble metal (plasmonic) structures that can manipulate visible light at the nanoscale. For example, plasmonic films perforated with arrays of nanoholes exhibit enhanced optical transmission and also behave as a new type of metamaterial. Micron-sized patches of nanoholes can function as an unusual class of planar lenses with exceptional focusing properties. In addition, Odom has developed a platform to investigate hierarchical, anisotropic materials and to exploit their properties in biomedical and nano-optics applications. Examples include the use of gold nanostars to deliver drugs to the nucleus of cancer cells and the design of a nanolaser the size of a virus particle based on 3D bowtie nanoparticles.
Odom has received numerous honors and awards, including a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University; the American Chemical Society Akron Section Award; an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health; the Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award; the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon and the American Chemical Society; the Rohm and Haas New Faculty Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; a DuPont Young Investigator Grant; a National Science Foundation CAREER Award; a Dow Teacher-Scholar Award; the ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship; and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Odom was also the first Chair of the Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference, whose inaugural meeting was in 2010. In addition, Odom is an Associate Editor for Chemical Science (RSC) and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the ACS Nano, Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Nano Letters.
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Northwestern University, USA
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