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Zeev Rosenzweig

Contact Information
Office: MEYR 102
Phone: 410-455-2521

Professor and Chair


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 zebra fish models, and 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.



  • Venkata R Kethineedi; Georgeta Crivat; Matthew A. Tarr; Zeev Rosenzweig, Quantum dot-NBD-liposome Luminescent Probes for Monitoring Phospholipase A2 Activity, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013, 405(30), 9729-9737.
  • Ashley D. Quach, Georgeta Crivat, Matthew A. Tarr, and Zeev Rosenzweig, Gold Nanoparticle−Quantum Dot−Polystyrene Microspheres as Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Probes for Bioassays, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (7),  2028–2030.
  • Georgeta Crivat, Sandra Maria Da Silva, Darwin R. Reyes, Laurie E. Locascio, Michael Gaitan, Nitsa Rosenzweig and Zeev Rosenzweig, Quantum Dot FRET-Based Probes in Thin Films Grown in Microfluidic Channels, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (5), 1460–1461.
  • Lifang Shi, Nitsa Rosenzweig and Zeev Rosenzweig, Quantum Dot Based Probes for Enzymatic Activity and Enzyme Inhibitors, Analytical Chemistry 2007, 79(1), 208-214.