VPD Group

Vikas Nandwana, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern UniversityVikas
Room: B560, Silverman Hall
Chemistry of Life Processes Institute,
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston IL, 60208-3113

Phone: (847) 491-5809 (L)
Facsimile: (847) 467-6573


Educational Background

2014-present Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
2010-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Advisor: Prof. Vincent M. Rotello)
2003-2009 PhD, University of Texas at Arlington (Advisor: Prof. J. P. Liu)
1998-2003 B.Tech. and M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Research Objectives and Approach

Synthesis and functionalization of "theranostic" magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications.

References and Publications

  • Nandwana, V.; Serrano, L. A.; Solntsev, K. M.; Ebenhoch, B.; Liu, Q.; Tonga, G. Y.; Samuel, I. W.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V. M. Engineering the nanoscale morphology of quantum dot-fullerene assembly via complementary hydrogen bonding interactions. Langmuir 2013, 29, 7534-7537.
  • Nandwana, V.; Mout, R; Yeh, Y.-C.; Dickert, S; Tuominen, M; Rotello, V. M. Patterning of protein/quantum dot hybrid bionanostructures. J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. 2013, 23, 227-232.
  • Nandwana, V.; Cooke, G.C.; Samuel, I.; Rotello, V.M. Aromatic stacking interactions in flavin model systems. Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1000-1009.
  • Nandwana, V.; Fitzpatrick, B.; Liu, Q.; Solntsev, K. M.; Yu, X.; Tonga, G. Y.; Eymur, S.; Tonga, M.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V. M. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer in recognition-mediated polymer-quantum dot assemblies. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 3072-3076 (selected as paper of the week and top 10 most-read articles in June).
  • Nandwana, V.; Subramani, C.; Eymur, S.; Yeh, Y.-C.; Tonga, G. Y.; Tonga, M.; Jeong, Y.; Yang, B.; Barnes, M. D.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V. M. Recognition-mediated assembly of quantum dot polymer conjugates with controlled morphology. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 6357-6366.
  • Nandwana, V.; Subramani, C.; Yeh, Y.-C.; Yang, B.; Dickert, S.; Barnes, M. D.; Tuominen, M.; Rotello, V. M. Direct Patterning of quantum dot nanostructures via e-beam lithography. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 16, 16859-16862.
  • Nandwana, V.; Chaubey, G. S.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, J. P. Magnetic properties of FexPtyAu100-x-y nanoparticles. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2010, 10, 2979-2983.
  • Nandwana, V.; Chaubey, G. S.; Yano, K.; Rong, C. B.; Liu, J. P. Bimagnetic nanoparticles with enhanced exchange coupling and energy products. J. Appl. Phys. 2009, 105, 014303 (selected for the January 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology).
  • Nandwana, V.; Elkins, K. E.; Poudyal, N.; Chaubey, G. S.; Yano, K.; Liu, J. P. Size and shape Control of monodisperse FePt nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C2007, 111, 4185-4189.
  • Nandwana, V.; Elkins, K. E.; Liu, J. P. Magnetic hardening in ultrafine FePt nanoparticle assembled films. Nanotechnology 2005, 16, 2823–2826.