Andrew M. Dattelbaum

Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust: Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials

Phone: 505-665-0142
Fax: 505-665-9030

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Education and Training

Undergraduate: James Madison University B.S., 1995
Graduate: North Carolina State University Ph. D., 2000


My research interests involve the preparation and characterization of self-assembled materials, including organic/inorganic composite materials, self-assembled monolayers and lipid membrane architectures. Current projects include the preparation, functionalization and characterization of luminescent silica nanoparticles for tracking and sensing, ionic liquid embedded silica gels for sensing applications, and assembly of lipid membrane architectures on nanoporous substrates for incorporation of active membrane proteins. We use a variety of techniques, including fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and ellipsometry, to characterize the assemblies and synthesized materials prepared in our lab.

Selected Publications

  • Structural and optical properties of ZnO thin films by rf magnetron sputtering with rapid thermal annealing. N. A. Suvorova, et al. APL, 92, 141911 (2008).
  • Optical properties and critical-point energies of BaTiO3 (001) from 1.5 to 5.2 eV.  Choi, S. G., et al. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 26, 1718 (2008).
  • Surface assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry on nanoporous silica thin films.  A. M. Dattelbaum, et al. Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 114, 193 (2008).
  • Biocompatible thin films with minimal non-specific binding for waveguide-based assays. Functionalized waveguides for biological assays.  A. S. Anderson, et al. Langmuir, 24, 2240 (2008).
  • Optical Detection of Ion-Channel Induced Proton Transport in Supported Phospholipid Bilayers.  T.-H. Yang, et al. Nano Letters, 7, 2446 (2007).
  • Phospholipid morphologies on photochemically patterned silane monolayers.  M. C. Howland, et al.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 6752 (2005).

Selected User Projects

  • Clustering of Cell Membrane Receptors by Supported Lipid Bilayers, James Thomas, University of New Mexico
  • Ionic Liquid-Embedded Nanocomposite Luminescent Sensors, Gary A. Baker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and James Demas, University of Virginia
  • Spectroscopic investigation of carrier-mediated ferromagnetism in Mn-doped III-V semiconductors: broad band micro-ellipsometry, Dimitri Basov, University of California, San Diego