Andrew P. Shreve

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

Phone: 505-667-6933
Fax: 505-665-9030

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Education and Training

Undergraduate: West Virginia Wesleyan College Chemistry, B.S., 1983
Graduate: Cornell University Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., 1991


Andy’s research interests involve using spectroscopic techniques to study electron and energy transfer processes in biology, chemistry, and materials science. He is also engaged in the experimental and theoretical development of time-resolved and nonlinear spectroscopies, optical imaging methods, surface-specific spectroscopies, and Raman spectroscopies. He is interested in the use of optical methods for characterizing soft, biological and chemical materials, and is engaged in the development and applications of thin-film nanostructured self-assembled materials and biomimetic membrane architectures, soft materials for alternative energy applications, as well as protein biophysics and biosensor development.

Selected Publications

  • J.H. Werner, G.A. Montaño, A.L. Garcia, N.A. Zurek, E.A. Akhadov, G.P. Lopez, A.P. Shreve, “Formation and dynamics of supported phospholipids membranes on a periodic nanotextured substrate,” Langmuir 25 (2009) 2986-2993.
  • R. Martin, H.-L. Wang, S. Iyer, G.A. Montaño, J.S. Martinez, A.P. Shreve, Y. Bao, C.-C. Wang, Z. Chang, Y. Gao, J. Gao, R. Iyer, “Impact of physicochemical properties of engineered fullerenes on key biological responses, Toxicology and Appl. Pharmacology 234 (2009) 58-67.
  • R.C. Rocha, F.N. Rein, H. Jude, A.P. Shreve, J.J. Concepcion, and T.J. Meyer, "Observation of three intervalence-transfer bands for a class II-III mixed-valence complex of ruthenium " Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 47 (2008) 503-506.
  • M.C. Howland, A.R. Sapuri-Butti, T.W. Allen, A.P. Shreve, and A.N. Parikh, "Evidence for leaflet-dependent redistribution of charged molecules in fluid supported phospholipid bilayers," Langmuir 24 (2008) 13250-13253.
  • A.P. Shreve, E.H. Haroz, S.M. Bachilo, R.B. Weisman, S. Tretiak, S. Kilina,and S.K. Doorn, "Determination of exciton-phonon coupling elements in single-walled carbon nanotubes by Raman overtone analysis," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007) 037405.

Selected User Projects:

  • Effects of aggregation on the properties of oligomers used for organic LEDs, Linda A. Peteanu, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Silica-Phospholipid Membrane Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization of Robust Biological Transport Systems, Gabriel P. Lopez, University of New Mexico.
  • Nano-scale Characterization of Stable Salt-Induced Protein Aggregates, Gina A. MacDonald, James Madison University.