MSE Faculty and Staff

Ludovico Cademartiri

  • Assistant Professor
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (Courtesy)

Main Office

2220Q Hoover Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2300
Phone: 515-294-4549
Fax: 515-294-5444


Other Office(s)

3109 Gilman
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-4549



Education

  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Chemistry, University of Toronto, 2008
  • Laurea Magistrale, Materials Science, University of Parma, Italy, 2002

Interest Areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biological Environments by Design

Brief Biography

Ludovico Cademartiri obtained a Laurea degree in Materials Science (cum laude) from the University of Parma in 2002 and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011 he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of George M. Whitesides at Harvard University. His research is recognized by national and international awards (e.g. ACS Young Investigator Award, MRS Graduate Student Award, CSC Prize for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry, the Governor General Gold Medal). Since February 2012 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering of Iowa State University.     Honors and Awards
  • TIME Magazine Top 50 Inventions of 2011, 2011
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Canadian Society of Chemistry Chemistry Doctoral Award, 2009
  • Governor General's Gold Medal, 2008
  • American Chemical Society DIC Young Investigator Award, 2008
  • Canadian Society of Chemistry Prize for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry, 2008
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award - Silver Medal, 2006
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award - Silver Medal, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Polymer-like Conformation and Growth Kinetics of Bi2S3 Nanowires L. Cademartiri, G. Guerin, K. J. M. Bishop, M.A. Winnik*, G. A. Ozin* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134(22), 9327-9334
  • Using Shape for Self-Assembly L. Cademartiri*, K. J. M. Bishop, P. W. Snyder, G. A. Ozin Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 2012, 370, 2824-2847
  • On the Nature and Importance of the Transition between Molecules and Nanocrystals: Towards a Chemistry of “Nanoscale Perfection” L. Cademartiri* and V. Kitaev* Nanoscale – 2011, 3, 3435
  • Three-Dimensional Silicon Inverse Photonic Quasicrystals for Infrared Wavelengths A. Ledermann*, L. Cademartiri, M. Hermatschweiler, C. Toninelli, G. A. Ozin, D. S. Wiersma, M. Wegener, and G. von Freymann Nature Materials 2006, 5, 942-945
  • Size Dependent Extinction Coefficients of PbS Quantum Dots L. Cademartiri, E. Montanari, G. Calestani, A. Migliori, A. Guagliardi, G. A. Ozin* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 10337-10346
  • From Color Fingerprinting to the Control Of Photoluminescence in Elastic Photonic Crystals A. C. Arsenault, T. J. Clark, G. von Freymann, L. Cademartiri, R. Sapienza, J. Bertolotti, E. Vekris, S. Wong, V. Kitaev, I. Manners, R. Z. Wang, S. John, D. S. Wiersma, G. A. Ozin* Nature Materials 2006, 5(3), 179-184
  • “Concepts of Nanochemistry” L. Cademartiri and G. A. Ozin Foreword by Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Wiley-VCH, 2009
  •  “Nanochemistry – a Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials” -  II Edition G. A. Ozin, A. C. Arsenault, L. Cademartiri Foreword by Prof. Chad A. Mirkin Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009