Centre Member Profile

Teri Odom
Employer: Northwestern University
Centre Role: Partner Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chair Department of Chemistry
Research Interests:

- Nanoscience

- Plasmonics and nanophotonics

- Optical properties of nanomaterials

- Imaging

- Large-area nanofabrication

- Materials chemistry

- Cancer therapeutics


PhD. Chemical Physics, Harvard University, 2001

BSc Chemistry, Stanford University, 1996


Teri W. Odom is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties. Odom has pioneered a suite of multi-scale nanofabrication tools that has resulted in flat optics that can manipulate light at the nanoscale and beat the diffraction limit, plasmon-based nanoscale lasers that exhibit tunable colour, and hierarchical substrates that show controlled wetting and super-hydrophobicity.

She has also invented a class of biological nanoconstructs that are facilitating unique insight into nanoparticle-cell interactions and that show superior imaging and therapeutic properties because of their gold nanostar shape.

Prof Odom is a chief editor of Nano Letters (ACS), an elected fellow of OSA, APS, ACS and AAAS.