Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials U.S. Department of Energy

Nanobio Interfaces Staff

Tijana Rajh, Group Leader
Phone: 630.252.5334, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Belgrade
  • Research focuses on surface modification of nanocrystalline TiO2 nanoparticles for light-induced metal sequestration, deposition of metallic nanocircuits, and integration with biomolecules

Nancy Dietz-Rago, Materials Scientist
Phone: 630.252.9798, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

H. Christopher Fry, Assistant Scientist
Phone: 630-252-4376, Fax: 630-252-5739 E-mail:

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Soongu Kwon, Postdoc (Supervisor, Elena Shevchenko)
Phone: 630.252.2826, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

Yuzi Liu, Assistant Scientist
Phone: 630.252.1775, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Analytical TEM/STEM: to understand the relationships among growth mechanisms, properties, and microstructure
  • Electron tomography: to characterize the morphology and chemical distribution of nanomaterials in three dimensions
  • In situ experiments in TEM: to study materials evolution under special circumstances ( electrical biased, liquid, heating) by combining with analytical TEM

Elena Rozhkova, Scientist
Phone: 630.252.2863, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology
  • Functional nanobio hybrid materials with design of interfacial chemisty
  • Stimuli-responsive materials within biological machinery
  • Synchrotron X-ray imaging of cellular bioenergetic processes at nanoscale
  • Bio-inspired materials for clean energy production
  • Biological catalysis

Elena Shevchenko, Scientist
Phone:630.252.7633 , Fax: 630.252.5739,

  • Ph.D., University of Hamburg
  • Research interests include synthesis of nanoscale materials (magnetic, semiconductor, metallic oxide nanoparticles) with controllable size and shape; nanoparticle design (nanoscale multicomponent nanoparticles, such as core shells, dumbbells); and design of multifunctional materials through self-assembly of nanoparticles and study of the collective properties of such materials

Dmitri Talapin, Scientist with Argonne (Joint Appointment)
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Chicago
Phone: 773.834.2607, Fax: 773.702.5863, E-mail:

Kathryn (Katie) Tietz, Administrative Secretary
Phone: 630.252.4958, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

Peng Wang, Postdoc (Supervisor, Elena Rozhkova)
Phone: 630.252.5405, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

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