Faculty Directory
George Schatz

Professor of Chemistry and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5657Email George Schatz


Chemical and Biological Engineering


BS: Clarkson University

PhD: California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Theory, nanoscience, plasmonics and excitonics, self-assembly, catalysis

Significant Recognition

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Dreyfus Fellow
  • National Fresenius Award, Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Max Planck Research Award
  • Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Fellow, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Bourke Medal of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Selected Publications

Using DNA to link gold nanoparticles, polymers and molecules: a theoretical perspective, One-Sun Lee, Tatiana Prytkova, George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. Lett, 1, 1781-1788 (2010).

Classical electrodynamics coupled to quantum mechanics for calculation of molecular optical properties: a RT-TDDFT/FDTD approach, Hanning Chen, Jeffrey M. McMahon, Mark A. Ratner and George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. C, 114, 14384-392 (2010).

Reversing the size dependence of surface plasmon resonances, Sheng Peng, Jeffrey M. McMahon, George C. Schatz, Stephen K. Gray, Yugan Sun, PNAS, 107, 14530-34 (2010).

Conformational control of thymine photodimerization in single-strand and duplex DNA containing locked nucleic acid TT steps, Mahesh Hariharan, Martin McCullagh, George C. Schatz and Frederick D. Lewis, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 5215-21, 2010.

Unraveling the Effects of Size, Composition, and Substrate on the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Frequencies of Gold and Silver Nanocubes: A Systematic Single-Particle Approach, Emilie Ringe, Jeffrey M. McMahon, Kwonnam Sohn, Claire Cobley, Younan Xia, Jiaxing Huang, George C. Schatz, Laurence D. Marks, and Richard P. Van Duyne, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 12511-16 (2010).

Structure-Activity Relationships in Gold Nanoparticle Dimers and Trimers for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Kristin L. Wustholz, Anne-Isabelle Henry, Jeffrey M. McMahon, R. Griffith Freeman, Nicholas Valley, Marcelo E. Piotti, Michael J. Natan, George C. Schatz, and Richard P. Van Duyne, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 10903-10910 (2010).

Coarse-grained molecular dynamics study of permeability enhancement in DPPC bilayers by incorporation of lysolipid, Nicolas D. Winter, George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 5053-5060 (2010).

DNA Melting in small-molecule-DNA-hybrid dimer structures: experimental characterization and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, Tatiana Prytkova, Ibrahim Eryazici, Brian Stepp, Son-Binh Nguyen and George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 2627-34 (2010).

Scattering dynamics of hyperthermal oxygen atoms on ionic liquid surfaces: [emin]NTf2] and [C(12)min][NTf2], Bohan Wu, Jianming, Zhang, Timothy K. Minton, Kenneth, G. McKendrick, John M. Slattery, Scott Yockel and George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 4015-27 (2010).

On the linear response and scattering of an interacting molecule-metal system, David Masiello and George C. Schatz, J. Chem. Phys., 132, 064102 (2010).