Faculty Directory
Teri Odom

Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and (by courtesy) Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


2190 Campus Drive
Ryan Hall 2014
Evanston, IL 60208

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The Odom Group


Materials Science and Engineering


PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences

Research Interests

Nanofabrication, plasmonic materials and characterization, nano-lasers, bioimaging.

Significant Recognition

  • Editor-in-Chief, Nano Letters, 2020
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Surface Chemistry, 2020
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 2019
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2018
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) Cottrell Scholar TREE Award, 2018
  • U.S. Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, 2017
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016
  • Associated Student Government (ASG) Faculty Honor Roll (Weinberg, Chemistry), 2016 - 2017
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow, 2016
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2014
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Akron Section Award, 2013
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow (Hrdy Fellow), Harvard University, 2011
  • Defense Science Study Group Member, 2010
  • MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • ACS National Fresenius Award (Phi Lambda Upsilon and ACS), 2008
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, 2008
  • Cottrell Scholar Award (RCSA), 2005
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, 2003-2007
  • Victor K. LaMer Award (ACS Colloids and Surface Chemistry), 2003
  • Research Innovation Award (RCSA), 2002

Selected Publications

Guan, L.K. Sagar, R. Li, D. Wang, G. Bappi, W. Wang, N. Watkins, M.R. Bourgeois, L. Levina, F. Fan, S. Hoogland, O. Voznyy, J. Martins de Pina, R.D. Schaller, G.C. Schatz, E.H. Sargent, and T.W. Odom, ACS Nano 14, 3426 (2020). “Quantum Dot-Plasmon Lasing with Controlled Polarization Patterns.”

Rhee, J.T. Paci, S. Deng, W-K. Lee, G.C. Schatz, and T.W. Odom, ACS Nano 14, 166 (2019). “Soft Skin Layers Enable Area-Specific, Multiscale Graphene Wrinkles with Switchable Orientations.”

Fernandez-Bravo, D. Wang, C. Tajon, A. Teitelboim, J. Guan, G.C. Schatz, B.E. Cohen, E. Chan, P.J. Schuck, and T.W. Odom, Nat. Mater. 18, 1172 (2019). “Ultralow-threshold, continuous-wave upconverting lasing from subwavelength plasmons.”

Bhowmik, K.S.B. Culver, T. Liu, and T.W. Odom, ACS Nano 13, 13637 (2019). “Resolving Single-Nanoconstruct Dynamics during Targeting and Nontargeting Live-Cell Membrane Interactions.”

Hu, D. Wang, D. Bhowmik, T. Liu, S. Deng, M. Knudson, X. Ao, and T.W. Odom, ACS Nano, 13, 4613 (2019). “Lattice-Resonance Metalenses for Fully Reconfigurable Imaging.”

Wang, M.R. Bourgeois, W-K. Lee, R. Li, W. Wang, D. Trivedi, M. Knudson, G.C. Schatz, and T.W. Odom, Nano Letters, 18, 4549 (2018). “Stretchable Nanolasing from Hybrid Quadrupole Plasmons.”

W-K. Lee, S. Yu, C.J. Engel, D. Rhee, W. Chen, and T.W. Odom, PNAS, 114, 8734 (2017). “Concurrent Design of Quasi-Random Photonic Nanostructures.”

Wang, A. Yang, W. Wang, Y. Hua, R.D. Schaller, G.C. Schatz, and T.W. Odom, Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 889 (2017). “Band-edge Engineering for Multi-Modal Nanolasing in Plasmonic Superlattices.”

K. Lee, C.J. Engel, M.D. Huntington, J. Hu, and T.W. Odom, Nano Letters 15, 5624 (2015). “Controlled Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Structuring by Memory-Based, Sequential Wrinkling.”

Zhou, M. Dridi, J.Y. Suh, C.H. Kim, D.T. Co, M.R. Wasielewski, G.C. Schatz, and T.W. Odom, Nature Nanotech. 8, 506 (2013). “Lasing action in strongly coupled plasmonic nanocavity arrays.”

H.M. Dam, J. Lee, P. Sisco, D. Co, M. Zhang, M.R. Wasielewski, and T.W. Odom, ACS Nano. 6, 3318 (2012). “Direct Observation of Nanoparticle-Cancer Cell Nucleus Interactions.”

Henzie, M.H. Lee, and T.W. Odom, Nature Nanotech. 2, 549 (2007). “Multiscale Patterning of Plasmonic Metamaterials.”