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Andrea Centrone

Andrea Centrone is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. He received a Laurea degree and a Ph. D. in Materials Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, where he developed a Raman cell to study the interactions between hydrogen and nanoporous materials for hydrogen storage applications. Andrea then performed postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first as a Rocca Fellow in the Department of Material Science and Engineering, studying the phase separation of molecules self assembled on metal nanoparticles and their effect on the nanoparticles’ solubility. He continued his postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemical Engineering, investigating the use of metal-organic framework materials for separating small molecules, and gold nanorods for in vivo cancer detection and treatment. Andrea joined the CNST in 2010, where he is developing new measurement methods using vibrational spectroscopy, including the development of an IR-spectrometer with nanoscale spatial resolution.

Selected Programs/Projects

Selected Publications

  • Assessing chemical heterogeneity at the nanoscale in mixed-ligand metal–organic frameworks with the PTIR technique, A. M. Katzenmeyer, J. Canivet, G. Holland, D. Farrusseng, and A. Centrone, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53, 2852–2856 (2014).
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  • Tunable electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework thin-film devices, A. A. Talin, A. Centrone, A. C. Ford, M. E. Foster, V. Stavila, P. Haney, R. A. Kinney, V. Szalai, F. E. Gabaly, H. P. Yoon, F. Léonard, and M. D. Allendorf, Science 343, 66–69 (2014).
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  • Nanoscale Imaging of Plasmonic Hot Spots and Dark Modes with the Photothermal-Induced Resonance Technique, B. Lahiri, G. Holland, V. Aksyuk, and A. Centrone, Nano Letters 13, 3218–3224 (2013).
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  • Chemical imaging beyond the diffraction limit: experimental validation of the PTIR technique, B. Lahiri, G. Holland, and A. Centrone, Small 9, 439–445 (2013).
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  • Growth of Metal?Organic Frameworks on Polymer Surfaces, A. Centrone, Y. Yang, S. Speakman, L. Bromberg, G. C. Rutledge and T. A. Hatton, Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, 15687-15691 (2010).
  • SERRS-Coded Gold Nanorods as a Multifunctional Platform for Densely-Multiplexed Near-Infrared Imaging and Photothermal Heating, G. von Maltzahn, A. Centrone, J. Park, R. Ramanathan, M. G. Sailor, T. A. Hatton, and S. N. Bathia, Advanced Materials 21, 3175-3180 (2009).
  • The Role of Nanostructure in the Wetting Behavior of Mixed-Monolayer-Protected Metal Nanoparticles, A. Centrone, E. Penzo, M. Sharma, J. W. Myerson, A. M. Jackson, N. Marzari, and F. Stellacci, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105, 9886-9891 (2008).
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Project Leader
Energy Research Group


Laurea Materials Engineering – Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Ph.D. Materials Engineering – Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy


Phone: 301-975-8225