Prof. Andrey Rogach

Dr habil Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Chair Professor of Photonic Materials

Founding Director of the Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP)

Contact Information

Office: G 6616
Phone: +(852)-3442-9532
Fax: +(852)-3442-0538
Email: andrey.rogach[at]
Web: Personal Homepage
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Research Interests

  • Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots)
  • Metal nanocrystals
  • Hybrid nanostructures
  • Photovoltaics, water splitting, biological fluorescent labels, SERS substrates and more

Research Interests

Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots) and metal nanocrystals.

Using the colloidal chemistry approaches we synthesize semiconductor and metal nanorystals of variable sizes, shapes and compositions, tuning the emission of semiconductor nanocrystals and surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles through the visible and near-IR spectral range.

Colloidal nanocrystals, with their variable surface chemistry determined by a reach choice of capping ligands are ideal building blocks for fabrication of different hybrid nanostructures. We apply optical spectroscopy to study energy transfer and charge separation in these nanostructures and look for different applications of semiconductor and metal nanocrystals, ranging from photovoltaics and water splitting to biological fluorescent labels and SERS substrates.


  • 1991: Diploma (honors) in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus)
  • 1995: PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus) on “Formation and properties of silver nanoparticles in different media”
  • 1995 - 2002: Research Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • 2002 - 2009: Lead Scientist, Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Physics Department & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
  • 2005-2006: SFI Walton Visiting Professor, School of Physics and Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • since 2008: Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2009: Habilitation in Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) on “Light emission and harvesting with semiconductor nanocrystals: Synthesis, spectroscopy and applications”
  • since 2009: Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2010: Founding Director of the Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP) at City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2011: Associate Editor, ACS NANO
  • since 2012: Chair Professor of Photonic Materials, Department of Physics and Materials Science at CityUniversity of Hong Kong


  • >260 publications with a total number of citations (Web of Science) exceeding 15000 (October 2013)
  • h-index (Hirsch factor) of citation 66 (October 2013)
  • Ranked 8th in the "TOP AUTHORS publishing on nanocrystals in the past decade" (i.e. Thomson Scientific, Essential Science Indicators: Alivisatos AP, Peng XG, Bawendi MG, Grätzel M, Murray CB, Sun SH, Weller H, Rogach AL, Manna L, Whetten RL)
  • Ranked 51st among top 100 Materials Scientists in the World

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • A. L. Rogach, L. Katsikas, A. Kornowski, D. Su, A. Eychmüller and H. Weller, “Synthesis and Characterization of Thiol-Stabilized CdTe Nanocrystals” Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem. 100, 1772 (1996) – 9th most cited paper of Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem.
  • D. V. Talapin, A. L. Rogach, A. Kornowski, M. Haase and H. Weller, “Highly Luminescent Monodisperse CdSe and CdSe/ZnS Nanocrystals Synthesized in a Hexadecylamine – Trioctylphosphine Oxide – Trioctylphospine Mixture” Nano Lett. 1, 207 (2001) – 4th most cited paper of NanoLetters
  • A. L. Rogach, D. V. Talapin, E. V. Shevchenko, A. Kornowski, M. Haase and H. Weller. “Organization of Matter on Different Size Scales: Monodisperse Nanocrystals and their Superstructures” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2002, 12, 653 (2002) – 16th most cited paper of Adv. Funct. Mater.
  • G. B. Sukhorukov, A. L. Rogach, B. Zebli, T. Liedl, A. G. Skirtach, K. Köhler, A. A. Antipov, N. Gaponik, A. S. Susha, M. Winterhalter and W. J. Parak, “Nanoengineered Polymer Capsules: Tools for Detection, Controlled Delivery and Site Specific Manipulation” Small 1, 194 (2005)
  • K. Becker, J. M. Lupton, J. Müller, A. L. Rogach, D. V. Talapin, H. Weller and J. Feldmann, “Electrical Control of Förster Energy Transfer” Nature Mater. 5, 777 (2006)
  • A. L. Rogach, T. Franzl, T. A. Klar, J. Feldmann, N. Gaponik, V. Lesnyak, A. Shavel, A. Eychmüller, Y. P. Rakovich and J. F. Donegan, “Aqueous Synthesis of Thiol-Capped CdTe Nanocrystals: State-of-the-Art” J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 14628 (2007) – 2nd most cited paper of J. Phys. Chem. C.
  • A. Sukhanova, A. S. Susha, A. Bek, S. Mayilo, A. L. Rogach, J. Feldmann, B. Reveil, B. Donvito, J. H. M. Cohen and I. Nabiev, “Nanocrystal-Encoded Fluorescent Microbeads for Proteomics: Antibody Profiling and Diagnostics of Autoimmune Diseases” NanoLett. 7, 2322 (2007)
  • A. L. Rogach, A. Eychmüller, S. G. Hickey and S. V. Kershaw, “Infrared Emitting Colloidal Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Assembly, Spectroscopy, and Applications” Small 3, 536 (2007)
  • E. V. Shevchenko, M. Ringler, A. Schwemer, D. V. Talapin, T. A. Klar, A. L. Rogach, J. Feldmann and A. P. Alivisatos, “Self-Assembled Binary Superlattices of CdSe and Au Nanocrystals and Their Fluorescence Properties” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 3274 (2008)
  • E. Holder, N. Tessler and A. L. Rogach, “Hybrid Opto-Electronic Devices with Organic and Inorganic Components” J. Mater. Chem. 18, 1064 (2008)
  • A. L. Rogach, T. A. Klar, J. M. Lupton, A. Meijerink and J. Feldmann, ”Energy Transfer with Semiconductor Nanocrystals” J. Mater. Chem. 19, 1208 (2009)
  • C. Hrelescu, T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jaeckel and J. Feldmann, “Single Gold Nanostars Enhance Raman Scattering” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 153113 (2009)


Contact Information

Department of Physics and Materials Science
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +852-3442-9532
Fax: +852-3442-0538
Email: andrey.rogach[at]