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Dr. Hedi Mattoussi
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Dr. Hedi Mattoussi

Professor

PIERRE & MARIE CURIE UNIVERSITY (PARIS VI) Paris, France

  • Habilitation to Direct Research, Physical Chemistry/Nanomaterials, February 1994
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, October 1987; Work done at the Collège de France, Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory.
  • M. S. Condensed Matter Physics, June 1984.
FACULTY OF SCIENCES TUNIS, Tunisia
  • B. S. Physics, June 1982; graduated with Honors.

Contact Information
Email:
mattoussi@chem.fsu.edu
Office:
4006 CSL 850.645.8615
Lab:
4702 CSL 850.645.9408
Programs of Research
 Materials
 Organic
 Physical
Research Website
Research Specialities
Chemistry of Materials, Nanoscience, Photochemistry, Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Synthesis and Catalysis
6 Graduate; 3 Postdoc; 2 Visiting

Research Interest


Hedi Mattoussi Laboratory Page



Research areas: We focus on understanding, controlling and tailoring the interfaces between inorganic nanocrystals and biological (as well as non-biological) systems.  This requires making progress on few parallel tracks, including: nanoparticle design, structural and optical characterization, ligand design and characterization, chemical interfacing of QDs, Au nanoparticles and magnetic nanocrystals with biological systems, biosensing assemblies, in vivo imaging and sensing.



Research tools: synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry; 1H NMR; X-ray and light scattering techniques; TEM and SEM; Optical spectroscopy; energy transfer (FRET); FT-IR; Cell growth; Cell imaging.



Area 1: Design, synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanocrystals


Area 2: Design, synthesis and characterization of multidentate and multifunctional ligands


Area 3: Design of nanoparticle-bioconjugates as analytical tools for sensing, imaging and diagnostics




Publications

N. Zhan, G. Palui, and H. Mattoussi, "Multicoordinating molecular scale ligands based on the zwitterionic hydrophilic motif and lipoic acid anchors provide compact biocompatible quantum dots," Nature Protocols (2015) ASAP. P-P140409B
W. Wang, A. Kapur, X. Ji, M. Safi, G. Palui, V. Palomo, P.E. Dawson, and H. Mattoussi, "Photoligation of an Amphiphilic Polymer with Mixed Coordination Provides Compact and Reactive Quantum Dots," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 5438?5451 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00671
X. Ji, W. Wang and H. Mattoussi, "Effects of Separation Distance on the Charge Transfer Interactions in Quantum Dot-Dopamine Assemblies," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (PCCP) 17, 10108-10117 2015. DOI: 10.1039/c5cp00462d
F. Aldeek, D. Hawkins, M. Safi, V. Palomo, G. Palui, P.E. Dawson, I. Alabugin, and H. Mattoussi, "UV and Sunlight Driven Photochemical Reduction of Lipoic Acid-Based Ligands to Promote Cap Exchange on Luminescent Quantum Dots," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 2704-2714 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/ja512802x