Professor Emilie Ringe

  • College positions:
    College Lecturer in Materials Science
    Director of Studies in Materials Science
  • University positions:
    University Teaching Officer
  • Subjects: Natural Sciences


BA/MS Chemistry, Northwestern University, PhD Chemistry, Northwestern University

Research interests

My research uses correlative, multi-scale approaches, based mainly on electron and light microscopy, to understand how nano- and atomic-scale features affect the bulk optical and electronic properties of crystals.



Plasmonic Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles

S. M. Rehn, E. Ringe, “Controllably Hollow AgAu Nanoparticles via Nonaqueous, Reduction Agent-Assisted Galvanic Replacement”, Accepted in Part. Part. Syst. Char. (2018)

D. F. Swearer, R. K. Leary, R. Newell, S. Yazdi, H. Robatjazi, Y. Zhang, D. Renard, P. Nordlander, P. A. Midgley, N. J. Halas, E. Ringe, “Transition Metal Decorated Aluminum Nanocrystals” ACS Nano (2017), 11, 10281-10288

S. Yazdi, J. R. Daniel, N. Large, G. C. Schatz, D. Boudreau, E. Ringe, “Reversible Shape and Plasmon Tuning in Hollow AgAu Nanorods”, Nano Lett. (2016), 16, 6939-6945

R. K. Leary, A. Kumar, P. Straney, S. M. Collins, S. Yazdi, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, P. A. Midgley, J. E. Millstone, E. Ringe, “Structural and Optical Properties of Discrete Dentritic Pt Nanoparticles on Colloidal Au Nanoprisms”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2016), 120, 20843-20851

E. Ringe, A.-I. Henry, B. Sharma, L. D. Marks, R. P. Van Duyne “Single Nanoparticle Plasmonics”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2013), 15, 4110-4129

E. Ringe, J. M. McMahon, K. N. Sohn, C. Cobley, Y. Xia, J. Huang, G. C. Schatz, L. D. Marks, R. P. Van Duyne, “Unraveling the Effects of Size, Composition, and Substrate on the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Frequency of Gold and Silver Nanocubes: A Systematic Single Particle Approach”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2010), 114, 12511-12516

Crystallography and Nanoparticle Shape

E. Ringe, “Nanocrystalline Materials: Recent Advances in Crystallographic Characterization Techniques”, IUCrJ Invited Feature Article (2014), 1, 530-539

E. Ringe, R. P. Van Duyne, L. D. Marks, “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Modified Wulff Constructions for Twinned Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2013), 117, 15859-15870

E. Ringe, R. P. Van Duyne, L. D. Marks, “Wulff Construction for Alloy Nanoparticles”, Nano Lett. (2011), 11, 3399-3403.

Inorganic and 2D Materials

G. R. Bhimanapati, Z. Lin, V. Meunier, J. Cha, S. Das, D. Xiao, M. Strano, V. Cooper, L. Liang, S. G. Louie, E. Ringe, W. Zhou, B. G. Sumpter, H. Terrones, F. Xia, J. Zhu, D. Akinwande, N. Alem, J. Schuller, R. Schaak, M. Terrones, J. A. Robinson, “Recent Advances in 2D Materials Beyond Graphene”, ACS Nano (2015), 9, 11509-11539

X. Wang, Y. Gong, G. Shi, W. L. Chow, K. Keyshar, G. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, Z. Liu, E. Ringe, B. K. Tay, P. M. Ajayan “Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Crystalline Monolayer MoSe2”, ACS Nano (2014), 8, 5125-5131

G. Oh, E. Ringe, R. P. Van Duyne, J. A. Ibers, “Synthesis, Structure, and Optical Properties of CsU2(PO4)3”, J. Solid State Chem. (2012), 185, 124-129

Adapting Science Education for Individuals with Visual Disabilities

A. Kumar, L. A. McCarthy, S. M. Rehn, D. F. Swearer, R.N. Newell, S. Gereta, E. Villarreal, S. Yazdi, E. Ringe, “Exploring Scientific Ideas in Informal Settings: Activities for Individuals with Visual Disabilities”, Accepted in J. Chem. Ed. (2018)

A. Stender, R. Newell, E. Villarreal, D. F. Swearer, E. Bianco, E. Ringe, “Communicating Science Concepts to Individuals with Visual Impairments using Short Learning Modules”, J. Chem. Ed. (2016), 93, 2052-2057

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Other interests

I am an avid runner, love to listen to classical music and enjoy traveling the world.