University of Pittsburgh

Nathaniel Rosi

Contact Info:

Department of Chemistry
Chevron Science Center
219 Parkman Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Office: 1003 CHVRN
Phone: 412-624-3987

Associate Professor

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Nanoparticle Assembly, Materials for Sustainable Energy

New materials drive innovations in energy, medicine, and countless other fields. We are broadly interested in the design, synthesis, and discovery of new materials. We use a suite of chemical building blocks, including small molecules, biomolecules, metal clusters, nanoparticles, etc., to construct well-ordered (periodic) hierarchical structures whose properties depend intrinsically on the nature of the building blocks and their organization in space. Ultimately, we strive toward the conception and realization of unifying design principles that will facilitate the organization of such building blocks over multiple length scales.

Given the multi-disciplinary nature of our research, students and postdocs from diverse chemical disciplines are encouraged to participate. While in lab, they become familiar with a wide array of solution, solid-state, automated, and high-throughput synthetic methods. Further, they become skilled at using NMR, mass spectroscopy, IR, SEM, TEM, thermal analysis, sorption, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, and X-ray diffraction methods to characterize their materials. They are encouraged to attend national and international meetings to disseminate their most exciting results.

Awards

  • Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, 2014

  • Kavli Fellow, 2012

  • ChemComm Emerging Investigator, 2011

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015

  • US Delegate for Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry Conference, 2008

Publications

Peptide conjugates for directing the morphology and assembly of 1D nanoparticle superstructures,” C. Zhang, C. Song, H.C. Fry, and N.L. Rosi*. , Chem. Eur. J., Vol. 20, 2014, Pages 941-945, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24356987
Alumina-supported cobalt-adeninate MOF membranes for CO2/CH4 separation,” Z. Xie, T. Li, N.L. Rosi *, and M.A. Carreon* , J. Mater. Chem. A, Vol. 2, 2014, Pages 1239-1241, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2014/ta/c3ta14058j
Lanthanide near infrared imaging in living cells with Yb3+ nano metal organic frameworks,” Foucault, A., Gogick, K.A., White, K.A., Villette, S., Pallier, A., Collet, G., Kieda, C., Li, T. Geib, S.J., Rosi, N.L.*, and Petoud, S.* , Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , Vol. 110, 2013, Pages 17199-17204, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/10/08/1305910110
Stepwise ligand exchange for the preparation of a family of mesoporous MOFs,” T. Li, M.T. Kozlowski, E.A. Doud, M.N. Blakely, and N.L. Rosi* , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , Vol. 135, 2013, Pages 11688-11691, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/ja403810k
Chiral structure of thiolate-protected 28-gold-atom nanocluster determined by X-ray crystallography,” C. Zeng, T. Li, A. Das, N.L. Rosi, and R. Jin.* , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , Vol. 135, 2013, Pages 10011-10013, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja404058q
Design and preparation of a core-shell metal-organic framework for selective CO2 capture,” T. Li, J.E. Sullivan, and N.L. Rosi* , J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 135, 2013, Pages 9984-9987, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja403008j
Tailorable plasmonic circular dichroism properties of helical nanoparticle superstructures,” C. Song, M. G. Blaber, G. Zhou, P. Zhang, H.C. Fry, G.C. Schatz, and N.L. Rosi* , Nano Lett., Vol. 13, 2013, Pages 3256-3261, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl4013776
Systematic modulation and enhancement of CO2:N2 selectivity and water stability in an isoreticular series of bio-MOF-11 analogues,” T. Li, D-L. Chen, J. Sullivan, M. Koslowski, J.K. Johnson, and N.L. Rosi*, Chemical Science , Vol. 4, 2013, Pages 1746-1755 , http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2013/sc/c3sc22207a
Strain-promoted ‘click’ modification of a mesoporous metal-organic framework,” C. Liu, T. Li, and N.L. Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , Vol. 134, 2012, Pages 18886-18888,
Metal-adeninate vertices for the construction of an exceptionally porous metal-organic framework,” J. An, O.K. Farha, J.T. Hupp, E. Pohl, J.I. Yeh, and N.L. Rosi*, Nature Communications , Vol. 3, 2012, Pages #604, http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n1/abs/ncomms1618.html
Metal-biomolecule frameworks (MBioFs),” I. Imaz, M. Rubio-Martinez, J. An, I Sole-Font, N.L. Rosi*, and D. Maspoch, Chem. Commun., Vol. 47, 2011, Pages 7287-7302, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2011/cc/c1cc11202c
Zinc-adeninate metal-organic framework for aqueous encapsulation and sensitization of near-infrared and visible emitting lanthanide cations,” J. An, C.M. Shade, D.A. Chengelis-Czegan, S. Petoud, and N.L. Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , Vol. 133, 2011, Pages 1220-1223 , http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/ja109103t
Expeditious Synthesis and Assembly of Sub-100 nm Hollow Spherical Gold Nanoparticle Superstructures,” Song CY, Zhao GP, Zhang PJ, Rosi NL, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, 2010, Pages 14033-14035, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja106833g?source=chemport
Tuning MOF CO2 adsorption properties via cation exchange,” J. An and N.L. Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , Vol. 132, 2010, Pages 5578-5579,
Peptide-based methods for the preparation of nanostructured inorganic materials,” CL Chen and NL Rosi*, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 49, 2010, Pages 1924-1942, http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123299794/PDFSTART
Near-infrared luminescent lanthanide MOF barcodes,” KA White, DA Chengelis, KA Gogick, J Stehman, S Petoud* and NL Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 131, 2009, Pages 18069-18071, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja907885m
Near-infrared Emitting Ytterbium Metal-organic Frameworks with Tunable Excitation Properties,” K.A. White, D.A. Chengelis-Czegan, M. Zeller, S.J. Geib, J. Szakos, S. Petoud* and N.L. Rosi*, Chem. Commun., 2009, Pages 4506 - 4508, http://www.rsc.org/ej/CC/2009/b909658b.pdf
Synthesis, structure, assembly, and modulation of the CO2 adsorption properties of a zinc-adeninate macrocycle,” J. An, R. Fiorella, S. Geib, N. L. Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 131, 2009, Pages 8401-8403, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja901869m
Cation-Triggered Drug Release from a Porous Zinc-Adeninate Metal-Organic Framework,” J. An; S. Geib; N.L. Rosi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 131, 2009, Pages 8376-8377, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja902972w