Danielle K. Smith


B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2003

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas - Austin, 2009


Biological Applications of Gold Nanorods, Magnetic Nanocrystals, and Quantum Dots

Colloidal Synthesis of Gold Nanorods

Magnetic Nanocrystals as MRI Contrast Agents

Carbon Nanotube Supercritical Fluid Synthesis

Nanoparticle Heterostructures as Contrast Agents for Dual-Mode Imaging

Biofunctionalization of Quantum Dots

Synthesis and Characterization of Binary Nanoparticle Superlattices


Smith, Danielle K.; Miller, Nathan R.; Korgel, Brian A., Iodide in CTAB Prevents Gold Nanorod Formation. Langmuir (2009), ASAP. [link]

Smith, Danielle; Goodfellow, Brian; Smilgies, Detlef-M.; Korgel, Brian, Self-Assembled Simple Hexagonal AB2 Binary Nanocrystal Superlattices: SEM, GISAXS and Defects. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131 (9), 32813290. [link]

Heitsch, A. T.*; Smith, D. K.*; Patel, R. E.; Ress, D.; and Korgel, B. A., Multifunctional Particles: Magnetic Nanocrystals and Gold Nanorods Coated with Fluorescent Dye-Doped Silica Shells. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, (2008), 181, 1593-1602.
* These authors contributed equally to this work.

Qiu, Le; Larson, Timothy A.; Smith, Danielle; Vitkin, Edward; Modell, Mark D.; Korgel, Brian A.; Sokolov, Konstantin V.; Hanlon, Eugene B.; Itzkan, Irving; Perelman, Lev T., Observation of plasmon line broadening in single gold nanorods. Applied Physics Letters (2008), 93(15), 153106/1-153106/3.

Park, J. S.; Estrada, A.; Sharp, K.; Sang, K.; Schwartz, J. A.; Smith, D. K.; Coleman, D.; Payne, J. D.; Korgel, B. A.; Dunn, A. K.; and Tunnell, J. W., Two-Photon-Induced Photoluminescence Imaging of Tumors Using Near-Infrared Excited Gold Nanoshells. Optics Express (2008), 16, 1590-1599.

Smith, D. K. and Korgel, B. A., The Importance of the CTAB Surfactant on the Colloidal Seed-Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanorods. Langmuir (2008), 24, 644-649.

Qiu, L.; Larson, T. A.; Smith, D. K.; Vitkin, E.; Zhang, S. H.; Modell, M. D.; Itzkan, I; Hanlon, E. B.; Korgel, B. A.; Sokolov, K. V.; and Perelman, L. T., Single Gold Nanorod Detection Using Confocal Light Absorption and Scattering Spectroscopy. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2007), 13, 1730-1738.

Smith, D. K.; Rasch, M. R.; and Korgel, B. A., Novel nanocrystals as a platinum-delivery vehicle for chemotherapy. Nanomedicine (2007), 2, 943-949.

Lee, D. C.; Smith, D. K.; Heitsch, A. T.; and Korgel, B. A., Magnetic Nanocrystals" Synthesis, Properties, and Applications. Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, Section C: Physical Chemistry (2007), 103, 351-402.

Durr, N. J.; Larson, T.; Smith, D. K.; Korgel, B. A.; Sokolov, K.; and Ben-Yakar, A., Two-Photon Luminescence Imaging of Cancer Cells using Molecularly Targeted Gold Nanorods. Nano Letters (2007), 7(4), 941-945.

Smith, D. K.; Lee, D. C.; and Korgel, B. A., High Yield Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Synthesis in Supercritical Fluids. Chemistry of Materials (2006), 18(14), 3356-3364.


SEM image of gold nanorods dried on a substrate.

(Left) SEM image of as-synthesized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. (Right) High-resolution TEM image of multi-walled carbon nanotube network.