Pavle Radovanovic carries out research in nanotechnology. His research is focused on the concept of multifunctionality in reduced dimensions, and the application of multifunctional nanosystems for addressing important chemical, physical, and technological problems.
He holds the Canada Research Chair in Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials.
- Inorganic and hybrid nanostructures
- Optical and magneto-optical spectroscopies
- Lighting and LEDs
- Magnetism and spintronics
- Photonics and photocatalysis
Pavle Radovanovic's research investigates the synthesis, fundamental physical and chemical properties, and applications of rationally designed nanostructured materials that combine tunable optical, electrical and magnetic properties. His group applies a variety of synthetic, crystallographic, microscopic, spectroscopic, magnetic and transport techniques, and perform the measurements of novel nanomaterials at both ensemble and single nanostructure level. His approach is to achieve multifunctionality by using complex nanocrystalline alloys and compounds that contain multiple selected transition-metal or rare-earth-metal sites.
The rational design and study of complex nanocrystalline alloys and compounds can provide important understanding of the relationship between the crystal and electronic structures of low-dimensional multifunctional systems and their optical, electrical magnetic properties. He devotes particular attention to the mutual interactions between light, electrical conductivity and magnetization at the nanoscale in the context of novel technological applications. The long-term goal is to understand these materials at the molecular level and to design improved multifunctional nanostructures based on knowledge of the structure-function relationship.
Pavle Radovanovic teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Course offerings have included topics in surface science, nanotechnology tools, nanotechnology engineering practice, statistical thermodynamics, spectro-microscopy and quantum mechanics.
Recent publications include
- Layek, A.; Yildirim, B.; Ghodsi, V.; Hutfluss, L. N.; Hegde, M.; Wang, T.; Radovanovic, P. V. “Dual Europium Luminescence Centers in Colloidal Ga2O3 Nanocrystals: Controlled in Situ Reduction of Eu(III) and Stabilization of Eu(II)” Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 6030-6037.
- Hegde, M.; Hosein, I. D.; Radovanovic, P. V. “Molecular Origin of Valence Band Anisotropy in Single β-Ga2O3 Nanowires Investigated by Polarized X-ray Absorption Imaging” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 17450-17457.
- Layek, A.; Stanish, P. C.; Chirmanov, V.; Radovanovic, P. V. “Hybrid ZnO-Based Nanoconjugate for Efficient and Sustainable White Light Generation” Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 1021-1030.
- Chirmanov, V.; Stanish, P. C.; Layek, A.; Radovanovic, P. V. “Distance-Dependent Energy Transfer between Ga2O3 Nanocrystal Defect States and Conjugated Organic Fluorophores in Hybrid White Light-Emitting Nanophosphors” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 5687-5696.
- Hutfluss, L. N.; Radovanovic, P. V. “Controlling the Mechanism of Phase Transformation of Colloidal In2O3 Nanocrystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 1101-1108.
Please see Pavle Radovanovic's Google Scholar Profile for a current list of his/her peer-reviewed articles.
- Radovanovic, P. V. “Materials for Converting Broad Ultraviolet Excitation to Homogeneous White Light and Method for Production Thereof” U.S. Patent (Appl. No. 14/882,547); filed on October 10, 2015.
- Radovanovic, P. V., Wang, T. “White light emitting nanomaterial, synthesis method and fabrication method” U.S. Patent (Appl. No. 201501084060); published on April 23, 2015.
Awards and Distinctions
- Canada Research Chair, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (renewed), 2013-2017
- Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC) Travel Award, 2014
- Invited Article for the Journal of Materials Chemistry 2014 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue (selected young investigators “with potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry”), 2013
- Mobility Award, Office of Science and Technology, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of France in Canada, 2012
- Idea to Innovation Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2012
- Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2011-2016
- Canada Research Chair, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2008-2012
- David M. Ritter Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, 2003-2004
- Silver Award, Materials Research Society, 2003
- Sigma Xi Scientific Society Graduate Research Award, 2003
- NSF-IGERT Fellowship, National Science Foundation and Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington, 2000-2003
- Annual Award for Exceptional Academic Achievements, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, 1996
- Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, Office of the President, University of Novi Sad, 1995
University of Waterloo Affiliations
- Member of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
- Member of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
Professional Associations and Service
- Collaborative Nano Graduate Steering Committee, Interdisciplinary Nano Engineering Program, 2014-present
- International Organizing Committee for the Energy, Materials & Nanotechnology Meeting (EMN 2015), Bangkok, Thailand, 2015
- Department of Chemistry Executive Committee, 2011-2013
- Mentor for the Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) camp; ESQ is a not-for-profit engineering and science education program with a mission to increase the interest in science, engineering and technology amongst Canadian youth, 2011
The following news stories have featured Pavle Radovanovic's research:
May 20, 2014: Waterloo chemist develops 'holy grail' LED lightbulb
April 21, 2014: How many scientists does it take to change the light bulb?
2004 Ph.D. Chemistry and Nanotechnology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003 Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999 M.S. Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
1996 Dipl. Chem., University of Novi Sad, Serbia