Prof. Andrey Rogach

Dr habil Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Chair Professor of Photonic Materials

Founding Director of the Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP)

Prof. Andrey Rogach

Contact Information

Office: G 6616
Phone: +(852)-3442-9532
Fax: +(852)-3442-0538
Email: andrey.rogach[at]
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Research Interests

  • Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots)
  • Metal nanocrystals
  • Hybrid nanostructures
  • Photovoltaics, water splitting, biological fluorescent labels, SERS substrates and more

Research Interests

Colloidal semiconductor (quantum dots) and metal nanocrystals.

Using the colloidal chemistry approaches we synthesize semiconductor and metal nanorystals of variable sizes, shapes and compositions, tuning the emission of semiconductor nanocrystals and surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles through the visible and near-IR spectral range.

Colloidal nanocrystals, with their variable surface chemistry determined by a rich choice of capping ligands are ideal building blocks for fabrication of different hybrid nanostructures. We apply optical spectroscopy to study energy transfer and charge separation in these nanostructures and look for different applications of semiconductor and metal nanocrystals such as light-emitting devices and photodetectors.


  • 1991: Diploma (honors) in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus)
  • 1995: PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Minsk (Belarus) on “Formation and properties of silver nanoparticles in different media”
  • 1995 - 2002: Research Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • 2002 - 2009: Lead Scientist, Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Physics Department & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
  • 2005-2006: SFI Walton Visiting Professor, School of Physics and Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • since 2008: Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2009: Habilitation in Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) on “Light emission and harvesting with semiconductor nanocrystals: Synthesis, spectroscopy and applications”
  • since 2009: Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2010: Founding Director of the Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP) at City University of Hong Kong
  • since 2011: Associate Editor, ACS NANO
  • since 2012: Chair Professor of Photonic Materials, Department of Physics and Materials Science at CityUniversity of Hong Kong


  • >340 publications with a total number of citations (Web of Science) exceeding 25000 (Oct 2017)
  • H-index (Hirsch factor) of citation 84 (Oct 2017)
  • Ranked 8th in the "TOP AUTHORS publishing on nanocrystals in the past decade" (i.e. Thomson Scientific, Essential Science Indicators: Alivisatos AP, Peng XG, Bawendi MG, Grätzel M, Murray CB, Sun SH, Weller H, Rogach AL, Manna L, Whetten RL)
  • Ranked 51st among top 100 Materials Scientists in the World
  • Walton Award of the Science Foundation Ireland (2005)
  • Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, USA (since 2014)
  • Honorary Professor, Xi’An Jiaotong University, Jilin University, and Peking University in Shenzhen (China)
  • Associate Editor, ACS Nano (since 2011)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • D. V. Talapin, A. L. Rogach, A. Kornowski, M. Haase and H. Weller. Highly Luminescent Monodisperse CdSe and CdSe/ZnS Nanocrystals Synthesized in a Hexadecylamine – Trioctylphosphine Oxide – Trioctylphospine Mixture. Nano Lett. 1, 207 (2001) – 19th most cited paper of NanoLetters
  • A. L. Rogach, D. V. Talapin, E. V. Shevchenko, A. Kornowski, M. Haase, H. Weller. Organization of Matter on Different Size Scales: Monodisperse Nanocrystals and their Superstructures. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2002, 12, 653 (2002)
  • K. Becker, J. M. Lupton, J. Müller, A. L. Rogach, D. V. Talapin, H. Weller, J. Feldmann. Electrical Control of Förster Energy Transfer. Nature Mater. 5, 777 (2006)
  • A. L. Rogach, T. Franzl, T. A. Klar, J. Feldmann, N. Gaponik, V. Lesnyak, A. Shavel, A. Eychmüller, Y. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan. Aqueous Synthesis of Thiol-Capped CdTe Nanocrystals: State-of-the-Art. J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 14628 (2007) – 11th most cited paper of J. Phys. Chem. C.
  • A. L. Rogach, A. Eychmüller, S. G. Hickey, S. V. Kershaw. Infrared Emitting Colloidal Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Assembly, Spectroscopy, and Applications. Small 3, 536 (2007) – 43th most cited paper of Small.
  • E. Holder, N. Tessler, A. L. Rogach. Hybrid Opto-Electronic Devices with Organic and Inorganic Components. J. Mater. Chem. 18, 1064 (2008)
  • A. L. Rogach, T. A. Klar, J. M. Lupton, A. Meijerink, J. Feldmann. Energy Transfer with Semiconductor Nanocrystals. J. Mater. Chem. 19, 1208 (2009)
  • T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach. Nonspherical Noble Metal Nanoparticles: Colloid-Chemical Synthesis and Morphology Control. Adv. Mater. 22, 1781 (2010)
  • A. L. Rogach, M. Ogris. Near-Infrared Emitting Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Tumor Imaging and Targeting. Current Opinion Mol. Therap. 12, 331 (2010)
  • A. Vaneski, A. S. Susha, J. Rodriguez-Fernandez, M. Berr, F. Jäckel, J. Feldmann, A. L. Rogach. Hybrid Colloidal Heterostructures of Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanocrystals Decorated with Noble Metals: Synthesis and Function. Adv. Funct. Mater. 21, 1547 (2011)
  • F. Hetsch, X. Xu, H. Wang, S. V. Kershaw, A. L. Rogach. Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots as Solar Cell Components and Photosensitizers: Material, Charge Transfer, and Separation Aspects of Some Device Topologies. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 1879 (2011)
  • S. Gupta, S. V. Kershaw, A. L. Rogach. Ion Exchange in Colloidal Nanocrystals. Adv. Mater. 25, 6923 (2013)
  • X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, S. Kalytchuk, S. V. Kershaw, Y. Wang, P. Wang, T. Zhang, Y. Zhao, H. Zhang, T. Cui, Y. Wang, J. Zhao, W. W. Yu, A. L. Rogach. Color-Switchable Electroluminescence of Carbon Dot Light-Emitting Diodes. ACS Nano 7, 11234 (2013)
  • H. Wang. A. L. Rogach. Hierarchical SnO2 Nanostructures: Recent Advances in Design, Synthesis and Applications. Chem. Mater. 26, 123 (2014)
  • A. Vaneski, J. Schneider, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach. Colloidal Hybrid Nanostructures Based on II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. J. Photochem. Photobiol. C. Photochem. Rev. 19, 52 (2014)


Contact Information

Department of Physics and Materials Science
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +852-3442-9532
Fax: +852-3442-0538
Email: andrey.rogach[at]