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David J. Gosztola

Principal Technical Specialist, Nanoscience

Laser-based Spectroscopies



  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Research involves the development of laser-based instrumentation for investigating the interaction of light with nanoscale materials and structures

Selected Publications

(Selected from 140+ publications)
  • Mechanistic Insight of Photocatalysis using MIL-100(Fe)/TiO2 Composites”, X. He, H. Fang, D. J. Gosztola, Z. Jiang, P. Jena, and W.-N. Wang; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11(13), 12516-12524, doi: 10.1021/acasmi.9b00223.
  • Ultrathin Transmissive Metasurfaces for Multiwavelength Optics in the Visible”, H. Cai, D. Czaplewski, K. Ogando, A. Martinson, D. Gosztola, L. Stan, and D López; Appl. Phys. Lett., 2019, 114, 071106; doi: 10.1063/1.5082557.
  • Effects of Chlorine in Ash on the Corrosion Performance of Ni-based Alloys in Simulated Oxy-fuel Environment”, Z. Zeng, K. Natesan, Z. Cai, and D. Gosztola; Energy & Fuels, 2018, 32(10), 10502-10512; doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02233.
  • Life-time and Line-width of Individual Quantum Dots Interfaced with Graphene”, X. Miao, D. J. Gosztola, A. V. Sumant, and H. Grebel; Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 7040-7046; doi: 10.1039/C8NR01769G
  • Probing the Impact of Solvation on Photoexcited Spin Crossover Complexes with High-precision X-ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy”, C. Liu, J. Zhang, L. Lawson Daku, D. Gosztola, S. Canton, and X. Zhang; J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, 139(48), 7518–17524; doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b09297.
  • Anisotropic Scattering of Hot Electrons in an Ultra-Broadband Plasmonic Nanopatch Metasurface”, M. Sykes, J. Stewart, G. Akselrod, X.-T. Kong, Z. Wang, D. J. Gosztola, A. B. F. Martinson, D. Rosenmann, M. H. Mikkelsen, A. O. Govorov, and G. P. Wiederrecht; Nature Comm.2017, 8, 986; doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01069-3.
  • Enhanced Raman Scattering from NCM523 Cathodes Coated with Electrochemically Deposited Gold”, A. Tornheim, V. A. Maroni, M. He, D. J. Gosztola, and Z. Zhang; J. Electrochem. Soc.2017, 164(13), A3000; doi: 10.1149/2.0461713jes.
  • Photon Upconversion Using Anti-Aromatic Naphtho-p-quinodimethane as a Light Harvesting Sensitizer”, S. Shokri, G. Wiederrecht, D. Gosztola, and A. Ayitou; J. Phys. Chem. C.2017, 121(42), 23377, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08373.
  • Size-Dependent Biexciton Quantum Yields and Carrier Dynamics of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Nanoplatelets”, X. Ma, B. Diroll, I. Fedin, R. Schaller, D. Talapin, S. Gray, G. Wiederrecht, and D. GosztolaACS Nano2017, 11(9), 9119–9127, doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03943
  • Photon-Induced Selenium Migration in TiSe2”, D. B. Lioi, D. J. Gosztola, G. P. Wiederrecht, and G. Karapetrov; Appl. Phys. Lett.2017, 110(8), 081901; doi: 10.1063/1.4976745.
  • Direct Experimental Evidence for Photoinduced Strong-Coupling Polarons in Organolead Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles”, K. Zheng, M. Abdellah, Q. Zhu, Q. Kong, G. Jennings, C. A. Kurtz, M. E. Messing, Y, Niu, D. Gosztola, M. J. Al-Marri, X. Zhang, T. Pullerits, and S. E. Canton; J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2016, 7(22), 4535-4539; doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02046.
  • Ultrafast Optical Modulation of Second and Third Harmonic Generation from Cut-Disk-Based Metasurfaces”, G. Sartorello, N. A. H. Olivier, G. Wurtz, J. Zhang, W.  Yue, D. J. Gosztola, G. P. Wiederrecht, and A. V. Zayats; ACS Photonics2016, 3(8), 1517-1522; doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00108.
  • Nano-Optical Imaging of WSe2 Waveguide Modes Revealing Light-Exciton Interactions, Z. Fei, M. Scott, D. J. Gosztola, J. J. Foley, H. Wen, Y. Sun, R. D. Schaller, J. R. Guest, S. K. Gray, G. P. Wiederrecht, W. Bao, and X. Xu; Phys. Rev. B.2016, 94(8), 081402(R); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.081402
  • Linking Group Influences Charge Separation and Recombination in all-Conjugated Block Copolymer Photovoltaics”, J. W. Mok, Y.-H. Lin, K. G. Yager, A. D. Mohite, W. Nie, S. B. Darling, Y. Lee, E. Gomez, D. Gosztola, R. D. Schaller, and R. Verduzco; Adv. Funct.  Mater., 2015, 25(35), 5578–5585.
  • Photoexcited Carrier Dynamics of In2S3 Thin Films”, R. McCarthy, R. Schaller, D. Gosztola, G. Wiederrecht, and A. Martinson; J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2015, 6, 2554–2561.
  • Visualizing the Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer with Femtosecond X-ray Pulses”, S. E. Canton, K. S. Kjær, G. Vankó, T. B. van Driel, S. Adachi, A. Bordage, C. Bressler, P. Chabera, M. Christensen, A. O. Dohn, A. Galler, W. Gawelda, D. Gosztolaet al.Nature Commun.2015, 6, 6359.


  • No. 10164188 Polymer-Hybrid Electro-Optic Devices and Method of Fabricating Polymer-Hybrid Electro-Optic Devices, L. E. Ocola, D. J. Gosztola, and A. I. Yanguas-Gil
  • No. 9548677 and 8922094 Microelectromechanical (MEMS) Manipulators for Controlling Nanoparticle Coupling Interactions, D. Lopez, G. Wiederrecht, D. Gosztola, and D. Mancini
  • No. 5539100 Organic Solid State Switches Incorporating Porphyrin Compounds and Method for Producing Organic Solid State Optical Switches”, M. R. Wasielewski, G. L. Gaines III, M. P. Niemczyk, D. G. Johnson, D. J. Gosztola, and M. P. O’Neil