Office: MEYR 102
Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Zeev Rosenzweig obtained his BSc and PhD in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986 and 1992, respectively. Following three years of postdoctoral training at Iowa State University and the University of Michigan, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Orleans in 1995, where he developed a leading research program in the area of luminescent biosensors. Dr. Rosenzweig served as Program Director in the US National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry between 2005 and 2014. He then joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as a Full Professor and Department Chair, where he developed a research and training program in the area of nanomaterials science. Dr. Rosenzweig’s research program aims to develop new techniques for the synthesis of luminescent and magnetic nanomaterials and utilize them in a wide range of applications including biomedical imaging, biosensors, and photovoltaics. Current research projects in the laboratory involve (1) the synthesis of luminescent semiconductor nanomaterials and their toxicity towards bacteria and aquatic organisms in the environment and (2) the synthesis of complex composite nanomaterials with unique luminescent properties that could be used in optical imaging and coding applications. Dr. Rosenzweig also directs a research and training program in art conservation science with a specific focus on molecular level studies of the degradation processes of cultural artifacts.