Professor Robert MacFarlane

Alumni - Academic Faculty


Prof. MacFarlane was a postdoctoral scholar working jointly with the Atwater lab and the Grubbs lab from 2013-2015. His research focused on developing self-assembly methods to generate polymer- and nanoparticle-based materials with unique photonic and plasmonic properties, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of his post-doctoral appointment in chemistry and materials science to synthesize and characterize these structures. He is now the AMAX Career Development Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

Available Publications

Epitaxy: Programmable Atom Equivalents Versus Atoms

Mary X. Wang, Soyoung E. Seo, Paul A. Gabrys, Dagny Fleischman, Byeongdu Lee, Youngeun Kim, Harry A. Atwater, Robert J. Macfarlane, and Chad A. Mirkin
ACS Nano (2016) - Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Self Assembly

Improving Brush Polymer Infrared One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals via Linear Polymer Additives

Robert J. Macfarlane, Bongkeun Kim, Byeongdu Lee, Raymond A. Weitekamp, Christopher M. Bates, Siu Fung Lee, Alice B. Chang, Kris T. Delaney, Glenn H. Fredrickson, Harry A. Atwater, and Robert H. Grubbs
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) - Photovoltaics

Epitaxial Growth of DNA-Assembled Nanoparticle Superlattices on Patterned Substrates

Sondra L Hellstrom, Youngeun Kim, James S Fakonas, Andrew J Senesi, Robert J Macfarlane, Chad A Mirkin, Harry A Atwater
American Chemical Society (2013) - Nanowire