Clemens Burda, PhD

Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Developmental Therapeutics Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Burda’s work is based on these two basic ideas:

  1. The important issues for our future remain Energy, Environment, and Health.
  2. The important solutions to these challenges will come from using mainly Sun Light and other decentralized renewable energy sources.


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Coordination engineering toward high performance organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites; Guo, Xin; Burda, Clemens; Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2016), 320-321, 53-65.

Control of Surface Ligand Density on PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles for Optimized Cancer Cell Uptake; Liu, Hongying; Doane, Tennyson L.; Cheng, Yu; Lu, Feng; Srinivasan, Shriya; Zhu, Jun-Jie; Burda, Clemens; Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (2015), 32(2), 197-204.

TiO2 Nanoparticles as Functional Building Blocks; Sang, Lixia; Zhao, Yixin; Burda, Clemens; Chemical Reviews (2014), 114(19), 9283-9318.

Femtosecond Time-Resolved Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Films: Evidence for Passivation Effect of PbI2; Wang, Lili; McCleese, Christopher; Kovalsky, Anton; Zhao, Yixin; Burda, Clemens; Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014), 136(35), 12205-12208.

The unique role of nanoparticles in nanomedicine: imaging, drug delivery and therapy; Doane, Tennyson L.; Burda, Clemens; Chemical Society Reviews (2012), 41(7), 2885-2911.

Wireless activation of neurons in brain slices using nanostructured semiconductor photoelectrodes; Zhao, Yixin; Larimer, Philip; Pressler, Richard T.; Strowbridge, Ben W.; Burda, Clemens;  Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. (2009), 48(13), 2407-2410. (Hot Paper)

Plasmonic Cu2-xS Nanocrystals: Optical and Structural Properties of Copper-Deficient Copper(I) Sulfides; Zhao, Yixin; Pan, Hongcheng; Lou, Yongbing; Qiu, Xiaofeng; Zhu, JunJie; Burda, Clemens.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2009), 131(12), 4253-4261.

Surface Effects on Quantum Dot-Based Energy Transfer; Dayal, S.; Burda, Clemens; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007), 129(25): 7977-7981.

Observation of Non-Foerster-Type Energy-Transfer Behavior in Quantum Dot-Phthalocyanine Conjugates; Dayal, S.; Lou, Y.; Samia, Anna C.S.; Berlin, J. C.; Kenney, M. E.; Burda, Clemens; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006), 128(43), 13974-13975.

Nanostructured Bi2Se3 Films and Their Theroelectric Transport Properties; Qiu, Xiaofeng; Austin, Leah N.; Muscarella, Philip A.; Dyck, Jeffrey S.; Burda, Clemens; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. (2006), 45, 5656-5659.

PbTe Nanorods by Sonoelectrochemistry; Qiu, X.; Lou, Y.; Samia, A. C. S.; Devadoss, A.; Burgess, J. D.; Dayal, S.; Burda, C.  Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. ; (2005), 44(36), 5855-7.

Chemistry and Properties of Nanocrystals of Different Shapes; Burda, C.; Chen, X.; Narayanan, R.; El-Sayed, M. A.; Chemical Review; (2005; 105(4), 1025-1102.