Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Zach Erno

Graduate Student

Hometown: Mesa

Joined group: 2014

Left group: 2015


M.Sc. in Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 2012
Thesis: Controlling Luminescent and Thermoresponsive Materials with Molecular Photoswitching
Senior Research Adviser: Dr. Neil Branda, Prof. of Chemistry

B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 2006
Undergraduate Research Adviser: Dr. Devens Gust, Prof. of Chemistry



Branda, N.R.; Erno, Z.; Finden, J.G.; Lam, D.;Loo, C.J.G.; Sargent, J.R.; Smit, M.P.; Von Hahn, P.A.; Wiggins, D.M. Optical filter comprising a variable transmittance layer. PCT Int. Appl. 2013, WO 2013177676 A1 20131205.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Asadirad, A.M.; Boutault, S.; Erno, Z.; Branda, N.R. Controlling a polymer adhesive using light and a molecular switch. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3024.

Asadirad, A.M.; Erno, Z.; Branda, N.R. Photothermal release of singlet oxygen from gold nanoparticles. Chem. Comm. 2013, 49, 5639.

Erno, Z.; Asadirad, A.M.; Lemieux, V.; Branda, N. R. Using light and a molecular switch to ‘lock’ and ‘unlock’ the Diels-Alder Reaction. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 2787.

Zandberg, W.F.; Bakhtiari, A.B.S.; Erno, Z.; Hsiao, D.; Gates, B.D.; Claydon, T.; Branda, N.R. Photothermal release of small molecules from gold nanoparticles in live cells. Nanomed. Nanotechnol. Biol. Med. 2012, 8, 908.

Poon, L.; Zandberg, W.F.; Hsiao, D.; Erno, Z.; Sen, D.; Gates, B.D.; Branda, N.R. Photothermal release of single-stranded DNA from the surface of gold nanoparticles through controlled denaturing and Au-S bond breaking. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 6395.

Erno, Z.; Yildiz, I.; Gorodetsky, B.; Raymo, F.M.; Branda, N.R. Optical control of quantum dot luminescence via photoisomerization of a surface-coordinated, cationic dithienylethene. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2010, 9, 249.

Takulapalli, B.R.; Laws, G.M.; Liddell, P.A.; Andréasson, J.; Erno, Z.; Gust, D.; Thornton, T.J. Electrical detection of amine ligation to a metalloporphyrin via a hybrid SOI-MOSFET. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 2226.


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