Michael H. Bartl

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics

Phone: (801) 587-8538
Email:  contact@egi.utah.edu

Materials and Physical Chemistry

Functional Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Information Technology Applications

Dr. rer. nat. Chemistry, September 2002, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria

(Ph.D.) Thesis: “Synthesis and Investigation of Ordered Mesostructured Silica and Titania Composites for Novel Optical Applications”

Advisors: Prof. Alois Popitsch and Prof. Galen Stucky

Diploma Physical Chemistry, May 2000, Graz University of Technology, Austria

(M.Sc.) Thesis: “Spectroscopy and Theoretical Crystal Field Investigation of Kramers and non-Kramers Rare Earth Ions in Single Crystals – Two Case Studies”

Advisors: Prof. Karl Gatterer and Prof. Harald Fritzer


American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, American Association for Advancement of Science, SPIE

Scientific Review Service

Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, PNAS, JACS, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B and E, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Chemical Communications, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Scripta Materialia, Thin Solid Films, Crystals, Langmuir, Interface

Grant Review Service

National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, German Research Foundation, Hungarian Research Foundation, Army Research Office, DARPA

Deputy Editor, Scripta Materialia (2014—)

Outstanding Reviewer, Acta Materialia, LLC (2014)

Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, RCSA (2013—)

Visiting Professor, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (2013—)

Guest Editor, Scripta Materialia (2013)

JFK 50 Years, Legacy Gallery (2011)

Brilliant 10 (“America’s Young Science Geniuses”) by Popular Science Magazine (2010)

Emerging Investigator (Materials Chemistry), Royal Society of Chemistry (2010)

DuPont Young Professor Grant (YPG) Award (2007—2011)

Max-Kade Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2003—2004)

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (2002)

Scholarship of the Austrian Government for Scientific Stays at Foreign Universities (1999)

ERASMUS Scholarship from the European Union (1995)

Technology Commercialization Activities

05/2012 Scientific Co-Founder – Navillum Nanotechnologies, LLC, a Salt Lake City Start-Up Company

05/2012⎯Present Scientific Advisor and Consultant – Navillum Nanotechnologies, LLC

Published Book Chapters (University of Utah)

4. A. Risbud and M.H. Bartl, “Solution-Based Techniques for Biomimetics and Bioreplication” in “Engineered Biomimicry” (edited by A. Lakhtakia and R. Martin-Palma), Elsevier: Waltham (2013), pp. 359-382.

3. A. Risbud, A. Lakhtakia, M.H. Bartl, “Towards Bioreplicated Texturing of Solar-Cell Surfaces” in “Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology” (edited by B. Bhushan), Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York (2012), pp. 2755-2762.

2. M.H. Bartl, J.W. Galusha, M.R. Jorgensen, “Oxide-Based Photonic Crystals from Biological Templates” in “Functional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures” (edited by J. Wu, W. Han, H. Kim, A. Janotti, and J. Cao), Springer: New York (2012), pp. 175-207.

1. G.D. Stucky and M.H. Bartl, “Mesostructured Thin Film Oxides” in “Thin Film Metal-Oxides: Fundamentals and Applications in Electronics and Energy” (edited by S. Ramanathan), Springer: New York (2010), pp. 255-279.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (University of Utah)

(* indicates corresponding author)

49. H.-L. Vo, J.L. Arthur, M. Capdevila-Cortada, S.H. Lapidus, P.W. Stephens, J.J. Novoa*, A.M. Arif, R.K. Nagi, M.H. Bartl, J.S. Miller*, “Structure and Properties of Nitrogen-Rich 1,4-Dicyanotetrazine, C4N6. A Comparative Study with Related Tetracyano Electron Acceptors“, 2014, submitted.

48. E. Brauser, P. Rose, J. McLennan, M.H. Bartl*, “Optical Detection of Tracer Species in Strongly Scattering Media”, Appl. Spectrosc. 2014, accepted.

47. G. Hukic-Markosian, Y. Zhai, D.E. Montanari, S. Ott, A. Braun, D. Sun, Z.V. Vardeny, M.H. Bartl*, “Magnetic Properties of Periodically Organized Cobalt Frameworks”, J. Appl. Phys. 2014, 116, 013906.

46. M.R. Dahlby, M. Barhoum, M.H. Bartl*, “Effect of Annealing on Sol–Gel-Derived Multilayer Thin-Film Stacks”, Thin Solid Films 2014, 562, 435-439.

45. F.P. Barrows, M.H. Bartl*, “Photonic Structures in Biology: A Possible Blueprint for Nanotechnology”, Nanomater. Nanotechn. 2014, 4, 1-12.

44. J.T. Siy, E.H. Brauser, T.K. Thompson, M.H. Bartl*, “Synthesis of Bright CdSe Nanocrystals by Optimization of Low-Temperature Reaction Parameters”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 675-682.

43. M.H. Bartl*, “Nanostructure-Driven Functionalities in Thin Films and Coatings”, Scripta Mater. 2014, 74, 1.

42. M.R. Jorgensen, E.S. Butler, M.H. Bartl*, “Controlling Spontaneous Emission in Bioreplica Photonic Crystals”, Proc. SPIE 2012, 8339, 83390Z-1.

41. M.H. Bartl*, M.R. Dahlby, F.P. Barrows, Z.J. Richens, T. Terooatea, M.R. Jorgensen, “Natural Photonic Crystals: Formation, Structure, Function”, Proc. SPIE 2012, 8279, 827907.

40. M. Barhoum, J.M. Morrill, D. Riassetto, M.H. Bartl*, “Rapid Sol-Gel Fabrication of High-Quality Thin-Film Stacks on Planar and Curved Substrates”, Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 5177-5184.

39. M.R. Jorgensen, B. Yonkee, M.H. Bartl*, “Solid and Hollow Inorganic Replicas of Biological Photonic Crystals”, Scripta Mater. 2011, 65, 954-957.

38. M.R. Jorgensen, J.W. Galusha, M.H. Bartl*, “Strongly Modified Spontaneous Emission Rates in Diamond-Structured Photonic Crystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 107, 143902. (featured as “PRL Editors’ Suggestion”)

37. D. Riassetto, N. Ma, J. Amador, B. Benson, A. Briggs, M. Mella, P. Rose, M.H. Bartl*, “Biphasic Route to Silica-Encapsulation of Quantum Dots”, Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. 2011, 3, 655-658.

36. M.R. Jorgensen, B. Yonkee, M.H. Bartl*, “Strong Modification of Density of Optical States in Biotemplated Photonic Crystals”, Proc. SPIE 2011, 8071, 807109.

35. M.R. Jorgensen, M.H. Bartl*, “Biotemplating Routes to Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 10583-10591.

34. J.T. Siy, E.M. Brauser, M.H. Bartl*, “Low-Temperature Synthesis of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 364-366.

33. J.T. Siy, M.H. Bartl*, “Insights into Reversible Dissolution Study of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots”, Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 5973-5982.

32. J.W. Galusha, M.R. Jorgensen, M.H. Bartl*, “Diamond-Structured Titania Photonic Band Gap Crystals from Biological Templates”, Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 107-110. (cover article) (among five most read articles in Advanced Materials in January 2010)

31. J.W. Galusha, L.R. Richey, M.R. Jorgensen, J.S. Gardner, M.H. Bartl*, “Study of Natural Photonic Crystals in Beetle Scales and Their Conversion into Inorganic Structures via a Sol-Gel Bio-Templating Route”, J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 1277-1284.

30. J.W. Galusha, M.R. Jorgensen, L.R. Richey, J.S. Gardner, M.H. Bartl*, “Oxide-Based Photonic Crystals from Biological Templates”, Proc. SPIE 2009, 7401, 74010G-1.

29. D. Chaudhuri, J.W. Galusha, M.J. Walter, N.J. Borys, M.H. Bartl*, J.M. Lupton*, “Towards Sub-Diffraction Transmission Microscopy of Diffuse Materials by Using Silver Nanoparticle White-Light Beacons”, Nano Lett. 2009, 9, 952-956. (featured in ScienceDirect)

28. J.W. Galusha, L.R. Richey, J.S. Gardner, J.N. Cha, M.H. Bartl*, “Discovery of a Diamond-Based Photonic Crystal Structure in Beetle Scales”, Phys. Rev. E 2008, 77, 050904. (featured in ScienceDirect, MIT Technology Review, Laser Focus World, Materials Today)

27. J.W. Galusha, C.-K. Tsung, G.D. Stucky, M.H. Bartl*, “Planar Open-Surface Titania Inverse Opals Fabricated by a Novel Sol-Gel Infiltration Method”, Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 4925-4930.

26. J.W. Galusha, L.R. Richey, M.H. Bartl*, “High Resolution Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Photonic Crystal Structure Found in Beetle Scales”, Proc. IEEE LEOS, Adv. Biophotonics, 2008, 83.

25. J.T. Siy, L. Leone, M.H. Bartl*, “Effect of Ligand Exchange on the Stability and Optical Properties of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2007, 1056-HH07-03.

24. J.W. Galusha, K. Carter, M.H. Bartl*, “3-D Photonic Band Structure Engineering in Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2006, 0988-QQ05-08.

23. L.E. Euliss, M.H. Bartl, G.D. Stucky, “Control of Calcium Carbonate Crystallization Utilizing Amphiphilic Block Copolypeptides”, J. Crystal Growth 2006, 286, 424-430.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (Graduate and Postdoctoral)

22. N.P. Stern, M. Poggio, M.H. Bartl, E.L. Hu, G.D. Stucky, D.D. Awschalom*, “Spin Dynamics in Electrochemically Charged CdSe Quantum Dots”, Phys. Rev. B 2005, 72, 161303.

21. M.H. Bartl, S.W. Boettcher, K.L. Frindell, G.D. Stucky*, “Molecular Assembly of Function in Titania-Based Composite Material Systems”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2005, 38, 236-271.

20. S.W. Boettcher, M.H. Bartl, J.G. Hu, G.D. Stucky*, “Structural Analysis of Hybrid Titania-Based Mesostructured Composites”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 9721-9730.

19. M.H. Bartl, S.W. Boettcher, E.L. Hu*, G.D. Stucky*, “Dye-Activated Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Mesostructured Titania Waveguides”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 10826-10827.

18. B.J. McKenna, H. Birkedal, M.H. Bartl, T.J. Deming, G.D. Stucky*, “Micrometer-Sized Spherical Assemblies of Polypeptides and Small Molecules by Acid-Base Chemistry”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 5652-5655.

17. M.H. Bartl, S.P. Puls, J. Tang, H.C. Lichtenegger, G.D. Stucky*, “Cubic Mesoporous Frameworks with a Mixed Semiconductor Nanocrystalline Wall Structure and Enhanced Sensitivity to Visible Light”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 3037-3040.

16. M.H. Bartl, B.J. Scott, G. Wirnsberger, A. Popitsch, G.D. Stucky*, “Single-Photon Hot Band Absorption Induced anti-Stokes Luminescence of Rhodamine 101 in Mesostructured Thin Films”, ChemPhysChem 2003, 4, 392-395.

15. J.N. Cha, H. Birkedal, L.E. Euliss, M.H. Bartl, M.S. Wong, T.J. Deming, G.D. Stucky*, “Spontaneous Formation of Nanoparticle Vesicles from Homopolymer Polyelectrolytes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8285-8289.

14. J.N. Cha, M.H. Bartl, M.S. Wong, A. Popitsch, T.J. Deming, G.D. Stucky*, “Microcavity Lasing from Block Peptide Hierarchically Assembled Quantum Dot Spherical Resonators”, Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 907-911.

13. K.L. Frindell, M.H. Bartl, M.R. Robinson, G.C. Bazan, A. Popitsch, G.D. Stucky*, “Visible and Near IR Luminescence via Energy Transfer in Rare Earth Doped Mesoporous Titania Thin Films with Nanocrystalline Walls”, J. Solid State Chem. 2003, 172, 81-88.

12. B.J. Scott, M.H. Bartl, G. Wirnsberger, G.D. Stucky*, “Energy Transfer in Dye Doped Mesostructured Composites”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2003, 107, 5499-5502.

11. M.H. Bartl, B.J. Scott, H.C. Huang, G. Wirnsberger, A. Popitsch, B.F. Chmelka, G.D. Stucky*, “Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of Mesostructured Thin Films Activated by in-situ Formed Trivalent Rare Earth Ion Complexes”, Chem. Commun. 2002, 2474-2475.

10. H.C. Lichtenegger, Th. Schöberl, M.H. Bartl, H. Waite*, G.D. Stucky*, “High Abrasion Resistance with Sparse Mineralization: Copper Biomineral in Worm Jaws”, Science 2002, 298, 389-392.

9. V.I. Srdanov, M.R. Robinson, M.H. Bartl, X. Bu, G.C. Bazan*, “Polarization Effects of a Europium Complex in Stretched Polyethylene”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2002, 80, 3042-3044.

8. M.H. Bartl*, E.C. Fuchs, K. Gatterer, H.P. Fritzer, M. Bettinelli, A. Speghini, “Spectroscopic and Crystal Field Investigation of Kramers Ions: Nd3+:YAB – a Case Study of the Crystal Field Structure of the 4I9/2 Ground State”, J. Solid State Chem. 2002, 167, 386-392.

7. M. Niederberger, M.H. Bartl, G.D. Stucky*, “Benzyl Alcohol and Titanium Tetrachloride – A Versatile Reaction System for Non-Aqueous and Low-Temperature Preparation of Crystalline and Luminescent Titania Nanoparticles”, Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 4364-4370.

6. M. Niederberger, M.H. Bartl, G.D. Stucky*, “Benzyl Alcohol and Transition Metal Chlorides as a Versatile Reaction System for the Non-Aqueous and Low-Temperature Synthesis of Nano-Objects with Controlled Dimensionality”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13642-13643.

5. K.L. Frindell, M.H. Bartl, A. Popitsch, G.D. Stucky*, “Sensitized Luminescence of Trivalent Europium by Three-Dimensionally Arranged Anatase Nanocrystals in Mesostructured Titania Thin Films”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 959-962.

4. G. Wirnsberger, M.H. Bartl, B.J. Scott, G.D. Stucky*, “Mesostructured Optical Devices by Room Temperature Self-Assembly”, Aust. J. Chem. 2001, 54, 225-227.

3. M.H. Bartl, K. Gatterer*, E. Cavalli, A. Speghini, M. Bettinelli, “Growth, Optical Spectroscopy and Crystal Field Investigation of YAl3(BO3)4 Single Crystals Doped with Tripositive Praseodymium”, Spectrochim. Acta A 2001, 57, 1981-1990.

2. M.H. Bartl, K. Gatterer*, H.P. Fritzer, S. Arafa, “Investigation of Phase Separation in Nd3+ Doped Ternary Sodium Borosilicate Glasses by Optical Spectroscopy”, Spectrochim. Acta A 2001, 57, 1991-1999.

1. G. Concas*, F. Congiu, G. Spano, A. Speghini, K. Gatterer, M.H. Bartl, “Hyperfine Interactions at Lanthanide Sites in Europium Doped Oxide Glasses”, Z. Naturforschung 2000, 55a, 499-506.