Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability
Find Expertise logo

Profile Pages

View homepages for scientists and researchers. Explore potential collaborations and project opportunities. Search the extensive range of capabilities by keyword to quickly find who and what you are looking for.

Andrew Martin Dattelbaum

Andrew Dattelbaum

Phone (505) 665-0142


  • Chemical Science
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Soft and biological materials
  • Self-assembled organic thin films and solids
  • Organic/inorganic crystalline and amorphous composites
  • Biological assemblies


  • Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials

  • Graphene and Graphene Oxide Synthesis

  • Sol-gel Synthesis

  • Self-assembled materials


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 2000

B.S., Chemistry, James Madison University, 1995


LANL Positions

Group Leader, MPA-11: Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices 8/2013-present

Group Leader, Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices 4/2012-8/2013

Deputy Group Leader, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies 11/2009 - 4/2012

Technical Staff Member, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies 11/2002 - 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, Inorganic Surface Science/Bio-mimetic materials 10/2000 - 11/2002



Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular cuvette, G. Gupta, A. M. Dattelbaum and D. E. Morris, 8,529,740.

Preparation of fluorescent composites of carbon nanotubes and silica. A. M. Dattelbaum, G. Gupta, C. E. Hamilton, K. A. Obrey, J. Duque, S. K. Doorn. 8,395,123.

Robust, self-assembled biocompatible films, B.I. Swanson, A. A. Anderson, J. S. Schmidt, A. M. Dattelbaum, 8,759,008.

Sample desorption/ionization from mesoporous silica, A. M. Dattelbaum and S. Iyer, 6,958,480.



3D Capacitive Sensor Array for Detection of Neural Responses. Branch, B.; Schei, J. L., Artyushkova, K., Gupta, G., Dattelbaum, A. M., George, J. S., and Petsev, D. N. ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol. 2014, 3, N15-N21. DOI: 10.1149/2.016402jss.

Ozonated Graphene Oxide Film as a Proton-Exchange Membrane. Gao, W., Wu, G., Janicke, M. T., Cullen, D. A., Mukundan, R., Baldwin, J. K., Brosha, E. L., Galande, C., Ajayan, P. M., More, K. L., Dattelbaum,* A. M. and Zelenay,* P. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, doi: 10.1002/anie.201310908.

Science and Engineering of Graphene Oxide. Galande, C., Gao, W., Mathkar, A., Dattelbaum, A. M., Narayanan, T. N., Mohite, A. D. and Ajayan, P. M. Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 2014, 1, 1-20. doi: 10.1002/ppsc.201300232.

Investigating Phosphonate Monolayer Stability in Aqueous Solutions. B. Branch, M. Dubey, A. Anderson, K. Artyushkova, J. K. Baldwin, Dimiter Petsev and A. M. Dattelbaum, Appl. Surf. Sci, 2014, 288, 98-108.

Stable and Fluid Multilayer Phospholipid-Silica Thin Films: Mimicing active multi-lamellar biological assemblies. G. Gupta, S. Iyer, A. M. Dattelbaum, P. Atannasov and G. P. Lopez, ACS Nano 2013, 7, 5300-5307.

Ferromagnetism and infrared electrodynamics of Ga1-xMnxAs. B. C. Chapler, S. Mack, R. C. Myers, A. Frenzel, B. C. Pursley, K. S. Burch, A. M. Dattelbaum, N. Samarth, D. D. Awschalom, and D. N. Basov, Phys. Rev. B 2013, 205314.

Morphology and Porosity of Nanoporous Au Thin Films Formed by Dealloying of AuxSi1-x.  G. Gupta, J. C. Thorp, A. M. Dattelbaum, A. Misra, J. K. Baldwin and S. T. Picraux, J. Appl. Physics 2012, 112, 094320.

Relativistic Drude Response of Photoexcited Dirac Quasiparticles in Graphene. K. M. Dani, J. Lee, R. Sharma, A. D. Mohite, C. M. Galande, P. M. Ajayan, A. M. Dattelbaum, H. Htoon, A. J. Taylor, and R. P. Prasankumar, Phys. Rev. B. 2012, 86, 125403.

Direct Measurement of Quasiparticle Lifetimes in Graphene using Time-Resolved Photoemission. S. Gilbertson, T. Durakiewicz, J.-X. Zhu, A. D. Mohite, A. M. Dattelbaum, and G. Rodriguez, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 2012, 30, 03D116-1-6.

Tracing ultrafast separation and coalescence of carriers in graphene with time-resolved photoemission.   S. Gilbertson, G. Dakovski, T. Durakiewicz, J.-X. Zhu, K. M. Dani, A. D. Mohite, A. M. Dattelbaum, and G. Rodriguez, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 64-68.

Multi-scale model for the extreme piezoresistivity in silicone/nickel nanostrand nanocomposites.  O. K. Johnson, C. J. Gardner, N. A. Mara, A. M. Dattelbaum, G. C. Kaschner, T. A. Mason, D. T. Fullwood, B. L. Adams, G. Hansen, Metallurgical Trans. A 2011, 42, 3898-3906.

Infrared probe of the insulator-to-metal transition in Ga1-xMnxAs and Ga1-xBexAs.  B. C. Chapler, R. C. Myers, S. Mack, A. Frenzel, B. C. Pursley, K. S. Burch, E. J. Singley, A. M. Dattelbaum, N. Samarth, D. D. Awschalom, and D. N. Basov, Phys. Rev. B 2011, 84, 081203.

Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Aerogels in Surfactant-Free Environments. J. G. Duque, C. E. Hamilton, G. Gupta, S. A. Crooker, J. J. Crochet, A. D. Mohite, H. Htoon, K. A. DeFriend Obrey, A. M. Dattelbaum* and S. K. Doorn*, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 6686-6694.

A New Route to Fluorescent SWNT/Silica Gels: Balancing Fluorescence Intensity and Environmental Sensitivity. J. G. Duque, G. Gupta, S. K. Doorn and A. M. Dattelbaum, J. Phys Chem. C. 2011, 115, 15147–15153.

Structural dynamics and charge transfer via complexation with fullerene in large area conjugated polymer honeycomb thin films. H. Tsai, Z. Xu, R. K. Pai, L. Wang, A. M. Dattelbaum, A. P. Shreve, H.-L. Wang and M. Cotlet, Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 759-761.

Adhesive Properties of Some Fluoropolymer Binders with the Insensitive Explosive 1,2,3-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB).  J. D. Yeager, A. M. Dattelbaum, E. B. Orler. D. F. Bahr and D. M. Dattelbaum, J. Colloid Inter. Sci. 2010, 535-541.

PEGylation of a maltose biosensor promotes enhanced signal response when immobilized in a silica sol-gel. A. M. Dattelbaum, G. A. Baker, J. M. Fox, S. Iyer and J. D. Dattelbaum, Bioconjug. Chem. 2009, 20, 2381-2384.

Optical properties and critical-point energies of BaTiO3 (001) from 1.5 to 5.2 eV.  Choi, S. G., A. M. Dattelbaum, S. T. Picraux, S. K. Srivastava and C. J. Palmstrøm, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 2008, 26, 1718-1722.

Fluorescent single walled carbon nanotube/silica composite materials.  B. C. Satishkumar, S. K. Doorn, G. A. Baker, A. M. Dattelbaum. ACSNano, 2008, 2, 2283-2290.

Structural and optical properties of ZnO thin films by rf magnetron sputtering with rapid thermal annealing. N. A. Suvorova, I. O.Usov, L. Stan, A. A. Suvorova, R. F. DePaula, A. M. Dattelbaum, and Q. X. Jia App. Phys. Let. 2008, 92, 141911-1-3.

Surface assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry on nanoporous silica thin films.  A. M. Dattelbaum, R. K. Hicks, J. Shelly, A. T. Koppisch and S. Iyer, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 2008, 114, 193-200.

Biocompatible thin films with minimal non-specific binding for waveguide-based assays. Functionalized waveguides for biological assays.  A. S. Anderson, A. M. Dattelbaum, G. A. Montaño, J. G. Schmidt, J. S. Martinez, W. K. Grace, K. M. Grace and B. I. Swanson, Langmuir, 2008, 24, 2240-2247.

Optical Detection of Ion-Channel Induced Proton Transport in Supported Phospholipid Bilayers.  T.-H. Yang, C. K. Yee, M. L. Amweg, S. Singh, A. M. Dattelbaum, A. P. Shreve, C. J. Brinker, and A. N. Parikh, Nano Letters, 2007, 7, 2446-2451.

Surface Assisted Laser Desorption-ionization Mass Spectrometry.  A. M. Dattelbaum and S. Iyer, Expert Rev. Proteomics 2006, 3, 153-161. (Invited Review Article)

Benzene and Ethylene Binding to Copper(I)-Ziconium(IV) Chloride Materials:  The Crystal Structure and Solid-State Reactivity of ((bz)2Cu)2Zr2Cl10•bz.  A. M. Dattelbaum and J. D. Martin, Polyhedron 2006, 25, 349-359.

Surfactant Removal and Silica Condensation during the Photochemical Calcination of Thin Film Silica Mesophases.   A. M. Dattelbaum, M. L. Amweg, J. D. Ruiz, L. E. Ecke, A. P. Shreve, and A. N. Parikh, J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 14551-14556.

Phospholipid morphologies on photochemically patterned silane monolayers.  M. C. Howland, A. R. S. Butti, S. S. Dixit, A. M. Dattelbaum, A. P. Shreve, and A. N. Parikh.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 6752-6765.

N-alkyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium salts as templates for ordered mesostructured and mesoporous silica thin films.  A. M. Dattelbaum, S. N. Baker, and G. A. Baker, Chem. Comm. 2005, 939-941.

Neutron Reflectivity Study of Lipid Membranes Assembled on Ordered Nanocomposite and Nanoporous Silica Thin-Films.  D. A. Doshi, A. M. Dattelbaum, E. B. Watkins, C. J. Brinker, B. I. Swanson, A. P. Shreve, A. N. Parikh, J. Majewski.  Langmuir 2005, 21, 2865-2870.

Enhanced photoluminescence from poly(phenylene vinylene):dendrimer polyelectrolyte assemblies in solution.  G. A. Montaño, A. M. Dattelbaum, H. L. Wang and A. P. Shreve, Chem. Comm. 2004, 2490-2491.

Photochemical Pattern Transfer and Enhancement of Thin Film Silica Mesophases.  A. M. Dattelbaum, M. L. Amweg, C. Yee, L. E. Ecke, A. P. Shreve, and A. N. Parikh.  Nano letters 2003, 3, 719-722.

Synthesis and Characterization of Cu2ZrCl6: A Thermochromic, Van Vleck Paramagnet.  A. M. Dattelbaum, P. Ryan, F. Sui and J. D. Martin.  J. Alloys and Compounds 2002, 338, 173-184.

Templated Synthesis of Cuprous Chloride Networks:  The Synthesis and Characterization of [Hpy]Cu3Cl6 and {[H3NMe]6Cl}[H3NMe]2Cu9Cl16.  J. D. Martin, J. Yang, and A. M. Dattelbaum. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 329-399.

Benzene-Copper(I) Coordination in a Bimetallic Chain Complex. A. M. Dattelbaum and J. D. Martin, Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 6200-6505.

(N(CH3)2H2)CuZrCl6:  Hydrogen Bond Induced Distortions in a Copper Zirconium Chloride Analog of a Thiophosphate. A. M. Dattelbaum and J. D. Martin, Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 2369-2374.

Metal Halide Analogs of Oxides:  A Building Block Approach to the Rational Synthesis of Solid State Materials.  J. D. Martin, A. M. Dattelbaum, T. A. Thornton, R. M. Sullivan, J. Wang, M. T. Peachey, Chem. Mater. 1998, 10, 2699-2713.