Ilona Kretzschmar, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York
  • Affiliate Faculty, Nanoscience Initiative


City College of New York (Profile)

Research Interests

The Kretzschmar group’s research interests are particle surface modification leading to patchy and Janus particles with well-defined but asymmetric surfaces, the field-directed assembly and application of patchy and Janus particles, and nanomaterials as precursors to highly porous electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells. Most recently, my group has ventured into the field of particle-stabilized emulsions with specific focus on studying the position of Janus particles at fluid/fluid interfaces and the dynamics of how they enter such an interface.

Job History

  • 2013 – Current: Professor, City College of New York
  • 2009 – 2013: Associate Professor, City College of New York
  • 2004 – 2008: Assistant Professor City College of New York
  • 2002 – 2004: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale
  • 2000 – 2002: Feodor Lynen Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Harvard
  • 2004 – 1999: Ph.D., Technical University, Berlin, Germany