Applied:                L. Protesescu, S. Mutalik, J. Hong, European patent application No. 23199218.1,

Title: Hard coatings from metal boride nanocrystals ink, Priority date: 22.09.2023.

Granted:              N.A. Lüchinger, M. Oszajca, P. Kissel, L. Protesescu, M. Kovalenko, F. Krieg,

Title: Luminescent crystals and manufacturing thereof, Priority date: 26.06.2017.

Granted:              N. Lüchinger, M. Oszajca, P. Kissel, M. Kovalenko, L. Protesescu, F. Krieg, S. Navakowska.

Title: Solid polymer composition, Priority date: 26.06.2017.




57. Yun Hai, Kushagra Gahlot, Mark TanchevSuhas Mutalik, Eelco K. Tekelenburg,1 Jennifer Hong, Majid Ahmadi, Laura Piveteau, Maria Antonietta Loi, Loredana Protesescu

On the Metal-Solvent Complex Formation at the Surface of InP Colloidal Quantum Dots

JACS, 2024, just accepted,

56. Jennifer Hong,* Suhas Mutalik,* Paolo P. Pescarmona and Loredana Protesescu

Metal Borides: From Industrial Classics to Versatile Colloidal Nanocrystals for Energy, Catalysis, and Hard Coatings Applications

Chem. Mater. 2024, just accepted.


55. Kushagra GahlotJulius Meijer and Loredana Protesescu 

Structural and optical control through anion and cation exchange processes for Sn-halide perovskite nanostructures

DOI: 10.1039/D3NR06075F (Paper) Nanoscale, 2024, Advance Article

54. Chen, E. K. Tekelenburg, K. Gahlot, M. Pitaro, J. Xi, A. Lasorsa, G. Feraco, L. Protesescu, P. CA van der Wel, G. Portale, P. Rudolf, C.J Brabec, M. A. Loi.

In situ SnSe deposition as passivation for scalable and stable quasi-2D lead–tin perovskite solar cells

Energy Environ. Sci., 2023,16, 5315-5324

53. Garcia Romero, D., Di Mario, L., Yan, F., Ibarra-Barreno, C. M., Mutalik, S., Protesescu, L., Rudolf, P. & Loi, M. A. 

Understanding the Surface Chemistry of SnO2 Nanoparticles for High Performance and Stable Organic Solar Cells

Adv. Funct. Mater.2024,34, 2307958


52. J. Hong, S. Mutalik, M. Miola, D. Gerlach, R. K. Mehrabi, G. Portale, P. Rudolf, P. P. Pescarmona, L. Protesescu 

Nickel boride (NixB) nanocrystals: from solid-state synthesis to highly colloidally stable inks

Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 4, 1710–1722



    1. J. Pinna, R. Mehrabi K., DS Gavhane, M. Ahmadi, S. Mutalik, L. Protesescu , BJ Kooi, G. Portale, MA Loi

    Approaching bulk mobility in PbSe colloidal quantum dots 3D superlattices

    Advanced Materials,2022, 2207364


    1.  K. Gahlot, S. de Graaf, H. Duim, G. Nedelcu, R. M Koushki, M. Ahmadi, D. Gavhane, A. Lasorsa, O, De Luca, P. Rudolf, P. CA van der Wel, M. A Loi, B. J Kooi, G. Portale, J. Calbo, L. Protesescu

    Structural Dynamics and Tunability for Colloidal Tin Halide Perovskite Nanostructures

    Advanced Materials, 2022,   2201353


    1. Loredana Protesescu, Joaquin Calbo, Kristopher Williams, William Tisdale, Aron Walsh, Mircea Dinc─â

    Colloidal Nano-MOFs Nucleate and Stabilize Ultra-Small Quantum Dots of Lead Bromide Perovskites

    Chemical Science, 2021 , 12(17), 6129-6135

    1. Papagiorgis, Paris; Tsokkou, Demetra; Gahlot, Kushagra; Protesescu, Loredana ; Manoli, Andrew; Hermerschmidt, Felix; Christodoulou, Constantinos; Choulis, Stelios; Kovalenko, Maksym; Othonos, Andrew; Itskos, Grigorios

    Exciton-Ligand Interactions in PbS Quantum Dots Capped by Metal Chalcogenides

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020 , 124 (50), 27848-27857

    1. BGHM Groeneveld, H Duim, S Kahmann, O De Luca, EK Tekelenburg, ME Kamminga, L Protesescu , G Portale, GR Blake, P Rudolf, MA Loi

    Photochromism in Ruddlesden–Popper copper-based perovskites: a light-induced change of coordination number at the surface

    Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020 , 8 (43), 15377-15384

    1. S. Shao, H. Duim, Q. Wang, B. Xu, J. Dong, S. Adjokatse, GR Blake, L. Protesescu, G. Portale, J. Hou, M. Saba, MA Loi

    Tuning the energetic landscape of Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite films for efficient solar cells

    ACS Energy Letters, 2020 , 5 (1), 39-46

    1. FJ Hofmann, M. Bodnarchuk, L. Protesescu , M. V Kovalenko, J. Lupton, J. Vogelsang

    Exciton Gating and Triplet Deshelving in Single Dye Molecules Excited by Perovskite Nanocrystal FRET Antennae

    J.Phys. Chem. lit. , 2019 , 10 (5), 1055-1062

    Pre - University of Groningen  publications:




    1. D. Moscheni, F. Bertolotti, L. Piveteau, L. Protesescu , D. Dirin, M. Kovalenko, A. Cervellino, J. Skov Pedersen, N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi

    Size-Dependent Fault-Driven Relaxation and Faceting in Zincblende CdSe Colloidal Quantum Dots

    ACS Nano, (12), 2018 , 12558-12570.


    43 . Piveteau, T.-C. Ong, BJ Walder, DN Dirin, D. Moscheni, B. Schneider, J. Bär, L. Protesescu , N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi, L.Emsley, C. Copéret, and MV Kovalenko

    Resolving the Core and the Surface of CdSe Quantum Dots and Nanoplatelets Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced PASS–PIETA NMR Spectroscopy

    ACS Cent. Sci ., 2018 , 4 (9), 1113-1125.


    1.  Pfingsten, J. Klein , L. Protesescu , M.I. Bodnarchuk, M.V. Kovalenko and G. Bacher

    Phonon Interaction and Phase Transition in Single Formamidinium Lead Bromide Quantum Dots

    Nano Lett. , 2018 , 18, 4440–4446


    1.  I. Lignos, V. Morad, Y. Shynkarenko, C. Bernasconi, RM Maceiczyk, Protesescu , F. Bertolotti, S. Kumar, ST Ochsenbein, N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi, C.-J. Shih, MI Bodnarchuk, AJ deMello and MV Kovalenko.

    Exploration of Near Infrared-Emissive Colloidal Multinary Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals using an Automated Microfluidic Platform

    ACS Nano , 2018 , 12, 5504–551


    1. L. Protesescu , S. Yakunin, O. Nazarenko, DN Dirin, and MV Kovalenko

    Low-Cost Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Colloidal Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals by Wet Ball Milling

    ACS Appl. NanoMater. , 2018, 1 , 1300–1308


    1.  V. Kovalenko, L. Protesescu , M.I. Bodnarchuk

    Properties and potential optoelectronic applications of lead halide perovskite nanocrystals
    , 2017 , 358, 745-750


    1. M.  Maceiczyk, K. Dümbgen, I. Lignos, L. Protesescu, MV Kovalenko, and AJ deMello

    Microfluidic Reactors Provide Preparative and Mechanistic Insights into the Synthesis of Formamidinium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals         
    Chem. mother. 2017 , 29, 8433–8439


    1. H. Fang, L. Protesescu , DM Balazs, S. Adjokatse, MV Kovalenko, and MA Loi

    Exciton Recombination in Formamidinium Lead Triiodide: Nanocrystals vs. Thin Films
    , 2017 , 1700673.


    1.  Papagiorgis, L. Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, A. Othonos, and G. Itskos

    Long-Lived Hot Carriers in Formamidinium Lead Iodide Nanocrystals
    J. Phys. Chem. C
    , 2017 , 121, 12434–12440.


    1.  F. Bertolotti , L. Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, S. Yakunin, A. Cervellino, SJL Billinge, MW Terban, JS Pedersen, N. Masciocchi, and A. Guagliardi

    Coherent Nanotwins and Dynamic Disorder in Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
    ACS Nano , 2017 , 11, 3819–3831 


    1. L. Protesescu , S. Yakunin, S. Kumar, J. Bär, F. Bertolotti, N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi, M. Grotevent, I. Shorubalko, MI Bodnarchuk, C.-J. Shih, and MV Kovalenko

    Dismantling the “Red Wall” of Colloidal Perovskites: Highly Luminescent Formamidinium and Formamidinium-Cesium Lead Iodide Nanocrystals  
    ACS Nano
    , 2017 , 11, 3119–3134. 


    1. L. Protesescu , S. Yakunin, MI Bodnarchuk, F. Bertolotti, N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi, and MV Kovalenko

    Monodisperse Formamidinium Lead Bromide Nanocrystals with Bright and Stable Green Photoluminescence
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.,
    2016 , 138, 14202–14205 


    1.  N. Dirin*, L. Protesescu*, D. Trummer, IV Kochetygov, S. Yakunin, F. Krumeich, NP Stadie and MV Kovalenko (* equal contribution)

    Harnessing Defect-Tolerance at the Nanoscale: Highly Luminescent Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals in Mesoporous Silica Matrices   Nano Lett., 2016 , 16, 5866–5874 


    1.  G. Raino, G. Nedelcu,L. Protesescu , MI Bodnarchuk, MV Kovalenko, RF Mahrt, and T. Stöferle

     Single Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals at Low Temperature: Fast Single-Photon Emission, Reduced Blinking, and Exciton Fine Structure          
    ACS Nano , 2016 , 10, 2485–2490. 


    1. Lignos, S. Stavrakis, G. Nedelcu, L. Protesescu , AJ deMello, and MV Kovalenko

    Synthesis of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals in a Droplet-Based Microfluidic Platform: Fast Parametric Space Mapping   
    Nano Lett. 2016 , 16, 1869–1877 


    1.  Kurpiers, DM Balazs, A. Paulke, S. Albrecht, I. Lange, L. Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, MA Loi and D. Neher

    Free carrier generation and recombination in PbS quantum dot solar cells
    Appl. Phys. lit. , 2016 , 108, 103102.  


    1. L. Protesescu, T. Zünd, MI Bodnarchuk and MV Kovalenko.

      Air-stable, near-to-mid-infrared emitting solids or PbTe/CdTe core-shell colloidal quantum dots

    ChemPhysChem , 2016 , 17, 670–674 


    1.  DM Balazs, DN Dirin, H. Fang, Protesescu , GH Brink, BJ Kooi, MV Kovalenko, and MA Loi.

     Counterion-Mediated Ligand Exchange for PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Superlattices .

    ACS Nano,  2015 , 9, 11951–11959. 


    1.  C. Gollner, J. Ziegler, Protesescu , DN Dirin, RT Lechner, G. Fritz-Popovski, M. Sytnyk, S. Yakunin, S. Rotter, AA Yousefi Amin, C. Vidal, C. Hrelescu, T. A Klar , M. Kovalenko, and W. Heiss.

     Random Lasing with Systematic Threshold Behavior in Films of CdSe/CdS Core/Thick-Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots .

     ACS Nano,  2015 , 9, 9792–9801.


    1.  S. Yakunin, Protesescu , F. Krieg, MI Bodnarchuk, G. Nedelcu, M. Humer, G. De Luca, M. Fiebig, W. Heiss, and MV Kovalenko. 

    Low-threshold amplified spontaneous emission and lasing from colloidal nanocrystals of cesium lead halide perovskites CsPbX 3 (X=Cl, Br, I) .

    Nature Communications, 2015 , 9, 8056.


    1. L. Lai, W. Gomulya, M. Berghuis , L. Protesescu , RJ Detz, J. Reek, MV Kovalenko, and MA Loi. 

    Organic-inorganic Hybrids Solution-processed H2-evolving Photocathode . ACS Appl. mother. Interfaces,  2015 ,  7, 19083–19090.


    1. G. Nedelcu, L. Protesescu , S. Yakunin, MI Bodnarchuk, M. Grotevent and MV Kovalenko

    Fast anion exchange in highly luminescent nanocrystals of cesium lead halide perovskites (CsPbX3, X=Cl, Br, I) .

     Nano Letters,  2015 , 15, 5635–5640.


    1. H. Fang, DM Balazs, L. Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, and MA Loi. 

    Temperature Dependent Optical Properties of PbS/CdS Core/Shell Quantum Dot Thin Films: Probing the Wave Function Delocalization .

    Phys. Chem. C,  2015 , 119, 17480–17486.


    21 . S. Kahmann, A. Mura, L.  Protesescu , M. Kovalenko, Ch. J. Brabec and MA Loi.

    Optoelectronics or PbS quantum dot and narrow bandgap polymer blends .

    J of Materials Chem. C,  2015 , 3.5499-5505.


    20. L. Protesescu , S. Yakunin, MI Bodnarchuk, F. Krieg, R. Caputo, C. Holman Hendon, RX Yang, A. Walsh, and MV Kovalenko.

    Nanocrystals of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites (CsPbX 3 , X=Cl, Br, and I): Novel Optoelectronic Materials Showing Bright Emission with Wide Color Gamut .

    Nano Letters, 2015 , 15, 3692–3696.

    (front cover and ACS live slides)


    19. L.  Protesescu , M. Nachtingaal, O. Voznyy, O. Borovinskaya, AJ Rossini, L. Emsley, C. Coperet, D. Günther, EH Sargent, and MV Kovalenko.

    Atomistic description of thiostannate-capped CdSe nanocrystals: retention of four-coordinate SnS4 motif and preservation of Cd-rich stoichiometry .J. Am Chem. Soc., 2015 , 137, 1862–1874.


    18. M. He , L. Protesescu , R. Caputo, F. Krumeich, and MV Kovalenko

     A General Synthesis Strategy for Monodisperse Metallic and Metalloid Nanoparticles (In, Ga, Bi, Sb, Zn, Cu, Sn and their alloys) via In-Situ Formed Metal-Long-Chain-Amides .

    Chem. Mater., 2015 , 27, 635-647.


    17 . MJ Speirs, DM Balazs, Hong-Hua Fang, Lai-Hung Lai, L. Protesescu , M. Kovalenko and MA Loi .

     Origin of the increased open circuit voltage in PbS-CdS core-shell quantum dot solar cells.

    J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015 , 3 , 1450-1457.


    16. S. Yakunin, D. N. Dirin , L. Protesescu , M. Sytnyk, S. Tollabimazraehno, M. Humer, F. Hackl, T. Fromherz, MI Bodnarchuk, MV Kovalenko, and W. Heiss.

    High Infrared Photoconductivity in Films of Arsenic-Sulfide-Encapsulated Lead-Sulfide Nanocrystals .

    ACS Nano, 2014 , 8, 12883–12894.


    1.  J. Huang, W. Liu, DS Dolzhnikov, Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, B. Koo, S. Chattopadhyay, EV Shevchenko, and DV Talapin.

    Surface Functionalization of Semiconductor and Oxide Nanocrystals with Small Inorganic Oxoanions (PO 4 3- , MoO 4 2- ) and Polyoxometalate Ligands .

     ACS Nano, 2014 , 8, 9388–9402.


    1. M. Yarema, M. Wörle, M. D Rossell, R. Erni, R. Caputo, L. Protesescu , KV Kravchyk, DN Dirin, K Lienau, F. von Rohr, A. Schilling, M. Nachtegaal, and MV Kovalenko .

    Monodisperse Colloidal Gallium Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Low Temperature Crystallization, Surface Plasmon Resonance and Li-Ion Storage .J. Am Chem. Soc., 2014 , 136, 12422–12430.


    13 . I. Lignos, Protesescu , S. Stavrakis, L. Piveteau, MJ Speirs, MA Loi, MV Kovalenko, and AJ deMello.

     Facile Droplet-based Microfluidic Synthesis of Monodisperse IV-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Coupled In-Line NIR Fluorescence Detection .

    Chem. Mater., 2014 , 26, 2975–2982.


    1. MJ Speirs, BGHM Groeneveld, L. Protesescu , C. Piliego, M. Kovalenko and M.A. Loi .

     Hybrid inorganic-organic tandem solar cells for broad absorption of the solar spectrum .

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014 , 16, 7672-7676.


    1. LH Lai, W. Gomulya, L. Protesescu , M. Kovalenko and MA Loi.

     High performance photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation and solar cells with a double type II heterojunction .

     Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014 , 16, 7531-7537.


    1. L. Protesescu *, AJ Rossini*, D. Kriegner, M. Valla, A. de Kargommeaux, M. Walter, KV Kravchyk, M. Nachtingaal, J. Stangl, B. Malaman, P. Reiss, A. Lesage, L. Emsley , C. Coperet, and Maksym V. Kovalenko. (* equal contribution)

    Unraveling the Core-Shell Structure of Ligand-Capped Sn/SnOx Nanoparticles by Surface Enhanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mössbauer and X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopies .

    ACS Nano, 2014 , 8, 2639–2648.


    1. D. Tsokkou, P. Papagiorgis, L. Protesescu , MV Kovalenko, SA Choulis, C. Christofides, G. Itskos, A. Othonos,

    Photophysics of PbS Quantum Dot Films Capped with Arsenic Sulfide Ligands .

    Advanced Energy Materials, 2014 , 1301547.


    1. L.-H. Lai,   L. Protesescu , M.V. Kovalenko, M.A. Loi,

    Sensitized Solar Cells with Colloidal PbS/CdS Core/Shell Quantum Dots .

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014 , 16, 736-742.


    1. C. Piliego, Protesescu , SZ Bisri,  MV Kovalenko, MA Loi,

    5.2% efficient PbS nanocrystal Schottky solar cells .

    Energy and Environmental Science, 2013 , 6, 10, 3054-3059.


    6. KV Kravchyk, Protesescu , MI Bodnarchuk, F. Krumeich, M. Yarema, M. Walter, Ch. Guntlin, and MV Kovalenko,

    Monodisperse and inorganically capped Sn and Sn/SnO 2 nanocrystals for high performance Li-ion battery anodes .

    J. Am Chem. Soc., 2013 , 135, 4199−4202.


    Pre-doctoral publications:

    1.  M. Tudorache, A. Negoi, L. Protesescu , VI Parvulescu,

    Biocatalytic alternative for bio-glycerol conversion with alkyl carbonates via a lipase-linked magnetic nano-particles assisted process .

    Applied Catalysis B environmental, 2014 , 145, SI, 120-125.


    1. M. Tudorache, L. Protesescu , A. Negoi, VI Parvulescu,

    Recyclable biocatalytic composites of lipase-linked magnetic macro-/nano-particles for glycerol carbonate synthesis .

     Applied Catalysis A: General, 2012, 427.


    1.  M. Tudorache, LProtesescu , S. Coman and VI Parvulescu,

     Efficient bio-conversion of glycerol to glycerol carbonate catalyzed by lipase extracted from Aspergillus niger .

     Green Chemistry, 2012 , 14, 2, 478-482.


    1. L. Protesescu , M. Tudorache, S. Neatu, M. Grecu, E. Kemnitz, VI Parvulescu, S. M. Coman,

    Unusual behavior of a novel heterogeneous chiral dimer CrIII-salen complex in the epoxidation/epoxide ring-opening reaction of trans-methylcinnamate ester.

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry , 2011 , 115, 1112-1122


    1. F. Neatu, L. Protesescu , Florea M., Parvulescu VI, Teodorescu CM, Apostol N., Toullec PY, Miclelet V.

    Novel Pd Heterogenous catalysts for cycloisomerisation of acetylenic carboxylic acids

    Green Chemistry, 2010 , 12, 12, 2145-2149.