Gabriel Caruntu
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology
Dow Science Complex 361

Dr. Caruntu is a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Central Michigan University


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Orleans (France), 1998 
  • M.Sc., Materials Science, University Paris 6 (France), 1993 
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Iasi (Romania), 1992​

Research Interests

  • Colloidal chemistry, material synthesis in both aqueous and non-aqueous solutions, molecular self-assembly, superparticles 
  • Nanostructured materials with variable architectural complexity (colloidal nanocrystals, tubes and nanorods and thin film structures) 
  • Ferroics and multiferroics for applications in drug delivery, catalysis, energy conversion and cellular imaging 
  • Nanoscale surfaces, scanning probe microscopy, piezoresponse force microscopy and magnetic force microscopy


  • Azizi, A.; Yourdkhani, A.; Cutting, D.; Caruntu, G.; Pesika, N.S. "Tuning the Crystal ​Structure and Magnetic Properties of CoNiFeB Thin Films" Chem. Mater. 25(12), 2510, (2013). 
  • Polking, M.; Huan, M.G.; Yourdkhani, Am; Petkov, V.; Kisielowski, C.F.; Volkov, V.; Zhu, Y.; Caruntu, G.; Alivisatos, P.A.; Ramesh, R. "Ferroelectric Order in Individual Nanometre-Scale Crystals" Nature Mater. 11, 700, (2012). 
  • Caruntu, G.; Yourdkhani, A.; Vopsaroiu, M.; Srinivasan, G. "Probing the Local Strain-Mediated Coupling in Multiferroic Nanocomposites by Magnetic Field-Assisted Piezoresponse Force Microscopy" Nanoscale, 4, 3218, (2012). 
  • Yourdkhani, A.; Caruntu, G. "Highly ordered transition metal ferrite nanotube arrays synthesized by template-assisted liquid phase deposition" J. Mater. Chem. 21, 7145, (2011). 
  • Adireddy, S.; Cao, B.; Zhou, W.; Caruntu, G. "Solution-Based Growth of Monodisperse Cube-Like BaTiO3 Colloidal Nanocrystals" Chem. Mater. 22(6), 1946, (2010).​