Director

Yinfa Ma, Ph.D.

Curators' Teaching Professor

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Yinfa Ma received his BS degree in chemistry at December 1981 at Zhengzhou University in China. Ma received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and minor Ph.D. in biochemistry in December 1990 from Iowa State University. Ma has serviced as chemistry faculty at both Truman State University (1990-2000) and Missouri University of Science and Technology (2000-present). During his professorship at both universities, Ma has received over 30 prestige awards for his teaching and research, including Missouri Professor of the Year (1996), Governor’s Award (1996 and 2008), and Outstanding Scientist Accomplishment Award (1998), Educator of the Year (1996), Researcher of the Year (1995), and J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education from American Chemical Society (2008). He was named as an Honored Professor of Zhengzhou University (1994), Zhongyuan University (2008), and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (2000). He was named Curator's Teaching Professor in December 15, 2007. One of Ma’s major research area is on bio-analysis and bio-separations, early cancer screening by using different markers and different techniques is his major focus. Single molecule and single cell imaging technology has been used extensively for nanomaterial-cell interaction for the past ten years and will continue with this research project in the years to come.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Casey Burton, Honglan Shi, and Yinfa Ma, “Simultaneous Detection of Six Urinary Pteridines and Creatinine by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Breast Cancer Detection”, Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85: 11137−11145.

2. Qihua Wu, Jeong Tae Ok, Yongpeng Sun, S.T. Retterer, Keith B. Neeves, Xiaolong Yin, Baojun Bai, Yinfa Ma, “Optic imaging of single and two-phase pressure-driven flows in nano-scale channels”, Lab on a Chip, 2013, 13, 1165–1171.

3. Isaac Stayton, Jeffrey Winiarz, Katie Shannon, and Yinfa Ma, “Study of Uptake and Loss of Silica Nanoparticles in Living Human Lung Epithelial Cells at the Single Cell Level”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2009, 394:1595-1608.

4. Heng Liang, Xiaoliang Cheng, and Yinfa Ma, “Localized Single Molecule Isotherms of DNA Molecules at Confined Liquid/Solid Interface”, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 2059-2066.

5. Hongwei Gai, Qi Wang, Yinfa Ma, Bingcheng Lin, “Correlations between molecular numbers and molecular masses in an evanescent field and their applications in probing molecular interactions”, Angewandte Chemie, 2005, 44, 5107-5110.

6. Hongwei Gai, Ying Li, Zhanhua Silber-Li, Yinfa Ma, Bingcheng Lin, “Simultaneously measurements the velocities of particle/single molecules in bulk flow and near wall flow in microchannel”, Lab on Chip, 2005, 5, 443-449.

 

Recent Presentations:

1. Qingbo Yang, Hanzheng Wang, Xinwei Lan, Honglan Shi, Hai Xiao, Yinfa Ma, “Novel fiber-optic taper-based pH and temperature sensors for single cell measurement”, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

2. Yinfa Ma, Qihua Wu, Baojun Bai, Xiaolong Yin, Keith Neeves, “Investigation of effects of channel size and wettability on single and two phase flow in nanochannels and nano-networks using optical imaging technique”. 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014.

3. Qingbo Yang, Hanzheng Wang, Baokai Cheng, Xinwei Lan, Sisi Chen, Honglan Shi, Hai Xiao, Yinfa Ma, “Fabrication of a Novel Fiber-Optic Taper Based Single-Cell pH Sensor”, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, March 2-6, 2014.

4. Casey Burton, Honglan Shi, Yinfa Ma. “Simultaneous Detection of Eight Urinary Pteridines and Creatinine by Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Breast Cancer Detection”, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, March 2-6, 2014.

5. Liu, S., Wu, Q., Bai, B., Ma, Y. and Wei, M. “Optic Imaging of Oil/Water Flow Behavior in Nano-scale Channels”, paper SPE 16911 presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 12–16 April 2014.

Research Interests:

(1) Bioanalytical research (2) Urinary biomarkers for early cancer detection (3) Environmental analysts for emerging environmental contamination (4) Cytotoxicity of nanomaterials (5) Single cell and single molecule detection

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University, 1990
  • Minor Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Iowa State University, 1990

Lab Director

Honglan Shi, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Honglan Shi received a BS degree in chemistry in 1981 from Zhengzhou University in China, a MS degree in biochemistry in 1990 from Iowa State University, a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry in 2010 from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Shi was a Research Associate at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, a Sr. lab and instrumentation manager at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, a Research Chemist at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO for about 20 years, and currently an Associate Res. Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her research fields include biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and environmental contaminants, especially drinking water emerging contaminants monitoring and control. advanced instrument development, and SP-ICP-MS for nanoparticle monitoring. Her research is currently funded by the NIH, EPA, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and industry. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed papers, more than 35 of these papers published during the years of 2010 to 2014.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Qihua Wu, Honglan Shi, Yinfa Ma, Craig Adams, Todd Eichholz, Terry Timmons, Hua Jiang, “Determination of Secondary and Tertiary Amines as N-nitrosamine Precursors in Drinking Water System using Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry”, Talanta, 2014, Published online on Aug 3, 2014: http://dx.doi.org/10>1016/j.talanta.2014.08.003.

(2) Casey Burton, Honglan Shi, Yinfa Ma, “Normalization of urinary pteridines by urine specific gravity for early cancer detection”, Clinica Chimica Acta, 2014, 435:42-47.

(3) Xinwei Lan, Baokai Cheng, Qingbo Yang, Jie Huang, Hanzheng Wang, Yinfa Ma, Honglan Shi, Hai Xiao, “Reflection based extraordinary optical transmission fiber optic probe for refractive index sensing”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemicals, 2014, 193:95-99.

(4) Casey Burton, Honglan Shi, and Yinfa Ma, “Simultaneous detection of six urinary pteridines and creatinine by high-performance liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry for clinical breast cancer detection”, Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85(22), 11137-11145.

(5) Sanjeewa Gamagedara, Honglan Shi, Yinfa Ma, “Quantitative determination of taurine and related biomarkers in urine by liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2011, 402, 763–770.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) Honglan Shi, Ariel Donovan, Yongbo Dan, Runmiao Xue, Xinhua Liang, Chady Stephan, Yinfa Ma, Araig Adams, Todd Eichholz, “Single- Particle ICP-MS Methods Development for Nanoparticles Monitoring and Application in Drinking Water Treatment System”, 248th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, Aug 10-14, 2014.

(2) Honglan Shi, Yongbo Dan, Ariel Donovan, Xinhua Liang, Chady Stephan, “Rapid Tracking of Nanoparticles by Single Particle ICP-MS: From Consumer Products to Drinking Water”. PerkinElmer’s Nanolytica, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 28, 2014.

(3) Xinhua Liang, Yongbo Dan, Rajankumar L. Patel, Honglan Shi, and Chady Stephan, “Single-Particle ICP-MS Methods Development for Nanoparticle Characterization”. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 16-21, 2014.

Research Interests:

(1) Method development for rapid characterization and quantification of engineered nanomaterials ¿ Novel single nanoparticle (SP) ¿ ICP-MS methods development and screening study in environmental samples, food, and biological samples. (2) State-of-the-art instrument development and manufacturing - Development of novel multi-functional single cell analyzer and high throughput and multifunctional single nanoparticle analysis system and other instruments. (3) Trace emerging pollutants analysis and control in natural and drinking water - water disinfection by-products (DBPs), pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), algal toxins, pesticides, perchlorate, Cr(VI), and more. (4) Life science related research ¿ small molecule cancer markers and other markers investigation by advanced analytical technologies, bioactive material-biofluid-bioorganism interaction study by advance analytical technologies.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, 1981.
  • MS in Biochemistry, Iowa State University, 1990.
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

Research Investigators

Philip Whitefield, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Director, Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research
Senior Investigator, Cloud and Aerosol Science Laboratory

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Whitefield directs The Missouri S&T Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research (COE), a world class research center specializing in the characterization of aerospace-related gaseous and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions, and assessing their environmental impacts. The Missouri S&T COE was a founding member and the lead entity for emissions characterization in the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER) a leading aviation cooperative research organization, and an FAA/NASA/Transport Canada/US DoD/US EPA-sponsored Center of Excellence. The Missouri S&T COE is also a founding member and the lead entity for emissions characterization in the Aviation Sustainability CENTer (ASCENT), the new FAA/NASA/Transport Canada/US DOD/US EPA-sponsored Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment.

Major sponsors of the COE include FAA, NASA, EPA, Transport Canada, DOD, Transportation Research Board, California EPA, Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, General Electric, Rolls Royce, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, Continental Express, and KLM Airlines, Federal Express, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Oakland International Airport , Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Chicago O'Hare Airport, the European Aviation Saety Agency (EASA),  the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), and a number of NGO’s from industry and academia.

The Missouri S&T COE is actively involved in research investigating PM emissions in and near airports and has developed a sampling methodology and associated mobile diagnostic facility optimized for exhaust characterization and PM sampling using extractive sampling techniques.  PM characterization measurements for gas turbine sources have been performed at several different airports, federal research centers and engine manufacturer’s test facilities. This work extends from engine specific exhaust plane emissions to high speed ambient emissions measurements as a function of the landing and take-off cycle for revenue generating commercial transports. Missouri S&T COE researchers have been lead authors for a significant number of national and international reports and peer-reviewed publication on aircraft emissions and their impact on local air quality, health effects and climate impacts.

The Missouri S&T COE along with its collaborative research partners has received several national awards:

• 2005 Annual Technical Achievement Award – JETS APEX2 Team – Presented by the Arnold Air force Base, TN

• 2007 EPA Climate Protection Award – The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Test and Data Quality Assurance Team – Presented by the US Environmental Protection Agency “for developing a test that will, for the first time, allow scientist to accurately gauge the contribution of jet aircraft particulate emissions to global climate change”

• 2007 NASA Group Achievement Award – Aircraft Particle Emissions Experiment Team – Presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration “for seminal scientific contributions that have significantly advanced the fundamental knowledge of particulate and gaseous emissions from aircraft engines” 

2010 NASA Group Achievement Award – Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment (AAFEX) Team – Presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration “for outstanding achievement in establishing the impact of synthetic fuels on commercial aircraft engine and auxiliary power unit performance and pollutant emissions”

 • 2012 NASA Group Achievement Award – Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment Team – Presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration “for outstanding achievement in establishing the impact of hydro-treated renewable jet fuels on commercial aircraft engine performance and pollutant emissions”

The Missouri S&T COE is a multidisciplinary effort drawing on the solid base of engineering and sciences provided by Missouri S&T. This program involves close collaboration with several premier national and international research and government institutions. Students from various academic departments perform their thesis research within the laboratory in partial fulfillment of the M.S. or Ph.D. degree requirements of their "home" department.

 

Recent Publications:

Lobo, P., Whitefield, P.D., Hagen, D.E., Miake-Lye, R.C., Herndon, S.C., Franklin, J.P., Fortner, E.C., Timko, M.T., Knighton, W.B.,  Webb, S., and Hoffelt, R.J., “ACRP Report 97, project 02-17: Measuring PM Emissions from Aircraft Auxiliary Power Units, Tires, and Brakes”, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.,  2013.

Simon Christie, David Raper, David S. Lee, Paul I. Williams, Lucas Rye, Simon Blakey, Chris W. Wilson, Prem Lobo, Donald Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions from the Combustion of Alternative Fuels in a Gas Turbine Engine," Environmental Science & Technology, 46(11), 6393-6400 (2012).

John S. Kinsey, Michael T. Timko, Scott C. Herndon, Ezra C. Wood, Zhenhong Yu, Richard C. Miake-Lye, Prem Lobo, Philip Whitefield, Donald Hagen, Changlie Wey, et. al, "Determination of the emissions from an aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) during the Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment (AAFEX)," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 62(4), 420-430 (2012).

Prem Lobo, Donald E. Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, "Comparison of PM Emissions from a Commercial Jet Engine Burning Conventional, Biomass and Fischer-Tropsch Fuels," Environmental Science & Technology, 45(24), 10744-10749 (2011).

Xiaoqian Liu, Philip D. Whitefield, Yinfa Ma, "Quantification of F2-isoprostane isomers in cultured human lung epithelial cells after silica oxide and metal oxide nanoparticle treatment by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry," Talanta, 81(4-5), 1599-1606 (2010).

Xiaoqian Liu, Philip D. Whitefield, Yinfa Ma, "Determination of F2-isoprostanes in cultured human lung epithelial cells after exposure to metal oxide and silica nanoparticles by high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry," Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 92(5), 1005-1016 (2010).

Yingwu Teng, Umit O. Koylu, Donald E. Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, "Performance of the mobility sizing technique relative to independent diagnostics for the characterization of polydisperse soot aggregates," Combustion Science and Technology, 181(12), 1526-1548 (2009).

Donald E. Hagen, Prem Lobo, Philip D. Whitefield, Max B. Trueblood, Darryl J. Alofs, Otmar Schmid, "Performance evaluation of a fast mobility-based particle spectrometer for aircraft exhaust", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25(3), 628-634 (2009).

Atrayee Banerjee, Max B. Trueblood, Xinsheng Zhang, Kalyan Reddy Manda, Prem Lobo, Philip D. Whitefield, Donald E. Hagen, Nuran Ercal, "N-acetylcysteineamide (NACA) prevents inflammation and oxidative stress in animals exposed to diesel engine exhaust", Toxicology Letters, 187(3), 187-193 (2009).

Scott C. Herndon, John T. Jayne, Prem Lobo, Timothy B. Onasch, Gregg Fleming, Donald E. Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, Richard C. Miake-Lye, "Commercial Aircraft Engine Emissions Characterization of in-Use Aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport", Environmental Science & Technology, 42(6), 1877-1883 (2008).

K. D. Brundish, A. R. Clague, C. W. Wilson, R. C. Miake-Lye, R. C. Brown, J. Wormhoudt, S. P. Lukachko, A. T. Chobot, C. K. Yam, I. A. Waitz, D. E. Hagen, O. Schmid, P. D. Whitefield, "Evolution of carbonaceous aerosol and aerosol precursor emissions through a jet engine", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23(5), 959-970 (2007).

Prem Lobo, Donald E. Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, Darryl J. Alofs, "Physical characterization of aerosol emissions from a commercial gas turbine engine", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23(5), 919-929 (2007).

Chowen C. Wey, Bruce E. Anderson, Changlie Wey, Richard C. Miake-Lye, Philip Whitefield, Robert Howard, "Overview on the Aircraft Particle Emissions eXperiment (APEX)", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23(5), 898-905 (2007).

Otmar Schmid, Erwin Karg, Donald E. Hagen, Philip D. Whitefield, George A. Ferron, "On the effective density of non-spherical particles as derived from combined measurements of aerodynamic and mobility equivalent size", Journal of Aerosol Science, 38(4), 431-443 (2007).

Research Interests:

(1) Aerosol characterization (2) Atmospheric chemistry (3) Environmental chemistry (4) Aerospace emissions

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. Chemistry, University of London - Queen Mary College
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of London - Queen Mary College, 1979
V.A. Samaranayake, Ph.D.

Curators' Teaching Professor

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Brief Biosketch: 

Dr. Samaranayake is a Curators’ Teaching Professor in Mathematics & Statistics and has held several nationally elected positions with the American Statistical Association. He obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics from Kansas State University and a B.Sc. from the University of Colombo.

As a statistician he has over thirty years of experience providing collaborative research support to scientists in academia, government, and industry. His collaborative work has ranged from planning and designing experiments to modeling and analyzing data using modern statistical tools. He is an Associate Director of the newly established Center for Statistical & Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity, the primary goal of which is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research to advance the frontiers of our knowledge of complex biological systems and their functions through innovative statistical and computational modeling, experimental design, and visualization techniques.

Dr. Samaranayake is currently engaged in two biology related projects. One is an NSF funded project studying the effectiveness of using plants as biological sentinels to detect the intrusion of pollutants. The other is a new interdisciplinary research effort in studying the sleep patterns of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), which exhibits behavioral and molecular homology to human sleep. In both projects, Dr. Samaranayake is proving statistical expertise in designing experiments and modeling experimental data.

 

Recent Publications:

Journal Articles

(1)Mohammadi, Mojtaba A, Samaranayake, V.A., and Bham, Ghulam, H.  (2014). Crash Frequency Modeling using Negative Binomial Models: An Application of Generalized Estimating Equation to Longitudinal Data. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 2, 52-69.
 

(2) Rupasinghe, M., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Samaranayake, V.A. (2014). Obtaining Prediction Intervals for FARIMA processes using the Sieve bootstrap, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 84, No. 9, 2044-2058

 

(3)  Al Ghamari, A., Murry, Susan, and Samaranayake, V.A. (2013). The Effects of Wearing Respirators on Human Fine Motor, Visual, and Cognitive Performance, Ergonomics, 56(5), 791-802.

 

 Abstracts

(1) Thimgan, M.S., Injamuri, S. Fiebelman, C. Wang, L., Samaranayake, V.A., Olbricht. G. (2014). Relationship of sleep and wake bouts in Drosophila. Sleep, Abstract supplement, 37, A49.

 

(2)   Thimgan, M.S., Injamuri, S., Samaranayake, V.A., and Olbricht, G. (2013).  Mathematical analysis of sleep and wake transitions in Drosophila melanogaster, Sleep Abstract supplement 36 A57.

Research Interests:

(1) Time Series Analysis (2) Statistical modeling of Biological Phenomenon (3) Reliability and Survival Models (4) Design of Experiments (5) Statistical applications in econometrics, environmental sciences, and engineering

Personal Website:

Sutapa Barua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Brief Biosketch

Sutapa Barua is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. She has joined to the department in fall, 2014 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from 2011-2014. Her research interests include designing biomaterials for drug delivery to tumor cells, early cancer diagnosis and tissue regeneration.

 She received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2011, M.S. degree from Montana State University (MSU) in 2007 and B.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2003. She served as a lecturer at BUET in Bangladesh from 2003-2004.

 She won the Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research at UCSB in 2012, the INRA (Inland Northwest Research Alliance) fellowship at MSU in 2005, and was selected as one of the young researchers to attend the Lindau Meeting in Germany in 2007 to meet 18 Nobel Laureates in the field of Physiology/Medicine. In addition, she received multiple awards including the Outstanding Research Assistant Award at ASU in 2009.

Recent Publications

Barua, S.; Yoo, J.W.; Mitragotri, S. et al., Particle Shape Enhances Specificity of Antibody-Displaying Nanoparticles, PNAS, 2013, 110 (9), 3270-3275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1216893110
 
Barua, S. and Mitragotri, S., Synergistic Targeting of Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm and Nucleus of Cancer Cells using Rod-Shaped Nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (11), 9558-9570, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/nn403913k
 
Barua, S. and Rege, K., The influence of Mediators of Intracellular Trafficking on Transgene Expression Efficacy of Polymer-plasmid DNA Complexes, Biomaterials, 2010, 31 (22), 5894-5902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.04.007
 
Recent Presentations
 
Barua, S.; and Mitragotri, S., Synergistic Sub-Cellular Targeting Using Rod-Shaped Nanoparticles, The Annual Meeting of AICHE, San Francisco, CA, 2013
 
Barua, S.; Yoo, J.W.; Mitragotri, S. et al., Engineering Particle Shape to Enhance Cellular Targeting, The Annual Meeting of AICHE, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
 
Barua, S.; and Rege, K., Chemotherapeutic Modulation of Cell Cycle and Intracellular Trafficking for Enhancing Polymer Gene Delivery, AICHE, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010 and National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Symposium, Tempe, AZ, 2011

Research Interests:

(1) Drug delivery for tumor treatment(2) Early cancer detection(3) Tissue regeneration

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.Sc., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2003.
  • M.S., Montana State University, 2007.
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011.
Xian Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on developing biomedical devices for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of various diseases or facilitating people's daily activities. These devices adopt formats that are inspired by the biological discoveries and can be integrated with human bodies in highly effective manners. One of my areas investigates flexible biosensors capable of conformal attachment on human skin with optimized stretchability that adapts to skin motion. Another area exploits bioresorbable devices that are made of biodegradable materials and can dissolve away in biofluids after completion of their functions. In addition, I am working on implantable biosensors that combine my previous experience in affinity sensing and flexible electronics to detect specific biomolecules in human bodies.

 

SELECT HONORS:

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gold Award from Diabetes Technology Society, 2011.
  • Best student paper award in the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 2009.
  • China National Scholarship, 2007-2010

 

Recent Publications:

1. Xian Huang, Charles Leduc, Yann Ravussin, Siqi Li, Erin Davis, Bing Song, Qian Wang, Demenico Accili, Rudolphl Leibel, and Qiao Lin, " A Differential Dielectric Affinity Glucose Sensor," Lab on a chip, 14:294-301, 2014. (Featured in Cover Page)

2. Xian Huang, Yuhao Liu, Huanyu Cheng, WooJung Shin, Jonathan Fan, Zhuangjian Liu, Ching-Jui Lu, Gil-Woo Kong, Kaile Chen, Dwipayan Patnaik, Sang-Heon Lee, Sami Hage-Ali, Yonggang Huang, and John A. Rogers, "Materials and Designs for Wireless Epidermal Sensors of Hydration and Strain," Advanced Functional Materials, 24: 3846-3854, 2014. (Featured in Cover Page)

3. Xian Huang, Siqi Li, Erin Davis, Dachao Li, Qian Wang, Qiao Lin, "A MEMS Dielectric Affinity Glucose Biosensor," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 23: 14-20, 2014.

4. Xian Huang, Yuhao Liu, Kaile Chen, Woo-Jung Shin, Ching-Jui Lu, Gil-Woo Kong, Dwipayan Patnaik, Sang-Heon Lee, and John A. Rogers, "Stretchable, Wireless Sensors and Functional Substrates for Epidermal Characterization of Sweat," Small, 10: 3083-3090, 2014.

5. Xian Huang, Yuhao Liu, Suk-Won Hwang, Seung-Kyun Kang, Dwipayan Patnaik, Jonathan Fajardo Cortes, John A. Rogers, " Biodegradable Materials for Multilayer Transient Printed Circuit Boards," Advanced Materials, 2014. (In publication)

6. Lan Yin, Xian Huang, Hangxun Xu, Yanfeng Zhang, Jasper Lam, Jianjun Cheng and John A. Rogers, "Materials, Designs and Operational Characteristics for Fully Biodegradable Primary Batteries," Advanced Materials, 26: 3879-3884, 2014. (Featured in Cover Page)

7. Suk-Won Hwang, Jun-Kyul Song, Xian Huang, Seung-Kyun Kang, Bong-Hoon Kim, Sooyoun Yu, Yonggang Huang, and John A. Rogers, " High Performance Biodegradable/Transient Electronics on Biodegradable Polymers," Advanced Materials, 26:3905-3911, 2014.

8. Sheng Xu, Yihui Zhang, Lin Jia, Kyle E. Mathewson, Kyung-In Jang, Jeong-Hyun Kim, Haoran Fu, Xian Huang, Pranav Chavam, Renhan Wang, Sanat Bhole, Lizhe Wang, Yoon Joo Na, Yue Guan, Matt Flavin, Zheshen Han, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers, " Soft Microfluidic Assemblies of Sensors, Circuits, and Radios for the Skin, " Science, 344: 70-74, 2014.

9. Jae-Woong Jeong, Min Ku Kim, Huangyu Cheng, Woon-Hong Yeo, Xian Huang, Yuhao Liu, Jong-Bin Lim, Yihui Zhang, Yonggang Huang, and John A. Rogers, "Capacitive epidermal electronics for electrically safe, long-term health monitoring," Advanced Healthcare Materials. 3: 642-648, 2014. (Featured in Cover Page)

10. Cunjiang Yu, Yuhang Li, Xun Zhang, Xian Huang, Viktor Malyarchuk, Shuodao Wang, Yan Shi, Li Gao, Yewang Su, Yihui Zhang, Hangxun Xu, Roger T. Hanlon, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers, " Adaptive optoelectronic camouflage systems with designs inspired by cephalopod skins," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014. (In publication)

11. Li Gao, Yihui Zhang, Viktor Malyarchuk, Lin Jia, Kyung-In Jang, Richard Webb, Haoran Fu, Yan Shi, Guoyan Zhou, Luke Shi, Deesha Shah, Xian Huang, Baoxing Xu, Cunjiang Yu, Yonggang Huang, John A Rogers," Epidermal Photonic Devices for Quantitative Imaging of Temperature and Thermal Transport Characteristics of the Skin," Nature Communications, 2014. (In publication)

12. Xian Huang, Siqi Li, Erin Davis, Charles Leduc, Yann Ravussin, Haogang Cai, Bing Song, Dachao Li, Demenico Accili, Rudolphl Leibel, Qian Wang, and Qiao Lin, " A MEMS Differential Viscometric Sensor for Affinity Glucose Detection in Continuous Glucose Monitoring," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23: 055020, 2013.

13. Xian Huang, Huanyu Cheng, Kaile Chen, Yilin Zhang, Yihui Zhang, Yuhao Liu, Shaochi Ouyang, Cunjiang Yu, Yonggang Huang, John A Rogers, "Epidermal Impedance Sensing Sheets for Precision Hydration Assessment and Spatial Mapping," IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, 60: 2848-2857, 2013.

14. Suk-Won Hwang*, Xian Huang*, Jung-Hun Seo, Jun-Kyul Song, Stanley Kim, Sami Hage-Ali, Hyun-Joong Chung, Hu Tao, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Zhenqiang Ma, and John A. Rogers, " Materials for Bioresorbable Radio Frequency Electronics", Advanced Materials, 25: 3526-3531,2013 (* = Equal Contribution).

15. Huanyu Cheng, Yihui Zhang, Xian Huang, John A. Rogers, and Yonggang Huang, "Analysis of a concentric coplanar capacitor for epidermal hydration sensing," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 203:149-153, 2013.

16. Tae-il Kim, Jordan McCall, Yei Hwan Jung, Xian Huang, Yuhang Li, Husan An Pao, Jizhou Song, Sung Dan Lee, Gun Chul Shin, Meguan Ten, Yonggang Huang, MichealBruchas and John A. Rogers, "Injectable, Cellular-Scale Optoelectronic Devices with Applications in Optogenetics," Science, 340: 211-216, 2013.

17. Sheng Xu, Yihui Zhang, Jiung Cho, Juhwan Lee, Xian Huang, Lin Jia, Jonathan A. Fan, Yewang Su, Jessica Su, Huigang Zhang, Huanyu Cheng, BingweiLu,Cunjiang Yu, Chi Chuang, Tae-il Kim, Taeseup Song, KazuyoShigeta, Sen Kang,CananDagdeviren, Ivan Petrov, Paul V. Braun, Yonggang Huang, Ungyu Paik, and John A. Rogers, "Stretchable Batteries with Self-Similar Serpentine Interconnects and Integrated Wireless Recharging Systems," Nature Communications, 4: 1543, 2013.

18. Jordan G. McCall, Tae-il Kim, Gunchul Shin, Xian Huang, Yei Hwan Jung, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Michael R. Bruchas, John A. Rogers, "Fabrication and Application of Flexible, Multimodal Light-emitting Devices for Wireless Optogenetics." Nature Protocols. 8: 2413-2428, 2013 (Featured in Cover Page).

19. Xian Huang, Charles Leduc, Yann Ravussin, Siqi Li, Erin Davis, Bing Song, Qian Wang, Demenico Accili, Rudolphl Leibel, and Qiao Lin, "Continuous Monitoring of Glucose in Subcutaneous Tissue Using Microfabricated Differential Affinity Sensors," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 6: 1436-1444, 2012.

20. Xian Huang, Woon-Hong Yeo, Yuhao Liu, and John A Rogers, "Epidermal Differential Impedance Sensor for Conformal Skin Hydration Monitoring," Biointerphases, 7: 1-9, 2012.

21. Xian Huang, Junhui Ni, Shengmei Yan, Philip R. LeDuc, Jun Yao, and Qiao Lin, "Thermally Tunable Polymer Microlenses for Biological Imaging," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 19: 1444-1449, 2010.

22. Xian Huang, Siqi Li, Jerome S. Schultz, Qian Wang, and Qiao Lin, "A Dielectric Affinity Microbiosensor," Applied physics letters, 96: 033701-033703, 2010.

24. Xian Huang, Siqi Li, Jerome S. Schultz, Qian Wang, and Qiao Lin, "A MEMS Affinity Glucose Sensor Using a biocompatible glucose-responsive polymer," Sensors and Actuators B: chemical, 140: 603-609, 2009.

23. Xian Huang, Siqi Li, Jerome S. Schultz, Qian Wang, and Qiao Lin, "A Capacitive MEMS Viscometric Sensor for Affinity Detection of Glucose," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18: 1246-1254, 2009.

24. Xian Huang, Chao-Min Cheng, Li Wang, Bin Wang, Chih-Chuan Su, Mon-Shu Ho, Philip R. LeDuc, and Qiao Lin, "Thermally Tunable Polymer Microlenses," Applied Physics Letter, 92: 251904-251904-3, 2008.

 


Recent Presentations:

1. Xian Huang, A MEMS differential dielectric sensor for continuous glucose monitoring, Preceding of MEMS 2012.
 
2. Xian Huang, A Microfabricated Dielectric Affinity Sensor for Continuous Glucose Monitoring, MicroTas 2011.
 
3. Xian Huang, A MEMS Differential Affinity Sensor for Continuous Glucose Detection, Transducers 2011.
 
4. Xian Huang, A permittivity-based MEMS affinity glucose sensor with integrated temperature measurements, MEMS 2010.
 
5. Xian HuangCapacitively Based MEMS Affinity Glucose Sensor, Preceding of Transducers 2009.
 
6. Xian Huang, A MEMS Affinity Glucose Sensor Using Permittivity Measurements, MicroTas 2009.
 
7. Xian Huang, A MEMS Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Glucose in Subcutaneous Tissue, MEMS 2009.
 
8. Xian Huang, A Biocompatible Affinity MEMS Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Glucose, NEMS 2009. (Best Student Paper Award)
 
9. Xian Huang, A Thermally Tunable Microlens Array on Indium Tin Oxide Glass, MicroTas 2008.
 
10. Xian Huang, High-resolution Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing System for Glucose Concentration Detecting, SPIE, Photonics West 2007.

Research Interests:

Bioinspired and biointegrated devices and materials for healthcare. •Flexible and stretchable epidermal sensors. •Transient electronics. •Implantable multichannel affinity sensing devices. •Biochips for body fluid analysis.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S., Measurement and Control Technology and Instrument, Tianjin University, 2004.
  • ME, Measurement Technology and Instrumentation, Tianjin University, 2007.
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2011.
Baojun Bai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Baojun Bai, SPE, is the Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Chair Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly, University of Missouri-Rolla). Previously, he was a reservoir engineer and head of conformance-control team at the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), PetroChina. Dr. Bai also was a post-Doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology and a graduate research assistant at the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center for EOR projects. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the area of EOR, especially in conformance control. He holds PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and also in Petroleum Geology from China University of Geoscience-Beijing. Dr. Bai published more than 100 papers in the area of EOR methods and applications. Dr. Bai serves on the JPT Editorial Committee and is in charge of “EOR Performance and Modeling” features. He is also a technical editor for SPEJ and SPEREE.

 

Recent Publications:

1. Wu Q. **, Bai, B*., Y Ma, JT Ok, X Yin, Neeves, K. (2014) Optic Imaging of Two-Phase-Flow Behavior in 1D Nanoscale Channels, SPE Journal

2. Sun, Y **, Wu, Q **, Wei, M., Bai, B*., Ma, Y. (2014) Experimental study of friction reducer flows in microfracture,  Fuel 131, 28-35.

3. Wu, Q.**; Ok, J.T; Sun, Y.**; Retterer, S.; Neeves, K. B.; Yin, X.; Bai, B.*; Ma, Y*., (2013) “Optic Imaging of Single and two-phase and pressure-driven flows in nano-scale channels,” Lab on a Chip, 13, 1165-1171. 

Research Interests:

(1) Waste Water Production Control and Treatment for Oil & Gas Industry to Protect the Environments (2) Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods (EOR) to Improve Oil Recovery (3) Unconventional Oil & Gas Development (4) Characterizations of Fluid flow in the Porous Media

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B. Sc., Reservoir Engineering, Daqing Petroleum Institute, Heilongjiang, China, 1992
  • M. Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Graduate School of Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), Beijing, China 1995
  • Ph.D., Petroleum Geology, China University of Geoscience, Beijing, China, 2002
  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, USA, 2005
  • Postdoc Fellow, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Department, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, LA, CA, 2006
Paul Nam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Paul Nam is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Missouri S&T and has extensive experience in the areas of analytical and environmental chemistry.  His research interest involves the development and utilization of advanced analytical techniques for investigating the prospective environmental problems and finding effective remedies.  He has conducted many research involving (1) Biofuel & bioproduct development – microalgae & agricultural biomass conversion & utilization, (2) Environmental pollution monitoring & remediation - endocrine disrupting chemicals, aerosol/particulate matter, carbon sequestration & bioremediation, (3) Supercritical fluid reaction, extraction & chromatography, (4) Explosive & chemical agent detection and neutralization, (5) Enzymatic enantio-enrichment & synthesis of peptides, (6) Thermal treatment for material characterization & recycle, etc.  His research laboratory is well equipped with analytical instruments including chromatography (GC, HPLC, IC, SEC, SFC), mass spectrometers (GC/MS, LC/MS, IC/MS), electrophoresis (gel, capillary), spectrophotometers (UV/Vis, fluorescence, FTIR, plate reader), particle & cell sizer/counters (light scattering, Coulter), flow cytometer, microscopes, high pressure reactors/extractors, TOC analyzer, biochemistry analyzers, portable air sample monitors, etc.

 

Recent Publications:

1) S. Palanisami, K. Lee, B. Balakrishnan, F. Rindi, P. Nam.  Flue-gas influenced heavy metal bioaccumulation by the indigenous microalgae Desmodesmuscommunis LUCC 002. Environmental Technology  (2014 September, Accepted)
 
2) K. Lee, M. Eisterhold, F. Rindi, S. Palanisami, P. Nam.  Isolation and Screening of Microalgae from Natural Habitats in the Midwestern United States of America for Biomass and Biodiesel Sources. Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine (2014) 5: 333-339
 
3) S. Palanisami, T. Viswanathan, N. Dudenhoeffer, K. Lee, P. Nam, “Utilization of Flue Gas as a Carbon Dioxide Source From a Coal-Burning Power Plant for the Cultivation of Microalgae in Outdoor Circular Ponds”, Int. Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 4, 4 (B), 749-762 (2013)
 
4) S. Palanisami, K. Lee, P. Nam, “Nutrient Feeding Strategy Determines The Fate of Microalgal Growth and Carbon Metabolizing Enzyme System – A Study with Desmodesmuscommuis LUCC 002”, Int. Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 2, 7, 233-239 (2013)
 
5) V. Robinson, C. Reeves, K. Lee, S. Palanisami, B. Balakrishnan, P. Nam.  Investigating the use of Enaphalodesrufulus (red oak borer) as an antimicrobial agent. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci (2013) 2(9): 310-315
 
6) S. Palanisami, K. Lee, P. Nam. Activity of microalgal lipid accumulating key enzyme isocitratedehydrogenase on nutrient feeding modulation Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci (2013) 2(8): 389-393
 
7) W.A. Everhart, S.N. Lekakh, V.L. Richards, J.D. Smith, H. Li, K. Chandrashekhara, H. Zhao and P. Nam, “Foam Pattern Aging and its Effect on Crack Formation in Investment Casting Ceramic Shells”, Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 120: 237-244 (2012)
 
8) H. Shi, P. Nam, Y. Ma, “Comprehensive Profiling of Isoflavones, Phytosterols, Tocopherols, Minerals, Crude Protein, Lipid, and Sugar during Soybean (Glycine max) Germination”, Journal of Agricutural and Food Chemistry, 58, 4970-4976 (2010)
 
9) C-C. Huang, Y. Xu, P. Nam, J. Briggler, M. McKee, Y. Huang. “Heavy Metals, Hematology, and Serum Chemistry in Adult Hellbenders (Cryptobranchusalleganiensis)”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29, 5, 1132-1137 (2010)

Research Interests:

Biofuel & bioproduct development Environmental monitoring & remediation Supercritical fluid reaction, extraction & chromatography Analytical method & instrument development Biopolymer synthesis & characterization Waste treatment & recycling technology

Personal Website:

Xiaodong Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Xiaodong Yang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 2009. He received a prestigious 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). His current research interests include photonics, plasmonics, and optical metamaterials for optical sensing and energy applications. 

 

Recent Publications:

(1) X. Yang, C. Hu, H. Deng, D. Rosenmann, D. A. Czaplewski, and J. Gao, "Experimental demonstration of near-infrared epsilon-near-zero multilayer metamaterial slabs," Optics Express, 21, 23631-23639 (2013).

(2) L. Sun, J. Gao, and X. Yang, "Broadband epsilon-near-zero metamaterials with step-like metal-dielectric multilayer structures," Physical Review B, 87, 165134 (2013).

(3) X. Yang, J. Yao, J. Rho, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, "Experimental realization of three-dimensional indefinite cavities at the nanoscale with anomalous scaling laws," Nature Photonics, 6, 450-454 (2012).

Research Interests:

(1) Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics(2) Optical metamaterials and metasurfaces for optical sensing(3) Optical nanoelectromechanical systems based sensors and actuators

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2009.
Manashi Nath, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Nath is a trained solid-state and materials chemist who obtained her doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore followed by a post-doctoral tenure at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Nath has been at Missouri S&T as an assistant professor since 2008 and her current research focuses mostly on nanomaterials with special emphasis on designing the synthesis protocols for creating unique nanostructures and optimizing their properties for application in functional smart devices. Over the last several years we have developed superconducting, photovoltaic, magnetic as well as multifunctional nanomaterials like optically active magnetic nanomaterials. We investigate the structural details and property evolution of these nanomaterials in great details and to obtain a better understanding of their structure-property correlation, we try to focus more intently on isolating and characterizing individual nanoparticles. These nanostructures are very useful for a plethora of applications including electronic, magnetic and energy-related devices as well as therapeutic and biomedical diagnostic uses. 

 

Relevant Publications:

1. Mishra, S.a; Song, K.; Ghosh, K. C.; Nath, M.* “Enhancement of Superconducting Tc (33 K) by Entrapment of FeSe in Carbon Coated Au-Pd17Se15 Nanoparticles” ACS Nano 2014, 8, 2077-2086.
 
2. Liyanage, W.a; Mishra, S.a; Song, K.; Nath, M.* “Fabrication of Multifunctional Ferromagnetic Au3Pd-CoSe Nanoparticles” RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 28140-28147. 
 
3. Pariti, A.a; Desai, P.a; Maddirala, S. K. Y.; Ercal, N.; Katti, K. V.;  Liang, X.; Nath, M.* “Superparamagnetic Au-Fe3O4 Nanoparticles: One-pot Synthesis, Biofunctionalization and Toxicity Evaluation” Mater. Res. Exp. 2014, 1, 035023 (1-19).
 
4. Liyanage, W.a; Wilson, J. S.; Kinzel, E.; Nath, M.* “Patterned Electrodeposition of CdTe Nanotube and Nanorod Arrays for Solar Cells” Nanomaterials and Energy Manuscript id: NME-D-14-00011 2014 DOI: 10.1680/nme.14.00011.
 
5. Mishra, S.a; Song, K.; Koza, J. A.; Nath, M.* “Synthesis of Superconducting Nanocables of FeSe Encapsulated in Carbonaceous Shell” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 1145-1154 .
 
6. Desai, P.a; Koza, J.; Song, K.; Pariti, A.a; Nath, M.* “Soft-chemical Synthetic Route to Superparamagnetic FeAs@C Core-Shell Nanoparticles Exhibiting High Blocking Temperature” Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 1510-1518.
 
7. Mishra, Sa.; Nath, M.* Growth of Vertically Aligned CdTe Nanorod Arrays through Patterned ElectrodepositionNano Energy 2013, 2, 1207-1213. 

 

Recent Presentations:

- M. Nath, “Synthesis of Core-shell type FeSe Nanomaterials Encapsulated in Carbon” 57th Midwest Solid State Conference, University of Kansas, 2013.

- M. Nath, “Designing Functional Nanomaterials for a Plethora of Smart Applications” 4th Annual Nanofrontiers Symposium, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2013.

- M. Nath, “Functional Nanomaterials: From Superparamagnets to Superconductors” Physics Colloquium, Missouri State University, Springfield, 2012.

- M. Nath, “Innovative Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials: From Superparamagnets to Superconducting Nanostructures” Missouri Inorganic Day 2012, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Research Interests:

(1) Synthesis, characterization and property studies of superconducting nanostructures and investigation of the effect of interfacial pressure and confinement on the properties of Fe-based superconductors. (2) Patterned growth of vertically ordered nanowire arrays through confined electrodeposition and their integration into devices like photovoltaics, energy generation and storage, thermoelectric, sensorial and other electronic devices. (3) Designed synthesis of multi-functional magnetic nanomaterials for biomedical (magnetic fluid hyperthermia), catalysis and sensorial applications.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Post-Doctoral, Colorado State University - Fort Collins.
Jie Gao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Jie Gao is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Applied Physics at Columbia University in 2012. Her research interests include nanophotonic devices based on plasmonics and optical metamaterials, and their applications in optical sensing, quantum optics, energy harvesting and management. She has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal publications and 20 conference proceedings. She also serves as reviewer for journals such as Optics Express, Physical Review Letters and Applied Physics Letters. She is the recipient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2014. 

 

Recent Publications:

1) F. Cheng, X. Yang, and J. Gao, "Enhancing intensity and refractive index sensing capability with infrared plasmonic perfect absorbers," Optics Letters, 39, 3185 (2014).

2) J. Gao, L. Sun, H. Deng, C. J. Mathai, S. Gangopadhyay, and X. Yang, "Experimental realization of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial slabs with metal-dielectric multilayers," Applied Physics Letters, 103, 051111 (2013).

3) J. Gao, J. F. McMillan, and C. W. Wong, "Nanophotonics: Remote on-chip coupling", Nature Photonics 6, 7 (2012).

4) J. Gao, J. F. McMillan, M. C. Wu, J. Zheng, S. Assefa and C. W. Wong, "Demonstration of an air-slot mode-gap confined photonic crystal slab nanocavity with ultrasmall mode volumes," Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 051123 (2010).

Research Interests:

(1) Nanophotonic devices based on plasmonics and optical metamaterials(2) optical biosensing with ultrahigh sensitivity and selectivity(3) Frequency- and time-domain spectroscopic studies of the interactions between quantum dots and nanophotonic devices

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2012.
Joontaek Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Joontaek Park joined Missouri S&T in 2012. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at the City College of New York. He achieved his doctoral degree at University of Florida, master’s degree at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, and bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University in South Korea. He also has an industrial experience at SK Engineering & Construction. 

His research interests include the development of shape-based nanoparticle separation. He is currently performing modeling/simulation to find operation conditions for shape separation using field-flow fractionation. 

Recent Publications:

(1) M. Alfi and J. Park, “Theoretical analysis of the local orientation effect and the lift-hyperlayer mode of rodlike particles in field-flow fractionation”, Journal of  Separation Science, 37: 876–883 (2014)

(2) J. Park, “Shape-based particle separation by field flow fractionation: Past & current research”, Separation – Science & Technology (Invited Article by G.I.T. Laboratory Journal Series), 34: 28-29 (2014)

(3) J. Park, D. W. Mead and M. M. Denn, “Stochastic simulation of entangled polymeric liquids solutions in fast flows: microstructure modification”, Journal of Rheology, 56: 1057-1081 (2012)

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) J. Park, “Dynamics of Rodlike Particles with Hydrodynamic Interactions: Sedimentation, Migration, and Separation”, Invited Talk at SogangUniversity, Korea (2013)

(2) M. Alfi and J. Park “Concentration Profile of Rod-Like Particles in a New Hyperlayer Mode of the Field Flow Fractionation: Considering Hydrodynamic Interaction With a Channel Wall”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2013)

(3) M. Alfi, N. Banerjee, Feys, D. Feys, and J. Park (2013) “Simulation of Formwork Filling by Cement Fluid: the Effect of the Formwork Structure on Yield-stress Fluid”, 2013 COMSOL Conference in Boston, Boston, MA 

Research Interests:

(1) Shape-based nanoparticle separation using field-flow fractionation(2) Rheological models for entangled polymer(3) Computational fluid dynamics for non-Newtonian fluids

Personal Website:

Zhaozheng Yin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Brief Biosketch: 

Zhaozheng Yin received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2009, and received bachelor and master degrees from Tsinghua University and University of Wisconsin – Madison, respectively. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. He has held his current position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly, the University of Missouri – Rolla) since September 2011. He a recipient of  Best Doctoral Spotlight Award in the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Young Scientist Award in the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), and National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Zhaozheng Yin, Hang Su, Elmer Ker, Mingzhong Li and Haohan Li, “Cell-Sensitive Microscopy Imaging for Cell Image Segmentation,” the 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), September 2014.

(2) Hang Su, Zhaozheng Yin, Takeo Kanade, and Seungil Huh, “Interactive Cell Segmentation based on Correction Propagation,” IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), April 2014.

(3) Hang Su, Zhaozheng Yin, Seungil Huh, and Takeo Kanade, “Cell Segmentation in Phase Contrast Microscopy Images via Semi-supervised Classification over Optics-related Features.” Medical Image Analysis. 17(7): 746-765, October 2013.

(4) Mingzhong Li, Zhaozheng Yin, Matthew S. Thimgan, and Ruwen Qin, “Track Fast-moving Tiny Flies by Adaptive LBP Feature and Cascaded Data Association,” IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2013.

(5) Hang Su, Zhaozheng Yin, Seungil Huh, and Takeo Kanade, "Cell Segmentation Via Spectral Analysis on Phase Retardation Features", IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), April 2013. 

(6) Zhaozheng Yin, Takeo Kanade, and Mei Chen, “Understanding the Phase Contrast Optics to Restore Artifact-free Microscopy Images for Segmentation.” Medical Image Analysis. 16(5): 1047-1062, July 2012.

(7) Hang Su, Zhaozheng Yin, Takeo Kanade, and Seungil Huh, “Phase Contrast Image Restoration via Dictionary Representation of Diffraction Patterns,” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), October 2012.

(8) Zhaozheng Yin, Daifei Ker and Takeo Kanade, “Restoring DIC Microscopy Images from Multiple Shear Directions,” The 22nd biennial International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), July 2011.

(9) Zhaozheng Yin, Kang Li, Takeo Kanade, and Mei Chen, “Understanding the Optics to Aid Microscopy Image Segmentation,” in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2010. 

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) “Microscopy Image Analysis to Aid Biological Discovery: Optics, Algorithms and Community,” Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Kansas City, October 2014.

(2) “Microscopy Image Analysis to Aid Biological Discovery: Optics, Algorithms and Community,” College of Biomedical Engineering & Instrument Science, Zhejiang University, July 2014.

(3) “Microscopy Image Analysis to Aid Biological Discovery: Optics, Algorithms and Community,” College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Hunan University, July 2014.

(4) “Microscopy Image Analysis to Aid Biological Discovery: Optics, Algorithms and Community,” College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, July 2014.

(5) “Microscopy Image Analysis to Aid Biological Discovery: Optics, Algorithms and Community,” National University of Defense Technology, July 2014.

Research Interests:

(1) Biomedical Image Analysis (2) Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (3) Multimedia and Signal Processing

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S., Tsinghua University.
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009.
Jeffrey Winiarz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Recent Publications:

(1) Chantharasupawong, Panit; Christenson, Cory W.; Philip, Reji; Zhai, Lei; Winiarz, Jeffrey; Yamamoto, Michiharu; Tetard, Laurene; Naire, Rahul R.; Thomas, Jayan “Photorefractive performances of a graphene-doped PATPD/7-DCST/ECZ composite” J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 7639-7647.

(2) Liu, Betty R.; Huang, Yue-wern;Winiarz, Jeffrey G.; Chiang, Huey-Jenn; Lee, Han-Jung “Intracellular delivery of quantum dots mediated by a histidine- and arginine-rich HR9 cell-penetrating peptide through the direct membrane translocation mechanism” Biomaterials 2011, 32, 3520-3537.

(3) Xu, Yi; Liu, Betty Revon; Lee, Han-Jung; Shannon, Katie B.; Winiarz, Jeffrey G.; Wang, Tien-Chun; Chiang, Huey-Jenn; Huang, Yue-wern “Nona-arginine facilitates delivery of quantum dots into cells via multiple pathways” J. Biomed. Biotech. 2010, 948543.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting Division of Inorganic Chemistry: Electrochemistry March 19, 2014, 1:30 pm Dallas, Texas "In-Situ Neutron Diffraction of Lithium Vanadium Oxide Cathodes" Tyler M. Fears, Nicholas Leventis, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis, Jeffrey G. Winiarz, Haskell Taub, Helmut Kaiser

(2) “Enhancement of the Response Time in Photorefractive Composites through the Inclusion of Semiconductor Nanocrystals” Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, March 31, 2011, Invited talk hosted by Hyun-Hok Choi.

(3) “Optimization of the Response Times in Photorefractive Polymeric Composites through the Inclusion of Semiconductor Nanocrystals” Oklahoma State University Chemistry Department Seminar, Feb. 11, 2010.

Research Interests:

(1) Polymeric/Organic Photorefractives (2) Semiconductor Nanocrystals (3) Non-linear Optics

Personal Website:

Xinhua Liang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

In January 2012, Dr. Xinhua Liang joined the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology as an assistant professor. He attended the Chemical Engineering program at Tianjin University, earning his B.S. in June 2001 and M.S. in June 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in December 2008 and had three years’ postdoctoral training there. Dr. Liang’s research interests are in the areas of thin film growth on particles by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD), and the applications of the surface functionalized particles. 

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Chengjun Jiang, and Xinhua Liang, Catalytic hydrogen transfer of ketones over atomic layer deposited highly-dispersed platinum nanoparticles supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Catalysis Communications, 46, 41-45, 2014

(2) Xinhua Liang, and Rajankumar L. Patel, Porous titania microspheres with uniform wall thickness and high photoactivity, Ceramics International, 40 (2), 3097-3103, 2014

(3)Zeyu Shang, Rajankumar L. Patel,  Brian W. Evanko, and Xinhua Liang, Encapsulation of supported metal nanoparticles with an ultra-thin porous shell for size-selective reactions, Chemical Communications, 49 (86), 10067-10069, 2013

(4) Xinhua Liang, and Chengjun Jiang, Atomic layer deposited highly dispersed platinum nanoparticles supported on nonfunctionalizedmultiwalled carbon nanotubes for the hydrogenation of xylose to xylitol, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15, 1890, 2013

Research Interests:

(1) Thin film coating by atomic/molecular layer deposition (ALD/MLD) (2) Surface science and catalysis (3) Nanostructured films and devices (4) Energy and environmental applications

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2001.
  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2003.
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008.
  • Postdoctoral scholar in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008-2011.
Cheng Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Cheng Wang is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Missouri S&T. He joined the department in 2013 after completing his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor and Masters Degrees, both in mechanical engineering, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  His research interests are focused on various thermal-fluid transport phenomena at the micrometer length scale, including micro-bubbles, micro-droplets, micro-particles, acoustofluidics, electrokinetics and interfaces.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) B. Rallabandi, C. Wang, and S. Hilgenfeldt, “Two-dimensional streaming flows driven by sessile semi-cylindrical microbubbles”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 739, 57-71, 2014.

(2) C. Wang, S. V. Jalikop, and S. Hilgenfeldt, “Efficient manipulation of microparticles in bubble streaming flows”, Biomicrofluidics, 2, 012801, 2012.

(3) C. Wang, S. V. Jalikop, and S. Hilgenfeldt, “Size-sensitive sorting of microparticles through control of flow geometry”, Applied Physics Letters, 99, 034101, 2011.

(4) C. Wang, T.N. Wong, C. Yang, and K.T. Ooi, “Characterization of electroosmotic flow in rectangular microchannels”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 3115-3121, 2007.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) C. Wang, B. Rallabandi, L. Guo, S. Jalikop, and S. Hilgenfeldt, “Microfluidic manipulation of micro-particles and liquid flows with acoustic driven microbubbles", ASME 2014 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2014), Chicago, Illinois, August 3-7, 2014.

(2) C.. Wang, S. Jalikop, S. Hilgenfeldt, “Trapping, focusing and sorting of microparticles with oscillating microbubbles", Invited talk, Second conference on Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (AMN) and Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Lab on Chip (APLOC), Singapore, January 7, 2011.

Research Interests:

Small scale transport phenomena (1) Microfluidics an Lab-on-a-chip devices (2) Multi-phase interfacial flows: micro-bubbles, micro-droplets and micro-particles (3) Acoustofluidics and electrohydrodynamics

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technology University
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technology University
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Dipak Barua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Dipak Barua received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2008 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. After Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2010), and in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (2010-1013). Subsequently, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2013-2014). Dr. Barua’s research area is Computational Systems Biology. He is particularly interested in understanding cellular regulatory processes relevant for immunity and cancer. One of his key interest is to understand the response behavior of B lymphocytes at single-cell level, and the mechanisms by which single-cell response governs population-level decision making in antigen-driven B lymphocyte evolution. He is also interested in development of computational approaches for multiscale modeling by connecting intracellular molecular machinery with cell population behavior in the tissue environment.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Dipak Barua, William S. Hlavacek, and Tomasz Lipniacki, A Computational Model for Early Events in B Cell Antigen Receptor Signaling: Analysis of the Roles of Lyn and Fyn, The Journal of Immunology, 2012; 189: 646-658

(2) Yanli Liu, Dipak Barua, Peng Liu, Bridget S. Wilson, Janet M. Oliver, William S. Hlavacek, and Anup K. Singh, Single-cell measurements of IgE-mediated FcεRI signaling using an integrated microfluidic platform, PLOS ONE, 2013, 8: e60159

(3) Katie R. Martin*, Dipak Barua*, William S. Hlavacek, and Jeffrey P. MacKeigan, Computational model for autophagic vesicle dynamics in single cells, Autophagy, 2013; 9: 74-92. 

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) Dipak Barua, Katie R. Martin, William S. Hlavacek, and Jeffrey P. MacKeigan, Computational Model for Autophagic Vesicle Dynamics in Single Cells (contributed talk in the 6th q-bio conference, Santa Fe, NM, 2012)

(2) Dipak Barua, William S. Hlavacek, Tomasz Lipniacki, A Computational Model for Early Events in B Cell Antigen Receptor Signaling: Analysis of the Roles of Lyn and Fyn (invited talk in the Second Workshop on Rule-based Modeling of Biochemical Systems, Santa Fe, NM, 2011)

Research Interests:

(1) Computational systems biology (2) Cell signal transduction (3) Immunity and cancer (4) Distributed and parallel computing in systems biology applications

Education:

  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, 2008
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008-10
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2010-13
Risheng Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Risheng Wang is an assistant professor in Chemistry Department of Missouri S & T. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Nadrian C. Seeman from New York University in 2010. She then joined the Department of Chemistry and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM) at Columbia University as a postdoctoral research associate, after which she became associate research scientist at Columbia University. 

Her research focuses on the development of novel techniques for organizing functional nanomaterials, especially single-nanoparticle, based on DNA self-assembly to explore their optoelectronic and biomedical applicationsat single molecular level.

 

 


DNA origami-assisted organization of nanomaterials for optoelectronic investigation and biomedical labeling

 

Integrating the “top-down” lithography with “bottom-up” self-assembly techniques to create nanomaterial-based devices and biosensors

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Risheng Wang, Matteo Palma, Erika Penzo and Shalom J. Wind, “Lithographically directed assembly of one-dimensional DNA nanostructures via bivalent binding interactions”, Nanoresearch, 2013, 6, 409-417.
 
(2) Risheng Wang*, Colin Nuckolls and Shalom J. Wind*, “Assembly of heterogeneous functional nanomaterials on DNA origami scaffolds”, AngewandteChemieInt Ed, 2012, 51, 11325-11327.
 
(3) Risheng Wang, Wenyan Liu and Nadrian C. Seeman, “Prototyping Nanorod Control: A DNA Helix Sheathed within a DNA Six-Helix Bundle”, Chemistry and Biology, 2009, 16, 862-867.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) The 244th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 19-23, 2012, “Programmable assembly of DNA and nanomaterial structures”, invited oral presentation.
 
(2) The 9th Annual Conference on the Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO 2012), Snowbird, Utah, April 16-19, 2012, “Directed assembly of one-dimensional DNA nanostructures on lithographically patterned surface”, invited oral presentation.
 
(3) The 8th Annual Conference on the Foundation of Science: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (FNANO), Snowbird, Utah, April 11-15, 2011, “DNA Nanostructures Assembly on Patterned Surfaces”.

Research Interests:

(1) Engineering DNA-based nanostructures to control functional nanomaterials, characterize their optical and chemical properties for making novel devices, and develop applications in biomedical, electronic and material fields. (2) Studying biomolecular interactions at the single molecular level using self-assembled DNA nanostructure templates. (3) Developing methodology for merging the ¿top-down¿ lithography with ¿bottom-up¿ self-assembly nanofabrication techniques to create nanomaterial-based devices and biosensors

Education:

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, New York University, 2010
Ali Rownaghi, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Our primary focus is on creating, understanding, and rationally engineering advanced materials for catalysis, membrane and adsorption applications through innovative and scalable processing strategies.

Research Interests:

(1) Advanced Materials for Catalysts, Membranes and Sorbent Applications (2) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (3) Membranes and Adsorbents For Gas Separation (4) Membrane Reactor- In-situ Separation&Reaction processes (5) Renewable Energy Technologies

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Mashhad, 2001
  • M.S. in Catalysis, University of Tehran, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Catalysis, University Putra, 2008
  • Post-Doctoral, Georgia Tech, 2014
Fateme Rezaei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests:

(1) Adsorption (2) Energy-efficient separation processes (3) Process design, modeling and optimization

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, 2003.
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, 2011.
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Monash University, 2012.

External Researchers

Craig Adams, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University

Brief Biosketch:

Craig Adams is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. He is adjunct professor in Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Kansas, and the Dept. of Chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental health engineering from the University of Kansas.

His expertise in in the analysis, treatment, and fate of emerging contaminants including nanoparticles, antibiotics, endocrine disrupting chemicals, estrogens, cyanobacterial toxins and disinfection byproducts in drinking water, wastewater, and seawater. His work focuses on use of sorption and chemical oxidation technologies to solve public health problems in both the developed and developing world.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Robbins, E., Guo, J., Adams, C. (2014) “Removal of As(III) and As(V) in Surface Modified Ceramic Filters,” J. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development (IWA), 4(2), 214-222.

(2) Wang, C., Shi, H., Adams, C., Timmons, T., Ma, Y. (2013) “Investigation of Removal of N-nitrosamines and Their Precursors in Water Treatment using Activated Carbon Nanoparticles,” Int. J. Environmental Technology and Management, 16(1/2), 34-48.

(3) Chamberlain, E., Shi, H., Wang, T., Ma, Y., Fulmer, A., Adams, C. (2012) “Comprehensive Screening Study of Pesticide Degradation During Drinking Water Disinfection”, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 60, 354-363.

(4) Shi, H., Ding, J., Timmons, T., Adams, C. (2012) “pH Effects on the Adsorption of Saxitoxin by Powdered Activated Carbon,” Harmful Algae, 19, 61-67.

(5) Wang, C., Shi, H., Adams, C., Timmons, T., Ma, Y. (2012) “Investigation of Removal of N-nitrosamines and their Precursors in Water Treatments using Activated Carbon Nanoparticles and Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry”, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 16, 34-49.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1)Adams, C. (2014) “Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water: Prioritization, Sources, and Tailored Oxidative and Sorptive Treatment Approaches,” 248th National Meeting, (Symposium honoring Dr. C.P. Huang), San Francisco, CA. (August 11, 2014)
 
(2)Adams, C., Roberson, J.A., Rosen, J., Bench, R. (2014) “Alternative Contaminant Candidate List 4 (CCL4) Development and Analysis Workshop,” AWWA Technical Advisory Workgroup Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA. (January 29-31, 2014)
 
(3)Adams, C., Roberson, A., Rosen, J., Bench, R. (2014) “Development of the American Water Works Association’s Contaminant Candidate List 4 (CCL4) Recommendations,” American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), New Orleans, LA, USA. (To be presented November 17, 2014)

Research Interests:

(1) Drinking water treatment-Oxidation and sorption technologies (2) Occurrence and control of emerging contaminants (cyanotoxins, DBPs, PPCPs, etc) (3) Control of nanoparticles in water and wastewater treatment

Personal Website:

Hai Xiao, Ph.D.

Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Hai Xiao received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, in 2000. From 2006 to 2013, he was an associate professor then a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology where he was the founding director of the Photonics Technology Laboratory (PTL). From 2003 to 2006, he was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Member of Technical Staff at the Optoelectronic Center of Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems, Breinigsville, PA. Dr. Xiao’s research interests mainly focus on photonic and microwave sensors and instrumentation for applications in energy, intelligent infrastructure, clean-environment, biomedical sensing/imaging, and national security. Dr. Xiao’s research has been funded by NSF, DOE, ONR, NIH, ARO, national laboratories and private companies. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2006 and the R&D 100 Award in 2004.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) L. Yuan, J. Huang, X. Lan, H. Wang, L. Jiang, Hai Xiao, “All-in-fiber optofluidic sensor fabricated by femtosecond laser assisted chemical etching,” Optics Letters, vol. 39, pp. 2358-2361, 2014.

(2)   X. Lan, B. Cheng, Q. Yang, J. Huang, H. Wang, Y. Ma, H. Shi, H. Xiao, “Reflection based extraordinary optical transmission fiber optic probe for refractive index sensing,” Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, vol. 193, pp. 95–99, 2014.

(3) H. Wang, X. Lan, J. Huang, L. Yuan, L., C.-W. Kim, H. Xiao, “Fiber pigtailed thin wall capillary coupler for excitation of microsphere WGM resonator,” Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 15834-15839, 2013.

(4) X. Lan, Q. Han, J. Huang, H. Wang, Z. Gao, A. Kaur, H. Xiao, “Turn-around Point Long-period Fiber Grating Fabricated by CO2 Laser for Refractive Index Sensing,” Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, vol. 177, pp. 1149–1155, 2013.

(5) J. Huang, X. Lan, A. Kaur, H. Wang, L. Yuan, H. Xiao, “Reflection based Phase Shifted Long Period Fiber Grating for Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Refractive Index,” Optical Engineering, vol. 52, id. 014404, 2013.

(6) X. Lan, J. Huang, Q. Han, T. Wei, Z. Gao, H. Jiang, J. Dong, and H. Xiao, “Fiber Ring Laser Interrogated Zeolite Coated SMS Structure for Trace Chemical Detection,” Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp.1998-2000, 2012.

(7) H. Wang, L. Yuan, C.W. Kim, Q. Han, T. Wei, X. Lan, and H. Xiao, “Optical microresonator based on hollow sphere with porous wall for chemical sensing,” Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp. 94-96, 2012.

(8) A. Hamdorf, M. Olson, C.-H. Lin, L. Jiang, J. Zhou, H.L. Tsai, H. Xiao, “Femtosecond and nanosecond laser fabricated substrate for surface–enhanced Raman scattering,” Optics Letters, vol. 36, pp. 3353–3355, 2011.

(9) Y. Han, Z. Liang, H. Sun, H. Xiao, and H.L. Tsai, “Nanostructured Substrate with Nanoparticles Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser for Surface–Enhanced Raman Scattering,” Applied Physics A, vol. 102, pp. 415-419, 2011.

(10) X. Tang, J. Provenzano, Z. Xua, J. Dong, H. Duan, H. Xiao, “Acidic ZSM-5 Zeolite-Coated Long Period Fiber Grating for Optical Sensing of Ammonia,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 21, pp.181-186, 2011.

(11) C.-H. Lin, L. Jiang, H. Xiao, S.-J. Chen, H.-L. Tsai, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering microchip fabricated by femtosecond laser,” Optics Letters, vol. 35, pp.2937-2939, 2010.

(12) C.L. Eggen, Y.S. Lin, T. Wei, H Xiao, “Detection of Lipid Bilayer Membranes Formed on Silica Fibers by Double-Long Period Fiber Grating Laser Refractometry,” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, vol. 150, pp. 734-741, 2010.

(13) C.H. Lin, L. Jiang, J. Zhou, H. Xiao, S.J. Chen, H.L. Tsai, “Laser-Treated Substrate with Nanoparticles for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering,” Optics Letters, vol. 35, pp. 941-943, 2010.

(14) C.-H. Lin, L. Jiang, Y.-H. Chai, H. Xiao, S.-J. Chen, and H.-L. Tsai, “One-step fabrication of nanostructures by femtosecond laser for surface-enhanced Raman scattering,” Optics Express, vol. 17, pp. 21581-21589, 2009.

(15) C.-H. Lin, L. Jiang, H.-L. Tsai, H. Xiao, and S.-J. Chen, “Fabry-Perot Interferometer Embedded in a Glass Chip Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser,” Optics Letters, vol. 34, pp. 2408-2410, 2009.

(16) Y. Han, L. Wei, T. Wei, H.-L. Tsai, H. Xiao, “Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Silica Substrate Fast Fabrication by Femtosecond Laser Pulses,” Applied Physics A, vol. 97, pp.721–724, 2009.

(17) X. Lan, Y. Han, T. Wei, Y. Zhang, L. Jiang, H.-L. Tsai, H. Xiao, “Surface-enhanced Raman-scattering fiber probe fabricated by femtosecond laser,” Optics Letters, vol. 34, pp. 2285-2287, 2009. 

 

Research Interests:

1) Novel optical/microwave micro/nano materials, structures, devices and sensors 2) Fiber optic and microwave sensors and instrumentation for applications in harsh environments 3) Ultrafast laser machining, processing/modification and characterization of materials and structures 4) Optical biomedical imaging, sensing, tomography/microscopy and spectroscopy

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000
Yu Bai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University

Novel nanomaterials and their applications in phosphoproteome research

Novel nanomaterials and their applications in phosphoproteome research

 

Brief Biosketch:

Yu Bai is an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Peking University. She joined Peking University after she did her postdoctoral research in University of Toronto. From 2002 to 2004, she was financially supported by Max-Plank Society and studied in University of Konstanz, Germany, as a joint Ph.D student. She obtained her Ph.D in chemistry from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2004. She won a Canadian Institute of Healthy Research (CIHR) Postdoc Fellowship in 2007. She has obtained National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China (2013). 

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Li LP, Liu JZ, Xu LN, Li Ze, Bai Y*, Xiao YL, Liu HW, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 11572-11575.

(2) Cao  C, Zhao P, Li Z, Chen Z, Huang Y, Bai Y*,  Li XY*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10997-10999.

(3) Xu LN, Li LP, Jin L, Bai Y*, Liu HW, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10963-10966.

(4) Feng BS, Zhang JL, Chang CL, Li LP, Li M, Guo CA, Tang F, Xiong XC, Bai Y*, Liu HW, Anal. Chem.,2014, 86, 4164-4169.

(5) Li LP, Xu LN, Li Z, Bai Y*, Liu HW, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2014, 406, 35-47. (invited review)

(7) Li LP, Zheng T, Xu LN, Li Z, Sun LD, Nie ZX, Bai Y* and Liu HW*, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1762-1764.

(8) Chang C L, Xu GG, Bai Y*, Zhang CS, Li XJ, Li M, Liu Y. and Liu H. W.*, Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 170-176.

(9) Zhang JL, Zhou ZG, Yang JW, Zhang W,Bai Y* and Liu HW, Anal. Chem., 2012, 84, 1496-1503.

(10) Huo FF, Bai Y* and Liu HW, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom, 2010, 24, 3325 - 3334.

(11) Bai Y*, Markham K*, Chen FS, Weerasekera R, Watts J, Horne P, Wakutani Y, Bagshaw R, Mathews P M, Fraser P E., Westaway D, St. George-Hyslop P and Schmitt-Ulms G*, Mol. Cell Proteomics, 2008, 7, 15 - 34 (equal contribution).

(12) Bai Y, Galetskiy D, Damoc E, Paschen C, Liu ZQ, Liu SY, Griese M and Przybylski M*, Proteomics, 2004, 4, 2300 - 2309.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) New derivatization approach for the analysis of brassinosteroids by UHPLC-QQQ-MS, HPLC 2011 Dalian Symposium, 2011, Oct. 8-11, Dalian.

(2) New ionization techniques for ambient mass spectrometry and their applications, 2012 Sino-German Workshop on Analysis of Biomarkers in Complex Samples, 2012, Oct. 12-14, Dalian.

(3) Novel Ambient Ionization Source  based on Direct Analysis in Real Time, University of Alberta, 2012, May 25, Edmonton.

(4) Novel ambient mass spectrometry and their applications, 4th Asia Oceania Mass Spectrometry Conference, 2013, July 10-12, Taipei.

(5) Ambient Mass Spectrometry Imaging using Plasma Assisted Multiwavelength Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PAMLDI-MS), BCEIA, 2013, Oct. 23-26, Beijing.

(6) Novel metal oxide nanomaterials for global phosphoproteome, 20th International Mass Spectrometry Conference, 2014, Aug. 24-29, Geneva.   

 

Novel ambient ionization method and its applications

Novel ambient ionization method and its applications

 

Research Interests:

(1) Novel nanomaterials and their applications in the separation and analysis of biological samples. (2) Novel ambient ionization method and its applications. (3) Disease related metabolomics, interactomics and proteomics. (4) Protein-protein/small molecules interaction.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Xiaoliang Cheng, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Xiaoliang Cheng obtained his B.A in chemistry from the Zhengzhou University in 2004, then a M.S in chemical biology from Chinese academy of sciences in 2006. After completing doctoral research at Missouri University of Science and Technology, he started in the summer of 2011 in Lawrence Berkeley National lab and Joint BioEnergyInstitute.

Dr.Cheng’s major research lies in the area of bioanalytical and environmental chemistry. His primary research and publications focus on developing and implementing mass spectrometry based technologies for studying emerging water contaminates, early cancer biomarker, and enzyme discovery/evolution. 

 

Honors

R & D 100 Award 2013

Novozymes Scientist Award 2012

 

Recent Publications:

1. Richard A. Heins*, Xiaoliang Cheng*, Sangeeta Nath, Kai Deng, Benjamin P. Bowen, Dylan C. Chivian, Supratim Datta, Gregory D. Friedland, Patrik D’Haeseleer, Dongying Wu, Mary Tran- Gyamfi, Chessa Scullin, Seema Singh, Weibing Shi, Matthew Hamilton, Matthew L. Bendall, Alexander Sczyrba, John Thompson, Jan-Fang Cheng, Paul D. Adams, Edward M. Rubin, Blake A. Simmons, Kenneth L. Sale, Trent R. Northen, Samuel Deutsch. “Phylogenomic Guided Identification of Industrially Relevant GH1-Glucosidases Through Coupled DNA Synthesis and Nanostructure- Initiator Mass Spectrometry” ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Sep 19;9(9):2082-91. (* equally contributing authors)

2. Kai Deng, Taichi E. Takasuk, Richard Heins, Xiaoliang Cheng, Lai F. Bergeman, Jian Shi, Sam Deutsch, Seema Singh, Kenneth L. Sale, Blake A. Simmons, Paul D. Adams, Anup K. Singh, Brian G. Fox, Trent R. Northen. “Oxime-based method to characterize ‘native biomass’ deconstruction using nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS)” ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Jul 18;9(7):1470-9.

3. Xiaoliang Cheng, Jennifer Hiras, Kai Deng, Benjamin Bowen, Blake A. Simmons, Paul D. Adams, Steven W. Singer, and Trent R. Northen. “High throughput nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry screening of microbial growth conditions for maximal β-glucosidase production” Front Microbiol. 2013; 4: 365.

4. Matthew Greving*, Xiaoliang Cheng*, WolfangReindl, Benjamin Bowen, Kai Deng, Katherine Louie, Michael Nyman, Joseph Cohen, Anup Singh, Blake Simmons, Paul Adams, Gary Siuzdak, Trent Northen, “Acoustic deposition with NIMS as a high throughput enzyme activity assay” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2012, 403(3) 707-11 (* equally contributing authors)

5. Louie KB, Bowen BP, Xiaoliang Cheng, Berleman JE, Chakraborty R, Deutschbauer A, Arkin A, Northen TR “Replica-extraction-transfer" nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry imaging of acoustically printed bacteria”, Analytical Chemistry, 2013;85(22):10856-62

6. Tristan de Rond, Pamela Yahya, Xiaoliang Cheng, Trent Northen and Jay Keasling. “Versatile Synthesis of Probes for High-Throughput Enzyme Activities Screening”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013 May;405(14):4969-73

7. Wofgang Reindl, Kai Deng, Xiaoliang Cheng, AnupK.Singh, Blake A. Simmons, Paul D. Adams, Trent R. Northen “Nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry(NIMS) for the analysis of enzyme activities” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2012, 4: 123-142

8. Yongqing Jiang*, Xiaoliang Cheng*, Chuan Wang, Yinfa Ma, “Quantitative determination of Sarcosine and related compounds in urinary samples by Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry” Anal.Chem. 2010: 82 9022-9027 (* equally contributing authors)

9. Heng Liang*, Xiaoliang Cheng*, Yinfa Ma, “Localized Single Molecule Isotherms of DNA molecules at confined Solid/Liquid interface”. Anal.Chem ,81(6) 2059-66 (equally contributing authors)

10. Xiaoliang Cheng, Honglan Shi, Craig D Adams, Terry Timmons, Yinfa Ma, “Simultaneous screening of Hesticides Degradation Byproducts in Missouri drinking water treatment plants using LC/MS/MS”J. Agric. Food. Chem, 2010;58(8) 4588-93

11. Xiaoliang Cheng, Honglan Shi, Yinfa Ma, Terry Timmons, Craig D Adams, “Investigation of Release and Removal of Cylindrospermopsin from Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii during Disinfection Treatments by using LC-MS/MS” .Water. Sci. Technol,2009;60(3):689-97

12. Xiaoliang Cheng, Honglan Shi, Craig D Adams, Yinfa Ma. “Assessment of metal contamination leaching from recycling plastic bottles using ICP-MS”. Environmental Science and Pollution Research,2010;17(7):1323-30

13. Xiaoliang Cheng, Honglan Shi, Craig D Adams, Terry Timmons, Yinfa Ma, “ LC-MS/MS determination of cyanobacterial toxins in drinking and surface water samples” Global.J.Anal.Chem, 2011,2,281-287

14.Xiaoliang ChengHonglan Shi, Craig D Adams, Terry Timmons, Yinfa Ma, “Removal study of N- nitrosamines by powdered activated carbon in natural and reagent water using SPE-LC/MS/MS” Global.J.Anal.Chem, 2011,5,232-240 

 

Research Interests:

(1) High throughput screening (2) Genomics (3) Metabolomics

Education:

  • B.S., Chemistry, Zhengzhou University
  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Susan Richardson, Ph.D.

Professor and Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

Recent Publications:


Richardson, S. D., and T. A. Ternes. 2014. Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues. Anal. Chem., 86: 2813-2848. (Invited biennial review article).

Werschkun, B., S. Banerji, O. C. Basurko, M. David, F. Fuhr, S. Gollasch, T. Grummt, M. Haarich, A. N. Jha, S. Kacan, A. Kehrer, J. Linders, E. Mesbahi, D. Pughiuc, S. D. Richardson, B. Schwarz-Schulz, A. Shah, N. Theobald, U. Von Gunten, S. Wieck, and T. Hoefer. 2014. Emerging Risks from Ballast Water Treatment: The Run-Up to the International Ballast Water Management Convention. Chemosphere, 112:256-266.

Richardson, S. D., and C. Postigo. 2014. Transformation of Pharmaceuticals During Oxidation/Disinfection Processes in Drinking Water Treatment. J. Haz. Mat., in press (Invited review article).

Krasner, S. W., G. Amy, and S. D. Richardson. 2014. Carbonaceous Disinfection By-Products (C-DBPs) of Chlorine, Chloramines, and Chlorine Dioxide, In: Organic By-Products of Concern Produced in Drinking Water Treatment, Suffet, I. H., Quang, D., Bruchet, A., Krasner, S. and Khiari, D. (eds.); Water Research Foundation: Denver, CO, in press. (Invited book chapter).

Narotsky, M. G., G. R. Klinefelter, J. M. Goldman, D. S. Best, A. McDonald, L. F. Strader, J. D. Suarez, A. S. Murr, I. Thillainadarajah, E. S. Hunter III, S. D. Richardson, T. F. Speth, R. J. Miltner, J. G. Pressman, L. K. Teuschler, G. E. Rice, V. C. Moser, R. W. Luebke, and J. E. Simmons. 2013. Comprehensive Assessment of a Chlorinated Drinking Water Concentrate in a Rat Multigenerational Reproductive Toxicity Study: U.S. EPA’s Four Lab Study. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (18), 10653–10659.

Jeong, C. H., S. Anduri, S. D. Richardson, E. J. Daiber, A. B. McKague, M. J. Nieuwenhuijsen, M. Kogevinas, C. M. Villanueva, E. H. Goslan, W. Luo, L. M. Isabelle, J. F. Pankow, E. D. Wagner, and M. J. Plewa. 2012. The Occurrence and Toxicity of Disinfection By-products in European Drinking Waters: Correlations with the HiWATE Epidemiological Program. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46:12120-12128.

Valsania, M. C., F. Fasano, S. D. Richardson, and M. Vincenti. 2012. Investigation of the Degradation of Cresols in the Treatments with Ozone. Water Res., 46, 2795-2804.

Narotsky, M. G., J. G. Pressman, R. J. Miltner, T. F. Speth, L. K. Teuscher, G. E. Rice, S. D. Richardson, D. S. Best, A. McDonald, E. S. Hunter, III, and J. E. Simmons. 2012. Developmental Toxicity Evaluations of Whole Mixtures of Disinfection By-Products using Concentrated Drinking Water in Rats: Gestational and Lactational Effects of Sulfate and Sodium. Birth Defects Res. Pt. B, Develop. Reprod. Toxicol., 95 (3): 202-212.

Richardson, S. D. 2012. Environmental Mass Spectrometry: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues. Anal. Chem., 84 (2): 747-778.

Duirk, S. E., C. Lindell, C. C. Cornelison, J. Kormos, T. A. Ternes, M. Attene-Ramos, J. Osiol, E. D. Wagner, M. J. Plewa, and S. D. Richardson. 2011. Formation of Toxic Iodinated Disinfection By-Products from Compounds Used in Medical Imaging. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45 (16): 6845-6854.

Boyd, J. M., S. E. Hrudey, S. D. Richardson, and X.-F. Li. 2011. Solid Phase Extraction and High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Nitrosamines in Treated Drinking Water and Wastewater. Trends Anal. Chem., 30 (9): 1410-1421.

Richardson, S. D., and T. A. Ternes. 2011. Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues. Anal. Chem., 83 (12): 4614-4648.

Smith, E. M.; M. J. Plewa, C. L. Lindell, S. D. Richardson, and W. A. Mitch. 2010. Comparison of Byproduct Formation in Waters Treated with Chlorine and Iodine: Relevance to Point-of-Use Treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (22):8446-8452.

Pressman, J. G., S. D. Richardson, T. F. Speth, R. J. Miltner, M. G. Narotsky, E. S. Hunter, III, G. E. Rice, L. E. Teuschler, A. McDonald, S. Parvez, S. K. Krasner, H. S. Weinberg, A. B. McKague, C. J. Parrett, N. Bodin, R. Chinn, C.-F. T. Lee, and J. E. Simmons. Concentration, Chlorination, and Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water Disinfection Byproduct Mixtures Health Effects Research: U.S. EPA’s Four Lab Study. 2010. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44(19): 7184-7192.

Richardson, S. D., D. M. DeMarini, M. Kogevinas, P. Fernandez, E. Marco, C. Lourencetti, C. Ballester, D. Heederik, K. Meliefste, A. B. McKague, R. Marcos, L. Font-Ribera, J. O. Grimalt, and C. M. Villaneuva. 2010. What’s in the Pool? A Comprehensive Identification of Disinfection By-Products and Assessment of Mutagenicity of Chlorinated and Brominated Swimming Pool Water. Environ. Health Perspect., 118 (11): 1523-1530.

LaKind, J. S., S. D. Richardson, and B. C. Blount. 2010. The Good, the Bad, and the Volatile – Can We Have Both Healthy Pools and Healthy People? Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (9): 3205-3210.

Weisel, C. P., S. D. Richardson, B. Nemery, G. Aggazzotti, E. Baraldi, E. R. Blatchley, III, B. C. Blount, K-H. Carlsen, P. A. Eggleston, F. H. Frimmel, M. Goodman, G. Gordon, S. A. Grinshpun, D. Heederik, M. Kogevinas, J. S. LaKind, M. J. Nieuwenhuijsen, F. C. Piper, S. A. Sattar. 2009. Childhood Asthma and Environmental Exposures at Swimming Pools: State of the Science and Research Recommendations. Environ. Health Perspect., 117 (4): 500-507.

Richardson, S. D., F. Fasano, J. J. Ellington, F. G. Crumley, K. M. Buettner, J. J. Evans, B. C. Blount, L. K. Silva, T. J. Waite, G. W. Luther, A. B. McKague, R. J. Miltner, E. D. Wagner, and M. J. Plewa. 2008. Occurrence and Mammalian Cell Toxicity of Iodinated Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (22): 8330-8338.

Plewa, M. J., M. G. Muellner, S. D. Richardson, F. Fasano, K. M. Buettner, Y.-T. Woo, A. B. McKague, and E. D. Wagner. 2008. Occurrence, Synthesis, and Genotoxicity of Haloacetamides: An Emerging Class of Nitrogenous Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (3), 955-961.

Research Interests:

(1) Emerging contaminants in the environment (2) Formation of drinking water disinfection by-products (3) Environmental chemistry (4) Fate of natural organic matter and environmental contaminants in drinking water and wastewater treatment (5) Linking chemistry and toxicology (6) Mass spectrometry and developing new analytical methods

Education:

  • B.S., Chemistry & Mathematics, Georgia College & State University, 1984
  • Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry, Emory University, 1989
Maria Fidalgo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri - Columbia

Brief Biosketch:

Maria Fidalgo holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Insituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Rice University. She led the Environmental Engineering Research Center at ITBA from 2005 to 2013. Since January 2014, she is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Fidalgo’s research interests lie on the interactions between nanoparticles and nanostructured materials and natural waters, and its direct application in water quality and treatment technologies: adsorption, membrane filtration, catalysis, and sensing. Through the manipulation of materials and the nanoscale, the Fidalgo’s lab seeks to advance current knowledge on water treatment and contaminant monitoring. Dr. Fidalgo has received a Material Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award (2003), the Mondialogo Engineering Silver Award (Daimler – UNESCO) (2009), and a Fulbright-CONICET Research Award (2010-2011). She is an active member of the of Membrane Specialist Group’s Managing Committee, in the International Water Association (IWA), since 2011.

AFM images of iron oxide ceramic membranes during a filtration cycle (image area 5μmx5μm). 

Recent Publications:

1. "Alumina ultrafiltration membranes derived from carboxylate-alumoxane nanoparticles", Christopher Jones, Maria M Fidalgo, Mark R Wiesner, Andrew R Barron, Journal of Membrane Science, (2001), 193, 175-184.

2. "Characteristics of Ceramic membranes derived from alumoxane nanoparticles" Maria M Cortalezzi, Christopher D Jones, Andrew R Barron, Mark R Wiesner. Journal of Membrane Science, (2002), 205, 33-43.

3. "Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxylate-FeOOH Particles (Ferroxanes) and Ferroxane-derived Ceramics" Jerome Rose, Maria M Fidalgo, Stephane Moustier, Cyrille Magnetto, Christopher Jones, Andrew Barron, Mark Wiesner, Jean-Yves Bottero, Chemistry of Materials, (2002), 14, 621-628.

4. “Ceramic membranes derived from ferroxane nanoparticles: a new route for the fabrication of iron oxide ultrafiltration membranes” Maria M Cortalezzi, Jerome Rose, George Wells, Jean-Yves Bottero, Mark Wiesner, Journal of Membrane Science, (2003), 227, 207-217. 

5. “Synthesis and characterization of Manganese doped ferroxane nanoparticles"Maria M. Cortalezzi, Jerome Rose, Andrew R. Barron, Jean-Yves Bottero, Mark Wiesner, Material Research Society Symposium AA Proceedings, 2003 Fall Meeting, 800, AA9.4.1-AA9.4.6.

6. “Processes of particle deposition in membrane operation and fabrication”, Wiesner, M. R., Tarabara, V. V. , Cortalezzi, M. M., Water Science and Technology, (2005), 51, 6-7, 345-348.

7. “Iron Oxide Adsorbers For Arsenic Removal: A Low Cost Treatment For Rural Areas And Mobile Applications”, P. Sabbatini, F. Rossi, G. Thern, A. Marajofsky, M.M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Desalination, (2009), 248, 184-192.

8. “Les membranes céramiques formées a partir de nanoparticules: une technologie au service de l’environnement” Jérôme Rose, Clément Levard, Jean-Yves Bottero, Armand Masion, Maria M Cortalezzi, Andrew Barron, Mark R. Wiesner, L’Actualité Chimique, (2009), 331, 36-40.

9. “Exchange of TiO2 Nanoparticles between Streams and Streambeds” N. Boncagni, J. Otaegui, E. Warner, T. Curran, J. Ren, and M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Environmental Science and Technology, (2009), 43, 7699–7705.

10. “Elaboración de Membranas Poliméricas Porosas a partir de Cristales Coloidales” N. Casis, M. Fidalgo, S. Ravaine, D. Estenoz, Información Tecnológica, (2010), 21, 1-11.

11. “Polymeric Membranes From Colloidal Templates With Tunable Morphology” N. Casis, S. Ravaine, S. Reculusa, V. Colvin, M. Wiesner, D. Estenoz, and M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, (2010), 4, 6, 445-452.

12. “Fabrication and Characterization of Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes for Arsenic Removal”, P. Sabbatini, F. Yrazu, F. Rossi, G. Thern, A. Marajofsky, and M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Water Research, (2010), 44, 5702-5712.

13. “An experimental study on the aggregation of TiO2 nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions”, M. Romanello and M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Water Research, (2013), 47, 3887-3898.

14. “Ceramic membrane filtration of organic compounds: effect of concentration, pH, and mixtures interactions on fouling”, L. De Angelis and M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Separation and Purification Technology, (2013), 118, 762-775.

15. “Virus removal by iron oxide ceramic membranes”, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, M. V. Gallardo, F. Yrazu, G. J. Gentile, O. Opezzo, R. Pizarro, H. R. Poma, and V. Rajal, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, (2014), 2, 1831-1840.

16. “Molecularly imprinted hydrogels from colloidal crystals for the detection of progesterone”, N. Casis, C. Busatto, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, S. Ravaine and D. Estenoz, Polymer International, (2014), DOI:10.1002/pi.4851.

 

Recent Presentations:

1. “Comparative Assessment of Fouling of Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes by Model Organic Compounds” with L. De Angelis, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 2009 MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, American Water Works Association, Memphis, March 15-18, 2009.

2. “Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes for Arsenic Removal”, P Sabbatini, F. Rossi, G. Thern, A. Marajovsky, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 2009 MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, American Water Works Association, Memphis, March 15-18, 2009.

3. “Iron Oxide Nanostructured Materials in Water Treatment”* , Maria M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Paola Sabbatini and Laura De Angelis, Symposium Q: Materials Science of Water Purification, Materials Research Society Spring 2009 Meeting, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2009.

4. “Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water using Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes”, P. Sabbatini, F. Rossi, G. Ther, A. Marajofsky, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Canada, August 24-28, 2009.

5. “Polymeric Membranes from Colloidal Crystal Templates with Tunable Morphology”, N. Casis, D. Estenoz, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, S. Ravaine, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Canada, August 24-28, 2009.

6. “Fouling of Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes by Model Organic Compounds”, L. De Angelis, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Canada, August 24-28, 2009.

7. “Transport of TiO2 Nanoparticles in River Systems: Characterization and Implications for Environmental Impact And Health Risk Assessments”, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, L. Bertini, V. Aude Luppi, J. Ren, 26th Congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists, September 20th -23rd 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

8. “Providing safe drinking water in Argentina: is it still a pending assignment?” , Maria M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, The City and the Environment in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, a panel organized by the Department of Hispanic Studies, Center for the Study of Environment and Society, the Americas Research Center, Rice University, Houston, January 27th, 2011.

9. “Nanotechnology and the Environment: making the case for sustainability” , Maria M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Department of Chemical Engineering Seminar Series, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tenneessee, February 3rd, 2011.

10. “Towards an improved design for nanoporous polymeric membranes for liquid separations”, Natalia Casis, Serge Ravaine, Diana A. Estenoz, María M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, October 15th – 21st, 2011.  

11. “Comparative assessment of fouling of iron oxide ceramic membranes by organic compounds”, Laura E. De Angelis, Maria M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, October 15th – 21st, 2011.

12. “Effect of Aggregation of TiO2 nanoparticles on their fate and transport in natural water”, Maria M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Marina B Romanello, Liliana Bertini, Linna Du, and Jianhong Ren, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, October 15th – 21st, 2011.

13. “Adsorption of Arsenic, Metallic Ions and Viral Contaminants In Water Using Nanostructured Iron Oxide Membranes”, Fernando M. Yrazu, María Victoria Gallardo, Oscar Oppezzo, Ramón Pizarro and María Marta Fidalgo, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, October 15th – 21st, 2011.

14. “An investigation on the aggregation phenomena of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in natural waters: role of ionic strength, and organic matter”, M. Romanello, V.A. Luppi, L. Bertini, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Nanotech 2012, Environmenal Health and Safety, Santa Clara, California, June 18th-22nd, 2012.

15. “Iron Oxide Ceramic Membranes for Water Treatment: Fouling and Cleaning”, L. De Angelis, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 3rd IWA Regional Conference on Membrane Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 3rd-6th, 2012.

16. “Adsorption of Viral Contaminants in Water Using Nanostructured Iron Oxide Membranes”, Maria V. Gallardo, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, 3rd IWA Regional Conference on Membrane Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 3rd-6th, 2012

17. “From particles to nanostructures: materials, nanotechnology and the environment”, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, seminar series – Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 30th, 2013 (invited talk).

18. “Inhibitory effects of titanium dioxide, silver, and fullerene nanoparticles on activated sludge from a municipal wastewater treatment plant”, Vergenie Aude Luppi , M Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Nanotech 2013, Washington DC, May 15-18th 2013.

19. “Molecularly imprinted hydrogels from coloidal crystals for detection of progesterone”, Natalia Casis, C. Busatto, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, S. Ravaine, D. Estenoz, XXII International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 11-15th, 2013.

20. “Contaminant adsorption onto iron oxide ceramic membranes: heavy metals and virus”, Maria V. Gallardo, L. Bertini, O. Opezzo, R. Pizarro, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, XXII International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 11-15th, 2013.

21. “Synthesis of nanostructured membranes containing n-methyl-glucamide moieties for selective arsenic removal from water”, Daniel Caretti, J. Ertl, N. Casis, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, D. Estenoz, XXII International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 11-15th, 2013.

Research Interests:

1. Ceramic and polymeric membranes for water treatment 2. Drinking water treatment in the developing world 3. Environmental implications of nanotechnology 4. Transformation of nanomaterials in natural environments 5. Molecularly imprinted polymers

Personal Website:

Zhimin Qiang, Ph.D.

Faculty

Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Brief Biosketch:

Zhimin Qiang is professor and vice director at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BS (1994) and MS (1996) from Tongji University and PhD (2002) from the University of Delaware. Thereafter, he worked at the Missouri University of Science and Technology from postdoctor to research associate professor. In 2006, he was introduced into the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an overseas outstanding scholar. He currently leads a research team consisting of 3 assistant professors, 3 postdoctors, and 12 graduate students, with focus on emerging contaminants and advanced oxidation processes. He has published 87 SCI papers (H index = 21), 43 Chinese papers, 2 book chapters, and applied 12 patents. In 2012, Journal of Environmental Monitoring introduced him as one of the fifteen “Emerging Investigators” globally.  In 2014, he received the IWA 2014 East Asia Regional Project Innovation Honor Award (Applied Research).

Recent Publications:

(1) Junfeng Lian, Zhimin Qiang*, Mengkai Li, James R. Bolton, Jiuhui Qu. UV photolysis kinetics of sulfonamides in aqueous solution based on optimized fluence quantification. Water Research, 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2015.02.026. (in press)
(2) Zhimin Qiang*, Fang Tian, Wenjun Liu, Chao Liu. Degradation of methiocarb by monochloramine in water treatment: Kinetics and pathways. Water Research, 2014, 50, 237-244.
(3) Zhimin Qiang*, XiaoleiBao, Weiwei Ben. MCM-48 modified magnetic mesoporous nanocomposite as an attractive adsorbent for the removal of sulfamethazine from water. Water Research, 2013, 47 (12), 4107-4114.
(4) Mengkai Li, Zhimin Qiang*, James R. Bolton, Weiwei Ben. Impact of reflection on the fluence rate distribution in a UV reactor with various inner walls as measured using a micro-fluorescent silica detector. Water Research, 2012, 46, 3595-3602.
(5) Mengkai Li, Zhimin Qiang*, Tinggang Li, James R. Bolton, Changlong Liu. In situ measurement of UV fluence rate distribution by use of a micro fluorescent silica detector. Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45, 3034–3039.

Recent Presentations:

(1) Mengkai Li, Chen Wang, James Bolton, Zhimin Qiang. Fluence rate distribution in photocatalytic UV reactors: A long overlooked issue. The 3rd Water Research Conference, 11-14 January 2015, Shenzhen, China.
(2) Jun Hu, Huiyu Dong, Jiuhui Qu, Zhimin Qiang. Enhanced formation of bromate and Br-DBPs during chlorination of bromide-containing waters under catalysis of copper corrosion products. The 3rd Water Research Conference, 11-14 January 2015, Shenzhen, China.
(3) Zhimin Qiang, Junfeng Lian. UV photolysis kinetics of sulfonamides in aqueous solution based on optimized fluence measurement. The 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 10-14 August 2014, San Francisco, USA.
(4) Ke Xu, Jiuhui Qu, Carme Sans, Santiago Esplugas, Zhimin Qiang. Oxidation of levofloxacin by permanganate in water treatment: Kinetics, mechanism, and antibacterial activity variation. The 13th Mediterranean Congress of Chemical Engineering, 30 September-3 October 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
(5) Zhimin Qiang, Wencui Lin. Kinetics, mechanisms, and antibacterial activity change for fluoroquinolones degradation by ozone in water. The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment, 22-23 August 2013, Seoul, Korea. 

Research Interests:

(1) Fate, effects and control of emerging contaminants in natural and engineered water systems (2) Water and wastewater treatment (3) Advanced oxidation processes

Personal Website:

Education:

  • BS, Tongji University, 1994.
  • MS, Tongji University, 1996.
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2002.
Hua Jiang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

City and Sewer, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma


Removal of Geosmin (one of most frequently detected taste and odor causing compounds) in a pilot-scale biofiltration study comparing three different filter media: virgin granular activated carbon (GAC), used three-year old GAC, and autoclaved used three-year old GAC.

 

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Jiang specializes in development, design, operation, optimization, and troubleshooting of water treatment technologies. Dr. Jiang has extensive experience in coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, biological, conventional and membrane filtration, biofiltration, adsorption, disinfection, ozonation, ultraviolet, and chlorine dioxide processes for water and wastewater treatment and water reuse. Dr. Jiang directs applied water treatment research programs in City of Tulsa . Dr. Jiang’s research is focusing on the application of biofiltration in drinking water treatment, premise water quality and development of a new generation of continuous upflow filtration system.

Dr. Jiang led City of Tulsa’s successful pursuit of the 2014 Water Research Foundation (Water RF) Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research. Dr. Jiang serves as project advisors for a number of Water RF projects. Dr. Jiang also reviews manuscripts for prestigious scientific journals in environmental engineering field.

Dr. Jiang graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a PhD degree in 2006.  Dr. Jiang earned his Master’s Degree from Nanjing University in 2001. Dr. Jiang graduated from Nanjing University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998. 

 

Recent Publications:

1. N. Graziano, M. McGuire, C. Adams, A. Roberson, Hua Jiang, and N. Blute, Using the ELISA Method to Track Atrazine Occurrence in a National Monitoring Program, Journal of AWWA (2006), 98:10, 111-123
 
2. Hua Jiang, C. Adams, N. Graziano, A. Roberson, M. McGuire, and D. Khiari, Occurrence and Removal of Chloro-s-Triazines in Water Treatment Plants, Environmental Science and Technology (2006), 40 (11), 3609-3616
 
3. Hua Jiang, C. Adams, Treatability of Chloro-s-Triazines by Conventional Drinking Water Treatment Technologies, Water Research (2006), 40 (8), 1657-1667
 
4. Hua Jiang, C. Adams, N. Graziano, A. Roberson, M. McGuire, Enzyme Linked Immunoassay Analysis of Atrazine in Raw and Finished Drinking Water, Environmental Engineering Science (2006), 23 (2), 357-366
 
5. N. Graziano, M. J. McGuire, A. Roberson, C. Adams, Hua Jiang, and N. Blute, 2004 National Atrazine Occurrence Monitoring Program Using the Abraxis ELISA Method, Environmental Science and Technology (2006), 40 (4), 1163-1171

 

Recent Presentations:

1.Hua Jiang, Robert Brownwood, Yi Yu, Rachel Watts, and Roy Foster, Removal of Taste-and-Odor-Causing Compounds by Biofiltration: Impacts of Feed Concentration and Contact Time, American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, November 3 – 7, 2013, Long Beach, CA, USA
 
2.Hua Jiang, Robert Brownwood, Roy Foster, Yi Yu, and Rachel Watts, Removal of Chlorinated Disinfection Byproducts Precursors by Biofiltration – Impacts of Pre-Oxidation and Backwash, 132nd American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, June 9 – 13, 2013, Denver, CO, USA
 
 
3.Hua Jiang, Robert Brownwood, Stefanie Hunter, and Warren Williams, Biofiltration for Taste and Odor Control at a 100-mgd Surface Water Treatment Plant - A Successful Full-Scale Trial, 2013 Biological Treatment Symposium, March 28 – 29, 2013, Denver, CO, USA
 
4.Hua Jiang, Robert Brownwood, Roy Foster, Rachel Cancienne, and Jun Fang, Control the Formation of Chlorinated Disinfection Byproducts by Biofiltration, American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, November 4 – 8, 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
5.Hua Jiang, Robert Brownwood, and Roy Foster, Engineered Biofilters for Removing Taste-and-Odor-Causing Compounds – The “Tulsa” Method, 131st American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, June 10 – 14, 2012, Dallas, TX, USA


Impacts of filter hydraulic loading rates on the removal of Geosmin (one of most frequently detected taste and odor causing compounds) in a pilot-scale biofiltration study using three different filter media: virgin granular activated carbon (GAC), used three-year old GAC, and autoclaved used three-year old GAC.

Research Interests:

1. Biologically active filtration process for drinking water treatment 2. Algal related contaminants removal and mitigation in drinking water 3. Premise water quality 4. Emerging contaminants in water supply 5. New generation of continuous upflow granular media filtration system for water reuse, advanced wastewater treatment application

Yangchuan Xing, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri


 

ZnOnanorods from a hydrogen flame synthesis. (A) Nanorod morphology. (B) High resolution TEM image showing preference growth direction of the nanorods.

 

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Yangchuan Xing is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He earned his PhD degree in chemical engineering from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Xing’s research interest is focused on advanced materials and chemically reacting systems. His current work focuses on property-tailored nanomaterials and functional nanostructures for energy conversion and storage, and for environmental remediation and decontamination. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses covering transport phenomena, chemical reaction engineering, chemical engineering materials and chemical engineering design. 

 

Relevant Publications:

1. Gandikota, V. and Xing, Y.*, “Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Freestanding ZnONanorods”, Advances in Nanoparticles, 3, 5-13, 2014.
 
 
2. Li, Y., Huang, Z-P, Huang, K., Carnahan, D., and Xing, Y.*, “Hybrid Li-Air Battery Cathode with Sparse Carbon Nanotube Arrays Directly Grown on Carbon Fiber Paper”, Energy & Environmental Science, 6, 3339-3345, 2013.
 
 
3. Huang, K., Li, Y. and Xing, Y.*, “Carbothermal Synthesis of Titanium Oxy Carbide as Electrocatalyst Support with High Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity”, Journal ofMaterials Research, 28, 454-460, 2013.
 
4. Ren, G. and Xing, Y.*, “Temperature-induced restructuring of self-assembled PtPd nanoparticle superlattices”, Nanotechnology 20, 465604-9, 2009.
 
5. Li, L. and Xing, Y.*, “Methanol Electro-Oxidation on Pt-Ru Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes”, Energies 2, 789-804, 2009.
 
6. Ren, G., Shi, H. and Xing, Y.*, “Synthesis and Composition Evolution of Bimetallic Pd-Pt Alloy Nanoparticles”, Nanotechnology 18, 385604-10, 2007.
 
7. Li, L. and Xing, Y.*, “Pt-Ru Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes as Methanol Fuel Cell Catalysts”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 2803-2808, 2007.
 
8. Ren, G. and Xing, Y.*, “Deposition of Metallic Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes via a Fast Evaporation Process”, Nanotechnology 17, 5596-5601, 2006.
 
9. Ding, S., Xing, Y., Radosz, M., and Shen, Y.*, “Magnetic Nanoparticle Supported Catalyst for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Macromolecules 39, 6399-6405, 2006.
 
10. Hull, R.V., Li, L., Xing, Y., and Chusuei, C.C.*, “Pt Nanoparticle Binding on Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes”, Chemistry of Materials 18, 1780-1788, 2006.
 
11. Chen, M. and Xing, Y.*, “Polymer-Mediated Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Pt Nanoparticles on Carbon Black”, Langmuir 21, 9334-9338, 2005.
 
12. Xing, Y.* “Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Uniformly-Dispersed High Loading Pt Nanoparticles on Sonochemically-Treated Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108, 19255-19259, 2004.
 
13. Xing, Y.,Kole, T. P. and Katz, J. L., "Shape-controlled synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Science Letters 22, 787-790, 2003.
 
14. Oljaca, M., Xing, Y.,Lovelace, C., Shanmugham, S. and Hunt, A., “Flame Synthesis of Nanopowders via Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Journal of Materials Science Letters 21, 621-626, 2002.
 
15. Xing, Y. and Rosner, D.E., "Prediction of Spherule Size in Gas Phase Nanoparticle Synthesis", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 1, 277-291, 1999.
 
16. Xing, Y., Koylu U.O. and Rosner, D.E. "In Situ Laser Light Scattering Measurements of Morphologically Evolving Flame-Synthesized Oxide Nanoaggregates", Applied Optics, 38, 2686-2697, 1999.
 
17. Xing, Y., Rosner, D.E., Koylu U.O. and Tandon, P. "Morphological Evolution of Nanoparticles in Diffusion Flames: Measurements and Modeling", AIChE J., 43, 2641-2649, 1997.
 
18. Xing, Y., Koylu U.O. and Rosner, D.E. "Synthesis and Restructuring of Inorganic Nano-Particles in Counterflow Diffusion Flames", Combustion and Flame, 107, 85-102, 1996.
 

 

PdPt nanoparticles synthesized in an organic solvent.  (A) Uniform PdPt alloy nanoparticles with average diameter of 3.5 nm. (B) Nanoparticle superlattice of the PdPt nanoparticles. Face centered cubic packing is confirmed by the Fourier Transform pattern. 

Research Interests:

1. Particle technology and nanomaterials 2. PEM fuel cells and Lithium batteries 3. Electrocatalysis for energy conversion

Personal Website:

Xingmao Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Ma received his B.S. degree in environmental engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology in 1997, and his M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Tongji University in 2000. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (specializing in Environmental Engineering) from Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2004. Dr. Ma is currently an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. His recent research interests include environmental nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, sustainable water reuse and environmental remediation. One of his major efforts is to investigate the transport of nanoparticles in the environment, particularly the uptake, transport and accumulation of engineered nanoparticles by various plants. One of his goals is to understand the toxicity, accumulation and bioavailability of nanoparticles to human beings through consumption of edible plants. Meanwhile, he is also interested in exploring the potential applications of nanotechnology in environmental applications such as nanotechnology enable environmental remediation or water reuse technologies. Particularly relevant to the center’s mission is his collaborative research with Dr. Shi in detecting nanoparticles in plant tissues with single nanoparticle ICP-MS. 

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Geisler-Lee, J., Brooks, M., Gerfen, J., Wang, Q., Fotis, C., Sparer, A., Ma, X., Berg, H. R., Geisler, M. Reproductive toxicity and life history study of silver nanoparticle effect, uptake and transport in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nanomaterials, 2014, 4, 301-308.

(2) Ma, X*., Uddin, S. Impact of solution chemistry and surface chemistry on the desorption of 1,3,5-trichlorbenzene from multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Nanomaterials, 2013, 3, 289-302

(3) Wang, Q., Ebbs, S. D., Chen, Y., Ma, X*. Trans-generational impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles on tomato plants. Metallomics, 2013, 5, 753-759.

(4) Geisler-Lee, J*, Wang, Q, Yao, Y, Zhang, W, Geisler, M, Li, K, Huang, Y, Chen, Y, Kolmakov, A, Ma, X*.Phytotoxicity, accumulation and transport of silver nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana. Nanotoxicology. 2013, 7, 323-337.

(5) Torre-Roche, R., D L., Hawthorne, J., Mustante, C., Xing, B., Newman, L., Ma, X., White, J*. C. Impact of Ag nanoparticle exposure on p,p-DDE bioaccumulation by Cucurbitapepo (Zucchini) and Glycine max (Soybean). Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47, 718-725.

(6) Ma, X*.,Gurun, A., Deng, Y.. Fate and phytotoxicity of zero valent iron nanoparticles to Typhalatifolia and Polulous deltoids., Science of the Total Environment, 2013, 443, 844-849.

(7) Wang, Q., Ma, X*., Zhang, W., Pei, H., Chen, Y*. Impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles on tomato plants and its implications on food safety. Metallomics, 2012, 4, 1105-1112.

(8) Roberto De La Torre-Roche, Hawthorne, J., Deng, Y, Xing, B, Cai, W., Newman, L. A., Wang, C., Ma, X., White, J. C.* Fullerene-enhanced Accumulation of p,p-DDE in Agricultural Crop Species. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46, 9315-9323

(9) Ma, X., Tsige, M., Uddin, S., Talapatra, S*. Carbon nanotubes for removal of organic contaminants from water. Materials Express, 2011, 1 (3), 183-200.

(10) Ma, X*., Anand, D., Zhang, X, and Talapatra, S*. Adsorption and desorption of chlorinated compounds to pristine and thermally treated carbon nanotubes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 4552-4557.

(11) Ma, X* and Wang, C. Fullerene nanoparticles affect the fate and uptake of trichloroethylene by plants in phytoremediation systems. Environ. Eng. Sci.2010, 27,989-992.(editor’s key selections from the issue)

(12) Ma, X*., Anand, D., Zhang, X, Tsige, M*.and Talapatra, S*. Carbon Nanotube Textured Sand for Controlling Bioavailability of Contaminated Sediments, Nano Research, 2010,6, 412-422

(13) Ma, X*., Geisler-Lee, J., Deng, Y., Kolmakov, A. Interactions between Engineered Nanoparticles and Plants: Phytotoxicity, Uptake and Accumulation. Science of the Total Environment, 2010, 408, 3053-3061.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) Ma, X., Ebbs, S. D., Wang, Q. Impact of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on the Physiological and Biochemical Processes of Brassica rapa in Three Generations. 11th International Phytotechnologies Conference. Crete, Greece. Sept. 30 – Oct 3, 2014.

(2) Ma, X. Interactions of engineered nanoparticles and plants. Soil, Water and Plant Summit, St. Louis, MO, April 4, 2014.

(3) Ma, X. Impact of engineered nanoparticles on growth and oxidative stress responses in plants. Missouri University of Science & Technology, Nov. 8, 2013.

(4) Wang, Q., Ma, X. Multi-generational impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles on plant growth and oxidative stress of Brassica rapa. 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference, 10/01/2013-10/04/2013, Syracuse, NY.

(5) Ma, X., Wang, Q., Quah, B., Zhang, W., Pei, H. Phytotoxicity, uptake and accumulation of metallic nanoparticles by agricultural crops. 12th International Biogeochemical Conference on Trace Metals. 06/16/2013-06/20/2013, Athens, GA.

(6) Ma, X. Interactions of engineered nanoparticles and plants: lessons learned in the past few years. Bielefeld University, Germany, Oct 22, 2012.

(7) Ma, X. Engineered nanomaterials and food safety. 9th International Forum on Sustainability, 10/21/2012-10/23/2012, Berlin, Germany.

(8) Ma, X., Pei, H., Ebbs, S. Size, shape and surface property based phytotoxicity of gold and silver nanoparticles to plants. 9th International Phytotechnology conference, 09/11/2012-09/14/2012, Belgium.

(9) Ebbs, S., Bradfield, S., Ma, X. Accumulation of engineered nanoparticles in belowground vegetables: nutritional bioaccessibility and dietary exposure risks. 9th International Phytotechnology conference, 09/11/2012-09/14/2012, Belgium.

(10) Ma, X. Phytotoxicity and accumulation of bare zero valent iron nanoparticles by two plant species. The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Water Management, 7/16/2012-7/19/2012, Guilin, China

(11) Ma, X. Interactions of engineered nanoparticles and plants: some insights on the sustainable development of nanotechnology. Montclair State University, NJ. Oct, 2011

(12) Ma, X. Growth-staged based analysis of nanoparticle toxicity to plants. 8th International Phytotechnologies Conference, Sept. 2011, Portland, OR.

(13) Ma, X., Geisler-Lee, J,  Wang, Q, Kolmakov, A. Uptake and Accumulation of Silver Nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana, 2010, the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, Los Angeles, CA. 

Research Interests:

(1) Plant Nanoparticle Interactions (2) Nanotoxicology (3) Environmental Biogeochemistry (4) Sustainable Water Reuse (5) Phytoremediation and Ecosystem Restoration

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, 1997.
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tongji University, 2000.
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2004.
Guanshu Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

FM Kirby Center * Russell H. Morgan Department of Biology, Kennedy Krieger Institute & John Hopkins University

Brief Biosketch:

Guanshu Liu, Ph.D. currently is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the F.M. Kirby Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Liu earned his doctoral degree in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. His research interest is the development of new MR molecular imaging technologies and synergizing them with start-of-art nanomedicine to improve the early diagnosis and therapy of cancer. His laboratory currently is focusing on the development and biomedical application of a new MRI contrast mechanism, so-called Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) MRI, that can make bioorganic and biocompatible compounds MRI visible. With the power of this new MRI technology, he and his colleagues have invented a variety of multifunctional nanoparticle systems, that can be tracked with MRI without the need for metallic- or radioactive- labeling, for a broad spectrum of biomedical applications and, more importantly, with a great potential to be rapidly translated into the clinic. He has more than 30 original research articles, book chapters and review articles, and 8 patents or invention discourses. 

 

Recent Publications:

1) Liu, G., Qin, Q., Chan, K.W., Li, Y., Bulte, J.W., McMahon, M.T., van Zijl, P.C. & Gilad, A.A. Non-invasive temperature mapping using temperature-responsive water saturation shift referencing (T-WASSR) MRI. NMR Biomed.27, 320-331 (2014).
 
2) Bar-Shir, A., Liu, G., Chan, K.W., Oskolkov, N., Song, X., Yadav, N.N., Walczak, P., McMahon, M.T., van Zijl, P.C., Bulte, J.W. & Gilad, A.A. Human protamine-1 as an MRI reporter gene based on chemical exchange. ACS Chem. Biol.9, 134-138 (2014).
 
3) Liu, G., Bettegowda, C., Qiao, Y., Staedtke, V., Chan, K.W., Bai, R., Li, Y., Riggins, G.J., Kinzler, K.W., Bulte, J.W., McMahon, M.T., Gilad, A.A., Vogelstein, B., Zhou, S. & van Zijl, P.C. Noninvasive imaging of infection after treatment with tumor-homing bacteria using Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) MRI. Magn. Reson. Med.70, 1690-1698 (2013).
 
 
4) Bar-Shir, A., Liu, G., Greenberg, M.M., Bulte, J.W. & Gilad, A.A. Synthesis of a probe for monitoring HSV1-tk reporter gene expression using chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI. Nat. Protoc.8, 2380-2391 (2013).
 
5) Bar-Shir, A., Liu, G., Liang, Y., Yadav, N.N., McMahon, M.T., Walczak, P., Nimmagadda, S., Pomper, M.G., Tallman, K.A., Greenberg, M.M., van Zijl, P.C., Bulte, J.W. & Gilad, A.A. Transforming thymidine into a magnetic resonance imaging probe for monitoring gene expression. J. Am. Chem. Soc.135, 1617-1624 (2013).
 
6) Chan, K.W., Liu, G., Song, X., Kim, H., Yu, T., Arifin, D.R., Gilad, A.A., Hanes, J., Walczak, P., van Zijl, P.C., Bulte, J.W. & McMahon, M.T. MRI-detectable pH nanosensors incorporated into hydrogels for in vivo sensing of transplanted-cell viability. Nat. Mater.12, 268-275 (2013).
 
7) Liu, G., Moake, M., Har-el, Y.E., Long, C.M., Chan, K.W., Cardona, A., Jamil, M., Walczak, P., Gilad, A.A., Sgouros, G., van Zijl, P.C., Bulte, J.W. & McMahon, M.T. In vivo multicolor molecular MR imaging using diamagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer liposomes. Magn. Reson. Med.67, 1106-1113 (2012).
 
8) Liu, G., Liang, Y., Bar-Shir, A., Chan, K.W., Galpoththawela, C.S., Bernard, S.M., Tse, T., Yadav, N.N., Walczak, P., McMahon, M.T., Bulte, J.W., van Zijl, P.C. & Gilad, A.A. Monitoring enzyme activity using a diamagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent. J. Am. Chem. Soc.133, 16326-16329 (2011).

 

Recent Presentations:

1) Li Y, Qiao Y, Chan K, Xu J, Bulte JWM, McMahon MT, Zhou S, van Zijl PCM, Liu G. “Assessment of the size window of tumor vascular permeability using dextran-based CEST MRI”, Proceedings 22th ISMRM, Milan, Italy, 05/13/2014
 
2) Li Y, Qiao Y, Chan K, van Zijl PCM, Zhou S, McMahon MT, Liu G. “Exploring the inherent CEST MRI signal of anticancer drug gemcitabine”, Proceedings 22th ISMRM, Milan, Italy, 05/14/2014 (selected for Power Poster)
 
3) Li Y, Qiao Y, Chan K, Airan R, Xu J, Bulte JWM, van Zijl PCM, Zhou S, McMahon MT, Liu G. “Assessing tumor vasculature using a liposomal CT/MRI bimodal contrast agent”, RSNA, Chicago, IL, 12/03/2013

 

Research Interests:

(1) MR molecular imaging (2) Imaging guided drug delivery (3) Nanomedicine

Personal Website:

Mengshi Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Food Science, University of Missouri

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Mengshi Lin is an Associate Professor in the Food Science Program at the University of Missouri (MU). He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science and Technology in 1995 and a Certificate in Commodity Inspection in 1996, both from Zhejiang University in China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Food Science from Washington State University (WSU) in 2003. After graduation, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at WSU from 2004 to 2006, prior to joining University of Missouri (MU) in November 2006. He is the author of over 63 refereed articles and 5 book chapters. His current research interests are focused on studying unique properties of novel nanomaterials, particularly inorganic materials include nanoscale metals and nonmetals; and investigating the fate, translocation, and behavior of novel nanomaterials as food additives or contaminants, and providing critical information about the safety of nanomaterials in food matrices.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Zhang, Z.; Lin, M. 2014. High-yield preparation of vertically aligned gold nanorod arrays via controlled evaporation-induced self-assembly method. J. Mater. Chem. C. 2,4545-4551.

(2) Song, X., Li, H., Hu, Z.Q., Mustapha, A., Lin, M. 2014. Characterization and quantification of engineered nanoparticles in food by epithermal instrumental neutron activation analysis and electron microscopy. J. Food Measurement & Characterization. 8(3),207-212.

(3) Zhang, Z.; Zhang, S.; Lin, M. 2014. DNA-embedded Au-Ag core-shell nanoparticles assembled on silicon slides as a reliable SERS substrate. Analyst 139(9), 2207-2213.

(4) Zhang, Z.; Kong, F.; Vardhanabhuti, B.; Mustapha, A.; Lin, M. 2012. Detection of engineered silver nanoparticle contamination in pears. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60(43), 10762–10767. 

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) Yoo, A., Zhang, Z., Lin, M., Mustapha, A. 2014. The effects of zinc oxide and silver nanoparticles on intestinal bacteria. 2014 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting. Indianapolis, Aug 3-6, 2014.

(2) Zhong, Z.; Wang, P.; Lin, M. 2014. Competitive effect in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) detection of food contaminants. 2014 IFT Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. June 21-24, 2014.

(3) Zhong, Z., Lin, M. 2012. Facile synthesis of uniform interior nanogaps with controllable sizes using galvanic reaction between silver and gold.Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Meeting. October 15th, 2012. Rolla, Missouri, USA.

 

The contamination of silver nanoparticles in fruits was detected, characterized, and quantified by a combination of techniques, including transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). 

Research Interests:

(1) Develop gold and silver nanotextured substrates for biosensor uses; establish surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) methods for their potential applications in food safety. (2) Develop novel nanosubstrates, nanostructures, nanoparticles using engineered inorganic materials (i.e. gold, silver, zinc oxide) for food safety applications; study food nanotoxicology and contribute to responsible development and deployment of nanomaterials and nanotechniques in food science. (3) Develop novel and rapid sensing and instrumentation systems for the classification and pattern recognition of food quality and safety attributes; food quality control; food safety and security monitoring systems.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S., Biological Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Food Science, Washington State University, 2003
Liangyao Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, China

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Chen studied and worked in the physics department of Fudan University in 1974-1982 and received the MS degree of physics in 1981. He received the PhD degree in the physics department of Iowa State University in 1987, and worked as the post-doctor in the Ames National Laboratory of USA and the department of electric engineering of Nebraska University in 1988-1990. He returned to Fudan University in 1990, and worked as the vice chairman of the physics department and the dean of school of information science and engineering. He was honored as the chair professor in Fudan University. He received the distinguished young research funding support awarded by NSFC in 1994 and was honored of “Yangzhi Professor” in 1999.  He works in the field to study the optical properties of solids, including innovation of the advanced optical spectrometers in application.  More than 250 referred research papers were published, over 150 presentations were given with more than 10 patents approved and many awards received in past years.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) X. F. Li, Y. R. Chen, J. Miao, P. Zhou, Y. X. Zheng, L.Y. Chen and Y. P. Lee, “High solar absorption of a multilayered thin film structure”, Optics Express, 15, 1907(2007).

(2) Y. H. Wu, W. Gu, Y. R. Chen, X. F. Li, X. S. Zhu, P. Zhou, J. Li, Y. X. Zheng, and L. Y. Chen, “Experimental observation of light refraction going from negative to positive in the visible region at the pure air/Au interface”,  Phys. Rev. B 77, 035134(2008).

(3) M. H. Liu, S. X. Pan, Y. R. Chen, Y. F. Wu, Q. Y. Cai, P. H. Mao, Y. X. Zheng, and L. Y. Chen,Path-folded infrared spectrometer consisting of 10 sub-gratings and a two-dimensional InGaAs detector”, Optics Express, 17, 14956 (2009).

(4) Y. Zhao, M. Y. Sheng, Y. X. Zheng, M. Xu, H. B. Zhao, L. Y. Chen, “Lateral shift effect on the spatial interference of light wave propagating in the single-layered dielectric film”, Optics Express, 18, 10524 (2010).

(5) Y. Zhao, M. Y. Sheng, W. X. Zhou, Y. Shen, E. T. Hu, J. B. Chen, M. Xu, Y. X. Zheng, Y. P.  Lee, D. W. Lynch, and L. Y. Chen, “A solar photovoltaic system with ideal efficiency close to the theoretical limit”, Optics Express, 20, A28-A38 (2012).

Research Interests:

(1) Study of optical properties of photo-electronics materials (2) Processing and characteristic of photon-electronics thin film materials (3) Innovation and study of advanced optical spectroscopy (4) Study of the photon-electronics devices applied in the solar energy field

Education:

  • Ph.D., Physics, Iowa State University, 1987
Shaorong Liu, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

Brief Biosketch:

Professor Shaorong Liu earned his Ph. D. degree in 1995 at Texas Tech University, focusing on the development of miniaturized chemical analysis systems (supervised by Professor Sandy Dasgupta). After postdoc training with Prof. Barry Karger at Northeastern University, and Professor Rich Mathies at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Liu joined Molecular Dynamics (now part of GE HealthCare) in Sunnyvale, California in 1998. In 2000, he became the Director of the Department of Technology Development. In 2002, Dr. Liu joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University as an Associate Professor, and was tenured and promoted to Full Professor in 2007. Since 2008, Dr. Liu has been a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Oklahoma. In the past two decades, Dr. Liu has secured >$10 million from federal agencies, published >90 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals (including Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., NanoLett., Anal. Chem., etc.), received research awards including the 2006 International Nano 50 Award, the 2006 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award, and the 2013 Regents’ Award for Superior Research and Creative Activity. Dr. Liu has also earned an EMBA degree in 2001.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Zaifang Zhu, Huang Chen, Wei Wang, Aaron Morgan, CongyingGu, Chiyang He, Joann J. Lu, and Shaorong Liu, Integrated Bare Narrow Capillary–Hydrodynamic Chromatographic System for Free-Solution DNA Separation at Single-Molecule Level, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52 (2013), 5612 –5616.

(2) Joann J. Lu, Shili Wang, Guanbin Li, Wei Wang, Qiaosheng Pu and Shaorong Liu, A Chip-Capillary Hybrid Device for Automated Transfer of Sample Pre-Separated by Capillary Isoelectric Focusing to Parallel Capillary Gel Electrophoresis for Two-Dimensional Protein Separation, Anal. Chem., 84 (2012),7001-7007.

(3) Xiayan Wang, Lei Liu, Qiaosheng Pu, GuangshengGuo, Hui Zhong and Shaorong Liu, Pressure-Induced Transport of DNA Confined in Narrow Capillary Channels, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (2012), 7400–7405.

 

Recent Presentations:

(1) Zaifang Zhu, Apeng Chen, Huang Chen, Joann J. Lu, and Shaorong Liu, Resolving DNA at High-Speed and High-Throuput without Sieving Matrices, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403861.

(2) Wei Wang, CongyingGu, Kyle B. Lynch, Joann J Lu, Zhengyu Zhang, Qiaosheng Pu, and Shaorong Liu, High-Pressure Open-Channel On-Chip Electroosmotic Pump for Nanoflow High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Analytical Chemistry,  86 (2014), 1958-1964.

(3)Apeng Chen, Kyle B. Lynch, Joann J. Lu, CongyingGu, and Shaorong Liu, Incorporating high-pressure electroosmotic pump and a nano-flow gradient generator into capillary-based liquid chromatographic-mass spectrometry system for peptide analysis, AnalyticaChimicaActa, 844 (2014) 90–98.

 

 

Research Interests:

(1) Bio-separation and bio-analysis, especially for proteins, peptides, and DNA (2) Development and application of microfluidic systems (3) Analytical instrumentation

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.S., Huazhong Normal University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1995
  • Postdoc, Northeastern University, 1996-97; University of California at Berkeley, 1997-98
John Yang, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Agriculture & Environmental Science, Lincoln University of Missouri

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Yang is Professor and Chair in Department of Agriculture & Environmental Science and also serves as the Associate Director of Research at Lincoln University of Missouri, with the joint faculty appointments at several major research universities in Missouri. He teaches several environmental chemistry-related courses, primarily Soil & Water Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Monitoring & Risk Assessment, Hazardous Waste Management. His research primarily focuses on chemistry of environmental contaminants, pollutant transformation and fate in terrestrial ecosystem, environmental risk assessment, site characterization & remediation, remedial technology, and soil-plant interactions.  He has been the PI or Co-PI of over 15 federally-funded research projects, including DOD, EPA, NSF, USDA, and NASA, and published extensively over 80 research articles in journals.  Dr. Yang has also served in national review boards or panels for NSF, EPA, NASA, USSD, and USDA and been the organizer and session chair for several conferences and workshops.  He is the frequent editorial board member and reviewer for many environmental-related journals and the frequently invited speaker at numerous conferences and universities and also actively involved in research collaborations national and international-wide.

 

Selected Recent Publications:

Peixin Huang, John Yang, Qisheng Song.  2014. Atrazine affects Phosphoprotein and Protein Expression of MCF-10A Human Breast Epithelial Cells. 2014.  Molecular Sci.  15:17806-17826

Hua, B., Yang, J., Deng, B. L. 2013. Physical-chemical process of water quality. Water Environ. Research. 29 (2013):963-991.

Bin Hua, Wengui Yan, John Yang.  2013.  Response of rice genotype to straighthead disease as influenced by arsenic level and water management practices in soil. Total Environ. Sci. 442: 432–436

Tang, X., Yang, J.  2012. Long-term risk reduction of lead contaminated mill waste by phosphate treatments.  Total Environ. Sci. 438: 299–303

 

Selected Recent Presentations:

John Yang,, Bin Hua, Enos Inniss, Honglan Shi. 2014.  Improving Drinking Water Quality for Small Rural Communities in Missouri. 2014 EPA-NCER-STAR Small Water System Webinar, Oct. 1-3, New Orleans, LA

Junhua Guo, Bin Hua, John Yang. 2014.  Surface coating of lead pellets by Fe and Al-Phosphates for lead immobilization in shooting ranges. The 248th ACS National Conference, Aug. 10-14, San Francisco, CA.

Bin Hua, John Yang, Fengjing Liu, Baolin Deng. 2013. Characterization of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen with Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Spectroscopy and X-ray Photon Spectroscopy. The SSSA annual conference, Nov. 3-5, Tampa, FL

Research Interests:

(1) Chemistry of environmental contaminants (2) Water quality (3) Environmental risk assessment (4) Remediation technology

Personal Website:

Hongwei Gai, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu Normal University

 


Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Hongwei Gai is a professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Jiangsu Normal University since Dec. 2011. He earned his doctorate degree in analytical chemistry at Chinese Science of Academy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2005. After he did his postdoctoral work in Health Science Center at Texas University in San Antonio, Dr. Gai joined Biomedical Engineering Center at Hunan University as an appointed professor in Dec. 2006. Dr. Gai became a full professor in Aug. 2009 and then in School of Biology after Jan. 2010. 

Dr. Gai’s research focuses on single molecule fluorescence imaging and the application in chemistry and biology. Dr. Gai has published over 30 scientific papers most in the journals like Anal Chem, Lab Chip, ChemCommun, AngewChemInt Ed, and he holds five patents. Dr. Gai received Young Scholar and General Project from National Natural Science Foundation.

 

Recent Publications:

(1) Wenfeng Zhao, Suli Dong, Lichun Sun, Qi Wang*, Hongwei Gai*, Investigating the Photostability of Quantum Dots at the Single-Molecule Level, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402453

(2) Qingquan Zhang, Xiaojun Liu, Dayu Liu, Hongwei Gai*, Ultra small droplet generation via volatile component evaporation, Lab on a Chip, 2014, 14(8), 1395 - 1400.

(3) Xiaojun Liu, Qingquan Zhang, Yang TuHongwei Gai*, Single Gold Nanoparticle Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectral Imaging for Quantifying Binding Constant of Carbohydrate–Protein Interaction, Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85(24), 11851–11857.

 (4) Xingbo Shi, Yang Tu, Xiaojun Liu, Edward S Yeung, Hongwei Gai*, Photobleaching of Quantum Dots by Non-resonant Light, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15, 3130-3132.

(5) Xiaojun Liu, Hui Wang, Aiye Liang, Yuling Li, Hongwei Gai*, Bingcheng Lin*, Determination of binding constants between 1 one protein and multiple carbohydrates by affinity chromatography on a microchip, Journal of Chromatography A, 2012, 1270,340-343.

(6) Xingbo Shi, ZhongqiuXie, Yuehong Song, Yongjun Tan, Edward S. Yeung, Hongwei Gai*, Super-Localization Spectral Imaging Microscopy of Multi-color Quantum Dot Complex, Analytical Chemistry , 2012, 84(3),1504-1509.

(7) Hongwei Gai*, Yongjun Li*, Edward S Yeung, Optical detection system of microfluidic chip, Topics in Current Chemistry,2011,304:171-201

(8) Xingbo Shi, Xianxin Meng, Lichun Sun, Jinhua Liu, Jing Zheng, Hongwei Gai*, Ronghua Yang, Edward S Yeung, Observing photophysical properties of quantum dots in air at the single molecule level: advantages in microarray applications, Lab on a Chip, 2010, 10, 2844-2847.

(9) Xiaobing Bu, Huaping Chen, Hongwei Gai*, Ronghuang Yang, Edward S Yeung, Scattering imaging of single quantum dots with dark-field microscopy, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 7507-7509.

(10) Nan Li, Hui Tang, Hongwei Gai,* Xiuling Dong, Qi Wang, Edward S Yeung, Determination of protein surface excess on a liquid/solid interface by single-molecule counting, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2009, 394, 1879-1885.

(11) Huaping Chen, Hongwei Gai,* Edward S Yeung, Inhibition of Photobleaching and Blue Shift in Quantum Dots, Chemical Communications, 2009, 1676-1678.

(12) Rui Han, Yewang Zhang, Xiuling Dong, Hongwei Gai*, Edward Yeung, Spectral imaging of single molecules by transmission grating-based epi-fluorescence microscopy, AnalyticaChimicaActa, 2008, 619, 209-214.

(13) Qun Li, Rui Han, XianxinMeng, Hongwei Gai*, Edward Yeung, Tracking single quantum dot and its spectrum in free solution with controllable thermal diffusion suppression, Analytical Biochemistry, 2008, 377 , 176–181

 

Research Interests:

(1) Single molecular/nanoparticle imaging for high sensitivity detection, superresolution microscopy and molecular interaction (2) Droplet microfluidic for single molecule/cell detection (3) Optofluidic for portable microscope

Personal Website:

Jun Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

Brief Biosketch: 

Graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology (BS, MS and PhD), Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial of college of UK (recipient of Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship) . Visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) at Switzerland. He is the Changjiang Scholar Professor  at Harbin Institute of Technology and the Deputy Director of National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources, China.  His interests has been in the area of Water and Wastewater Treatment. He has been working in the processes of oxidation, nanoparticles and membranes.  He is the recipients of two National Inventory Awards from Chinese Government. He holds over 80 Invention patents and over 200 peer reviewed international papers. He is the recipient of Excellence in Review Award of the journal of Environmental Science and Technology. He is the Advisory Board Editorial Member of Environmental Science and Technology Letter. 

 

Recent Publications:

(1)  Jin Jiang, Yuan Gao, Su-Yan Pang, Qiang Wang, Xiaoliu Huangfu, Yongze Liu, and Jun Ma*. Oxidation of Bromophenols and Formation of Brominated Polymeric Products of Concern during Water Treatment with Potassium Permanganate. Environmental Science and Technology, 2014(18), 10850–10858

(2) Xixin Lu, Xiaoliu Huangfu, Xiang Zhang, Yaan Wang, Jun Ma*, Strong enhancement of trace mercury removal from aqueous solution with sodium thiosulfate by in situ formed Mn–(hydr)oxides. Water Research, 2014, 22-31

(3) Su-Yan Pang, Jin Jiang*, Yuan Gao, Yang Zhou, Xiaoliu Huangfu, Yongze Liu, and Jun Ma*. Oxidation of Flame Retardant Tetrabromnobisphenol A by aqueous Permanganate: Reaction Kinetics, Brominated Products, and Pathways..Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48 (1), pp 615–623.

(4)  Pengchao Xie, Jun Ma*, Jingyun Fang, Yinghong Guan, Siyang Yue, Xuchun Li, and Liwei Chen, Comparison of Permanganate Preoxidation and Preozonation on Algae Containing Water: Cell Integrity, Characteristics, and Chlorinated Disinfection By Product Formation. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013(24), 14051–14061

(5) Xuchun Li, Jun Ma*, Liu Guifang, Fang Jingyun, Yue Siyang, Guan Yinghong, Chen Liwei, Liu Xiaowei. Efficient Reductive Dechlorination of Monochloroacetic Acid by Sulfite/UV Process. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012(13), 7342-7349.

(6) Jing Zou, Jun Ma*, Liwei Chen, Xuchun Li et al, Rapid Acceleration of Ferrous Iron/Peroxymonosulfate Oxidation of Organic Pollutants by Promoting Fe(III)/Fe(II) Cycle with Hydroxylamine. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013(20), 11685–11691.

(7)  Xiaoliu Huangfu , Jin Jiang, JunMa * et al. Aggregation kinetics of manganese dioxide colloids in aqueous solution: influence of humic substances and biomacromolecules. Environmental Science and Technology,2013(18), 10285-92.

(8) Ying-Hong Guan, JunMa* et al. Efficient degradation of atrazine by magnetic porous copper ferrite catalyzed peroxymonosulfate oxidation via the formation of hydroxyl and sulfate radicals. Water Research, 2013(14) , 5431-5438.

(9) Fengme Shi i, Yuxin Ma , JunMa *, Wang Panpan, Sun Weixiao. Preparation and characterization of PVDF/TiO2 hybrid membranes with ionic liquid modified nano-TiO2 particles. J. Membrane Science, 2013(427),259-269.

(10) Panpan Wang , Jun Ma*, Wang Zhenghui, Shi Fengmei, Liu Qianling. Enhanced Separation Performance of PVDF/PVP-g-MMT NanocompositeUltrafiltration Membrane Based on the NVP-Grafted Polymerization Modification of Montmorillonite (MMT). Langmuir, 2012(10), 4776-4786

(11) Jin Jiang , Su-YanPang, Jun Ma *, Liu Huiling. Oxidation of Phenolic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals by Potassium Permanganate in Synthetic and Real Waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012(3), 1774-1781.

(12) Fengmei, Yuxin Ma , Jun Ma*. Preparation and characterization of PVDF/TiO2 hybri Shi d membranes with different dosage of nano-TiO2. Journal of Membrane Science, 2012(389), 522-531.

(13) Ying-Hong Guan , Jun Ma*, Xu-Chun Li , Jing Yun Fang , LiWei Chen, Influence of pH on the Formation of Sulfate and Hydroxyl Radicals in the UV/Peroxymonosulfate System. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011(21),  9308-9314.

(14) Liwei Chen, Jun Ma*, Xuchun Li  et al. Strong Enhancement on Fenton Oxidation by Addition of Hydroxylamine to Accelerate the Ferric and Ferrous Iron Cycles. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011(9), 3925-3930.

(15) Suyan Pang , Jiang Jin , Jun Ma*. Oxidation of Sulfoxides and Arsenic (III) in Corrosion of Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron by Oxygen: Evidence against Ferryl Ions(Fe(IV)) as Active Intermediates in Fenton Reaction. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011(1), 307-312.

(16) Su-Yan Pang , JinJiang, Jun Ma *. Response to Comment on "Oxidation of Sulfoxides and Arsenic(III) in Corrosion of Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron by Oxygen: Evidence against Ferryl Ions (Fe(IV)) as Active Intermediates in Fenton Reaction". Environmental Science and Technology, 2011(7), 3179-3180.

(17) Jin Jiang, Suyan Pang, Jun Ma*. Role of ligands in permanganate oxidation of organics. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010(44), 4270-4275.

(18) Zhengqian Liu, Jun Ma et al..Influence of different heat treatments on the surface properties and catalytic performance of carbon nanotubes in ozonation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010(101), 74-80.

(19) Lei Zhao, Zhizhong Sun, Jun Ma*, Huiling Liu. Enhancement mechanism of heterogeneous Catalytic ozonation by cordierite-supported copper for the degradation of nitrobenzene in aqueous solution. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009(43), 2047-2053.

(20) Suyan Pang, Jin Jiang, Jun Ma*. New insight into the oxidation of arsenite by the reaction of zerovalent iron and oxygen. Comment on pH Dependence of Fenton Reagent Generation and As(III) Oxidation and Removal by Corrosion of Zero Valent Iron in Aerated Water. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009(43), 3978-3979.

(21) Lei Zhao, Zhizhong Sun, Jun Ma*. Novel relationship between hydroxyl radical initiation and surface group of ceramic honeycomb supported metals for the catalytic ozonation of nitrobenzene in aqueous solution. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009(43), 4157-4163.

(22) Lei Zhao, Jun Ma*, Xuedong Zhai. Synergetic effect of ultrasound with dual fields for the degradation of nitrobenzene in aqueous solution. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009(43), 5094-5099.

Personal Website:

Yi Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Chen, a full professor at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), is chairing CAS’ Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems, and works mainly on CE (since 1984), SPR imaging (since 1997) and MS (since 2006), with 24 patents, 3 books and more than 230 publications.

He is presently a titular member of Analytical Division at IUPAC, vice-presidents of Chinese Chromatographic Society, Beijing Society of Chromatography, Beijing Chemical Society, and China Instrument Society of Instrument Branch, and associate editors of Analytical Methods, Chin. J. Chromatogr., Chin. J. Anal. Chem., and Anal. Instruments, with various awards, e.g., Young Chemist Award from the Chinese Chemical Society, Young Scientist Award from Hong Kong Qiushi Science and Technology Foundation, Young Scientist Award from CAS.

 

Recent Publications:

1. K Wang, X Yuan, Z Guo, J Xu, Y Chen*. “Red Emissive Cross-linked Chitosan and Their Nanoparticles for Imaging the Nucleoli of Living Cells”. Carbohydrate Polymers 2014, 102, 699-707.
 
2. T Liao, Z  Guo, J Li, M Liu, Y Chen*, “One-step packing of anti-voltage photonic crystals into microfluidic channels for ultra-fast separation of amino acids and peptides”. Lab Chip, 2013, 13:706-713.
 
 
3. S Chen, Q Zhao, F Liu, H Huang*, L Wang, S Yi, Y Zeng, Y Chen*. “Ultrasensitive Determination of Copper in Complex Biological Media Based on Modulation of Plasmonic Properties of Gold Nanorods”. Anal. Chem., 2013, 85:9142-9147.
 
4. K Liang, Y Chen*. “Elegant Chemistry to Directly Anchor Intact Saccharides on Solid Surfaces Used for the Fabrication of Bioactivity-Conserved Saccharide Microarrays”. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2012, 23: 1300−1308.
 
5. L Ma, B Xin, Y Chen*. “Direct mass spectrometric detection of trace explosives in soil samples”. Analyst, 2012, 137 (7): 1730 - 1736.
 
6. Y Zhang, X Yuan, Y Wang, Y Chen*. “One-pot photochemical synthesis of graphene composites uniformly deposited with silver nanoparticles and their high catalytic activity towards the reduction of 2-nitroaniline”.  J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22 (15): 7245 – 7251.
 
7. L Song, Z Guo, Y Chen*, One-pot labeling-based capillary zone electrophoresis for separation of amino acid mixture and assay of biofluids, Anal. Chim. Acta, 2011, 703(2), 257-263.
 
8. X Zhou, C Xiong, G Xu, H Liu, Y Tang, Z Zhu, R Chen, H Qiao, Y Tseng, W Peng, Z Nie*, Y Chen*. “Potential Distribution and Transmission Characteristics in a Curved Quadrupole Ion Guide”. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom.  2011, 22:386-398.
 
9. S Zhang, J Liu, Y Chen*, S Xiong*, et.al., “A Novel Strategy for MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Small Molecules”. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom., 2010, 21:154–160.
 
10. H Huang*, S Huang, X Liu, Y Zeng, X Yu, B Liao, Y Chen*, “Label-free optical biosensors based on Au2S-coated gold nanorods”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2009, 24, 3025–3029.
 
 

Recent Presentations:

1. Yi Chen, Keynote, ITP & LACE, October 04 – 08, 2014, Brazil
 
2. Yi Chen, Invited Speaker & Session Chair, 5th Asia Oceania Mass Spectrometry Conference,  July 15-19, Beijing, China
 
 
3. Yi Chen, Invited Speaker, 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC2014), June 1-5, 2014, Vancouver, Canada
 
4. Yi Chen, Keynote, China-Japan-Korea Joint symposium 2014, August 22-25, Shenyang, China
 
5. Yi Chen, Invited speaker, 7th Shanghai International Symposium on Analytical Chemistry, September 24-26, 2014, Shanghai, China.
 
6. Yi Chen, Oral, 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and the 11th GCxGCSymposium, May 18-23, 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy
 
7. Yi Chen, Plenary, The 9th National Conference on Micro Total Analysis Systems / The 4thNational Symposium on Micro/NanoScaleBioseparations and Bioanalysis / 2014 The 4th International Conference on Microfluidic Chip and Micro/NanoScaleBioseparationAnalysis, October 30-November 2, Wuhan, China
 
8. Yi Chen, Plenary, 10th National Symposium on Medicinal Chromatography and related techniques, April 19-22, Shandong, China
 
9. Yi Chen, Plenary, 19th National Symposium on Chromtography & Instrument Exhibition, Murch 31-April 3, Fuzhou, China
 
10. Yi Chen, Plenary, 17th National Symposium on Organic and Biological Analysis, October 20-22, Guangxi, China

Research Interests:

(1) Capillary- and chip-based separation methodology and applications (2) Surface plasmon resonance sensing and imaging (3) Biological mass spectrometry

Personal Website:

Chen Chen, Ph.D.

Vice President & Director of Global R&D

Wuhan Quality Life Technology, Ltd.Co

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Chen Chen is Vice President & Director of Global R&D of Wuhan Quality Life Technology, Ltd. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D degree in Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology in 2011 from College of Medicien, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. After Ph.D. he was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology of University of California, Berkeley (2011-2014). His research interests are focused on development of biosensors for disease biomarkers and engineering immune stimulatory compounds for infection and cancer therapeutic.

 

Honors:

ASR Travel Award for International Meeting on Rickettsiae and Rickettsial Diseases, Marseilles, France, 2008

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine MMPA Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2008

Travel Award for National Graduate Research Festival, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2010

Graduate Research Excellence Award (Sole recipient), Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX, 2011.

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Research Training Grants

 

Recent Publications:

(1) C. Chen*, Weber, M.M.*,  K. Rowin, G. Galvan, H. Zhi, C.M. Dealing, V. Roman, S. Banga, Y.H. Tan, K. Mertens, Z.Q. Luo, J.E. Samuel. Identification of individual C. burnetii type IV secretion substrates involved in intracellular replication and parasitophorous vacuole formation. Journal of Bacteriology 2013 Jun 28. PMCID: PMC23813730  (*contributed equally to this work)  

(2) Erin V.S., C. Chen, and K. Mertens, J.E. Samuel. Molecular pathogenesis modeling for the obligate intracellular pathogen, Coxiellaburnetii: When a paradigm shift occurs in research. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2013 Aug;11(8):561-73. PMCID: PMC23797173

(3) M. Sun, D. Yu, H. Mo, H. Cao, C. Chen, F.Y.Chen. Mapping of a monoclonal antibody against the Gp85 of avian leukosis virus subgroup J. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 2011 Dec; 74(6):693-7. PMCID: PMC 22214862.

(4) Hendrix, LR, Chen, C. (2012). Antigenic analysis for vaccines and diagnostics. AdvExp Med Biol. 2012;984:299-328. PMID: 22711639

(5)Chen, C., C. Dow, P. Wang, J. Sidney, A. Read, A. Harmsen, J. E. Samuel, and B. Peters. (2011). Identification of CD4+ T cell epitopes in C. burnetii antigens targeted by antibody responses. PLoS One 6:e17712. PMCID: PMC3057979 

(6)Vigil, A., C. Chen, A. Jain, R. Nakajima-Sasaki, A. Jasinskas, J. Pablo, L. R. Hendrix, J. E. Samuel, and P. L. Felgner. (2011). Profiling the humoral immune response of acute and chronic Q fever by protein microarray. Mol Cell Proteomics 10:M110 006304. PMCID: PMC3205856 

(7)Deringer, J. R., C. Chen, J. E. Samuel, and W. C. Brown. (2011). Immunoreactive Coxiellaburnetii Nine Mile proteins separated by 2D electrophoresis and identified by tandem mass spectrometry. Microbiology 157:526-542. PMCID: PMC3090129

(8)Chen, C., S. Banga, K. Mertens, M. M. Weber, I. Gorbaslieva, Y. Tan, Z. Q. Luo, and J.E. Samuel. (2010.) Large-scale identification and translocation of type IV secretion substrates by CoxiellaburnetiiProcNatlAcadSci U S A107:21755-21760. PMCID: PMC3003115 

(9)Chen, C., T. J. Bouman, P. A. Beare, K. Mertens, G. Q. Zhang, K. E. Russell-Lodrigue, J. P. Hogaboam, B. Peters, P. L. Felgner, W. C. Brown, R. A. Heinzen, L. R. Hendrix, and J. E. Samuel. (2009). A systematic approach to evaluate humoral and cellular immune responses to Coxiellaburnetii immunoreactive antigens. ClinMicrobiol Infect.  2:156-157. PMCID: PMC2916703

Research Interests:

(1) DNA/RNA based small molecule detection platform. (2) Pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP) for immunotherapy. (3) Cancer and infectious disease biomarker discovery and vaccine development.

Personal Website:

Education:

  • B.Sc., China Agriculture University, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D. in Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, USA
  • Research Fellow in Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Staff

Kun Liu

Research Specialist

Department of Chemistry

Brief Biosketch:


 

Education

Chemistry, Sichuan Normal University, China, 09/1989-06/1992

Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing Petroleum College, China, 09/1981-07/1983

Professional Experience

Research Specialist, Department of Chemistry, Missouri S&T, 03/2012–Present

Technician, Department of Chemistry, Missouri S&T, 11/2011-02/2012

Chemical Technician, Le Metrix Solutions, LLC, Rolla, MO, 09/2006-05/2008

Chemistry Teacher, Nanchong School, China, 01/1988-09/1998

Technician, Sichuan Petroleum Administration, China, 06/1983-01/1988

 

Relevant Publications:

(1) Dan Y., Zimmerman, C., Liu, K., Shi, H., and Wang, J., “Increased Leaching of As, Se, Mo, and V from High Calcium Coal Ash Containing Trona Reaction Products,” Energy Fuels, 2013, 27 (3), pp 1531–1537.

 

Relevant Presentations:

(1) Wang, J., Dan, Y., Zimmerman, C., Liu, K., and Shi, H., “Effect of Trona on the Leaching of As, Se, Mo, and V from Class C Coal Ash,” the 29th Annual international Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. October 2012

(2) Yang, Q., Shi, S., Lin, T.-S., Liu, K., Bai, B., Shi, H., Ma, Y., “Systematic Mechanism Study of Cytotoxicity Variation between Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Free Zinc Ions,” March 2 – 6, Chicago, Illinois, USA.‌‌

 

Specialization:

(1) ICP-MS, ICP-OES, flame AA, IC, GC, and GFAA instrumentation (2) Fly ash and water sample analysis

Personal Website: