News

5/8/2017

Haihang Ye passed the qualifying exam and became a PhD candidate.

4/25/2017

Dr. Xia received a Portage Health Foundation Research Award. The award will support the Xia group to built simple and sensitive detection platforms for disease diagnosis.

4/14/2017

Robert Rauschendorfer, an undergraduate student at the Xia group, accepted an offer from the graduate school of University of Montana, where he will start his graduate study from Fall 2017. Congratulations.

4/10/2017

Dr. Xia visited the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at UT Dallas and gave a talk in the department.

4/6/2017

Dr. Xia presented an invited talk in the 253rd ACS National Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

3/01/2017

Tyler Leverton has been selected by the Undergraduate Programs Committee to be the Department Scholar. Congratulations.

2/26/2017

Our paper “Facile Colorimetric Detection of Silver Ions with Picomolar Sensitivity” was accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry. Grace G. Liu, a student from Houghton high school, made a great effort on this work.

1/30/2017

Michigan Tech posted an article “Color of Chemistry: Xiaohu Xia Wins CAREER Award”. Check the news report here: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2017/january/color-chemistry-xiaohu-xia-wins-career-award.html.

1/30/2017

Our paper “An Enzyme-Free Signal Amplification Technique for Ultrasensitive Colorimetric Assay of Disease Biomarkers” was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Thanks to all the co-authors.

12/14/2016

Dr. Xia has received the NSF CAREER award. Thanks for the great support from the National Science Foundation.

12/5/2016

Our paper “Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-capped Pt Nanocubes with Superior Peroxidase-like Activity” was accepted for publication in ChemNanoMat.

11/19/2016

Our paper “Peroxidase-like properties of Ruthenium nanoframes” was accepted for publication as cover story in Science Bulletin.

10/12/2016

Our paper “Seed-Mediated Growth of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals” was accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

9/10/2016

Ashima, Emily, Robert, and Jacob join our group as undergraduate research associates, welcome all of you.

8/15/2016

Dr. Xia presented an invited talk in the XXV International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) 2016, Cancun, Mexico.

8/13/2016

Shulin Wan joins our group as a graduate student, welcome.

8/1/2016

Grace G. Liu, a high-school student from Houghton high school joins our group as a summer research associate, welcome.

7/01/2016

Dr. Xia group has been awarded with a grant from the State of Michigan (under the M-TRAC program) for “Artificial Enzyme” research.

6/01/2016

The Xia group has received a new funding from the Zytogenex USA, Inc.

4/20/2016

The Xia group has received the David and Valeria Pruett Fund.

3/28/2016

Our paper in Nano Letters was reported by C&EN news: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i13/Deposition-followed-etching-yields-ruthenium.html

3/17/2016

Our paper “Ru nanoframes with an fcc structure and enhanced catalytic properties” was accepted for publication in Nano Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00607).

3/16/2016

Dr. Xia presented a talk “Bimetallic nanostructures as artificial peroxidases for sensitive colorimetric detection of cancer biomarkers” in the Spring 2016 ACS national meeting, San Diego, CA.

9/1/2015

Our paper “Pd-Ir Core-Shell Nanocubes: A Type of Highly Efficient and Versatile Peroxidase Mimic” was accepted for publication in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b03525).

8/9/2015

Haihang Ye and Jiabin Liu join our group as graduate students, welcome.

5/28/2015

An invited perspective article co-authored by Dr. Xiaohu Xia: “Shape-controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Thermodynamic versus Kinetic Products” was accepted for publication on J. Am. Chem. Soc. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04641).

4/17/2015

Dr. Yugang Sun from Argonne National Laboratory visited our lab and delivered a talk “Interfaced Heterogeneous Nanodimers” in our department.

3/26/2015

Our paper “A Simple Colorimetric Method for the Quantification of Au(III) Ions and Its Use in Quantifying Au Nanoparticles” was accepted for publication in Analytical Methods.

1/12/2015

Jingtuo Zhang joins our group as a visiting graduate student, welcome.

10/2/2014

Tyler Sawal, a second year undergraduate student of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, joins our group, welcome.

8/18/2014

Dr. Xia and his wife Xiaochuan (Sharon) arrive at Michigan Tech; Xiaohu begins his professorship, and the Xia lab is under renovation.