Our paper “Platinum decorated gold nanoparticles with dual functionalities for ultrasensitive colorimetric in vitro diagnostics” was accepted for publication in Nano Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02385). Thanks all the authors for their contributions.
Our paper was selected to be the cover feature of Chemical Communications, Issue 65, 2017. This work was also highlighted as a hot article of July 2017.
Our paper “A non-enzyme cascade amplification strategy for colorimetric assay of disease biomarkers” was accepted for publication in Chemical Communications (DOI: 10.1039/C7CC04521B). This paper was selected to be the cover feature and was also highlighted as a hot paper.
Haihang Ye passed the qualifying exam and became a PhD candidate.
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.
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.
Dr. Xia visited the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at UT Dallas and gave a talk in the department.
Dr. Xia presented an invited talk in the 253rd ACS National Meeting held in San Francisco, California.
Tyler Leverton has been selected by the Undergraduate Programs Committee to be the Department Scholar. Congratulations.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Xia has received the NSF CAREER award. Thanks for the great support from the National Science Foundation.
Our paper “Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-capped Pt Nanocubes with Superior Peroxidase-like Activity” was accepted for publication in ChemNanoMat.
Our paper “Peroxidase-like properties of Ruthenium nanoframes” was accepted for publication as cover story in Science Bulletin.
Our paper “Seed-Mediated Growth of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals” was accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Ashima, Emily, Robert, and Jacob join our group as undergraduate research associates, welcome all of you.
Dr. Xia presented an invited talk in the XXV International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
Shulin Wan joins our group as a graduate student, welcome.
Grace G. Liu, a high-school student from Houghton high school joins our group as a summer research associate, welcome.
Dr. Xia group has been awarded with a grant from the State of Michigan (under the M-TRAC program) for “Artificial Enzyme” research.
The Xia group has received a new funding from the Zytogenex USA, Inc.
The Xia group has received the David and Valeria Pruett Fund.
Our paper in Nano Letters was reported by C&EN news: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i13/Deposition-followed-etching-yields-ruthenium.html
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).
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.
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).
Haihang Ye and Jiabin Liu join our group as graduate students, welcome.
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).
Dr. Yugang Sun from Argonne National Laboratory visited our lab and delivered a talk “Interfaced Heterogeneous Nanodimers” in our department.
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.
Jingtuo Zhang joins our group as a visiting graduate student, welcome.
Tyler Sawal, a second year undergraduate student of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, joins our group, welcome.
Dr. Xia and his wife Xiaochuan (Sharon) arrive at Michigan Tech; Xiaohu begins his professorship, and the Xia lab is under renovation.