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May 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Mengxiao Yu for her promotion to Research Scientist.

 

May 2014: Congrats to Mr. Xuhui Ning on his acceptance to the UTD PhD program.

 

Feb 2014: Shasha Sun's paper "Surface-Chemistry Effect on Cellular Response of Luminescent Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticles" was accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry. Congratulations!

 

Sept 2013: Dr. Jinbin Liu's paper entitled "PEGylation and Zwitterionization: Pros and Cons in Renal Clearance and Tumor Targeting of Near-IR-Emitting Gold Nanoparticles" was accepted and highlighted as VIP by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and Nanomedicine. Well done!

 

Sept 2013:  Dr. Chen Zhou is the recipient of this year's David E. Daniel Graduate Fellowship award.  Well deserved!

 

Sept 2013: Xuhui Ning received the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations!

 

Sept 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Jinbin Liu! Our paper "Renal Clearable Inorganic Nanoparticles: A New Frontier of Bionanotechnology" was accepted by Materials Today.

 

Sept 2013: Sishan Chen received the Selden Leavell Scholarship.  Congratulations!

 

Sept 2013: McDermott Scholar Stephen McMahon joined our group as an undergraduate researcher.  Welcome!

 

July 2013: Congratulations to Chen! Our paper "Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: A New Class of Nanoprobes for Biomedical Imaging" was accepted by Exp. Bio. Med.

 

July 2013: Mr. Xuhui Ning is the recipient of UTD Presidential Achievement Award. Congratulations Louis!

 

July 2013: Chen successfully passed his Ph.D. Final Oral Exam. Congratulations Dr. Zhou!

 

June 2013: Mr. Vishruth Reddy and Mr. Charlie Wang joined our group as high school researchers. Welcome!

 

May 2013: Mr. Rodrigo Vinluan is the recipient of N&SM Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations Rodrigo!

 

May 2013: Mr. Giovanni Contello joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

 

April 2013: Chen has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Central Missouri. He will be starting his position in August 2013. Congratulations Chen!

 

April 2013: Jinbin's JACS paper is featured in JACS Spotlights. Congratulations!

 

April 2013: Mr. Xuhui Ning won the First Place in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. Congratulations Louis! (See details)

 

Mar 2013: Congratulations to Jinbin! Our paper "Passive Tumor Targeting of Renal Clearable Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: Long Tumor Retention and Fast Normal Tissue Clearance" was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

 

Mar 2013: Mr. Chen Zhou is highlighted on the UTD NS&M News! Congratulations!

 

Mar 2013: Dr. Jinbin Liu won the Best Poster of Bioimaging Award in the 2013 UT Metroplex Day. Congratulations Jinbin!

 

Feb 2013: Mr. Chen Zhou is the recipient of ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award. Congratulations Chen!

 

Feb 2013: Ms. Shasha Sun passed her qualifying exam. Congratulations!

 

Feb 2013: Mr. Chen Zhou and Mr. Xuhui Ning are the recipients of Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship. Congratulations!

 

Feb 2013: Dr. Zheng served as invited panel member for NSF.

 

Feb 2013: Mr. Andrew Dean joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

 

Feb 2013: Mr. Rodrigo Vinluan passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations!

 

Jan 2013: Mr. Chen Zhou is the recipient of Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. Congratulations Chen!

 

Dec 2012: Dr. Zheng served as invited panel member for NSF.

 

Nov 2012: Mr. Sishan Chen joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

 

Oct 2012: Mr. Xuhui Ning, an undergraduate student in our group, is the recipient of UTD Undergraduate Student Research Award. Congratulations Louis!

 

Sep 2012: Dr. Zheng served as invited panel member for NIH nano study section.

 

Aug 2012: Our paper "Different Sized Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles" is highlighted as one of the "top 10 most accessed articles" of Nanoscale in June and July 2012.

 

Aug 2012: Congratulations to Jinbin! Our paper "Decomposition of Amino Acids Catalyzed by Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Sci. Adv. Mater.

 

Aug 2012: Dr. Liang Zhao joined our group as postdoctoral fellow. Liang got his Ph.D from University of California at Riverside. Welcome!

 

July 2012: Congratulations to Chen! Our paper "Near Infrared Emitting Radioactive Gold Nanoparticles with Molecular Pharmacokinetics" was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

 

June 2012: Congratulations to Chen! Our paper "Grain Size Effects in Polycrystalline Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Nanoscale.

 

June 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Zheng! Our review "Different Sized Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Nanoscale.

 

April 2012: Congratulations to Shengyang! Our paper "One-step Interfacial Synthesis and Assembly of Fluorescent Ultrathin Au@Silica Membrane" was published in Adv. Mater.

 

Oct 2011: Mr. Chen Zhou is the recipient of UTD Ph.D Research Small Grants Program. Congratulations Chen!

 

Sept 2011: Our research is highlighted by C&EN News on volume 89, number 36: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/89/8936scic6.html.

 

July 2011: Ms. Shasha Sun and Mr. Rodrigo Vinluan joined our group as Ph.D student. Shasha received her B.S from Donghua University in 2011, and Rodrigo got his B.S degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. Welcome!

 

June 2011: Congratulations to Mengxiao! Our paper "Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with pH Dependent Membrane Adsorption" was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

 

Mar 2011: Dr. Shengyang Yang joined our group as postdoctoral fellow. Shengyang got his Ph.D from Nanjing University of Technology in China. Welcome!

 

Dec 2010: Congratulations to Chen! Our paper "Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Efficient Renal Clearance" was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

 

Dec 2010: Mr. Louis Ning joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

 

Nov 2010: Ms. Grace Kong, an undergraduate student in our group, is the recipient of UTD Undergraduate Student Research Award. Congratulations Grace!

 

Sept 2010: Dr. Jinbin Liu joined our group as postdoctoral fellow. Jinbin got his Ph.D from University of Science and Technology in China. Welcome!

 

June 2010: Ms. Chelsea Carson and Ms. Clare Jensen joined our group as high school researchers. Welcome!

 

May 2010: Mr. Ali Mozayan and Mr. Michael Anyirah joined group as undergraudate researchers. Welcome!

 

April 2010: Mr. Chen Zhou won the 2nd place Graduate Student Presentation in 43rd American Chemical Society "Meeting in Miniature". Congratulations!

 

March 2010: Our paper "Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Mixed Valence States Generated from Dissociation of Polymeric Au(I) Thiolate" was published in J. Phys. Chem C. Congratulation on Chen's first paper!

 

March 2010: Dr. Zhanghua Zeng joined group as postdoctal fellow. Zhanghua previously worked in Monash University as postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

 

March 2010: Dr. Mengxiao Yu and Mr. Chen Zhou won the Best Poster Award in 2010 UT Metroplex Day under "Biomaterials and Tissue" and "Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery" category, respectively. Congratulations!

 

Feburary 2010: Mr. Chen Zhou passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations!

 

January 2010: Ms. Jennifer Chilek joined group as Ph.D student. Jennifer got her M.S. degree from UT-Dallas under Dr. Pantano's supervision in 2009. Welcome!

 

December 2009: Ms. Sheby Alexander, an undergraduate student in our group, is the recipient of UTD Undergraduate Student Research Award. Congratulations Sheby!

 

August 2009: Dr. Mengxiao Yu joined group as postdoctoral fellow. Mengxiao got her Ph.D from Fudan University in 2009. Welcome!

 

July 2009: Dr. Zheng received NIH R21 Research Grant. Congratulations!

 

December 2008: Mr. Chris Alamaddin, an undergraduate student in our group, is the recipient of UTD Undergraduate Student Research Award. Congratulations Chris!

 

September 2008: Mr. Chen Zhou joined group as Ph.D student. Chen got his B.S degree from Capital Medical University in 2007. Welcome!

 

August 2008: Dr. Jing Yu joined group as postdoctoral fellow. Jing got her Ph.D from Dalian University of Technology in China. Welcome!

 

August 2008: Dr. Jie Zheng joined UTD as assistant professor and opened his lab in NSERL building.

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