Yanqing Tian Prof.

Yanqing Tian, professor of materials science and engineering at South University of Science and Technology. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Organic Chemistry & Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University (China) in 1989, 1992, and 1995, respectively. He worked at Jilin University as an associate professor, Sagami Chemical Research Center (Japan) as a STA Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan University as a JSPS Postdoc Fellow, the University of Washington as a postdoc, and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as an assistant and then an associate research professor. He joined SUSTC at 2014. 

His research interests include the synthesis and application of liquid crystals, optical sensors, and block copolymers as functional materials for display materials, optical storage, biosensing, bioimaging and drug delivery. His current research interests also include photo-polymerizable materials and perovskite solar cells.

He has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal papers. He also has participated and/or managed grants over $40M.






Education Background

1992 - 1995      Ph. D. in Polymer Chemistry, Jilin University, China

1989 - 1992      M. S.   in Organic Chemistry, Jilin University, China

1985 - 1989      B. S.    in Organic Chemistry, Jilin University, China


Working Experience

Sep. 2014 -       Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

March 2011- Sep 2014. Assistant/Associate Research Professor, Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation at Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, USA

Oct.2008 – Feb.2011.    Research Scientist, Center for Ecogenomics (name changed to Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation) at Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, USA

July 2005 – Sep.2008.   Acting Instructor, Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington, USA

Nov. 2002 – June 2005.  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Prof. Alex Jen’s group, Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington, USA

Aug.2002 – Nov. 2002.  Postdoctoral researcher, Prof. Yukio Nagasaki’s group, Department of Material Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Feb. 2002 – July 2002.   Visiting Associate, Prof. Tomokazu Iyoda’s group, Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2002.   JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Prof. Tomokazu Iyoda’s group, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Feb. 1998 – Feb. 2000.   STA Fellowship, Prof. Yu Nagase’s group, Sagami Chemical Research Center, Japan

Oct. 1996 – Jan. 1998.    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China

July 1992 – Sep. 1996.    Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China


Research Interests

Fluorescence Sensor Development:  Fluorescent probes/sensors have been widely used in medical healthcare, diagnostics, biological research, food safety, agriculture, industry, aerospace, information, and other fields. We will develop new classes of organic and/or polymeric fluorescent sensing materials with high selectivity, stability, and sensitivity aiming for simultaneously detecting multiple analytes for applications in various fields, especially in biological and biomedical research and application fields.

 

Multifunctional biological imaging materials: We will develop new materials for fluorescence imaging/sensing, magnetic resonance imaging, and/or two-photon imaging based on multi-functional organic, polymeric and nano-materials.
 
Photo-crosslinkable polymer materials: We will develop new polymeric materials which can be polymerizable for light or thermal for PCB, 3D printing lithography, and other fields.
 
Perovskite solar cells: To develop new highly efficient and flexible perovskite solar cells.
 
LC Block Copolymers: We will develop photo-isomerizable liquid crystalline block polymer materials. 


Selected Publication

1、Luminescence materials for pH and oxygen sensing in microbial cells - structures, optical properties, and biological applications. Xianshao Zou, Tingting Pan, Lei Chen, Yanqing Tian*, Weiwen Zhang* Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2016, accepted

 2、1,8-Naphthalimide derivative dyes targeting live cell mitochondria with large stokes shift. Liqiang Zhang,  Fengyu Su,  Xiangxing Kong,  Fred Lee,  Steven Sher, Kevin Day, Yanqing Tian*, and Deirdre R. Meldrum*. ChemBioChem, (Co-corresponding author) DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201600169

        3、Ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive polymers for high-throughput monitoring extracellular pH. Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Xiangxing Kong, Fred Lee, Kevin Day, Weimin Gao, Mary E. Vecera, Jeremy M. Sohr, Sean Buizer, Yanqing Tian*, and Deirdre R Meldrum*. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 46134 – 46142. (Co-corresponding author) DOI: 10.1039/c6ra06468j

        4、 PtOEP/PS composite particles based on fluorescent sensor for dissolved oxygen detection. Ke Zhang, Honglin Zhang, Wenjie Li, Yanqing Tian, Song Li, Jiupeng Zhao, Yao Li. Materials Letters 2016, 172, 112–115

doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2016.02.119

        5、The oxindole Syk inhibitor OXSI-2 blocks nigericin-induced inflammasome signaling and pyroptosis independent of potassium efflux. Jordan Robin Yaron, Mounica Y Rao, Sandhya Gangaraju, Liqiang Zhang, Xiangxing Kong, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian, Honor L Glenn, Deirdre R Meldrum. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) 2016, 472, 545-550 doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.03.021

        6、K+ regulates Ca2+ to drive inflammasome signaling: dynamic visualization of ion flux in live cells. Jordan Yaron, Sandhya Gangaraju, Mounica Rao, Xiangxing Kong, Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian, Honor Glenn, Deirdre Meldrum Cell Death and Disease, 2015, 6, e1954. doi:10.1038/cddis.2015.277                     

        7、A Highly Selective Mitochondria-Targeting Fluorescent K+ Sensor. Xiangxing Kong, Fengyu Su, Liqiang Zhang, Jordan Yaron, Fred Lee, Zhengwei Shi,Yanqing Tian* ,and Deirdre R. Meldrum*. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2015, 54, 12053-12057 (co-corresponding author).DOI: 10.1002/ange.201506038

        8、Fabrication, structure and mechanism of reduced graphene oxide-based carbon composite films. Yongan Niu, Xin Zhang, Jiupeng Zhao, Yanqing Tian, Xiangqiao Yan and Yao Li. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 10502-10507.(DOI: 10.1039/C4TA00921E)

        9、A comparative study on effect of aromatic polyimide chain conformation on reinforcement of carbon nanotube/polyimide nanocomposites. Baode Zhang, Ali Nabipour Chakoli, Wanchen Zang, Yanqing Tian, Ke Zhang, Chunhai Chen, Yao Li. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, 40479 (8 page). doi: 10.1002/app.40479

        10、Dually Fluorescent Core-Shell Microgels for Ratiometric Imaging in Live Antigen-Presenting Cells.   Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian* ,Deirdre R. Meldrum. PLoS ONE 2014, 9(2), e88185 (corresponding author) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088185

Yanqing Tian(田颜清)

Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

South University of Science and Technology of China

Address: Building N11, Room 302;Tangchang Rd.,Xili,Nanshan District(南山区西丽塘路),Shenzhen,Guandong,P.R. China,518055

Tel (Office): +86 0755-88018997

Email: tianyq@sustc.edu.cn


  • 1

    A highly selective, colorimetric, and environment- sensitive optical potassium ion sensor 2017

    Guangjie Song,ab Ruofan Sun,a Jiqing Du,a Meiwan Chen*b and Yanqing Tian *

    Herein, we report a colorimetric K+ sensor (KS7) in which a hemicyanine dye was used as a fluorophore and phenylaza-[18]crown-6 lariat ether (ACLE) was utilized as a K+ligand. The maximum absorption peak of KS7 shifted hypsochromically by 77 nm (from 515 to 438 nm) with an isosbestic point at 452 nm upon the addition of K+ to its aqueous solution accompanied by a color change from red to yellow.  

    屏幕快照 2017-12-14 下午3.52.39.png



  • 1

    Luminescence materials for pH and oxygen sensing in microbial cells - structures, optical properties, and biological applications 2016

    Xianshao Zou, Tingting Pan, Lei Chen, Yanqing Tian*, Weiwen Zhang*

    Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2016, accepted 



  • 2

    1,8-Naphthalimide derivative dyes targeting live cell mitochondria with large stokes shift 2016

    Liqiang Zhang,  Fengyu Su,  Xiangxing Kong,  Fred Lee,  Steven Sher, Kevin Day, Yanqing Tian*, and Deirdre R. Meldrum*

    1,8-Naphthalimide derivative dyes targeting live cell mitochondria with large stokes shift

    ChemBioChem, (Co-corresponding author)

    DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201600169


  • 3

    Ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive polymers for high-throughput monitoring extracellular pH 2016

    Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Xiangxing Kong, Fred Lee, Kevin Day, Weimin Gao, Mary E. Vecera, Jeremy M. Sohr, Sean Buizer, Yanqing Tian*, and Deirdre R Meldrum*

    RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 46134 – 46142. (Co-corresponding author)

    DOI: 10.1039/c6ra06468j


  • 4

    PtOEP/PS composite particles based on fluorescent sensor for dissolved oxygen detection 2016

    Ke Zhang, Honglin Zhang, Wenjie Li, Yanqing Tian, Song Li, Jiupeng Zhao, Yao Li

    Materials Letters 2016, 172, 112–115

    doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2016.02.119


  • 5

    The oxindole Syk inhibitor OXSI-2 blocks nigericin-induced inflammasome signaling and pyroptosis independent of potassium efflux 2016

    Jordan Robin Yaron, Mounica Y Rao, Sandhya Gangaraju, Liqiang Zhang, Xiangxing Kong, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian, Honor L Glenn, Deirdre R Meldrum

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) 2016, 472, 545-550

    doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.03.021


  • 6

    K+ regulates Ca2+ to drive inflammasome signaling: dynamic visualization of ion flux in live cells 2015

    Jordan Yaron, Sandhya Gangaraju, Mounica Rao, Xiangxing Kong, Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian, Honor Glenn, Deirdre Meldrum

    Cell Death and Disease, 2015, 6, e1954

    doi:10.1038/cddis.2015.277


  • 7

    A Highly Selective Mitochondria-Targeting Fluorescent K+ Sensor 2015

    Xiangxing Kong, Fengyu Su, Liqiang Zhang, Jordan Yaron, Fred Lee, Zhengwei Shi,Yanqing Tian* ,and Deirdre R. Meldrum*

    Angew Chem Int Ed, 2015, 54, 12053-12057 (co-corresponding author)

    DOI: 10.1002/ange.201506038

  • 8

    Fabrication, structure and mechanism of reduced graphene oxide-based carbon composite films 2014

    Yongan Niu, Xin Zhang, Jiupeng Zhao, Yanqing Tian, Xiangqiao Yan and Yao Li 

    J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 10502-10507.

    (DOI: 10.1039/C4TA00921E)



  • 9

    A comparative study on effect of aromatic polyimide chain conformation on reinforcement of carbon nanotube/polyimide nanocomposites 2014

    Baode Zhang, Ali Nabipour Chakoli, Wanchen Zang, Yanqing Tian, Ke Zhang, Chunhai Chen, Yao Li

    Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, 40479 (8 page).  

    doi: 10.1002/app.40479


  • 10

    Dually Fluorescent Core-Shell Microgels for Ratiometric Imaging in Live Antigen-Presenting Cells 2014

    Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian* ,Deirdre R. Meldrum

    PLoS ONE 2014, 9(2), e88185 (corresponding author)

    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088185


  • 11

    A polymer-based ratiometric intracellular glucose sensor 2014

    Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Sean Buizer, Xiangxing Kong, Fred Lee, Kevin Day, Yanqing Tian*, Deirdre R. Meldrum

    Chemical Communications, 2014, 50(52), 6920-6922. (Corresponding author) 

    DOI: 10.1039/c4cc01110d

  • 12

    Sensitizing cancer cells to TRAIL-induced death by micellar delivery of mitoxantrone 2014

    Taraka Sai Pavan Grandhi, Thrimoorthy Potta, David J. Taylor, Yanqing Tian*, Roger H. Johnson, Deirdre R. Meldrum, Kaushal Rege,

    Nanomedicine, 2014, 9 (12), 1775-1788.(Co-corresponding author) 

    doi:10.2217/nnm.13.125

       



  • 13

    A dual sensor for real-time monitoring of glucose and oxygen 2013

    Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Sean Buizer, Hongguang Lu, Weimin Gao, Yanqing Tian*, Deirdre Meldrum Biomaterials, 2013, 34(38), 9779-9788. (Corresponding author) 

    doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.09.031

  • 14

    Development of pH Dependent, Thermosensitive Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors 2013

    Ching-Yi Chen, Tae Hee Kim, Wen-Chung Wu, Christopher W. Mount, Yanqing Tian, Sei-Hum Jang, Suzie H. Pun, and Alex K-Y Jen,

    Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 4501-4509.  

    doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.02.049

  • 15

    An FRET-Based Ratiometric Chemosensor for in Vitro Cellular Fluorescence Analyses of pH 2011

    Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Hongguang Lu, Patti Senechal-Willis, Yanqing Tian*, Roger H. Johnson, Deirdre R. Meldrum, 

    Biomaterials, 2012, 33, 171-180. (Corresponding author) 

    doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.09.053


  • 16

    A New Highly Selective Fluorescent K+ Sensor 2011

    Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Yanqing Tian*, Cody Youngbull, Roger H. Johnson, and Deirdre R. Meldrum Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 18530–18533. (Corresponding author) doi:10.1021/ja207345s

  • 17

    New ratiometric optical oxygen and pH dual sensors with three emission colors for measuring photosynthetic activity in Cyanobacteria 2011

    Hongguang Lu, Yuguang Jin, Yanqing Tian*, Weiwen Zhang, Mark R. Holl, Deirdre R. Meldrum,

    Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 19293-19301. (Corresponding author)  

    doi: 10.1039/C1JM13754A


  • 18

    Triazacryptand-Based Fluorescent Sensors for Extracellular and Intracellular K+ Sensing 2011

    Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Weimin Gao, Yanqing Tian*, Cody Youngbull, Roger H. Johnson, Deirdre R. Meldrum,  

    Biomaterials, 2011, 32 (33), 8574-8583. (Corresponding author).

    doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.07.081


  • 19

    A series of naphthalimide derivatives as intra- and extra-cellular pH sensors 2010

    Yanqing Tian*, Fengyu Su, Warner Weber, Vivek Nandakumar, Bradley R. Shumway, Yuguang Jin, Xianfeng Zhou, Mark Holl, Roger H. Johnson, and Deirdre R. Meldrum, “

    Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 7411-7422.  (Corresponding author) 

    doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.06.023


  • 20

    Enhancement of Aggregation-Induced Emission in Dye-encapsulated Polymeric Micelles for Bioimaging 2010

    Wen-Chung Wu, Ching-Yi Chen, Yanqing Tian, Sei-Hum Jang, Yuning Hong, Yang Liu, Rongrong Hu, Ben Zhong Tang, Chin-Ti Chen, Wen-Chang Chen, and Alex K.-Y. Jen,  

    Advanced Functional Materials, 2010, 20 (9), 1413-1423. 

    DOI:10.1002/adfm.200902043


  • 21

    A New Crosslinkable Oxygen Sensor Covalently Bonded into Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-co-Polyacrylamide Thin Film for Dissolved Oxygen Sensing 2010

    Yanqing Tian*, B. R. Shumway, D. R. Meldrum,   

    Chemistry of Materials 2010, 22 (6), 2069–2078. (Corresponding author)  

    DOI: 10.1021/cm903361y


  • 22

    Synthesis, Nanostructure, Functionality, and Application of Polyfluorene-block-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)s 2009

    Y. Q. Tian*, C. Y. Chen, H.-L. Yip, W.-C. Wu, W.-C. Chen, A. K.-Y. Jen,   

    Macromolecules, 2010,  43(1), 282-291. (Co-corresponding author) 

    DOI: 10.1021/ma9019619

  • 23

    2-(2’-Hydroxyphenyl)benzoxazole-containing Two-Photon Absorbing Chromophores as Sensors for Zinc and Hydroxide Ions 2007

    Y. Q. Tian, C.-Y. Chen, C.-C. Yang, A. C. Young, S.-H. Jang, W.-C. Chen, A. K.-Y. Jen, 

    Chemistry of Materials 20(5), 1977-1987, 2008. 

    DOI: 10.1021/cm702527m


  • 24

    Hydrophobic Chromophores in Aqueous Micellar Solution Showing Large Two-photon Absorption Cross-sections 2007

    Y. Q. Tian, C.-Y. Chen, Y.-J. Cheng, A. C. Young, N. M. Tucker,  A. K.-Y. Jen,  

    Advanced  Functional  Materials  17, 1691-1697, 2007. 

    DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600916

  • 25

    Nanostructured Functional Block Copolymers for Electro-Optic Devices 2007

    Y. Q. Tian, C.-Y. Chen, M. A. Haller, N. M. Tucker, J.-W. Ka, J. D. Luo, S. Huang, A. K.-Y. Jen, Macromolecules 40(1), 97-104, 2007. 

    DOI: 10.1021/ma061294x


  • 26

    Two-photon Absorbing Block Copolymer as a Nanocarrier for Porphyrin - Energy Transfer and Singlet Oxygen Generation in Micellar Aqueous Solution 2007

    C.-Y. Chen, Y. Q. Tian, Y.-J.  Cheng, A. C. Young, J.-W. Ka, A. K.-Y. Jen, 

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 129 (23), 7220-7221, 2007. 

    DOI: 10.1021/ja0710570


  • 27

    Improved performance from multilayer quantum-dot light-emitting diodes via thermal annealing of the quantum dot layer 2007

    Y. Niu, A. M. Munro, Y.-J. Cheng, Y. Q. Tian, M. S. Liu, J. Zhao, J. A. Bardecker, I.J-L. Plante, D. S. Ginger, A. K-Y. Jen,  

    Advanced Materials 19 (20), 3371-3376, 2007 

    DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602373


  • 28

    Hybrid polymer/sol–gel waveguide modulators with exceptionally large electro–optic coefficients 2007

    Y. Enami, C. T. Derose, D. Mathine, C. Loychiki, C. Greenlee, R. A. Norwood, T. D. Kim, J. Luo, Y. Q. Tian, A. K.-Y. Jen, N. Peyghambarian,    

    Nature Photonics, 1(3), 180-185, 2007 

    Doi:10.1038/nphoton.2007.25


  • 29

    Synthesis, Liquid-Crystalline Properties, and Supramolecular Nanostructures of Dendronized Poly(isocyanide)s and Their Precursors 2005

    Y. Q. Tian*, K. Kamata, H. Yoshida, T. Iyoda, “

    Chemistry – A European Journal 12(2), 584-591, 2006.  A very important paper (VIP). (Co-corresponding author) 

    DOI: 10.1002/chem.200500868


  • 30

    Synthesis, Nanostructures, and Functionality of Amphiphilic Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers with Azobenzene Moieties 2002

    Y. Q. Tian, K. Watanabe, X. Kong, J. Abe, T. Iyoda, 

    Macromolecules, 35, 3739-3747, 2002 

    DOI: 10.1021/ma011859j


  • 31

    Synthesis of block copolymers and preparative method of their microphase-separated films 2016

    T. Iyoda, Y. Q. Tian, et al

    Synthesis of block copolymers and preparative method of their microphase-separated films

    Japanese Patent, JP2004-124088 A. Issued.


  • 32

    Phenyltetraene-based nonlinear optical chromophores 2016

    K.-Y. Jen, J. D. Luo, S. Huang, Y.-J. Cheng, T.-D. Kim, Z. Shi, X. Zhou, B. M. Polishak, Y. Q. Tian

    Phenyltetraene-based nonlinear optical chromophores

    US Patent, Application Publication No.: US 2010/0029953. Feb. 4, 2010. 24pp. issued on Feb. 11, 2014. US 8648332B2.


  • 33

    Fluorescent potassium ion sensors 2016

    Yanqing Tian, Deirdre Meldrum, Xianfeng Zhou, Fengyu Su, Cody Youngbull, Roger H. Johnson

    Fluorescent potassium ion sensors

    WO2012/112440A2, 128 pages. International Publication date: 23 August 2012, International filling date: 13 February 2012, Priority data: 14 February 2011

           Issued on November 10, 2015. US9181375B2


  • 34

    Ratiometric optical dual oxygen and pH sensor with three emission colors 2016

    Yanqing Tian, Weiwen Zhang, Deirdre Meldrum, Hongguang Lu, Yuguang Jin, Holl Mark

    Ratiometric optical dual oxygen and pH sensor with three emission colors

    US1-0118090.134 filled on 3/13/2012, 49pp. Issued on June 10, 2014. US 8748192.


Post-doctoral

Shanshan Wu

研究方向:门控纳米材料药物输送体系以及小分子传感器的研究 


Post doctorResearch interests: Gating nanomaterial drug delivery systems and small molecular sensors

Doctor

Guangjie Song

研究方向:钾离子荧光生物传感器


PhDResearch interests: potassium ion fluorescence biosensor
Jianchang Wu

研究方向:有机功能材料的设计与合成;钙钛矿器件的优化

PhDResearch interests: design and synthesis of organic functional materials;Optimization of perovskite-type devices
Yongyun Mao

研究兴趣:氧传感器

PhDResearch interests:Oxygen sensor
Tingting Pan

研究方向:基于细胞新陈代谢的pH荧光传感器

PhDResearch Direction: PH sensitive biosensors for cell metabolism applications

硕士

Jiayan Shi

研究方向:压力敏感漆


MasterResearch Direction:Pressure Sensitive Paint

Research Assistant

Siying Wu

生物传感及新陈代谢

Research AssistantBio-sensing and metabolism
Hongting Fan

研究方向:高分子化学与物理

Research Assistant Research direction: Polymeric chemistry and physics

Visit students

Qian Zhao

研究兴趣:基于铂卟啉氧传感器在生物领域的应用

Visiting Student

Undergraduate

Ruofan Sun

四年级本科生

研究方向:钾离子传感器

Undergraduate Research interest:Potassium ion biosensor
Gang Li

研究方向:高分子微球的设计与制备及其在荧光传感器的应用


Undergraduate: Research interests: design and fabrication of polymer microspheres and its application in fluorescence sensors
Lanfeng Liang

本科三年级学生,主要从事高分子微球方面的研究


UndergraduateResearch interest: Polymer microsphere
Jiapei Jiang

14级学生 进入实验室一年 熟悉操作多种仪器 目前方向:新型纳米结构氧传感器


UndergraduateNew oxygen sensor with nano-structure
Xiang Deng

研究兴趣:液晶

UndergraduateResearch interest:Liquid crystal

Fluorescence Sensor Development:  Fluorescent probes/sensors have been widely used in medical healthcare, diagnostics, biological research, food safety, agriculture, industry, aerospace, information, and other fields. We will develop new classes of organic and/or polymeric fluorescent sensing materials with high selectivity, stability, and sensitivity aiming for simultaneously detecting multiple analytes for applications in various fields, especially in biological and biomedical research and application fields.

 

Multifunctional biological imaging materials: We will develop new materials for fluorescence imaging/sensing, magnetic resonance imaging, and/or two-photon imaging based on multi-functional organic, polymeric and nano-materials.
 
Photo-crosslinkable polymer materials: We will develop new polymeric materials which can be polymerizable for light or thermal for PCB, 3D printing lithography, and other fields.
 
Perovskite solar cells: To develop new highly efficient and flexible perovskite solar cells.
 
LC Block Copolymers: We will develop photo-isomerizable liquid crystalline block polymer materials. 



                1995-1998. Chiral Dopant for Liquid Crystals Display (Principal Investigator. Jilin Province, RMB:50,000)

1998-2000.  Novel Coumarin Liquid Crystalline Polymers (STA Fellowship supported project)

2000-2002. Novel Liquid Crystalline Functional Block Copolymers (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship supported project)

2002-2006. Novel NLO materials (Participation. The NSF-STC Program under Agreement (DMR-0120967) and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA))

2007-2014Microscale Life Sciences Center (MLSC)—An NIH/NHGRI Center of Excellence in Genome Sciences for research on single cell metabolism. $37 M (D. Meldrum PI).

                  Role: Researcher, Group leader for fluorescent sensors development.

2011-2014. Live-cell microarray for high-throughput observation of metabolic signatures. $2.0 M (direct, D. Meldrum PI).

Role: Co-Investigator and sensor development Project Leader.

2014-         Multifunctional advanced organic and polymeric materials, SUSTC Start Fund

2016 - 2019  Synthesis and investigation of fluorescence sensors for quantitative analysis and detection of intracellular potassium ionsNSFC,   RMB680,000PI

2015 – 2017 Dual sensors for real-time and quantitative monitoring glucose and potassium ionsShenzhen Fundamental Research Grant RMB: 300,000. PI

2015 – 2019 Development and Commercialization of Novel Perovskite Solar Cells (新型钙钛矿太阳能电池的研发与产业化), Shenzhen Peacock Project, RMB: 15,000,000Co-I (Baomin Xu, PI)

2016 - 2018  节能型双稳态液晶智能窗的研究, 深圳市基础研究布局, RMB2,000,000.  Co-I (Dan Luo, PI)