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Jiao Chen Ph.D.

Jiao Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Office: HSCI 234
Phone: 505-426-2071


2009-2014  PhD in Chemistry, University of North Dakota, USA

2004-2008  Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratories
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis and Laboratories
  • Instrumental Analysis and Laboratories
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry for Non-Majors and Laboratories
  • Chemistry Lab 7
  • Chemistry Colloquium

Research Interests

My lab mainly focuses on the development of novel nanomaterials (gold, silver, graphene, silica nanomaterials, etc.) and their applications in bioanalytical and biomedical fields.

Selected Publications/Patent

  1. (Patent) Chen, J.; Zhao, J. X. Hollow Silica Nanomaterials and Method of Making. USA provisional patent, 2012, Pat. No. 9,139,443.
  2. Wu, X.; Chen, J.; Wu, M.; Zhao, X. J. Aptamer: Active Targeting Ligands for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy, Theranostics, 2015, 5, 322-344. (Wu and Chen are co-first authors and contributed equally to this paper)
  3. Chen, J.; Wu, X.; Fahruddin, N.; Zhao, J. X. Shape-Tunable Hollow Silica Nanomaterials Based on Soft-templating Method and Their Application as a Drug Carrier. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 21921-21930.
  4. Chen, J.; Li, X.; Wu. X.; Pierce, J.T.; Fahruddin. N; Min, W., Zhao, X.J., Au-Silica Nanowire Nanohybrid as a Hyperthermia Agent for Photothermal Therapy in the Near-Infrared Region. Langumir, 2014, 30, 9514-9523
  5. Xu, H.; Chen, J.; Birrenkott, J.; Zhao, X; Takalkar, S.; Baryeh, K.; Liu, G., Gold-Nanoparticle- Decorated Silica Nanorods for Sensitive Visual Detection of Proteins, Anal. Chem., 2014, 86, 7351-7359. (Chen and Xu are co-first authors and contributed equally to this paper)
  6. Wu, X.; Chen, J.; Zhao, X. J. Ultrasensitive Detection of 3’-5’ Exonuclease Enzymatic Activity Using Molecular Beacons, Analyst, 2014, 139, 1081-1087.
  7. Chen, J.; Fahruddin, N, Zhao, X.J., Development of Gold Nanoparticle-Enhanced Fluorescent Nanocomposites, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 1584-1591.
  8. Liang, S.; Chen, J.; Pierce, D.; Zhao, X. J., A Turn-on Fluorescent Nanoprobe for Selective Determination of Selenium (IV), ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 5165-5173.
  9. Wu. X.; Chen, J.; Zhao, X.J., A Reversible Fluorescent Logic Gate for Sensing Mercury and Iodide Ions Based on Molecular Beacon, Analyst, 2013, 138, 5281-5287.
  10. Wu. X.; Tian, F.; Wang, W.; Chen. J.; Min, W., Zhao, X.J., Fabrication of Highly Fluorescent Graphene Quantum Dots Using L-Glutamic Acid for in vitro/in vivo imaging and sensing, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 4676 – 4684.
  11. Chen, J., Zhao, X.J., Upconversion Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Mechanism, and Applications in Sensing, Sensor, 2012, 12, 2414-2435.
  12. Liang, S., Zhao, Y., Xu, S., Wu, X., Chen, J., Wu, M., Zhao, J. X. A Silica-Gold-Silica Nanocomposite for Photothermal Therapy in the Near-Infrared Region, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 85-93.


2015-2020   NSF-Partnership for Research and Education in Materials between NMHU and OSU in Education, Optical, and Magnetic Materials (PREM) ($3.3 M)