Organic and Bioorganic Thin Films and Nano Structures
Our research is focused on the design, fabrication, and characterization of self-assembled and self-organized organic nanostructures on metal surfaces. We create new nanomaterials for catalysis in organic synthesis, biomedical sensing and imaging, molecular electronics, and nanomedicine.
Polymer/transition metal nanoparticle composite catalyzed cross-coupling reactions in organic synthesis
Organic photochemistry in self-assembled monolayers and photolithographic fabrication of biochips
Freestanding molecular wires
Real Time Optical Sensing of Glucose
Supramolecular Polymer Nanocapsules for Drug and Gene Delivery
Stable Self-assembled Biomolecules on Large (60 nm) Gold Nanoparticles and Surface Enhance Raman Sugar Sensing and Molecular Imaging
- Detection and counting of micro scale particles and pollen using a multi-aperture Coulter counter" Jagtiani, A. V.; Jiang, Z.; Hu, J. and Carletta, J., Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 1706, 2006.
- "The conductivity of 2,4,9-trithia-tricyclo[220.127.116.11,7]decane on CdS surface" Dolog, I.; Wang, H. Mallik, R. R. Hu, J., Wang, H. J. Surf. Sci. 600, 2972, 2006.
- "Grafting Poly(t-butyl acrylate) to Poly(allylamine) by Inverse Microemulsion Radical Polymerization: From Comb-polymer to Amphiphilic Shell Cross-linked Polymer Nanocapsule," D. Sarkar, J. M. El Khoury, S. T. Lopina, J. Hu J. Appl. Polym. Sci. accepted for publication
- "An Effective Method for Preparing Polymer Nanocapsules with Hydrophobic Acrylic Shell and Hydrophilic Interior by Inverse Emulsion Radical Polymerization" Debanjan Sarkar, J. M. El Khoury, S. T. Lopina, J. Hu Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8603.
- "An Electronic Pollen Detection Method Using Coulter Countering Principle " Z. Zhang ,J. Zhe, S. Chandra, J. Hu Atmospheric Environment 2005, 39, 5446.
- "A colorimetric titration method for quantification of mM glucose in a pH 7.4 aqueous phosphate buffer" S. Boduroglu, J. M. El Khoury, D. V. Reddy, P. L. Rinaldi and J. Hu Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry letters. 2005, 15, 3974.
- "Pd Nanoparticle Aging and Its Implications in the Suzuki Cross-coupling Reaction " J. Hu, Y. Liu Langmuir 2005, 21, 2121.
- "Photochemical Patterning of a Self-Assembled Monolayer of 7-Diazomethylcarbonyl-2,4,9-trithiaadmantane on Gold Films via Wolff Rearrangement." Hu, J.; Liu, Y.; Khemtong, C.; El Khoury, J. M.; McAfoos, T. J.; Taschner, I. S. Langmuir 2004, 20, 4933.