Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei

Associate Chair (Research), School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei

Dr. Duan received his B.S. and M.S. (with Prof. Ming Jiang) degrees from Fudan University in Chemistry and Macromolecular Sciences. He completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry under Prof. Helmuth Möhwald at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and Postdam University in 2005. After that, he moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Shuming Nie. Before joining the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in Sep 2009, he was an Assistant Professor (research track) in Biomedical Engineering at Emory University.
Research Interests
His current research is focused on two major areas including nanomaterials engineering and biomedical nanotechnology. The goal of this work is to develop new technological platforms for early detection and targeted therapy of major human diseases such as cancer. Ongoing projects in his group include semiconductor quantum dots for live cell imaging and biomarker profiling, multifunctional nanoparticles for integrated cancer imaging and therapy, self-assembled nanostructures for disease-targeted drug/gene delivery and ultrathin films based arrays for ultrasensitive biodetection.
Current Projects
  • Controlled Delivery of Antibiotics by Metal-Organic Frameworks for Synergistic Antimicrobial Activities
  • Development of Electrochemical Biosensor Detection Platform for Cancer Biomarkers based on Graphene Composite Materials
  • Development of biodegradeable photonic crystal sensor chips
  • Dynamic Magnetic Nanomixers for Improved Microarray Assays by Eliminating Diffusion Limitation
  • Rapid Microfluidic Detection of Drug-Resistant Bacteria via Metabolic Labeling
  • Selective contact-active antimicrobial bio-macromolecules
Selected Publications
  • Xiao F, Song JB, Gao HC, Zan XL, Xu R, Duan HW. (2012). Coating Graphene Paper with 2D-Assembly of Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles: A Modular Approach toward High-Performance Flexible Electrodes. ACS Nano, 6(1), 100-110.
  • Xu HY, Aguilar ZP, Yang L, Kuang M, Duan HW, Xiong YH, Wei H, Wang A. (2011). Antibody conjugated magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for cancer cell separation in fresh whole blood. Biomaterials, 32(36), 9758-9765.
  • Song JB, Cheng L, Liu AP, Yin J, Kuang M, Duan HW. (2011). SERS-Active Nanoparticles for Sensitive and Selective Detection of Cadmium Ion (Cd(2+)). Chemistry of Materials, 23(21), 4756-4764.
  • Cheng L, Song JB, Yin J, Duan HW. (2011). Self-Assembled Plasmonic Dimers of Amphiphilic Gold Nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2(17), 2258-2262.
  • Gao HC, Xiao F, Ching CB, Duan HW. (2011). One-Step Electrochemical Synthesis of PtNi Nanoparticle-Graphene Nanocomposites for Nonenzynnatic Amperometric Glucose Detection. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3(8), 3049-3057.

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