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Welcome to the Xu group at The University of Georgia

Research Theme

The Xu research lab develops and applies highly-integrated SPM-based technologies to study single molecule electronic, mechanical, and interaction properties, establishing the molecular structure-function relationships and how environmental factors contribute to such properties.

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Group News:

2016

  • Cunlan & Kun's Nature Chemistry published online ( link.Congratulations!  The world smallest diode out of DNA is beautifully demosntrated and it has been generating the press highlighting this work around the world (too many!!!).
  • Yanan's paper published by Biotechnol. Biofuels, great job!
  • Kun's PCCP paper published!
  • Bin's J. Chem. Phys. paper published, Congratulations!
  • Ourcollaborated  paper JPCB  published!
  • Our collaborated RSC Adv.  paper published. Great job  Tong & Yangang!

2015

  • Zhichao's  Colloids Surf., B paper published! Congratulations!
  • Dr. Xu's invited topical review paper published on JPCM!
  • Bin succesfully defended his PhD, Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
  • Cunlan's PCCP paper published!
  • Kun was awarded the prestigeous Sean M. Kirkpatrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research! Congratulations!
  • Bin's ChemComm paper published!
  • Ourcollaborated JACS paper published!
  • Bin's PCCP paper published!

2014

  • Kun's paper accepted by JACS Congrats!
  • Kun's book chapter accepted for the book Molecular Electronics: An Experimental and Theoretical Approach, Congrats!
  • Bin's paper accepted by Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. Congrats!. Congrats!
  • Kun's J. Chem. Phys. paper published online. Congrats!
  • Mengmeng succesfully defended her PhD, CONGRATULATIONS, Dr. Zhang
  • JOE succesfully defended his MS thesis, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
  • Kun's  paper accepted by Faraday Discuss. Congrats!
  • Kun's  paper accepted by Chemi. Sci. Congrats!
  • Bin's APL paper published online. Congrats!
  • Joe's  paper accepted by Reports in Electrochemistry, Congrats!
  • Joe's   paper published by Nanoscale, Congrats!
  • Our collaborated work accepted by Biotechnol. Bioeng.!
  • Bin's PRE paper published. Congrats!
  • Our collaborated work  published by Chem. Sci.  well done, Cunlan!

2013

November

  • Our collaborated work accepted by Chem. Sci. Congratulations, Cunlan! 

August

  • The book chapter for ACS Symposium Series published,Congratulations, Guojun!  Best luck in your present job!

May

  • Jianfeng & Cunlan's Nanoscale paper published as Advanced Artticle. Congrats!
  • Mengmeng's was awarded first place in Excellence in Poster Presentation,2013 BSRI Retreat. Congrats!

March

  • Mengmeng's PCCP paper published, Congrats!

2012

November

  • Cunlan's ChemComm paper published, Congrats!

August

  • Joe Hamill joined the group and we have added another physicist, welcome!
  • A new NSF ECCS grant awarded to Dr. Xu for the proposal to study mechanism of DNA molecular structure-dependent conductance behaviors.

July

  • Mengmeng's JPCB paper accepted, Congrats!

June

  • Bin was awarded 2012 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Resaerch Grant by UGA Graduate School! Congratulations and keep the good work!
  • Our collaborated work with Dr. Rich Dluhy published in Anal. Chem. Thank all for the hard work and comgratulations!

April

  • Bin's JPCB paper published, Congrats!

February

  • Our Chem. Eur. J paper collabrated with Dr. Geert-Jan Boons research group was in print! Congrats to all!

January

  • Bin's ChemComm paper published with a Backcover Highlight, Congrats!
  • The Chem. Sov. Rev. paper published.
  • Jianfeng's J. Phys. Condens. Matt. Paper accepted for publication.

2011

October

  • Bin's ChemComm paper accepted for publication, Congratulations!
  • A review paper on graphene where Dr. Xu is one of the authors was accepted for publication in Chemical  Society  Reviews.

August

  • Jianfeng's APL paper selected for the August 1, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Congrats!
  • Jianfeng started his new career as Associate Professor in Baihang University, China. Good Job!
  • Guojun is now NRC Postdoc fellow at US Army Institute of Surgical Research. keep the excellent research!
  • Dr. Xu was awarded a one-year EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation to develop novel technology to directly detect lignocellulose component comformation and distribution, thereby overcoming the long-standing technical difficulties in realizng the dynaimics of lignocellulosic components during the enzymatic hydrolysis. The EAGER program (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) supports high-risk, exploratory and potentially transformative research.


July

  • Jianfeng's APL paper published ASAP. Congrats!

April

  • Guojun successfully denfended his PhD thesis! Congrats Dr. Chen!

January

  • Dr Cunlan Guo from Purdue joined our group. Welcome!
  • Our collaborated research paper published ASAP in Nuceic Acid Res. Congrats!

2010

November

  • Guojun’s Chem. Eur. J. paper published with a frontipiece highlight! Congrats!
  • Jianfeng successfully denfended his PhD thesis! Congrats Dr. Jianfeng Zhou!
  • Jianfeng's Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences paper accepted. Congrats!

September:

  • Guojun’s Chem. Eur. J.  paper now in press. Congratulations! 

June

  • Guojun’s JNN paper now in press. Congratulations!

April-May

  • Jianfeng’s JPCC paper published. Congratulations!

March

  • Jon Takes Another Gold: Jon received first place award for his poster presentation 17th Annual Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) Research Expo 2010 on February 26-28th at University of South Florida. Florida-Georgia LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

February

  • Fan’s IEEE Sensors Journal paper published, congratulations!
  • Guojun’s ChemPhysChem paper published, Congratulations!

January

  • Yolanda (Mengmeng) Zhang joined the group and we have another chemist, welcome!



2009

December

  • Guojun’s ChemPhysChem paper published online. Congratulations!

November

  • Jonathan Jones won 1st in Abstract Poster Presentation and 4th in Oral Poster Presentation in the 4th Annual Fall NSF National Symposium and Research Conference. Congratulations!

July

  • Jianfeng’s JACS paper published. Congratulations!
  • Guojun’s APL paper published. Well done!

June 

  • Welcome aboard, Bin Wang, our newest member!

 January

  • Guojun’s Langmuir paper published. Congratulations!
  • Fan’s IEEE Sensors Journal paper accepted for publication, congratulations!