Leslie’s paper is Published in ACS Nano!

May 10th, 2023. By Tianhong Ouyang in News

Our paper “Two-Color iSCAT Imaging of Ag Nanoparticles Resolves Size and
Ambient Refractive Index Changes.” is Published in Nano Letters!

Erik’s paper is Published in ACS Nano!

March 7th, 2023. By Tianhong Ouyang in News

Our paper “Nanoplastics Weathering and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mobilization.” is Published in ACS nano!

Han’s paper is accepted by ACS Nano!

October 21st, 2022. By Tianhong Ouyang in News

Our paper “Multivalent Ligand Nanoparticle Conjugates Amplify ROS Second Messenger Generation and Enhance Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Phosphorylation.” is accepted by ACS nano!

Sandy’s paper is accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry!

Autumn 10th, 2022. By Tianhong Ouyang in News

Our paper “Multivalent Ligand Nanoparticle Conjugates Amplify ROS Second Messenger Generation and Enhance Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Phosphorylation.” is accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry! The paper introduces the increase in EGF-induced ROS formation […]

Welcome, Yixin!

Warmest welcome to the newest member to join the Reinhard lab, Yixin Mei! Yixin is a 1st-year PhD student from Department of Biomedical Engineering with research interests in nanoplasmonics. Wish her a few pleasant and productive years in our lab!

Congrats, Dr. Zhang!

Congratulations to Sandy for successfully defending her PhD dissertation titled “GOLD NANOPARTICLES AS PROBES IN EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR CLUSTERING AND SECOND MESSENGER MEDIATED ACTIVATION”! We wish Dr. Zhang all the best with her future research and life!

Xingda successfully defended his dissertation!

Congratulations to Xingda An for successfully defending his dissertation titled “NANOPLASMONICS: PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS IN PHOTOCATALYSIS, ANTIMICROBIALS AND SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY”! We wish him all the best in his future work and life!

Our paper is published on ACS Nano

Our paper “Wavelength-Dependent Bifunctional Plasmonic Photocatalysis in Au/Chalcopyrite Hybrid Nanostructures” is published on ACS Nano! In this paper, we collaborated with Prof. Allison Dennis’ group and designed a hybrid plasmonic photocatalyst for wavelength-controlled charge carrier transport and bifunctional photocatalysis of both half reactions of water splitting. This work is meaningful for acquiring further understanding […]

Our paper is accepted by J. Mater. Chem. B

Our paper “Plasmonic Photoreactors-Coated Plastic Tubing as Combined-Active-and-Passive Antimicrobial Flow Sterilizer” is accepted by J. Mater. Chem. B.  In this work, we collaborated with Prof. Pinghua Liu’s group and developed a combined-active-and-passive antibacterial coating for plastic surfaces. We demonstrate in this work efficient flow-sterilization of bacteria with a flow sterilizer based on coated plastic tubing, […]

Congrats on Han’s first paper!

Congratulations to Han for having her paper “Characterizing Lipid-Coated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as CD169-Binding Delivery System for Rilpivirine and Cabotegravir” accepted by Advanced NanoBiomed Research!  In this work, we assess lipid-coated silica NPs as delivery vehicles for two antiretroviral drugs, rilpivirine (RPV) and cabotegravir (CAB). This work could have important relevance towards robust and long-term […]

Behnaz’s paper is published on ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces!

Dec. 27th, 2021. By in News

Congratulations to Behnaz for having her paper “Virus Mimicking Polymer Nanoparticles Targeting CD169+ Macrophages as Long-acting Nanocarriers for Combination Antiretrovirals” accepted by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces! […]

Our paper is published on PNAS

Our paper “Interfacial Hydration Determines Orientational and Functional Dimorphism of Sterol-Derived Raman Tags in Lipid-Coated Nanoparticles” in collaboration with Prof. Straub’s and Prof. Snyder’s groups is published on PNAS! In this work, we probe and model the orientational modes of alkyne-modified sterol derivatives in different categories of lipid membranes, and implement effective Raman tags for […]

Congrats, Dr. Eshaghi!

Congratulations to Behnaz for the successful defense of her thesis titled “HIV-1 Mimicking Lipid-coated Polymer Nanoparticles:  Fundamentals and Applications”! Wish you best of luck in your future research and life!

Welcome, Erik, Tianhong and Yuanqing!

Warmest welcome to Erik, Tianhong and Yuanqing, the newest graduate students to join the Reinhard lab this year! Erik is from the Materials Science & Engineering division with a research interest in nano-bio interface, Tianhong and Yuanqing are both from the department of chemistry with research interests respectively in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis and nano-bio interface. […]

Qianyun’s paper is accepted by Nano Select!

Congrats to Qianyun for getting a second paper published during her PhD! This paper investigates the effect of polystyrene nanoparticles on the structural and metabolomic behaviors of intestinal cells through surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and is meaningful for understanding the influence of nanoplastics ingestion on human health. Read the paper here: Characterizing Nanoplastics-Induced Stress and […]

Our group’s review is published on Nanoscale!

Our group’s recent review by Xingda, Prof. Shyam Erramilli and Prof. Reinhard is published on Nanoscale! This review discusses recent progresses in plasmonic nanostructures as antimicrobial reagents through light-dependent, -independent and controlled delivery & release pathways against bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Check out the review here: Plasmonic Nano-Antimicrobials: Properties, Mechanisms and Applications in Microbe […]

Congrats, Dr. Zhang!

Contratulations to Qianyun for her successful defense! Wish you all the best in the following research and life!

Congrats to Behnaz for her recent paper!

Congratulations to Behnaz for a great paper published on Advanced Science in our group’s particle-cell interaction direction. Check it out at