Younan Xia

Professor, Brock Family Chair, and GRA Eminent Scholar in Nanomedicine
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MSE 3100
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Research Interests:

  • Nanocrystal synthesis, including mechanistic understanding, experimental control, and methodology development
  • Nanomedicine, including targeted delivery and controlled release, molecular imaging for early cancer diagnosis, and effective treatment of cancer and other diseases
  • Regenerative medicine, including bio-inspired design of novel scaffolds with well-controlled properties for manipulating stem cell differentiation, neurite outgrowth, tissue regeneration, and vascularization in a large tissue construct
  • Structure-property relationship of shape-controlled nanocrystals, including localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), light harvesting, local field enhancement, plasmonic waveguiding, and metamaterials
  • Catalysis, including surface capping, facet-dependent catalytic activity and selectivity, sinter resistance, as well as more active and robust catalysts for proton-exchange membrane fuel cells
B.S. 1982, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) M.S. 1993, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. 1996, Harvard University