Graduate students Mikhail Trought (Chemistry) and Chathura de Alwis(Chemistry), with undergraduate student alumnus Isobel Wentworth(ChemEng), research assistant professor Timothy R. Leftwich (MSE), and assistant professor Kathryn A. Perrine (Chemistry) published a paper titled “Influence of surface etching and oxidation on the morphological growth of Al2O3 by ALD” in Surface Science on August 9, 2019.
Graduate students Wafa Mazi, Rashmi Adhiari, Shuai Xia, Mingxi Fang, research scientist Yibin Zhang, research assistant professor Momoko Tajiri, associate professors Rudy L. Luck, Ashutosh Tiwari, Marina Tanasova, and professor Haiying Liu published a paper titled “Fluorescent Probes with High pKa Values Based on Traditional, Near-infrared Rhodamine, and Hemicyanine Fluorophores for Sensitive Detection of Lysosomal pH Variations” in Methods on July 22, 2019.
Research scientists Yibin Zhang and Yanbo Zeng, PhD students Shuai Xia, Mingxi Zhang and Wafa Mazi, undergraduate students Taylor Johnston and Adam Pap and faculty members Rudy Luck and Haiying Liu published a paper entitled “New Near-infrared Rhodamine Dyes with Large Stokes Shifts for Sensitive Sensing of Intracellular pH Changes and Fluctuations” in Chemical Communications.
This research is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R15GM114751.
Dr. Loredana Valenzano and graduate student Gemechis D. Degaga published the paper “Part II: quantum mechanical prediction of heats of adsorption for C2-C4 hydrocarbons in MOF-74-Mg/Zn periodic structures” on Chemical Physics Letters.
Haiying Liu (Chem), Ashutosh Tiwari (Chem), Ranjit Pati (Physics), along with graduate students Rashmi Adhikari, Mingxi Fang, Nethaniah Dorh, Cong Li, Jingtuo Zhang and Meghath Jaishi, published a paper titled “Near-Infrared Fluorescent Probes with Large Stokes Shifts for Sensing Zn(II) Ions in Living Cells” in ACS Sensors.
Their research in using fluorescent probes to find cancer cells was covered by Michigan Tech News, Phys.org, eCancer, Science Daily, Health Medicine Network, R&D Magazine and many other publications worldwide.
Science360, a science news website published by the National Science Foundation (NSF), spotlighted the fluorescent probe research of Liu as one of its headline stories on March 30.
Graduate students Jingtuo Zhang, Mu Yang, Wafa Mazi, Mingxi Fang, Fei Xie, Postdoctoral Associate Kapil Adhikari, Assistant Professor Loredana Valenzano, Associate Professor Ashutosh Tiwari and full Professor Haiying Liu (all from the chemistry department) published a paper entitled, “Unusual Fluorescent Responses of Morpholine-Functionalized Fluorescent Probes to pH via Manipulation of BODIPY’s HOMO and LUMO Energy Orbitals for Intracellular pH Detection,” in ACS Sensors. This project is funded by NIH.