Xiaoshan Zhu

Associate Professor
Xiaoshan Zhu

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2005
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2000
  • B.S., Electronics Science, Nankai University, China, 1997

Research interests

  • New chemical/physical properties of nanomaterials and their applications in bio-detection
  • Multi-modality bioimaging using engineered composite nanomaterials for disease diagnosis and therapy
  • Integrated sensor systems using bioMEMS technologies
  • Development, evaluation, and application of biosensors for environmental analysis, food safety, medicine, etc.

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese

International Organizations/Associations

ACS, SigmaXi

Selected and recent publications

  • V. G. Demillo, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Zwitterionic Amphiphile Coated Magnetofluorescent Nanoparticles - Synthesis, Characterization and Tumor Cell Targeting," Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5TB01116G.
  • S. Chen, M. Ahmadiantehrani, N. G. Publicover, K. W. Hunter Jr., Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Thermal Decomposition Based Synthesis of Ag-In-S/ZnS Quantum Dots and Their Chlorotoxin-Modified Micelles for Brain Tumor Cell Targeting," RSC Advances, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra11250h.
  • R. Shrake, V. G. Demillo, M. Ahmadiantehrani, N. G. Publicover, K. W. Hunter Jr., Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Facilitated Preparation of Bioconjugatable Zwitterionic Quantum Dots Using Dual-Lipid Encapsulation," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.09.020.
  • V.G. Demillo, M. Liao, D. Redelman, N. G. Publicover, K. W. Hunter Jr, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Fabrication of MnFe2O4-CuInS2/ZnS Magnetofluorescent Nanocomposites and Their Characterization," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.10.017.
  • L. Huang, Xiaoshan Zhu*, N. G. Publicover, K. W. Hunter Jr., M. Ahmadiantehrani, A. de Bettencourt-Dias, T. W. Bell, "Cadmium and Zinc Alloyed Cu-In-S Nanocrystals and Their Optical Properties," Journal of Nanoparticle Research, DOI:10.1007/s11051-013-2056-9, 2013.
  • C. Cowles, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Dual Signal Amplification for Bioassays Using Ion Release of Nanolabels and Ion-Activated Enzyme Kinetics", Analyst, 137, 4815 - 4821, 2012.
  • C. Li, F. Pei, Xiaoshan Zhu, D. Duan, C. Zeng*, "Circulating MicroRNAs as Novel and Sensitive Biomarkers of Acute Myocardial Infarction", Clinical Biochemistry, 45, 727-732, 2012.
  • C. Cowles, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Sensitive Detection of Cardiac Biomarker Using ZnS Nanoparticles as Novel Signal Transducers", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 30, 342-346, 2011.
  • C. Cowles, C. Pai, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Using Fluorescence Measurement of Zinc Ions Liberated from ZnS Nanoparticle Labels in Bioassay for Escherichia coli O157:H7", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, 5407-5413, 2011.
  • C. Cowles, N. Publicover, Xiaoshan Zhu*, "Fluorescence Signal Transduction Mechanism for Immunoassay Based on Zinc Ion Release from ZnS Nanocrystals", Analyst, 136, 2975-2980, 2011.