Xiaohu Xia

Xiaohu Xia


Assistant Professor, Chemistry

  • Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University, 2014-present

Research Interests

  • Design and synthesis of novel inorganic nanomaterials with enhanced properties
  • Biomedical and catalytic applications of advanced nanomaterials
  • Development of new techniques for sensitive, rapid, and low-cost disease diagnostics that are applicable in clinical settings

Recent Publications

  • Ye, H.; Yang, K.; Tao, J.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Habibi, S.; Nie, Z.;* Xia, X.* An Enzyme-free signal amplification technique for ultrasensitive colorimetric assay of disease biomarkers. ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 2052–2059 Read More
  • Gao, Z.; Liu, G.G.; Ye, H.; Rauschendorfer, R.; Tang, D.; Xia, X.* Facile colorimetric detection of silver ions with picomolar sensitivity. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 3622–3629. Read More
  • Ye, H.; Wang, Q.; Catalano, M.; Lu, N.; Vermeylen, J.; Kim, M.; Liu, Y.; Sun, Y.; Xia, X.* Ru nanoframes with an fcc structure and enhanced catalytic properties. Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 2812-2817. (it was highlighted by C&EN News in the issue of March 28, 2016, and U.S. DOE office of science on April 4, 2016) Read More
  • Xia, X.;* Zhang, J.; Lu, N.; Kim, M.; Ghale, K.; Xu, Y.; McKenzie, E.; Liu, J.; Ye, H. Pd-Ir core-shell nanocubes: A type of highly efficient and versatile peroxidase mimic. ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 9994-10004. (it was highlighted by U.S. DOE Office of Science on Sept. 17, 2015) Read More
  • Xia, Y.;* Xia, X.; Peng, H.-C. Shape-controlled synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals: thermodynamic versus kinetic products. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 7947–7966. Read More
  • Xia, X.; Figueroa-Cosme, L.; Tao, J.; Peng, H.-C.; Niu, G.; Zhu, Y.; Xia, Y. Facile synthesis of iridium nanocrystals with well-controlled facets using seed-mediated growth. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 10878–10881. Read More
  • Xia, X.; Xie, S.; Liu, M.; Peng, H.-C.; Lu, N.; Wang, J.; Kim, M. J.; Xia, Y. On the role of surface diffusion in determining the shape or morphology of noble-metal nanocrystals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2013, 110, 6669–6673. (it was highlighted in C&EN News, April 15, 2013, and many other news media) Read More
  • Xia, X.; Choi, S. I.; Herron, J. A.; Lu, N.; Scaranto, J.; Peng, H.-C.; Wang, J.; Mavrikakis, M.; Kim, M. J.; Xia, Y. Facile synthesis of Pd right bipyramids and their use as seeds for overgrowth and as catalysts for formic acid oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 15706–15709. Read More