Xiaohu Xia

Xiaohu Xia


Assistant Professor, Chemistry

  • Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University, 2014-present

Research Interests

  • Development of novel diagnostic and biosensing technologies for clinical settings
  • Design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials with enhanced properties
  • Surface engineering of nanomaterials

Recent Publications

  • Gao, Z.; Ye, H.; Tang, D.; Tao, J.; Habibi, S.; Minerick, A.; Tang, D.; Xia, X.* Platinum decorated gold nanoparticles with dual functionalities for ultrasensitive colorimetric in vitro diagnostics. Nano Letters, 2017, in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02385. Read More
  • 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
  • Xia, X.; Wang, Y.; Ruditskiy, A.; Xia, Y. Galvanic replacement: A simple and versatile route to metal nanostructures with tunable and well-controlled. Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 6313–6333. (for the 25th anniversary issue of Advanced Materials) Read More
  • Xia, X.; Zeng, J.; Otejen, L. K.; Li, Q.; Xia, Y. Quantitative analysis of the role played by poly(vinylpyrrolidone) in seed-mediated growth of silver nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 1793–1801. Read More
  • Xia, X.; Xia, Y. Symmetry breaking during seeded growth of nanocrystals. Nano Letters 2012, 12, 6038–6042. Read More
  • Xia, X.; Yang, M.; Wang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Li, Q.; Chen, J.; Xia, Y. Quantifying the coverage density of poly(ethylene glycol) chains on the surface of gold nanostructures. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 512–522. Read More
  • Xia, X.; Zeng, J.; McDearmon, B.; Zheng, Y.; Li, Q.; Xia, Y. Silver nanocrystals with concave surfaces and their optical and surface-enhanced Raman scattering properties. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 12542–12546. (it was highlighted on the inside cover) Read More