• B.S., Nanjing University
  • M.S., Nanjing University
  • Ph.D., Boston University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2012)

Courses taught:

  • CHE 103 General Chemistry I: 3 Credits.
  • CHE 104 General Chemistry II: 3 Credits.
  • CHE 321 Analytical Chemistry I: 3 Credits.
  • CRL 103 General Chemistry I (LAB): 1 Credit.
  • CRL 321 Analytical Chemistry I (LAB): 2 Credits.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on fluorescence spectroscopy and biosensor design. Currently my research students are conducting the following projects:

  • Design fluorescent biosensors for the detection and quantification of proteins and bacterial cells
  • Synthesize fluorescent metal nanoparticles for bio-imaging and bio-labeling
  • Investigate the photo-induced electron transfer process that is essential for solar energy conversion.

Selected Research Publications

  1. Hu, J.; Elioff, M. “Detection of Zn2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, and Pb2+ ions through label-free poly-L-glutamic acid”, Talanta, 2018, 188, 552-561.
  2. Hu, J.; Joshi, M.; Elioff, M. “Direct observation of fluorescent complex formation of acridinium--thiophene triad with poly-L-glutamic acid” J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Photochem. 2017, 335, 59-69.
  3. Xia, B; Upadhyayula, S; Nunez, V.; Landsman, P.; Malik, H.; Hu, J.; Anvari, B.; Jones, G.; and Vullev, V. "Amyloid Histology Stain for Rapid Bacterial Endospore Imaging" J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011, 49, 2966-2975.
  4. Hu, J.; Xia, B.; Wan, J.; Jones, G.; Vullev, V. "Long-lived photogenerated states of oligothiophene-acridinium dyads have triplet character" J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113 (13), 3096–3107.
  5. Jones, G. II; Yan, D.; Hu, J.; Wan, J.; Vullev, V. "Photoinduced electron transfer in arylacridinium conjugates in a solid glass matrix" J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111 (24), 6921-6929.
  6. Jones, G. II; Wang, X.; Hu, J. "Photochemistry of rhodamine dye salts involving intra-ion-pair electron transfer" Can. J. of Chem. 2003, 81(6): 789-798.
  7. Chandrasekharan, N.; Prashant, K. V.; Hu, J.; Jones, G. II. "Dye-capped gold nanoclusters: Photoinduced morphological changes in gold/rhodamine 6G nanoassemblies" J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104 (47), 11103-11109.