Wujian Miao

Associate Professor

Electroanalytical Chemistry

Personal Web Page: http://www.usm.edu/electrochem/

Dr. Wujian Miao is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he has been employed since 2004. His research interests include electroanalytical chemistry in solution-phase and solid-state, chemically modified composite electrodes, electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, electrochemical methodology, scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), biosensors based on ECL technique, ECL detection of explosive materials, nanotechnology, and corrosion prediction and protection. Dr. Miao is the author or coauthor of 7 book chapters, 30+ peer-reviewed research papers, 50+ conference proceedings, and 1 US/WO patent. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, the Electrochemical Society, and the International Society of Electrochemistry.

Before joining Southern Miss, Dr. Miao was a Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb. 2001-July 2004), working with Dr. Allen J. Bard in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Miao was a Research Scientist in the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, upon the completion of his PhD degree (1999) from Monash University (Australia) under the guidance of Prof. Alan M. Bond. Dr. Miao received his M.S. degree (1991) from Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University (China).

After completing his undergraduate study (1982) from Nantong University (China), Dr. Miao remained at the same college until he went to Australia (1995) for pursuing his PhD degree. In Nantong, he served as chemistry technician (1982-1985), director of the chemistry labs (1986-1988), lecturer (1991-1995), assistant chairman (1992-1994) and chairman (1994-1995) of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He taught a number of courses, including Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and General Chemistry.

Dr. Miao has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including “Top Young Teacher in General Universities & Colleges of Jiangsu Province” (The Education Commission of Jiangsu Province, China, 1994), “Study Abroad Scholarship” (The State Education Commission of China, 1995), “Monash Graduate Scholarship” (Monash University, Australia, 1996-1999), “Aubrey Keith Lucas & Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence award” (University of Southern Mississippi, 2008), “NSF CAREER Award” (The National Science Foundation, 2010), and "The 2011 Innovation Award for Applied Research” (The University of Southern Mississippi).

Dr. Miao's research is broadly focused in the areas of analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, electroanalytical chemistry, surface chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry. A variety of electrochemical techniques, including  scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS),  together with several other analytical and physical methods, such as UV-Visible spectroscopy, fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM),  are applied to the study of chemical and biological problems.

  1. Introduction and Principles of  Electrochemistry and Microelectrodes (From 2003 SECM Summer School Seminar Given by Dr. Allen J Bard).
  2. Introduction and Principles of  Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (From 2003 SECM Summer School Seminar Given by Dr. Allen J Bard).
  3. SECM Application--Solution Viscosity Effect on Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate.
  4. Fundamentals of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence (ECL) (Courtesy of Dr. Jai-Pil Choi).
  5. ECL Mechanism of Ru(bpy)32+/TPrA System.
  6. Biosensors Based on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence.
  7. Research Introduction in Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group at USM.

Ultrasensitive biosensors based on ECL technology for the analysis and detection of DNA and proteins, e.g., antibodies and antigens, are currently being investigated.