Research in Chemistry--Analytical

The present research area in analytical chemistry is mainly associated with electrochemistry, electroanalytical chemistry, surface chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry. A variety of electrochemical techniques, such as scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), are applied to the study of chemical and biological problems. Ultrasensitive biosensors based on ECL technology for multiplexed analysis and detection of DNA, proteins (e.g., antibodies and antigens), and heavy metal ions; ECL detection of high explosives; electrochemical, ECL and spectroscopic studies of nanoparticles; and exploration of novel electrode materials in fuel cells are currently being investigated.

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 photograph of Dr. Wujian Miao 
Dr. Wujian Miao