November, 2013, Jacob Gersh, a undergradute research student in our lab, has recently received an Eagle SPUR award of $1000 in support of his CHE 496 capstone course research project entitled "Electrochemical Investigation of Effect of Buffer on Peptide Bonding". According to the Steering Committee for the Center for Undergraduate Research at USM, over 50 impressive applications were received from both campuses representing a wide variety of high quality and innovative projects, only about half of the submitted proposals were funded. Congratulations to Jacob!
July, 2011, Prof. Aixiang Wang and Prof. Lin Li from the School of Chemistry and Resources Environment at Linyyi University (China) are currently visiting our research group. Linyi University and the International Exchange Foundation of Shandong Province for Overseas Studies have financially supported Profs. Wang and Li, respectively, for their 6-month visits.
Profs. Wang (left) and Li (right)
Dr. Wujian Miao, along with several faculty from other colleges at USM, visited Linyi University (China) from May 15-22, 2011. Several lectures and research presentations were given to the School of Chemistry and Resources Environment at Linyi University.
USM delegation at Linyi University
(L to R) Drs. Zhaolin Jiang (Linyi), Fei Xue (Mass Comm and Journalism), David Davies (Honors), Robert Lyman (Provost), Tongsong Jiang (Linyi), Joseph Kolibal (Math), Chaoyang Zhang (Computer Sci), Wujian Miao (Chem), and Shuyan Wang (Tech Edu)
The Confucian Temple, Qufu, Shandong
Congratulations to Suman Parajuli, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Sensitive Detection of High Explosives Using Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence" in March 2011, and was awarded a PhD degree on May 13, 2011 during the university's commencement ceremony.
Drs. Wujian Miao (left) and Suman Parajuli (right)
March 2011, Dr. Wujian Miao was selected by the University Research Council to be the recipient of the "2011 Innovation Award for Applied Research". The formal presentation of the award will be made during the 2011 University Research Council Awards Day event in the fall of 2011.
August 2010, Prof. Cunwang Ge from Nantong University has recently joined us as a Visiting Scholar. Dr. Ge received his BS in Physics from Yangzhou University, his MSc in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, his PhD in Molecular and Biomolecular Electronics from Southeast University, and his post-doctoral training in Electrochemistry from Nanjing University. Dr. Ge’s visit is jointly supported by the Jiangsu Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies and Dr. Miao's NSF CAREER grant. Click here for Dr. Ge's biographical Sketch.
Congratulations to Shijun Wang, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Toward Multiplexed Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Detection" in March 2010, and was awarded a PhD degree on May 15, 2010 during the university's Centennial Celebration Commencement.
Drs. Wujian Miao (left) and Shijun Wang (right)
November 2008, Dr. Jian Shi and Prof. Xiaohui Jing from Nantong University (China) are currently visiting our research group. They will be here for three months, working on various projects including possible applications of ECL in trace detection of water pollutants. Two research seminars have been scheduled: (1) "Study on the establishment water quality database, the characteristics of OM distribution and optimization removal of drink water" (by Dr. Jian Shi, 11/20/2008), and (2) "Treatment of dyeing wastewater with three-phase three-dimensional electrode reactor" (by Prof. Jinghui Jing, 11/26/2008). Welcome Dr. Jian Shi and Prof. Xiaohui Jing to join us!
Dr. Jian Shi & Prof. Xiaohui Jing
September 2008, Our first graduate student, Tommie Pittman, received his MSc degree in August 2008, has been recently recruited by the world leading oilfield service provider--Schlumberger (www.slb.com) as a Field Engineer/R&D Scientist. Tommie's research in this group focused on the utilization of Ru(bpy)32+ as ECL labels for biomolecular detection. Congratulations to Tommie!
Dr. Wujian Miao's current graduate research team (Photo taken before Tommie Pittman's leaving for his new position, 9-29-2008). Front row (left to right): Dr. Wujian Miao, Tommie Pittman; back row (left to right): Amit Kumar, Suman Parajuli, Shijun Wang.
Dr. Wujian Miao To Be Profiled in a Marquis Who's Who Publication Dr. Wujian Miao has been selected to be included in a biographical directory published by Marquis Who’s Who (www.marquiswhoswho.com), the leading biographical reference publisher of the highest achievers and contributors from across the country and around the world.
Dr. Miao, along with other 25 people from Hattiesburg, MS which include the former city mayor Bobby Lee Chain and retired USM president Dr. Aubrey Keith Lucas, has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 (61st) edition of Who’s Who in America, published in November 2006.
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August 23, 2006, Mr. Suman Parajuli from Nepal has recently joined our research group for his PhD study. Suman received his MSc in Chemistry from Tribhuvan University in 1993, and his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Chemistry from Kathmandu University in 1999. Suman has been teaching a number of chemistry courses in universities for the last 8 years, and he is now an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kathmandu University, Nepal. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.usm.edu/electrochem/Members.htm.
Summer 2006 REU Program. Bethtrice Thompson from Jackson State University and Lamaryet Moody from Delta State University have joined us for ten-week undergraduate research programs. Bethtrice and Lamaryet are financially supported by NSF-MRSEC and NSF-AGEM REU programs, respectively. Visit our "Member" Section for more details.
International Research Collaboration Between USM and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. An international planning visit proposal entitled "New Chemical Sensors Development Using Electrochemically Prepared Active Membranes" was recently funded by the National Science Foundation. The primary objective of this proposal is to establish collaborations between the electrochemistry and bioanalytical chemistry research group of Dr. Wujian Miao at USM and the Laboratory of Electrochemical Sensors and Electroanalysis, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), headed by Dr. Milka Toteva Neshkova. The proposed research project mainly deals with the chemical and electrochemical synthesis, characterization, and applications of a new generation of micro- to nano-scale semi-conductive ion-selective sensors (ISE) that could be readily adopted by a micro total analytical or a lab-on-chip system as micro-chemical sensors. The planed two weeks visit of Dr. Neshkova to USM from May 2 to May 16, 2006 will include intensive exchange of information concerning the state-of-the-art in both scientific groups, a peer evaluation of human resources and equipment, and consultation and examinations of the proposed research project progress. During her stay in USM, Dr. Neshkova will be also delivering two lectures; Lecture 1-"Recent Development of Flow-Injection Ion-Selective Detectors Using Thin Electroplated Chalcogenide Membranes" and Lecture 2-"New Analytical Applications of EQCM for Real-Time Stoichiometry and Phase Composition Monitoring During the Electrodeposition of Metal Chalcogenide Films". Dr. Neshkova is an internationally recognized electrochemist. She is the author or co-author of more than 40 refereed papers, and the investigator of 5 Bulgarian and 1 Hungarian Patents. The Cu-ISE on the basis of ternary CuAgSe was commercialized by Radelkiss Co. (Hungary) for the period of 1976-1990. Dr. Neshkova has been the principal advisor of 6 M.Sc and 4 PhD students.
Dr. Richard Crooks from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin presented his talk entitled "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticels: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications to Catalysis" in our department on March 24, 2006. Dick has recently moved from Texas A&M-College Station to UT-Austin. For more information, please visit http://www.cm.utexas.edu/directory/richard_crooks/
Dr. Russ Schmehl from the Department of Chemistry at Tulane University presented his talk entitled "Development of light Harvesting Ensembles From Transition Metal Complexes" in our department on September 30, 2005. Russ was our first department seminar speaker this semester after hurricane Katrina.
August 12, 2005, our second PhD candidate, Mr. Shijun Wang, has recently joined our research group. Shijun originally from Anhui, China. He received his MS degree from Anhui University in July 2005, and his BS degree from Anhui University of Science and Technology in 1995. You may find his background from our website at http://www.usm.edu/electrochem/Members.htm.
January 3, 2005, Mr. Tommie Pittman has recently joined our research group as a graduate student. Tommie first visited us in October 2004. His main research interests are Bioanalytical Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, and Electrochemistry. You may find his background from our website at http://www.usm.edu/electrochem/Members.htm.
Dr. David Cliffel, the winner of the 2005 SEAC Young Investigator Award, from Vanderbilt University (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/Chemistry/groups/cliffel/), will be presenting a seminar on "Photoelectrochemistry of photosystem I protein complexes" on Feb. 11, 2005 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USM.
Dr. Mark Richter, from the Department of Chemistry at Southwest Missouri State University (http://chemistry.smsu.edu/Richter/Richter-homepage.html) will be presenting a seminar on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence on April 15, 2005 in the Department of Chemsitry and Biochemistry at USM.
Prof. Alan M Bond, the PhD supervisor of Dr. Wujian Miao, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Charles N. Reilley Award. The award symposium organized by Dr. Steve Feldberg will be held in Orlando, FL, February 27-March 4, 2005 during PITTCON 2005. Congratulations to Prof. Bond!
Dr. Allen J Bard, the Postdoctoral supervisor of Dr. Wujian Miao, has been named the 2004 recipient of the international Welch Award in Chemistry. Detailed information can be found at http://www.welch1.org/NewsRoomReports/PressReleases/WelchAwardSalutesPi1602.asp. The award ceremony will be held in Houston, TX, October 25-26, 2004. Dr. Bard will receive $300k for his lifetime contributions. Congratulations to Dr. Bard!
A "Research Introduction at Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group" has now been added to the "Research" Section at http://www.usm.edu/electrochem/Research.htm. This presentation was given to the graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USM on September 9, 2004.
On August 18, 2004, with the help of Dr. Robert Bateman, the chair of the department, "Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group" homepage now has its own web account on The University of Southern Mississippi Server. The new website address is http://www.usm.edu/electrochem. The "Ocean account" will be removed soon.
On August 15, 2004, "Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group" homepage was relocated to USM "Ocean Server". The new website address is a href="http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w535653/"> http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w535653/
On July 28, 2004, Dr. Wujian Miao left Allen J Bard's Research Group at UT-Austin for Hattiesburg, MS to resume his Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Dr. Miao jointed Dr. Bard research group as a post-doctoral fellow on Feb. 15, 2001.
On June 28, 2004, full-text copies of published papers are removed, and related abstracts are added. To request a copy of an interested paper, one can send a request to Dr. Wujian Miao. See https://webspace.utexas.edu/wmiao/www/publications.htm for details.
On April 29, 2004, full-texts and/or abstracts of the publications of Dr. Wujian Miao are added along with the publication list. See https://webspace.utexas.edu/wmiao/www/publications.htm for details.
On April 4, 2004, "Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group" homepage at USM was established. The website address is www.usm.edu/electrochem.
On March 26, 2004, Dr. Wujian Miao accepted an Assistant Professor position from the University of Southern Mississippi. He will officially join the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the university on August 19, 2004, and his teaching and research will be focused on the area of Analytical Chemistry. Before moving to Hattiesburg, MS, Dr. Miao will remain in Dr. Allen J Bard's Electrochemistry lab at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, as a postdoctoral fellow.