Wujian Miao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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 Electroch! emistry.

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.

Ultrasensitive biosensors based on ECL technology for the analysis and detection of biomolecles, synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots), and nano-material based catalysts for solar- and fuel-cells etc are currently being investigated in Dr. Miao's lab. Undergraduate research students will be fully invovled in all research-related group activities (from hands-on experiments to oral presentations).

I. Book Chapters:


7. Miao, W. & Ge, C. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence (ECL), in Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (eds. Atwood, J. L., Steed, J. W. & Wallace, K.), 1-12 (Taylor & Francis LLC., New York, 2010).


6. Miao, W., Ge, C., Parajuli, S., Shi, J. & Jing, X. Trace Detection of High Explosives with Nanomaterials, in Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials (eds. Pierce, D. & Zhao, J.), 161-189, Chapter 7 (Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinhcim, 2010).


5. Miao, W. & Wang, S. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence: Principle, Instrumentation and Its Bio-related Applications, in Handbook of Chemiluminescent Methods in Oxidative Stress Assessment (eds. Popov, I. & Lewin, G.), 41-83, Chapter 4 (Transworld Research Network, Kerala, 2008).


4. Miao, W. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence, in Handbook of Electrochemistry (ed. Zoski, C. G.), 541-590, Chapter 13 (Elsevier, HR Amsterdam, 2007).


3. Miao, W. & Choi, J.-P. Coreactants, in Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence (ed. Bard, A. J.), 213-272, Chapter 5 (Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2004).


2. Miao, W. Analytical Processes in Sampling and Sample Preparation, in Solutions and Skills in Analytical Chemistry Exercises (ed. Guo, Y.), 330-338, Chapter 12 (Publishing House of Peking Normal University, Beijing, 1993).


1. Miao, W. Spectrophotometry, in Solutions and Skills in Analytical Chemistry Exercises (ed. Guo, Y.), 296-329, Chapter 11 (Publishing House of Peking Normal University, Beijing, 1993).

II. Papers in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals:


35. Ma, F., Zhang, Y., Qi, H., Gao, Q., Zhang, C. & Miao, W. Ultrasensitive Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Biosensor for the Determination of Mercury Ion Incorporating G4 PAMAM Dendrimer and Hg(II)-specific Oligonucleotide. Biosens. Bioelectron. 32, 37-42 (2012).


34. Ge, C., Zhao, Y., Hui J., Zhang, T., Miao, W. & Yu, W. Cathodic Stripping Synthesis, Characterization and Cyto-osmosis of Low Toxicity Glutathione-capped CdTe Quantum Dots, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 11, 6710-6717 (2011).


33. Wang, S., Harris, E., Shi, J., Chen, A., Parajuli, S., Jing, X. & Miao, W. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Determination of C-reactive Protein with Carboxyl CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (PCCP), Themed Issue: Bioelectrochemistry (Invited), 12, 10073-10080 (2010).


32. Sun, B., Qi, H., Ma. F., Gao, Q., Zhang, C. & Miao, W. Double Covalent Coupling Method for the Fabrication of Highly Sensitive and Reusable Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Sensors. Anal. Chem. 82, 5046-5052 (2010).


31. Parajuli, S. & Miao, W. Sensitive Determination of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine Explosives, Using Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Enhanced by Silver Nitrate. Anal. Chem. 81, 5267-5272 (2009).


30. Wang, S., Milam, J., Ohlin, A. C., Rambaran, V. H., Clark, E., Ward, W., Seymour, L., Casey, W. H., Holder, A. A. & Miao, W. Electrochemical and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Studies of a Trinuclear Complex, [((phen)2Ru(dpp))2RhCl2]5+, and Its Interactions with Calf Thymus DNA. Anal. Chem. 81, 4068-4075 (2009).


29. Pittman, T. L., Thomson, B. & Miao, W. Ultrasensitive Detection of TNT in Soil, Water, Using Enhanced Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. Anal. Chim. Acta 632, 197-202 (2009).


28. Pittman, T. L. & Miao, W. Examination of Electron Transfer Through DNA Using Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 16999-17004 (2008).


27. Wang, S., Neshkova, M. T. & Miao, W. EQCM Study of the ECL Quenching of the Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II)/Tris-n-propylamine System at a Au Electrode in the Presence of Chloride Ions. Electrochim. Acta 53, 7661-7667 (2008).


26. Miao, W. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence and Its Biorelated Applications. Chem. Rev. (Invited) 108, 2506-2553 (2008).


25. Wei, H., Lee, T. Y., Miao, W., Fortenberry, R., Magers, D. H., Hait, S., Guymon, A. C., Jonsson, S. E. & Hoyle, C. E. Characterization and Photopolymerization of Divinyl Fumarate. Macromolecules 40, 6172-6180 (2007).


24. Miao, W., Cole, I. S., Neufeld, A. K. & Furman, S. Pitting Corrosion of Zn and Zn-Al Coated Steels in pH 2 to 12 NaCl Solutions. J. Electrochem. Soc. 154, C7-C15 (2007).


23. Rosado, D. J., Jr., Miao, W., Sun, Q. & Deng, Y. Electrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of All-trans Conjugated Polymer Poly[distyrylbenzene-b-(ethylene Oxide)]s. J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 15719-15723 (2006).


22. Ge, C., Miao, W., Ji, M. & Gu, N. Glutaraldehyde-Modified Electrode for Nonlabeling Voltammetric Detection of p16INK4A Gene. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 383, 651-659 (2005).


21. Miao, W. & Bard, A. J. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. 80. C-Reactive Protein Determination at High Amplification with [Ru(bpy)3]2+-Containing Microspheres. Anal. Chem. 76, 7109-7113 (2004).


20. Miao, W. & Bard, A. J. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. 77. DNA Hybridization Detection at High Amplification with [Ru(bpy)3]2+-Containing Microspheres. Anal. Chem. 76, 5379-5386 (2004).


19. Miao, W. & Bard, A. J. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. 72. Determination of Immobilized DNA and C-Reactive Protein on Au(111) Electrodes Using Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) Labels. Anal. Chem. 75, 5825-5834 (2003).


18. Miao, W., Choi, J.-P. & Bard, A. J. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence 69: The Tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II), (Ru(bpy)32+)/Tri-n-propylamine (TPrA) System Revisited - A New Route Involving TPrA+• Cation Radicals. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 14478-14485 (2002).


17. Miao, W., Ding, Z. & Bard, A. J. Solution Viscosity Effects on the Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Kinetics of Ferrocenemethanol in Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Water Mixtures. J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 1392-1398 (2002).


16. Keyes, T. E., Forster, R. J., Bond, A. M. & Miao, W. Electron Self-Exchange in the Solid-State: Cocrystals of Hydroquinone and Bipyridyl Triazole. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 2877-2884 (2001).


15. Bond, A. M., Miao, W. & Raston, C. L. Mercury(II) Immobilized on Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Redox Properties. Langmuir 16, 6004-6012 (2000).


14. Bond, A. M., Feldberg, S. W., Miao, W., Oldham, K. B. & Raston, C. L. Modeling of Solid-state, Dissolution and Solution-phase Reactions at Adhered Solid-electrode-Solvent (Electrolyte) Interfaces: Electrochemistry of Microcrystals of C60 Adhered to an Electrode in Contact with Dichloromethane (Bu4NClO4). J. Electroanal. Chem. 501, 22-32 (2001).


13. Bond, A. M., Miao, W. & Raston, C. L. Identification of Processes that Occur after Reduction and Dissolution of C60 Adhered to Gold, Glassy Carbon, and Platinum Electrodes Placed in Acetonitrile (Electrolyte) Solution. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2320-2329 (2000).


12. Bond, A. M., Miao, W., Raston, C. L. & Sandoval, C. A. Electrochemical, EPR, and Magnetic Studies on Microcrystals of the [C60-(p-Benzyl-calix[5]arene)2]•8Toluene and Its One-Electron-Reduced Encapsulation Complex. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 8129-8137 (2000).


11. Bond, A. M., Miao, W., Raston, C. L., Ness, T. J., Barnes, M. J. & Atwood, J. L. Electrochemical and Structural Studies on Microcrystals of the (C60)x(CTV) Inclusion Complexes (x = 1, 1.5; CTV = cyclotriveratrylene). J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 1687-1695 (2001).


10. Bond, A. M., Miao, W., Smith, T. D. & Jamis, J. Voltammetric Reduction of Mercury(II), Silver(I), Lead(II) and Copper(II) Ions Adsorbed onto a New Form of Mesoporous Silica. Anal. Chim. Acta 396, 203-213 (1999).


9. Suarez, M. F., Marken, F., Compton, R. G., Bond, A. M., Miao, W. & Raston, C. L. Evidence for Nucleation-Growth, Redistribution, and Dissolution Mechanisms during the Course of Redox Cycling Experiments on the C60/NBu4C60 Solid-State Redox System: Voltammetric, SEM, and in Situ AFM Studies. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 5637-5644 (1999).


8. Cai, P., Miao, W., Mo, J. & Zhang, R. Additive Cyclic Square Wave Voltammetry for Coordination-Adsorptive Catalytic Irreversible Systems. J. Instrum. Anal. 14, 33-38 (1995).


7. Mo, J., Miao, W., Cai, P. & Zhang, R. Additive Cyclic Square Wave Voltammetry for Coordination-Adsorption Catalytic Systems. J. Instrum. Anal. 14, 1-6 (1995).


6. Miao, W., Mo, J., Cai, P. & Zhang, R. Additive Cyclic Square Wave Voltammetry for Complex Adsorptive Irreversible Systems. II. Systems Uncontrolled by the Complexation Rate. J. Instrum. Anal. 14, 1-5 (1995).
5. Mo, J., Miao, W., Cai, P. & Zhang, R. Additive Cyclic Square Wave Voltammetry for Adsorptive-Complex Irreversible System. I. Control by the Rate of Complexing Reaction. J. Instrum. Anal. 12, 16-20 (1993).


4. Mo, J., Miao, W., Cai, P. & Zhang, R. Additive Cyclic Square Wave Voltammetry for Coordination-Adsorptive Irreversible Systems. Rock Mineral Anal. 10, 74-75 (1991).


3. Miao, W. & Hong, L. Determination of Miller Indexes of X-ray Diffraction Patterns with Computer. Compt. Appl. Chem. 7, 44-8 (1990).


2. Miao, W. & Hu, X. Study and Application of Nonionic Surfactant-OP in Some Coordination Systems. J. Nantong Teachers College (Nat. Sci. Sec.) 5, 30-38 (1989).


1. Miao, W. Is the Electronegativity of Group 0 Elements equal to 0? Chem. Teach. 4, 42 (1980).

III. Proceedings/Abstracts of Conferences (60+)

IV. CSIRO Divisional Publications:


1. Miao, W., Cole, I. S., Neufeld, A. K. & Furman, S. A. Pitting Corrosion of Zn and Zn-Al Coated Steels in pH 2 to 12 NaCl Solutions. CSIRO-DBCE Doc. 00/164 (2000).


2. Miao, W., Cole, I. S., Neufeld, A. K. & Furman, S. A. Corrosion Behaviour of Zincalume in pH 2 to 10 NaCl Solutions: Polarization Resistance and EIS Studies. CSIRO-DBCE Doc. 00/187 (2000).


3. Miao, W., Cole, I. S., Neufeld, A. K. & Furman, S. A. Identification of Passive Films and Corrosion Products Generated on Zinc Surfaces by an Electrochemical Technique in NaCl Solutions: SEM and FTIR Studies. CSIRO-DBCE Doc. 00/444 (2000).


4. Miao, W., Cole, I. S., Neufeld, A. K., Furman, S. A., Fullston, D., Ganther, W. & Martin, A. FTIR and EIS Studies on the Corrosion Products Formed on Zinc Plates Exposed to Three Accelerated Zinc Corrosion Electrolytes. CSIRO-DBCE Doc. 00/445 (2000).