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Assoc. Prof. JU Qiang

Assoc. Prof. JU Qiang



Address: 5 Xin Mo Fan Road, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

Research Interests

Multi-function nano-materials for medical applications/Development of fast paper test articles/Rare-earth ions for promising applications in high energy and ultra-fast laser

Biographical Information

2007-2010: PhD degree; Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2010-2015: Post-Doc.; Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, University of Toronto, Canada, and Ames National Lab, USA, respectively.

2015-    : Assoc. Prof.; Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University.

Academic Achievements

Associate Professor JU Qiang firstly achieved protein detection of antibiotin under time resolution mode and its application in magnetic resonance imaging as contrast agent. He also developed the ultra-sensitive detection of DNA fragment where the gene could cause human myasthenia via the application of Upconversionnanocrystals. In addition, he for the first time prepared the ionic liquid modified rare-earth elements doped NaGdF4nano-crystals and achieved the transformation of NaGdF4nano-crystals from cubic phase to hexagonal phase. Recently, he has published papers on Journal of the American Chemical Society, Small, Journal of Materials Chemistry B,Nanoscale, etc.


1. Q. Ju, D.T. Tu, Y.S. Liu, R.F. Li, H.M. Zhu, J.C. Chen, Z. Chen, M.D. Huang, X.Y. Chen: Amine-Functionalized Lanthanides-Doped KGdF4Nanocrystals as Potential Optical/Magnetic Multimodal Bioprobes. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2012, 134, 1323-1330

2. Q. Ju, Y.S. Liu, D.T. Tu, H.M. Zhu, R.F. Li, X.Y. Chen: Lanthanides-Doped Multicolor GdF3Nanocrystals for Time-Resolved PhotoluminescentBiodetection. Chem. Eur. J.,2011, 17, 8549-8554

3. Q. Ju,U. Uddayasankar, U. Krull: Paper-Based DNA Detection Using Lanthanide-Doped LiYF4UpconversionNanocrystalsAsBioprobe. Small, 2014, 10, 3912-3917.

4. Q. Ju, P.S. Campbell, A.V. Mudring: Interface-Assisted IonothermalSynthesis, PhaseTunning,Surface Modification and Bioapplication of Ln3+-doped NaGdF4 Nanocrystals. J. Mater. Chem. B., 2013, 1, 179-185.

5. Q. Ju, X. Chen, D. Peng, F.J. Ai, X.D. Lin, W. Kong, P. Shi, G. Y. Zhu, F. WangAn UpconversionNanoprobe Operating in the First Biological Window, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 3548-3555.

6. Q. Ju, W.Q. Luo, Y.S. Liu, R.F. Li, H.M. Zhu, X.Y. Chen: Poly (Acrylic Acid)-Capped Lanthanide-Doped BaFClNanocrystals: Synthesis and Optical Properties. Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1208-1202.

7. Q. Ju, Y.S. Liu, R.F. Li, L.Q. Liu, W.Q.Luo, X.Y. Chen: Optical Spectroscopy of Eu3+-Doped BaFCl Nanocrystals. J. Phy. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 2309-2315.

8. Q. Ju, D.T. Tu, Y.S. Liu, H.M. Zhu, X.Y. Chen: Lanthanide-Doped Inorganic Nanocrystals as Luminescent Biolabels. Comb. Chem. High. T. Scr., 2012, 15, 580-594.

9. Q. Ju, A.V. Mudring: Phase and Morphology Selective Interface-Assisted Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Ln3+-doped NaGdF4Nanorods. RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 8172-8175.

10. Q. Ju, W.Q. Luo, Y.S. Liu, R.F. Li, H.M. Zhu, X.Y. Chen: One-Step Synthesis and Optical Properties of Water-Soluble and Amino-Functionalized Dy3+-Doped BaFClNanocrystals. J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 2011, 9478-9483.

11. D.T. Tu, L.Q. Liu, Q. Ju, Y.S. Liu, H.M. Zhu, R.F. Li, X.Y. Chen: Time-Resolved FRET Biosensor Based on Amine-Functionalized Lanthanide-Doped NaYF4Nanocrystals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 6306-6310.

12. F.J. Ai, Q. Ju, X.M. Zhang, X. Chen, F. Wang, and G.Y. Zhu: A core-shell-shell nanoplatformupconverting near-infrared light at 808 nm for luminescence imaging and photodynamic therapy of cancer. Sci. Rep., 2015, In Publication.

13. D. Peng, Q. Ju, X. Chen, R. Ma, B. Chen, G. Bai, J. Hao, X. Qiao, X. Fan, F. Wang: Lanthanide-Doped Energy Cascade Nanoparticles: Full Spectrum Emission by Single Wavelength Excitation. Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 3115-3120.

14. X. Chen, D. Peng, Q. Ju, and F. WangPhoton upconversion in core-shell nanoparticles. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Doi: 10.1039/C1034CS00151F.

15. Z.L. Fang,J.G. He, Q. Ju, X.Y. Wu, C.Z. Lu: Coordination polymer based on cyano: Synthesis, crystal structure, and fluorescence. J. Solid. State. Chem.2010, 183, 1615-1619.

16. Y.S. Liu, Q. Ju, and X.Y. Chen: Water-soluble Lanthanide Doped Fluorescence Nanocrystals for Biolabeling: Materials and Photophysics. Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechno., 2012, 1, 163-171.



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