Faculty Profiles

Kevin David Welsher
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
2213 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1509
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., Stanford University 2010

B.Sc., Emory University 2005

Research Areas:
Physical, Nanoscience and Materials, Analytical

Welsher, K, McManus, SA, Hsia, C-H, Yin, S, and Yang, H. "Discovery of protein- and DNA-imperceptible nanoparticle hard coating using gel-based reaction tuning." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.2 (January 12, 2015): 580-583. Full Text

Welsher, K, and Yang, H. "Three-dimensional target-locking microscopy." Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (January 1, 2013).

Welsher, K, and Yang, H. "Model-free analysis of time-dependent single-molecule spectroscopy: Dynamics of biological macromolecules." Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (August 15, 2012): 921-923. Full Text

Chen, Z, Hong, G, Wang, H, Welsher, K, Tabakman, SM, Sherlock, SP, Robinson, JT, Liang, Y, and Dai, H. "Graphite-coated magnetic nanoparticle microarray for few-cells enrichment and detection." ACS nano 6.2 (February 2012): 1094-1101. Full Text

Welsher, K, Sherlock, SP, and Dai, H. "Deep-tissue anatomical imaging of mice using carbon nanotube fluorophores in the second near-infrared window." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108.22 (May 16, 2011): 8943-8948. Full Text

Hong, G, Tabakman, SM, Welsher, K, Chen, Z, Robinson, JT, Wang, H, Zhang, B, and Dai, H. "Near-infrared-fluorescence-enhanced molecular imaging of live cells on gold substrates." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 50.20 (May 2011): 4644-4648. Full Text

Tabakman, SM, Welsher, K, Hong, G, and Dai, H. "Optical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Separated in a Density Gradient: Length, Bundling, and Aromatic Stacking Effects." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114.46 (November 25, 2010): 19569-19575. Full Text

Hong, G, Tabakman, SM, Welsher, K, Wang, H, Wang, X, and Dai, H. "Metal-enhanced fluorescence of carbon nanotubes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 132.45 (November 2010): 15920-15923. Full Text