Faculty Profiles

Tuan Vo-Dinh
Professor in the Department of Chemistry
2589 CIEMAS, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5598



Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 1975

B.S., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland) 1971

Vohra, P, Strobbia, P, Ngo, HT, Lee, WT, and Dinh, TV. "Rapid Nanophotonics Assay for Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis." Scientific Reports 8.1 (July 30, 2018): 11410-null. Full Text

Ngo, HT, Freedman, E, Odion, RA, Strobbia, P, De Silva Indrasekara, AS, Vohra, P, Taylor, SM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Direct Detection of Unamplified Pathogen RNA in Blood Lysate using an Integrated Lab-in-a-Stick Device and Ultrabright SERS Nanorattles." Scientific Reports 8.1 (March 6, 2018): 4075-null. Full Text

Strobbia, P, Odion, R, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Spectroscopic Chemical Sensing and Imaging: From Plants to Animals and Humans." Chemosensors 6.1 (March 2018): 11-11. Full Text

Vo-Dinh, T, and Inman, BA. "What potential does plasmonics-amplified synergistic immuno photothermal nanotherapy have for treatment of cancer?." Nanomedicine (London, England) 13.2 (January 2018): 139-144. Full Text

Liu, Y, Maccarini, P, Palmer, GM, Etienne, W, Zhao, Y, Lee, C-T, Ma, X, Inman, BA, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Synergistic Immuno Photothermal Nanotherapy (SYMPHONY) for the Treatment of Unresectable and Metastatic Cancers." Scientific Reports 7.1 (August 17, 2017): 8606-null. Full Text

Shammas, RL, Fales, AM, Crawford, BM, Wisdom, AJ, Devi, GR, Brown, DA, Vo-Dinh, T, and Hollenbeck, ST. "Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Labeled with Plasmonic Gold Nanostars for Cellular Tracking and Photothermal Cancer Cell Ablation." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 139.4 (April 2017): 900e-910e. Full Text


Crawford, BM, Shammas, RL, Fales, AM, Brown, DA, Hollenbeck, ST, Vo-Dinh, T, and Devi, GR. "Photothermal ablation of inflammatory breast cancer tumor emboli using plasmonic gold nanostars." International Journal of Nanomedicine 12 (January 2017): 6259-6272. Full Text

Chang, C-C, Mao, M, Liu, Y, Wu, M, Vo-Dinh, T, and Yuan, F. "Improvement in Electrotransfection of Cells Using Carbon-Based Electrodes." Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 9.4 (December 2016): 538-545. Full Text


Cullum, BM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Preparation of Liquid and Solid Samples." Handbook of Spectroscopy: Second, Enlarged Edition. June 9, 2014. 1-14. Full Text

Cho, EH, Boico, A, Wisniewski, NA, Gant, R, Helton, KL, Brown, NL, Register, JK, Vo-Dinh, T, Schroeder, T, and Klitzman, B. "Micovascular integration into porous polyHEMA scaffold." January 1, 2014. Full Text

Tucker, MB, Wallace, C, Mantena, S, Cornwell, N, Ross, W, Odion, R, Vo-Dinh, T, and Codd, P. "Creation of an optically tunable, solid tissue phantom for use in cancer detection." January 1, 2018. Full Text

Ngo, HT, Strobbia, P, Wang, HN, Crawford, BM, Fales, AM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Plasmonic nanochip for SERS chemical and biomedical sensing." January 1, 2017. Full Text

Ngo, HT, Wang, HN, Crawford, BM, Fales, AM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Plasmonic SERS nanochips and nanoprobes for medical diagnostics and bio-energy applications." January 1, 2017. Full Text

Strobbia, P, Crawford, BM, Wang, HN, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Nanosensors for nucleic acid targets detection using SERS." January 1, 2017. Full Text

Fales, A, Crawford, BM, Norton, SJ, DeLacy, BG, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Plasmonic fano resonance sensing system using gold nanosphere and J-aggregates." January 1, 2016. Full Text

Ngo, HT, Wang, HN, Burke, T, Woods, C, Ginsburg, GS, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Multiplex DNA biosensor for viral infection diagnosis using SERS molecular sentinel-on-chip." January 1, 2015. Full Text