Faculty Profiles

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



Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry, Princeton University 2010 - 2015

Ph.D., Stanford University 2010

B.Sc., Emory University 2005

Research Areas:
Physical, Nanoscience and Materials, Analytical

Tabakman, S. M., et al. “Optical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes separated in a density gradient: Length, bundling, and aromatic stacking effects.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, no. 46, Nov. 2010, pp. 19569–75. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp106453v. Full Text

Hong, Guosong, et al. “Metal-enhanced fluorescence of carbon nanotubes..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 45, Nov. 2010, pp. 15920–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja1087997. Full Text

Robinson, J. T., et al. “High performance in vivo near-IR (>1 μm) imaging and photothermal cancer therapy with carbon nanotubes.” Nano Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Jan. 2010, pp. 779–93. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12274-010-0045-1. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, et al. “A route to brightly fluorescent carbon nanotubes for near-infrared imaging in mice..” Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2009, pp. 773–80. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nnano.2009.294. Full Text

Liu, Z., et al. “Carbon nanotubes in biology and medicine: In vitro and in vivo detection, imaging and drug delivery.” Nano Research, vol. 2, no. 2, Apr. 2009, pp. 85–120. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12274-009-9009-8. Full Text

Prencipe, Giuseppe, et al. “PEG branched polymer for functionalization of nanomaterials with ultralong blood circulation..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 13, Apr. 2009, pp. 4783–87. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja809086q. Full Text

Zhang, Li, et al. “Optical characterizations and electronic devices of nearly pure (10,5) single-walled carbon nanotubes..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 7, Feb. 2009, pp. 2454–55. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja8096674. Full Text

Goodwin, Andrew P., et al. “Phospholipid-dextran with a single coupling point: a useful amphiphile for functionalization of nanomaterials..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 289–96. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja807307e. Full Text

Sun, X., et al. “Optical properties of ultrashort semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube capsules down to sub-10 nm.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 130, no. 20, May 2008, pp. 6551–55. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja8006929. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, et al. “Selective probing and imaging of cells with single walled carbon nanotubes as near-infrared fluorescent molecules..” Nano Letters, vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 586–90. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nl072949q. Full Text