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

Piryani, SO, Jiao, Y, Kam, AYF, Liu, Y, Vo-Dinh, T, Chen, BJ, Chao, NJ, and Doan, PL. "Endothelial Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Mitigate Radiation-Induced Hematopoietic Injury.(Accepted)" International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 104.2 (June 2019): 291-301. Full Text

Ran, Y, Strobbia, P, Cupil-Garcia, V, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Fiber-optrode SERS probes using plasmonic silver-coated gold nanostars(Accepted)." Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (May 15, 2019): 95-101. Full Text

Strobbia, P, Ran, Y, Crawford, BM, Cupil-Garcia, V, Zentella, R, Wang, H-N, Sun, T-P, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Inverse Molecular Sentinel-Integrated Fiberoptic Sensor for Direct and in Situ Detection of miRNA Targets." Analytical Chemistry (April 10, 2019). Full Text

Strobbia, P, Sadler, T, Odion, RA, and Vo-Dinh, T. "SERS in Plain Sight: A Polarization Modulation Method for Signal Extraction." Analytical Chemistry 91.5 (March 2019): 3319-3326. Full Text

Crawford, BM, Strobbia, P, Wang, H-N, Zentella, R, Boyanov, MI, Pei, Z-M, Sun, T-P, Kemner, KM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Plasmonic Nanoprobes for in Vivo Multimodal Sensing and Bioimaging of MicroRNA within Plants." Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 11.8 (February 12, 2019): 7743-7754. Full Text

Duong, HD, Vo-Dinh, T, and Rhee, JI. "Synthesis and functionalization of gold nanostars for singlet oxygen production." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 69 (January 25, 2019): 233-240. Full Text

De Silva Indrasekara, AS, Norton, SJ, Geitner, NK, Crawford, BM, Wiesner, MR, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Tailoring the Core-Satellite Nanoassembly Architectures by Tuning Internanoparticle Electrostatic Interactions." Langmuir : the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids 34.48 (December 2018): 14617-14623. Full Text

Register, J, Maiwald, M, Fales, A, Strobbia, P, Sumpf, B, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Shifted-excitation Raman difference spectroscopy for the detection of SERS-encoded gold nanostar probes." Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 49.12 (December 1, 2018): 1961-1967. Full Text

Yan, F, Reddy, CVG, Shrestha, YK, Spurgeon, CL, Kummarapurugu, AB, Fischer, BM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Correction: Determination of ferric ions using surface-enhanced Raman scattering based on desferrioxamine-functionalized silver nanoparticles." Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England) 54.78 (September 2018): 11053-null. Full Text

Odion, RA, Strobbia, P, Crawford, BM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Inverse surface-enhanced spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SESORS) through a monkey skull." Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 49.9 (September 1, 2018): 1452-1460. Full Text


Vo-Dinh, T. Preface. January 1, 2017. Full Text

Vo-Dinh, T. Preface. January 1, 2003.

Vo-Dinh, T. Biomedical photonics: Handbook. January 1, 2003.

Kasili, PM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Monitoring apoptosis and anticancer drug activity in single cells using nanosensors." Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications, Second Edition. January 1, 2017. 423-438. Full Text

Pitris, C, Vo-Dinh, T, Eugene Goodson, R, and Goodson, SE. "Medical applications of photonics." Handbook of Optoelectronics, Second Edition: Applied Optical Electronics Volume Three. January 1, 2017. 343-364. Full Text

Dhawan, A, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Plasmonic nanostructures and nano-antennas for sensing." Optochemical Nanosensors. April 19, 2016. 401-438.

Vo-Dinh, T, and Wang, HN. "Plasmonic nanoprobes for biomolecular diagnostics of DNA targets." Handbook of Biomedical Optics. April 19, 2016. 723-729.

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

Vo-Dinh, T. "Preface." January 1, 2014. ix-xi. Full Text

Vo-Dinh, T. "Preface." January 1, 2014. xi-xiii. Full Text

Vo-Dinh, T. "Preface." January 1, 2014. ix-xi. Full Text

Griffin, GD, Wendy Williams, M, Stratis-Cullum, DN, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Amplification techniques for optical detection." Biomedical Photonics: Handbook. January 1, 2003. 55-1-55-13-null.


Ngo, HT, Strobbia, P, Vohra, P, Freedman, E, De Silva Indrasekara, AS, Lee, WT, Taylor, SM, and Vo-Dinh, T. "A nanophotonic-based assay for point-of-care medical diagnostics of malaria in low and middle income countries." January 1, 2019. Full Text

Odion, R, Vo-Dinh, T, and Strobbia, P. "Surface-enhanced patially offset Raman spectroscopy (SESORS) for biomedical applications." Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVI. January 27, 2018 - February 1, 2018.: SPIE, February 12, 2018. 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, 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

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

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