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  1. Wang, T.; Jones, J.D.; Niyonshuti, I.I.; Agrawal, S.; Gundampati, R.K.; Kumar, T.K.S.;* Quinn, K.P.;* Chen, J.* Biocompatible, Injectable Anionic Hydrogels based on Poly(oligo ethylene glycol monoacrylate-co-acrylic acid) for Protein Delivery, Advanced Therapeutics 2019, DOI: 10.1002/adtp.201900092. (Link)

  2. Alqahtany, M.;† Khadka, P.;† Niyonshuti, I.;† Krishnamurthi, V.R.; Sadoon, A.A.; Challapalli, S.D.; Chen, J.;* Wang, Y.* Nanoscale Reorganizations of Histone-like Nucleoid Structuring Protein in Escherichia coli are caused by silver nanoparticles. Nanotechnology 2019, 30, 385101. (†co-first authors) (Link)
  3. Liang, Z.; Song, L; Deng, S.; Zhu, Y.; Stavitski, E.; Adzic, R.R.; Chen, J.;* Wang, J.X.* Direct 12-Electron Oxidation of Ethanol on Ternary Au(core)-PtIr(shell) Electrocatalyst, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 24, 9629. (Link)

  4. Song, J.; Lin, L.; Yang, Z.; Zhu, R.; Zhou, Z.;* Li, Z.-W.;* Wang, F.; Chen, J.; Yang, H.;* Chen, X.* Self-Assembled Responsive Bilayered Vesicles with Adjustable Oxidative Stress for Enhanced Cancer Imaging and Therapy, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 20, 8158-8170. (Link)
  5. Mano, R.H.; Acharya, P.; Deng, S.; Crane, C.C.; Reinhart, B.; Lee, S.; Tong, X.; Nykypanchuk, D.; Zhu, J.; Zhu, Y.; Greenlee, L.F.;* Chen. J.* Controlling the 3-D Morphology of Ni-Fe-Based Nanocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Nanoscale 2019, 11, 8170-8184. (Link)

  6. Jenkins, S.V.;* Nedosekin, D.A.; Shaulis, B.J.; Wang, T.J.; Jamsshidi-Parsian, A.; Pollock, E.D.; Chen, J.; Dings, R.P.M.; Griffin, R.J. Enhanced Photothermal Treatment Efficacy and Normal Tissue Protection via Vascular Targeted Gold Nanocages, Nanotheranostics 2019, 3, 145-155. (Link)
  7. Chen, S.; Wu, H.; Tao, J.; Xin, H.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J.* Pt-Ni Seed-Core-Frame Hierarchical Nanostructures and Their Conversion to Nanoframes for Enhanced Methanol Electro-Oxidation, Catalysts 2019, 9, 39; DOI: 10.3390/catal9010039 (invited paper). (Link)


  8. Song, L.; Liang, Z.; Ma, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, J.; Adzic, R.R.; Wang, J.X.* Temperature-Dependent Kinetics and Reaction Mechanism of Ammonia Oxidation on Pt, Ir, and PtIr Alloy catalysts, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2018, 165, J3095-J3100. (Link)
  9. Zamani, P.; Ozdemir, J.; Ha, Y.; Benamara, M.; Kuchuk, A.V.; Wang, T.; Chen, J.; Khosropour, A.R.;* Beyzavi, H.M.* Magnetic Nanoparticle Anchored Deep Eutectic Solvents as a Catalyst for the Etherification and Amination of Naphthols, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201800743. (Link)
  10. Li, J.; Sun, K.; Li, J.; Meng, Q.; Fu, X.; Yin, W.-G.; Lu, D.; Li, Y.; Babzien, M.; Fedurin, M.; Swinson, C.; Malone, R.; Palmer, M.; Mathurin, L.; Manso, R.; Chen, J.; Konik, R.M.; Cava, R.J.; Zhu, Y.; Tao, J.* Probing the Pathway of an Ultrafast Structural Phase Transition to Illuminate the Transition Mechanism in Cu2S, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2018, 113, 041904. (Link)
  11. Manso, R.H.; Song, L.; Liang, Z.; Wang, J.X.; Chen, J.* CuPt and CuPtRu Nanostructures for Ammonia Oxidation Reaction, ECS Transactions, 2018, 85, 177-182. (Link)
  12. Mathurin, L.E.; Benamara, M.; Tao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J.* Tailoring the Surface Structures of CuPt and CuPtRu One-dimensional Nanostructures by Coupling Co-reduction with Galvanic Replacement, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2018, 35, 1800053. (Link)

  13. Meeker D.G.;+ Wang, T.;+ Harrington, W.N.; Zharov, V.P.; Johnson, S.A.; Jenkins, S.V.; Oyibo, S.E.; Walker, C.M.; Mills, W.B.; Shirtliff, M.E.; Beenken, K.E.; Chen, J.;* Smeltzer, M.S.* Versatility of Targeted Antibiotic-loaded Gold Nanoconstructs for the Treatment of Biofilm-associated Bacterial Infections, Int. J. Hyperthermia 2018, 34, 209-219. (+: Equal contribution) (Link)
  14. Jenkins, S.V.; Nedosekin, D.A.; Miller, E.K.; Zharov, V.P.; Dings, R.P.M.; Chen, J.; Griffin, R. Galectin-1-based Tumor-targeting for Gold Nanostructure-mediated Photothermal Therapy, Int. J. Hyperthermia, 2018, 34, 19-29. (Link)
  15. Mathurin, L.E.; Tao, J.; Xin, H.; Li, J.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J.* Dendritic Core-Frame and Frame Multimetallic Rhombic Dodecahedra: A Comparison Study of Composition and Structure Effects on Electrocatalysis of Methanol Oxidation, ChemNanoMat 2018, 4, 76-87. (Link)


  16. Haque, M.; Imamura, R.; Brown, G.A.; Krishnamurthi, V.R.; Niyonshuti, I.I.; Marcelle, T.; Mathurin, L.E.; Chen, J.;* Wang, Y.* An Experiment-based Model Quantifying Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles on Escherichia Coli, RSC Advances 2017, 7, 56173-56182. (Link)
  17. Tao, J.;* Chen, J.;* Li, J.; Mathurin, L.E.; Zheng, J.-C.; Li, Y.; Lu, D.; Cao, Y.; Wu, L.; Cava, R.J.;* Zhu, Y. Reversible Structure Manipulation by Tuning Carrier Concentration in Metastable Cu2S, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2017, 114, 9832-9837. (Link)

  18. Vasicek, T.W.; Jenkins, S.V.; Vaz, L.; Chen, J.; Stenken J.A. Thermoresponsive Nanoparticle Agglomeration/Aggregation in Salt Solutions: Dependence on Graft Density, J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 2017, 506, 338-345. (Link)
  19. Yang, Z.; Song, J.; Dai, Y.; Chen, J.; Wang, F.; Lin, L.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, F.; Yu, G.; Zhou, Z.; Fan, W.; Huang, W.; Fan, Q; Chen, X. Self-assembly of Semiconductoring-plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles with Enhanced Optical Property for Photoacoustic Imaging and Photothermal Therapy, Theranostics, 2017, 7, 2177-2185. (Link)
  20. Orishchin, N.; Crane, C.C.; Brownell, M.; Wang, T.; Jenkins, S.; Zou, M.; Nair, A.; Chen, J.* Rapid Deposition of Uniform Polydopamine Coating on Nanoparticle Surface with Controllable Thickness, Langmuir, 2017, 33, 6046-6053. (Link)

  21. Cameron, C.C.; Wang, F.; Li, J.; Tao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J.* Synthesis of Copper-Silica Core-Shell Nanostructures with Sharp and Stable Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance, J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 5684-5692. (Link)

  22. Choudhury, D.; Lackner, J.; Fleming, R.A.; Goss, J.; Chen, J.; Zou, M. Diamond-like Coating with Zirconium-containing Interlayers for Orthopedic Implants, J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2017, 68, 51-61. (Link)
  23. 2016

  24. Beckford, S.; Mathurin, L.; Chen, J.; Fleming, R.A.; Zou, M. The Effects of Polydopamine Coated Cu Nanoparticles on Tribological Properties of Polydopamine/PTFE Coatings, Tribology International 2016, 103, 87-94. (Link)
  25. Song, J.; Wang, F.; Yang, X.; Ning, B.; Harp, M.G.; Culp, S.H.; Hu, S.; Huang, P.; Nie, L.; Chen, J.; Chen, X. Gold Nanoparticle Coated Carbon Nanotube Ring with Enhanced Raman Scattering and Photothermal Conversion Property for Theranostic Applications, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 136, 7005-7015. (Link)
  26. Kwizera, E.A.; Chaffin, E.; Shen, X.; Chen, J.; Zou, Q.; Wu, Z.; Gai, Z.; Bhana, S.; O’Connor, R.; Wang, L.; Adhikari, H.; Mishra, S.R.; Wang, Y.; Huang, X. Size- and Shape-Controlled Synthesis and Properties of Magnetic-Plasmonic Core-Shell Nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 10530-10546. (Link)
  27. Meeker, D.G.;# Jenkins S.V.;# Miller, E.K., Beenken, K.E.; Loughran, A.J.; Powless, A.; Muldoon, T.J.; Galanzha, E.I.; Zharov, V.P.; Smeltzer, M.S.;* Chen, J.* Synergistic Photothermal and Antibiotic Killing of Biofilm-associated Staphylococcus aureus using Targeted, Antibiotic-loaded Gold Nanoconstructs, ACS Infect. Dis. 2016, 2, 241-250. (#these authors contributed equally.) (Link)(SI)

  28. Xia, J.; Stephen, A.; Cameron, C.C.; Chen, J.; Dimitrov, N. Impact of Structure and Composition on the De-alloying of CuxAu(1-x) Bulk and Nanoscale Alloys, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 2299-2308. (Link)
  29. Jenkins, S.V.; Srivatsan, A.; Reynolds, K.Y.; Gao, F.; Zhang, Y.; Heyes, C.D.; Pandey, R.K.; Chen, J. Understanding the Interactions between Porphyrin-Containing Photosensitizers and Polymer-coated Nanoparticles in Model Biological Environments, J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 2016, 461, 225-231. (Link)


  30. Beckford, S.; Mathurin, L.; Chen, J.; Zou, M. The Influence of Cu Nanoparticles on the Tribological Properties of Polydopamine/PTFE + Cu Films, Tribology Lett. 2015, 59, 11: DOI: 10.1007/s11249-015-0543-0. (Link)
  31. Jenkins, S.V.; Chen, S.; Chen, J. Gold-Copper Alloyed Nanorods for Metal-catalyzed Organic Reactions: Implication of Surface Ligands on Nanoparticle-based Heterogeneous Catalysis, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 3368-3372. (Link)

  32. Jenkins, S.V.; Gohman, T.D.; Miller, E.K.; Chen, J. Synthesis of Hollow Gold-Silver Alloyed Nanoparticles: A “Galvanic Replacement” Experiment for Chemistry and Engineering Students, J. Chem. Ed. 2015, 92, 1056-1060. (Link)(SI)
  33. Lisunova, M.;* Dunklin, J. R.; Jenkins, S. V.; Chen, J.;* Roper, K.D.* The Unusual Visible Photothermal Response of Free Standing Multilayered Films Based on Plasmonic Bimetallic Nanocages, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 15719-15727. (Link)
  34. Jenkins, S.V.; Qu, H.; Mudalige, T.; Ingle, T.; Wang, R.; Wang, F.; Howard, P.C.; Chen, J.; Zhang, Y. Rapid Determination of Plasmonic Nanoparticle Agglomeration Status in Blood, Biomaterials, 2015, 51, 226-237. (Link)
  35. 2014

  36. Crane, C.C.; Tao, J.; Wang, F.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J. Mask-Assisted Seeded Growth of Segmented Metallic Heteronanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 28134-28142. (Link)

  37. Beckford, S.; Cai, J.; Chen, J.; Zou, M. Use of Au Nanoparticle-Filled PTFE Films to Produce Low-Friction and Low-Wear Surface Coatings, Tribology Lett. 2014, 56, 223-230. (Link)
  38. Milana L.; Justin N.; Wei, X.; Jenkins, S.V.; Chen, J.; Roper, K.D. Aqueous Dispersion of Plasmonic Hollow Metal Nanoparticles, Materials Lett. 2014, 117, 241-243. (Link)
  39. Srivatsan, A.; Jenkins, S.V.; Jeon, M.; Wu, Z.; Kim, C.;* Chen, J.;* Pandey, R.* Gold Nanocage-Photosensitizer Conjugates for Dual-Modal Image-Guided Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy, Theranostics, 2014, 4, 163-174. (Link)
  40. Jeon, M.; Jenkins, S.V.; Oh, J.; Kim, J.; Peterson, T.; Chen, J.;* Kim, C.* Nonionizing Photoacoustic Cystography with Near-Infrared Absorbing Gold Nanostructures as Optical-Opaque Tracers, Nanomedicine, 2014, 9, 1377-1388. (Link)
  41. 2013

  42. Taylor, E.; Chen, S.; Tao, J.; Wu, L.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J. Synthesis of Pt-Cu Nanodendrites by Controlling Reduction Kinetics for Enhanced Electro-Oxidation of Methanol, ChemSusChem 2013, 6, 1863-1867. (Link)

  43. Chen, S.; Jenkins, S.V.; Tao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Chen, J. Anisotropic Seeded Growth of Cu-M (M = Au, Pt, or Pd) Bimetallic Nanorods with Tunable Optical and Catalytic Properties, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 8924-8932. (Link)

  44. 2012

  45. Chen, S.; Si, R.; Taylor, E.; Janzen, J.; Chen, J. Synthesis of Pd/Fe3O4 hybrid nanocatalysts with controllable interface and enhanced catalytic activities for CO oxidation, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 12969-12976. (Link)


  1. Skrabalak, S.E.; Chen, J.; Neretina, S.; Qin, D. Beyond the Gold Standard: Bimetallic Nanomaterials Bring New Properties and Functions, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2018, 35, 1800111-3 (Editorial of the Special Issue).
  2. Meeker, D.G.; Chen, J.;* Smeltzer, M.S.* Could Targeted, Antibiotic-loaded Gold Nanoconstructs be a New Magic Bullet to Fight Infection? Nanomedicine, 2016, 18, 2379-2382 (Invited Editorial Article).
Book Chapters:
  1. Chen, J.; Wang, T.; Meeker, D.; Smeltzer, M. Polymer Coated Gold Nanostructures for Controlled Release Drug Delivery. In Nanoscale Soft Materials in Nano/Bio Medicine, World Scientific, 2018; in press.
  2. Jenkins, S.V.; Muldoon, T.J.; Chen, J. in Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biomedical and Sensing Applications, ed. by X. Xiong, X. Lu. Metallic Nanostructures: From Controlled Synthesis to Applications (Springer, 2014).
  3. Chen, J. in Noble Metal Nanoparticle Platform, ed. by X. Chen, S. Wong. Cancer Theranostics (Elsevier, 2014).

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