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Ning Chen

Research Interests

  • Fluorescent carbon nanotube composites
  • Försters resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • Super-resolution optical imaging

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research, Division of Polymer Chemisty, 2011 ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA

Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Michigan Tech, 2010-2011

Selected non-NIST Publications

Chen, N., Xiang, X., Heiden, P. A. "Tuning thermoresponsive behavior of diblock copolymers and their gold core hybrids. Part 2. How properties change depending on block attachment to gold nanoparticles" Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2013, 396, 39−46.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.01.019

Chen, N., Xiang, X., Saha, R., Bagley, S. T., Heiden, P. A. "Copolymerization of bacterial cell wall materials to enhance stability of polyhydroxyalkanoate" Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2013, 213, 2647−2652.
DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200503

Chen, N., Xiang, X., Tiwari, A., Heiden, P. A. "Tuning thermoresponsive behavior of diblock copolymers and their gold core hybrids. Part 1. Importance of placement of amphiphilic end groups on the diblock copolymers" Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2013, 391, 60−69.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.09.046

Ghassemi, H., Au, M., Chen, N., Heiden, P. A., Yassar, R. S. "In situ electrochemical lithiation/delithiation observation of individual amorphous Si nanorods" ACS Nano 2011, 5(10), 7805−7811.
DOI: 10.1021/nn2029814

Salma, U., Chen, N., Richter, D. L., Filson, P. B., Dawson–Andoh, B., Matuana, L., Heiden, P. "Amphiphilic core/shell nanoparticles to reduce biocide leaching from treated wood, 1–leaching and biological efficacy" Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2010, 295(5), 442−450.
DOI: 10.1002/mame.200900250

Photo of Ning Chen.


Research Associate
Materials Science and Engineering Division
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group

Employment History:

2013-present: Research Associate, MSED, NIST


Ph.D., Chemistry
Michigan Technological University
Advisor: Prof. Patricia A. Heiden

B.S., Chemistry
Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Phone: 301-975-6790
Email: ning.chen@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4924