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MD Tanvir Hasan

Guest Researcher

Current Research Activities

  • Development of a next-generation infrared hyperspectral imaging technique to perform label-free bioimaging of live cells in aqueous environment and assess the concentration of key biomolecules with chemical identity/SI traceability
  • Characterization of the structural change of peptide drugs using highly sensitive Infrared Spectroscopy

Research Experience

  • Development of novel graphene quantum dots using bottom-up/top-down approach, characterize their optical/structural properties using various spectroscopic/microscopic techniques and utilize those materials to fabricate optoelectronic devices (LEDs, solar cells, photodetectors)
  • Utilization of graphene quantum dots in biological applications (in-vitro/in-vivo bioimaging, drug/gene delivery, pH-dependent fluorescence-based ratio-metric cancer sensing)
  • Investigation/modification of the optical/structural properties of other carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene, reduced graphene oxide, graphene oxide, single-walled carbon nanotubes) and exploration of their suitable applications in biotechnology/optoelectronics.


  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, R. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, C. Ryan, and A. V. Naumov“Variation of Optical Properties of Nitrogen-doped Graphene Quantum Dots with Short/Mid/Long-wave Ultraviolet for the Development of the UV Photodetector”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, doi:10.1021/acsami.9b10365 (2019).
  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, E. Campbell, V. Lyle, G. R. Akkaraju, L. Kirkpatrick, A. V. Naumov “Multi-Drug/Gene NASH Therapy Delivery and Selective Hyperspectral Near-IR Imaging Using Chirality-Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.” Cancers, doi:10.3390/cancers11081175 (2019).
  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, R. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, C. Ryan, Kristof Pota, Kayla N. Green, J. L. Cofferand A. V. Naumov“Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots: Optical Properties Modification and Photovoltaic Applications” Nano Research, doi:10.1007/s12274-019-2337-4 (2019).
  • E. Campbell, Md. Tanvir Hasan, R. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, G.R. Akkaraju, and A. V. Naumov “Doped Graphene Quantum Dots for Intracellular Multicolor Imaging, and Cancer Detection” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, doi:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00603 (2019).
  • E. Campbell, Md. Tanvir Hasan, C. Pho, K. Callaghan, G.R. Akkaraju, and A. V. Naumov “Graphene Oxide as a Multifunctional Platform for Intracellular Delivery, Imaging, and Cancer Sensing” Scientific Reports, 9:416, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36617-4 (2019).
  • A. Khazi-Syed, Md. Tanvir Hasan, E. Campbell, A. V. Naumov “Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Assisted Antibiotic Delivery and Imaging in S. Epidermidis Strains Addressing Antibiotic Resistance” Nanomaterials, 9, 1685, doi: 10.3390/nano9121685 (2019).
  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, R. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, C. Ryan, N. Faerber, J. L. Coffer and A. V. Naumov, Photo-and Electroluminescence from Nitrogen-Doped and Nitrogen–Sulfur Co-doped Graphene Quantum Dots. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(42): p. 1804337, doi:10.1002/adfm.201804337 (2018).
  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, B. J. Senger, C. Ryan, M. Culp, R. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. L. Coffer, A. V. Naumov “Optical Band Gap Alteration of Graphene Oxide via Ozone Treatment” Scientific Reports, 7(1): p. 6411, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06107-0 (2017).
  • Md Tanvir Hasan, B. J. Senger, P. Mulford, C. Ryan, H. Doan, Z. Gryczynski, A. V. Naumov “Modifying optical properties of reduced/graphene oxide with controlled ozone and thermal treatment in aqueous suspensions” Nanotechnology 28, 065705, doi:10.1088/1361-6528/aa5232 (2017).
  • Md. Tanvir Hasan, A. Bhalla, R. Guo “Investigation of Electrical, Optical and Structural Properties of Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Thin Film” Proc. of SPIE Vol.9586 95860J-1, doi: 10.1117/12.2188971 (2015)


  • Lynn Kirkpatrick, Anton V. Naumov, Md. Tanvir HasanMethods and Compositions of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Treating Liver Diseases”, U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/839,920; Filing Date:  April 29, 2019
  • Anton V. Naumov, Md. Tanvir Hasan “Near-Infrared Emissive Graphene Quantum Dots Method of Manufacture and Uses Thereof”, U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/983,191; Filing Date: February 28, 2020
Created November 9, 2019, Updated March 17, 2020