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Shuyu Xu

Guest Researcher


Dr. Shuyu Xu is a guest researcher working with Dr. Young Jong Lee in the Biomaterials Group. Her research at NIST focuses on (1) developing new imaging technologies of 3D molecular orientation based on polarization-controlled broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (BCARS) and polarization-controlled infrared (IR) absorption; and (2) understanding the kinetics of insulin aggregation/fibrillation using the new water-uncloaked IR spectroscopy. Previously in her PhD research at the University at Delaware, she developed a highly sensitive and reproducible surface enhanced Raman scattering substrate for trace arsenic detection.

Current Research Interests

  • Raman/IR spectroscopy and imaging
  • Surface analysis
  • Polymer Science
  • X-ray diffraction


  • S. Xu, D. Bruce Chase, J.F. Rabolt, I. Noda, Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy (2D-COS) Studies of Solution Mixtures in the Low Frequency Raman Region, Appl. Spectrosc. (2019)
  • S. Xu, F.P. Sabino, A. Janotti, D.B. Chase, D.L. Sparks, J.F. Rabolt, A Unique Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrate for the Study of Arsenic Speciation and Detection, J. Phys. Chem. A. 122 (2018)
  • S. Xu, W. Tang, D.B. Chase, D.L. Sparks, J.F. Rabolt, A Highly Sensitive, Selective, and Reproducible SERS Sensor for Detection of Trace Metalloids in the Environment, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 1 (2018) 1257–1264.
Created December 8, 2019, Updated March 5, 2020