Electrochemistry, Single Molecule Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy,
Nanomaterial and Biosensor
B.S. Chemistry,1998, Lanzhou University, P.R. of China; Ph.D.
Chemistry, 2006, University of Rochester; Postdoctoral Research
Associate, 2006-2008University of Texas at Austin.
office: 1088E SHLB
Telephone: (205) 348-6381
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Dr. Pan's group web site
|Our research efforts primarily focus on electrochemistry and single
molecule spectroscopy. We are interested in in-situ spectroscopic
studies of adsorption at electrode and electrocatalysis, and electrogenerated
chemiluminescence by combining electrochemistry and spectroscopy
with high time and spatial resolution. Our current research
projects include: 1) preparation of well-defined functional nanostructures,
including metallic nanocrystals with synergistic functions, inorganic/conjugated
polymer and small organic molecule semiconductor nanostructures,
and investigation of their electrochemical and optical properties,
such as photoelectrochemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence
and catalytic behavior for fuel oxidation and water splitting with
solar energy; 2) using well-defined functional materials to fabricate
devices such as efficient solar cells, memory, light-emitting diodes,
waveguides and smart sensors for ultrasensitive detection of biomolecular
recognition events; 3) using single molecule electrochemical methods
to understand structure-function relationships of nanostructures
at single molecule/particle level. Finally, we are interested in
making plasmonic devices using electrochemical methods that can be
operated below the optical diffraction limit for next-generation
Scanning confocal microscopy for single molecule
Students involved in these highly interdisciplinary projects will interact
with scientists in various research areas from optics and electrochemistry
to material science at the University of Alabama and other institutions
across the country. Students will receive excellent training in various
kinds of nanofabrication and surface characterization tools in addition
to learning advanced electrochemistry and single molecule spectroscopy.
The Department of Chemistry of the University of Alabama provides students
with an advanced research environment, where Ph.D. students will be exposed
to a broad range of scientific perspectives.
"Screening of Photocatalysts by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy." Lee,
J.; Ye, H.; Pan, S.; Bard, A. J. Anal. Chem. 80, 7445-7450
"Cyclic voltammetry studies of Cd2+ and Zn2+ complexation
with hydroxyl-terminated polyamidoamine generation 2 dendrimer at a mercury
microelectrode." Nepomnyashchii, A. B.; Alpuche-Aviles, M. A.; Pan,
S.; Zhan, D.; Fan, F.-R. F.; Bard, A. J. J. Electroanal. Chem. 621,
"Spontaneous Formation and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence
of Tris(bipyridine) Ru(II) Derivative Nanobelts." Yu, J.; Fan, F.-R.
F.; Pan, S.; Lynch, V. M.; Omer, K. M.; Bard, A. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130,
Efficiency Enhancement by Silver Metallic Ultrathin Film Incorporated
in Pentacene/C60 Tandem Cell”, Pan, S.L. and Rothberg, L.J. Proc.
SPIE, 6641, 664109/1-664109/7 (2007)(invited paper).
Characterization, and Properties of Homopolymers Functionalized with Oligothiophene
Derivatives in the Side Chain.” Zhao, C.C., Zhang, Y., Pan, S.L., Rothberg
and L.J, Ng, M.K., Macromolecules, 40(6), 1816-1823 (2007).
of Adsorbed Dye Monolayer Fluorescence by a Silver Nanoparticle Overlayer.” Pan,
S.L. and Rothberg, L.J. J. Phys. Chem. B. 110(35), 17383-17387
of platinum octaethyl porphyrin phosphorescence near nanotextured silver surfaces.” Pan,
S.L. and Rothberg, L.J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127(16), 6087-6094
control of electrode functionalization for detection of DNA hybridization by
electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.“Pan, Shanlin; Rothberg, Lewis
J. Langmuir, 21(3), 1022-1027 (2005).
dependent investigation of surface plasmon resonance enhanced fluorescent emission
using sequentially adsorbed polyelectrolyte mutilayer spacer.” Pan,
S.L., Rothberg, L.J., Nolte, A.J., Rubner, M.F., Swager, T.M. Proc. SPIE,
5927, 592705, 592705/1-592705/8 (2005) (invited paper)
fabrication of natural contacts on single nanowires”, Wu, W.H., DiMaria,
J.B., Yoo, H.G., Pan, S.L., Rothberg, L.J. and Zhang, Y. Appl. Phys. Lett. 84,
Complete list of Dr. Pan's publications (2/10/09)
The University of Alabama Department of Chemistry