Dr. Liu Gave an Invited Talk at GWFMD

Xiaogang gave an invited talk at the Global Workshop on Functional Materials and Devices in Jan 2018. This workshop was organized by Society of Interdisciplinary Research and Institute of Advanced Studies and held at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Xiaogang presented our research work on designing fluorescent dyes. We also enjoyed  interactions with researchers from different fields.

 

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Welcome Visiting Professor Huang Lu to Join Us

We welcome Dr. Huang Lu from Minjiang University (China) to join our group as a Visiting Scholar in Jan 2018.

Dr. Huang is an expert on modern separation and analysis techniques. She has done extensive research work on chiral molecules and will work on fluorescence related research at SUTD. We look forward to exchanging knowledge and sharing research ideas with her.

Photo: Dr. HUANG Lu (Left), Dr. LIU Xiaogang (Middle) and Dr. CHI Weijie (Right)

 

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Dr. Chi Weijie joined our group

We warmly welcome Dr. Chi Weijie to join the Fluorescence Research Group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Aug 2017.

Dr. Chi obtained his PhD. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology (China) in 2017. His previous research focuses on computational studies of photoelectric properties of organic solar cells and hole transport materials, as well as designing high energy-density compounds. He played an instrumental role in his research group at BIT in both conducting research and guiding junior students. At SUTD, he will perform both computational and experimental studies on fluorescent dyes and sensors.

Photo: Weijie (left) and Xiaogang (right) met in Singapore in Aug 2017

 

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Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center Software for SUTD

SUTD has obtained the site license of CSD-System Software and Suites, provided by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center.

This software is useful for chemistry, materials science, and biology related research. It remains free for all SUTD members till 31 Dec 2017.

If your research or study requires the use of this software, please email Dr. Xiaogang Liu for the license agreement and download link.

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“Hot Paper” on Designing Bright Near-Infrared Fluorophores

Fluorophores with near-infrared (NIR) emissions play a crucial role in numerous bioimaging and biosensing applications. These NIR fluorophores afford highly attractive optical properties, such as deep penetration depths, good signal-to-noise ratios, and minimal tissue damages. Dr. Liu Xiaogang and their collaborators (Prof. Liyi Zhou, Prof. Hongyan Sun, Prof Matthew Lang et al.) have rationally developed a new class of near-infrared fluorophores with bright one-photon and two-photon emissions at ~740 nm, large Stokes shifts (~80 nm), significant two-photon action absorption cross-section (~185 GM at 820 nm), excellent water solubility, outstanding photostability and low toxicity. They also demonstrated their biological applications in mitochondrial labelling, deep tissue imaging and H2S detection in live cells and mice.

Their paper is now published online in “Chemistry – a European Journal” and has been selected as a “Hot Paper” by the Editor. “Hot Papers are chosen by the Editors for their importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest”.

 

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We are hiring!

Assistant Professor Liu Xiaogang’s group is looking for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates to computationally model fluorescent organic molecules, to reveal their detailed working mechanism and systematically summarize molecular design rules for developing novel dyes with tailored properties.

Check out the scholarship information here!

Interested applicants should submit their full CV/resume, cover letter, the list of two references (to include reference names and contact information) and three recent papers that highlight your best-related research contributions (for postdoc only).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

(As of 5 July 2017, the postdoc vacancy has been filled. We only accept Ph.D. student applications.)

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Dr. Liu joined SUTD in Apr 2017

Dr. Xiaogang Liu moved from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) to Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in Apr 2017.

He was awarded a Startup Research Grant to set up the Fluorescence Research Lab at SUTD.

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