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Dr. SU Xiaodi

Senior Scientist III / Research Councillor, Strategic Research Office


Metallic Materials

(+65) 6416 8921

2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details


Biosensors and Diagnosis

Advanced analytical techniques for food analysis and environmental monitoring


Plasmonic nanoparticles for medical applications

Biosensor and bioassay development

Studying biomolecular interactions using surface sensitive analytical techniques, e.g. SPR, SPR imager, QCM, DPI, and fluorescent spectroscopy etc.


Nanoparticles-based optical sensors for circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA)

POC diagnostic assays for clinical research of food for health

Nanosensors for biopharmaceutical process monitoring

Dec 2015 - Current      Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. Chemistry, National University of Singapore  

2000 - Current             Research Fellow, Research Scientist, and Senior Scientist, IMRE

2012 - 2013                 Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. Chemistry, National University of Singapore

1997 - 1998                 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

1996-1997                   Postdoc Fellow, Applied Chemistry Department, Tianjin University, China



Ph. D. in Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 1995

M. Sc. in Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 1992

B. Sc. in Chemistry, Tianjin Normal University, China, 1986

Best Poster Award in the MRS-S Trilateral Conference, Singapore (2010)

Best Poster Award in A-STAR Chemical Symposium, Singapore (2009)

Outstanding University Researcher Award, "Piezoelectric Biosensors for Medial and Veterinary Diagnosis", National University of Singapore (1999)

Second Award of Best Postgraduate Student, Nankai University, China (1992)  

Technical program committee, 11th Asian Conference on Chemical Sensors (ACCS 2015).

Co-chair ICMAT 2015. Symposium DD. Biohybrid NanoMaterials - Design and Applications

Organization Committee of the 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, Aug 19-23, 2013. Symposium Chairs

Member of American Chemical Society, 2012-date

Member of National Institute of Singapore (SNIC), 2010-date



Pallares, R. M.; Su, X. D.;* and Thanh, N.T.K.,*J Mater Chem C 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5TC02426A

Roger, M. P.; Kong, S. L.; Tan, H. R.; Thanh, N. T. K.; Lu, Y.; Su, X. D.* Chem Comm 2015, 51, 14524-14527.

Li, N.; Lu, Y.; Su, X. D.* The Analyst (Invited Review), 2015, 140, 2916.

Yu, Y.; Xie, J. P.; Su, X. D.;* Tan, Y. N.* Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 13805-13808.

New, S. Y.; Aung, K. M. M.; Lim, M.; Tan, S. K.; Lu, Y.; Cheung, E.; Su, X. D.* Anal. Chem., 2014, 86, 2361-70.

Lukman, S.; Aung, K.M.M.; Liu, J.; Liu, B.; Su, X. D.,* ACS Appl Mater. Inter, 2014, 5, 12725–12734.

Song, H. Y.; Zhou X.; Hobley J.; Su X. D.*, Langmuir 2012, 28, 997-1004.

Su, X. D.;* Liu, X. G, ChemPhysChem 2011, 12, 2707-2708. Invited Highlight

Tan, Y. N.; Lee, K. H.; Su, X. D.* Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 4251–4257.

Chen, K. H.; Su, X. D.;* Hobley, J.; Foo, Y. L. Lab-on-a-Chip 2011, 11, 1895-1901.

Tan, Y. N.; Su, X. D;* Zhu, Y.; Lee, J. Y. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 5101–5110.

Tan, Y.N., Su, X. D.,* Liu, E., Thomsen, J. S., Anal. Chem. 2010, 82, 2759-2766.

Su, X. D.;* and Kanjanawarut, R., ACS Nano 2009, 3, 2751–2759.

Neo, S.J., Su, X. D.,* Thomsen, J.S., Anal. Chem. 2009, 81, 3344-3349.

Chen, H.B., Su, X. D., Neoh, K.G., Choe, W.S.,* Adv. Functional Materials 2009, 19, 1186-1192.

Su, X. D.;* Teh, H.F.; Khin, M.M.A.; Zong, Y.; Gao, Z.Q., Biosens. Bioelectrons. 2008, 23, 1715-1720.

Peh, W. Y. X.; Reimhult, E.; Teh, H. F.; Su, X. D.,* Biophysical Journal 2007, 92, 4415-4427.

Teh, H. F., Peh, W. Y. X., Su, X. D.,* and Thomsen, J.S., Characterization of protein-DNA interactions using SPR with various assay schemes. Biochem. 2007, 46, 2127-2135.

Yang, N., Su, X. D.,* Tjong, V., Knoll, W., Biosens. Bioelectron. 2007, 22, 2700-2706.

Su, X. D.;* Wu, Y. J.; Robelek, R.; Knoll, W.; Langmuir 2005, 21, 348-353.

Sutarlie, L.; Su, X. D.; Yu, Y.; Tan, Y. Nee, Ow, D.; Yang, Y. S.; Ng, S. K.; “Rapid antibody assay using gold nanoparticle”, Singapore patent 10201500466S

Sutarlie, L.; Kwok, S. W.; Su, X. D. “Paper-based oxygen-time indicator”. Singapore patent 10201406334R

Su, X. D.; Lukman, S.; Sutarlie, L., “A Plasmonic-Fluorescent Ruler for Site Specific Detection of Protein Binding on Composite DNA”, Singapore Paten 10201407072Q

Su, X. D.; Lukman, S.; New, S. Y.; Cheung, E. “A conjugated polymer-metal nanoparticle hybrid sensor”. Singapore patent 201303638-9. US Patent 14/275,526

New, S. Y.; Su, X. D.; Cheung, E. “A method to detect small molecular drug-protein interactions”. Singapore Patent 10201402360U

Tan Y. N.; Su, X. D. “Detecting protein-DNA binding using segmented DNA functionalized metal nanoparticles”. US Patent Application No. 13/377,819, 2012; PCT/SG2010/000196, 2010 (Granted)

Shah, K. W., Su, X. D. Chua, S. J.; Low, H. Y., “A method to fabricate gold nanohole array for plasmonic sensing”. Singapore Patent 201105455-8;

Tan, Y. N.; Su, X. D. “Method for measuring protein-DNA interactions”, PCT/SG2010/000196. US Patent 13/377,819 Licensed. Granted Feb2012.

Su, X. D.; Kanjanawarut, R., “Method for detection of nucleic acid”, PCT/SG2010/000047. Licensed Feb2012.

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