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Dr. YU Yong

Scientist I


Soft Materials (SOF) Department

6319 4786

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

Research Details

  • Ultrasmall functional metal nanoparticles

  • Optical and electrochemical biosensors

  • Healthcare wearables

  • Consumer care skin products

  • Noble metal nanoparticles with atomic precision

  • Fluorescent noble metal nanoclusters

  • Advanced characterizations techniques for functional metal nanoparticles (TEM, SEM, MALDI-TOF, ESI-TOF, CD, Gel electrophoresis)

  • Molecular sensors for body fluid analysis

  • 2013 - Current      Scientist I, IMRE

  • Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 2014

  • M. Sci. in Inorganic Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2008

  • B. Sci. in Applied Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2006

  • 2017 Gold Award (Student), Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

  • 2016 Best poster award, 9th Singapore International Chemistry Conference

  • 2016 Merit Award (Student), Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

  • 2015 Gold Award (Student), Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

  • Aug 2009 – Aug 2013      NUS Research Scholarship

  • Yu, Y.; Zheng, X. T.; Yee, B. W.; Tan, Y. N., Biomimicking Synthesis of Photoluminescent Molecular Lantern Catalyzed by in-Situ Formation of Nanogold Catalysts. Mater. Sci. Eng.: C 2017, 77, 1111-1116.

  • Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Chen, T.; Lim, G. X.; Xie, J., The Innermost Three Gold Atoms Are Indispensable to Maintain the Structure of the Au18(SR)14 Cluster. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 22096-22102.

  • Yu, Y.; Mok, B. Y. L.; Loh, X. J.; Tan, Y. N., Rational Design of Biomolecular Templates for Synthesizing Multifunctional Noble Metal Nanoclusters toward Personalized Theranostic Applications. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2016, 5, 1844-1859.

  • Yu, Y.; Geng, J.; Ong, E. Y. X.; Chellappan, V.; Tan, Y. N., Bovine Serum Albulmin Protein-Templated Silver Nanocluster (BSA-Ag13): An Effective Singlet Oxygen Generator for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2016, 5, 2528-2535.

  • Yu, Y.; New, S. Y.; Lin, J.; Su, X.; Tan, Y. N., A Rapid and Quantitative Fluorimetric Method for Protein-Targeting Small Molecule Drug Screening. J. Vis. Exp. 2015, e53261.

  • Yu, Y.; Li, J.; Chen, T.; Tan, Y. N.; Xie, J., Decoupling the CO-Reduction Protocol to Generate Luminescent Au22(SR)18 Nanocluster. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 10910-10918.

  • Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Cheng, K.; Yuan, X.; Luo, Z.; Xie, J., Solvent Controls the Formation of Au29(SR)20 Nanoclusters in the CO-Reduction Method. Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2014, 31, 652-656.

  • Yu, Y.; New, S. Y.; Xie, J.; Su, X.; Tan, Y. N., Protein-Based Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters for Small Molecular Drug Screening. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 13805-13808.

  • Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Chevrier, D. M.; Leong, D. T.; Zhang, P.; Jiang, D.-E.; Xie, J., Identification of a Highly Luminescent Au22(SG)18 Nanocluster. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1246-1249.

  • Yu, Y.; Yao, Q.; Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J., Precursor Engineering and Controlled Conversion for the Synthesis of Monodisperse Thiolate-Protected Metal Nanoclusters. Nanoscale 2013, 5, 4606-4620.

  • Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Teo, C. S.; Tan, Y. N.; Xie, J., Tailoring the Protein Conformation to Synthesize Different-Sized Gold Nanoclusters. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 9740-9742.

  • Yu, Y.; Chen, X.; Yao, Q.; Yu, Y.; Yan, N.; Xie, J., Scalable and Precise Synthesis of Thiolated Au10–12, Au15, Au18, and Au25 Nanoclusters Via pH Controlled CO Reduction. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 946-952.

  • Yu, Y.; Luo, Z.; Yu, Y.; Lee, J. Y.; Xie, J., Observation of Cluster Size Growth in CO-Directed Synthesis of Au25(SR)18 Nanoclusters. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 7920-7927.

  • Sutarlie L.; Su X. D.; Yu Y.; Tan Y. N.; Ow D.; Yang Y. S.; Ng S. K., Rapid antibody assay using gold nanoparticles. Singapore Patent 10201500466S.

  • Yu Y.; Tan Y. N., A fluorescent nanocomposite. US 15/836784.

Last updated on : 26 Apr 2019 04:00 PM