Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Henry Du's primary research interests are surface chemical processes and surface modification, processing and measurements of electronic and photonic materials for integrated devices, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for chemical and biological sensing, and biomedical imaging. His current research activities include high-temperature environmental stability of engineering ceramics, fabrication of photonic crystal fibers and long-period fiber gratings, molecular- and nano- scale functionalization of photonic crystal fibers for ultra-sensitive detection, and molecular fingerprinting.
He teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary Microelectronics and Photonics Program. Sources of his past and current research funding include federal (NSF, Air Force and Army) and state (NJCST) agencies as well as industrial organizations (Bell Labs, Honeywell and United Technologies).
Du has published more than 50 articles and holds two US patents with a third pending. He serves the federal funding agencies as grant proposal reviewer and professional societies as peer reviewer and associate editor.
Areas of ExpertiseSurface chemical processes and surface modification Processing and measurements of electronic and photonic materials for integrated devices Chemical and biological sensing and biomedical imaging
- "Henry Du transforming conventional fiber-optics sensing approaches" - Stevens News Service