Faculty Profile

Dr. Henry Du

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR
Building: McLean Building
Room: 103A
Phone: 201.216.5262
Fax: 201.216.8306
Email: hdu@stevens.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. (Ceramic Science), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 12/88.
  • B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering), South China University of Technology, China. 07/82.
Research
  • Prof. 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.
Experience
  • Department Director (5/05-), Professor (8/99-), Associate Professor (8/95-7/99), and Assistant Professor (8/90-7/95), Materials Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • Visiting Professor (9/97-8/98), Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ
  • Research Assistant Professor (6/89-7/90), Postdoctoral Research Associate (11/88-5/89), Materials Science & Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken
  • Associate Editor, Journal of American Ceramic Society (1/93-)
Honors & Awards
  • Dean’s Research Award, School of Engineering, Stevens (2004)
  • Jess Davis Memorial Award for Faculty Research Excellence, Stevens (2001) National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (1991)
  • Government Academic Scholarship for Graduate Studies Overseas, China (1983-1985)
Professional Societies
  • The American Ceramic Society
  • The Materials Research Society
  • The International Society for Optical Engineering
Patents & Inventions
  • H. Du, J.E. Graebner, S. Jin, D.W. Johnson, Jr., and W. Zhu, "Process for Fabricating Device Comprising Lead Zirconate Titanate," US Patent, US6,248,394, June 19, 2001.
  • J.R. Flemish and H. Du, "Method of Annealing Silicon Carbide For Activation of Ion-Implanted Dopants," US Patent, US6,159,884, December 12, 2000.
  • D. Kim, G. R. Kowach,  S. Bhandarkar H. Du and D. W. Johnson Jr., "Thick Glass Films for Integrated Optics By Doped Colloidal Silica Sol Precursors," US Patent pending.
  • H. Du and S. Sukhishvili, “Functionalization of the Air-Hole Array of Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensor Applications and as other Measurements and Diagnosis Platforms,” US Patent pending.
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. M. K. Khaing Oo, X. Yang, H. Wang and H. Du. (2008). "5-aminolevulinic Acid Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment", Proceedings of NSTI Nanotech 2008. 2 12-15.
  2. J. Kaňka, Y. Zhu, Z. He, and H. Du. "Design of Photonic Crystal Fiber Long-Period Grating Refractive Index Sensor", E. Udd, H. Du and A. Wang, Eds., Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI. 7316 73161D1- 73161D8.
Books
  1. E. Udd, H. Du and A. Wang, Editors. (2009). Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI, Proc. SPIE, 7316.
Journals
  1. Y. Zhu, Z. He, J. Kaňka, and H. Du. (2008). "Numerical Analysis of Refractive Index Sensitivity of Long-Period Gratings in Photonic Crystal Fiber", Sensors and Actuators B. 129 99-105.
  2. Y. Zhu, Z. He, and H. Du. (2008). "Detection of external refractive index change with high sensitivity using long-period gratings in photonic crystal fiber", Sensors and Actuators B. 131 265-269.
  3. Y. Zhu, R. T. Bise, J. Kanka, and P. Peterka, and H. Du. (2008). "Fabrication and Characterization of Solid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber with Steering-Wheel Air-Cladding for Strong Evanescent-Field Overlap", Optics Communications. 281 55-60.
  4. S. Tan, M. Erol, S. Sukhishvili, and H. Du. (2008). ""Substrates with Discretely Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles for Ultra-sensitive SERS Detection of Anions in Water", Langmuir. 24 4765-4771.
  5. Y. Han, S. Sukhishvili, H. Du, J. Cefaloni, and B. Smolinski. (2008). "Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Ag Nanoparticles on Silica Spheres as Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Platform", J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 8 1-10.
  6. Y. Han, M. Khaing Oo, Y. Zhu, S. Sukhishvili, L. Xiao, S. M. Demohan, W. Jin, and H. Du. (2008). "Index-Guiding Liquid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber for Solution Measurement Using Normal and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering", Optical Engineering, Optical Engineering. 47 (040502), 1-3.
  7. Z. He, Y. Zhu, and H. Du. (2008). "Long-period Gratings Inscribed in Air- and Water-filled Photonic Crystal Fiber for Refractometric Sensing of Aqueous Solution", Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 044105.
  8. M. K. Khaing Oo, H. Wang and H. Du. (2008). "Gold Nanoparticles in Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Photosensitiser conjugated gold nanoparticles for target delivery", Pharma Focus Asia. 8 31-34.
  9. M. K. Khaing Oo, X. Yang, H. Du and H. Wang. (2008). "5-aminolevulinic Acid Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer", Nanomedicine. 3 (6), 777-786.
  10. Denis Pristinski, Eric C. Le Ru, Siliu Tan, Svetlana Sukhishvili, and Henry Du. (2008). "Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering at a Planar Dielectric Interface beyond Critical Angle", Optics Express. 16 (24), 20117-20125.
  11. Maung Kyaw Khaing Oo, Yun Han, Rainer Martini, Svetlana Sukhishvili, and Henry Du. (2009). "Forward-Propagating Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Intensity Distribution in Photonic Crystal Fiber with Immobilized Ag Nanoparticles", Applied Physics Letters. 7 (34), 968-970.
  12. Melek Erol, Yun Han, Scott Stanley, Henry Du, and Svetlana Sukhishvilia. (2009). "SERS not to be Taken for Granted in the Presence of Oxygen", Journal of American Chemical Society. 131 7480-748.
Generic
  1. E. Mirica, G. Kowach, and H. Du. "“Modified Structure Zone Model to Describe the Morphological Evolution of ZnO Thin Films Deposited by Reactive Sputtering,” Crystal Growth & Design, 4 157-159 (2004).".
  2. E. Mirica, G. Kowach, P. Evans, and H. Du. "“Morphological Evolution of ZnO Thin Films Deposited by Reactive Sputtering,” Crystal Growth & Design, 4 147-156 (2004).".
  3. J. Yu, H. Du, R. Shuba, and I.-W. Chen. "“Dopant-Dependent Oxidation Behavior of α-SiAlON Ceramics,” J. Mater. Sci., 39 4855-4860 (2004).".
  4. D.Y. Kim, H. Du, D.W. Johnson, Jr. and S. Bhandarkar. "“Optical-Quality Sol-Gel Silica Thick Layers on Silicon Using Tetramethylammonium Silicate,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 87 1789-1791 (2004).".
  5. D.Y. Kim, H. Du, S. Bhandarkar, G. Kowach, and D.W. Johnson. "Jr., “Fabrication of SiO2 Planar Optical Waveguides using Colloidal Suspensions,” J. Non-Crystal. Solids 342 18-24 (2004).".
  6. R. Bise, S. Tan, D. Pristinski, S. Sukhishvili, H.-L. Cui, R. Martini, and H. Du. "“Chemical and Biological Microstructured Fiber Sensors,”Proceedings of the 53rd IWCS/Focus Conference, p. 612 (2004).".
  7. S. Park, W. Ki, J. Yu, and H. Du. "“Sol-Gel Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Cobalt Nanoparticles on Silica Thin Films, In-Situ Growth of Cobalt Nanoparticles on Sol-Gel Silica Films,” J. Mater. Res. 20 3094-3101 (2005).".
  8. S. Park, H. Li, B. Sheldon, and H. Du. "“Fabrication of a Composite Structure of 3D Microporous Silica and Carbon Nanofilaments,” J. Mater. Res., 20 2498-2502 (2005).".
  9. D.Y. Kim, H. Du, G.R. Kowach, C.A. White, and D.J. McGee. "“Fabrication and Optical Measurements of Germanium-Doped Silica Ridge Waveguides Using a Novel Colloidal Suspension Approach,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 87 No. 121114 (2005).".
  10. A. Raspopin, H.-L. Cui, and H. Du. "“Calculation of Evanescent Field Interaction with Metallic Nanoparticles Immobilized on the Air Holes of Solid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber” in Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications, H. Du ed., Proc. SPIE Vol. 6005, 93-102 (2005).".
  11. S. Tan, D. Pristinski, S. Sukhishvili, and H. Du. "“Surface-immobilized Polyampholytic Silver Nanoparticles for SERS Detection of Cations and Anions in Aqueous solutions” in Nanosensing: Materials and Devices II, M.S. Islam and A.K. Dutta, Editors, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6008, 1-8 (2005) ".
  12. H. Du. "Editor, Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6005 (2005).".
  13. M. Jordache and H. Du. "“Oxidation Behavior of Silicon Nitride Sintered with Lu2O3 Additive,” J. Mater. Sci., 41 [21] 7040-7044 (2006).".
  14. D. Pristinski, S. Tan, M. Erol, H. Du and S. Sukhishvili. "“In Situ SERS Study of Rhodamine 6G Adsorbed on Individually Immobilized Ag Nanoparticles,” J. Raman Spectroscopy, 37 762-770 (2006).".
  15. Y. Zhu, H. Du, and R. Bise. "“Design of Solid-Core Microstructured Optical Fiber with Steering-Wheel Air Cladding for Optimal Evanescent-Field Sensing,” Optics Express, 14 [8] 3541-3546 (2006).".
  16. M. Erol, H. Du, and S. Sukhishvili. "“Control of Specific Attachment of Proteins by Adsorption of Polymer Layers,” Langmuir, 22, 11329-11336 (2006).".
  17. D. Pristinski and H. Du. "”Solid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber as Raman Spectroscopy Platform with Silica Core as an Internal Reference,” Optics Letters, 31[22] 3246-3248 (2006).".
  18. H. Du and R. Bise. "Editors, Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications II, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6369, 2006.".
  19. Z. He, Y. Zhu, R. Bise and H. Du. "“Long-Period Grating in Photonic Crystal Fiber for Sensing of External Refractive Index Change and Macro-Bending” in Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications II, H. Du and R. Bise eds., Proc. SPIE Vol. 6369, 636908-1 – 636908-9 (2006).".
  20. Z. He, Y. Zhu, and H. Du. "“Effect of Macro-Bending on Resonance Wavelength and Intensity of Long-Period Gratings in Photonic Crystal Fiber,” Optics Express 15, 1804-1810 (2007).".
  21. S. Tan, M. Erol, A. Attygalle, H. Du, and S. Sukhishvili. "”Synthesis of Positively Charged Silver Nanoparticles via Oxidative Photoreduction of AgNO3 and Branched Polyethyleneimine in HEPES Solutions,” Langmuir Langmuir 23, 9836-9843 (2007).".
  22. Z. He, Y. Zhu, J. Kaňka, and H. Du,. "“Numerical Analysis and Experimental Investigation of Highly Sensitive Photonic Crystal Fiber Long-Period Grating Refractive Index Sensor,” in Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications III, H. Du and H. Fudouzi eds., Proc. SPIE Vol. 6767 67670E1-67670E8 (2007).".
  23. Y. Han, M. K. Oo, Y. Zhu, S. Sukhishvili, L. Xiao, M.S. Demohan, W. Jin, and H. Du,. "“Liquid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber Platform for Raman Scattering Measurements of Microliter Analyte Solutions,” in Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications III, H. Du and H. Fudouzi eds., Proc. SPIE Vol. 6767 67670G1-67670G8 (2007).".
  24. Z. He, Y. Zhu, and H. Du. "“Long-period Gratings Inscribed in Air- and Water-filled Photonic Crystal Fiber for Refractometric Sensing of Aqueous Solution,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 044105 (2008).".
  25. Y. Zhu, R. T. Bise, J. Kanka, and P. Peterka, and H. Du,. "“Fabrication and Characterization of Solid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber with Steering-Wheel Air-Cladding for Strong Evanescent-Field Overlap,” Optics Communications 281 55-60 (2008).".
  26. Y. Zhu, Z. He, J. Kaňka, and H. Du. "“Numerical Analysis of Refractive Index Sensitivity of Long-Period Gratings in Photonic Crystal Fiber,” Sensors and Actuators B 129 99–105 (2008).".
  27. Y. Zhu, Z. He, and H. Du. "“Detection of External Refraction Index Change with High Sensitivity and Thermal Stability Using Long-Period Gratings in Microstructured Optical Fibers,” Sensors and Actuators B (in press).".
  28. Y. Han, S. Sukhishvili, H. Du, J. Cefaloni, and B. Smolinski. "“Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Ag Nanoparticles on Silica Spheres as Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Platform,” J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (in press).".
  29. Y. Han, M. Khaing Oo, Y. Zhu, H. Du, S. Sukhishvili, L. Xiao, S. M. Demohan, and W. Jin. "“Index-Guiding Liquid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber for Solution Measurement Using Normal and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering,” Optical Engineering (in press).".
  30. Y. Zhu, Z. He, and H. Du. "“Excitation of cladding modes in photonic crystal fibers for sensing applications,” Optics Letters (submitted). ".
  31. D. Pristinski, S. Tan, S. Sukhishvili, and H. Du. "“Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering at Planar Dielectric Interface beyond Critical Angle,” Optics Letters (submitted).".
  32. S. Tan, M. Erol, S. Sukhishvili, and H. Du. "Substrates with Discretely Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles for Ultra-sensitive SERS Detection of Anions in Water,” Langmuir (submitted)".
Courses
  • MT 596 Microfabrication Techniques
  • MT 603 Thermodynamics and Reaction Kinetics of Solids
  • MT 525 Techniques of Surface and Nanostructure Characterization