Published on Wednesday April 30, 2008
An article by MSE Ph.D. student Hui Li, Professor Wan Y. Shih (School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems), and Professor Wei-Heng Shih (MSE) entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Aqueous Carboxyl-Capped CdS Quantum Dots for Bioapplications" has been deemed one of the most-accessed articles published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research in 2007 by American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications.
The synthesis method described in this paper is part of a recent patent. The patent (US Patent No. 7,335,345), entitled "Synthesis of Water Soluble Nanocrystalline Quantum Dots and Uses Thereof" and co-owned by Professor Wei-Heng Shih, Ph.D. student Hui Li, NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates 2004 participant Melissa Schillo, and Professor Wan Y. Shih, was granted on February 26, 2008.