General Research Interests

Our research is broadly focused in the areas of analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, electroanalytical chemistry, surface chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry. A variety of electrochemical techniques, including  scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS),  together with several other analytical and physical methods, such as UV-Visible spectroscopy, fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM),  are applied to the study of chemical and biological problems.

1. Introduction and Principles of  Electrochemistry and Microelectrodes (From 2003 SECM Summer School Seminar Given by Dr. Allen J Bard).

2. Introduction and Principles of  Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (From 2003 SECM Summer School Seminar Given by Dr. Allen J Bard).

3. SECM Application--Solution Viscosity Effect on Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate.

4. Fundamentals of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence (ECL) (Courtesy of Dr. Jai-Pil Choi).

5. ECL Mechanism of Ru(bpy)32+/TPrA System.

6. Biosensors Based on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence.

7. Research Introduction in Dr. Wujian Miao Research Group at USM.

Current research projects include: (1) Ultrasensitive biosensors based on ECL technology for the analysis and detection of DNA and proteins, e.g., antibodies and antigens, (2) Anodic Nanocatalysts for direct formic acid fuel cells, and (3) Solar water splitting using non-noble metal based catalysts.