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Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State

Duy H. Hua

Duy HuaUniversity Distinguished Professor


Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale




Nanogels were synthesized from polyethylene glycol and polyethylene imine. The nanogels can be capped covalently with organic molecules, i.e., dye molecules. Nanogels are used to encapsulate molecules such as anticancer agents and interferon. We also study biosensors using carbon nanofiber.

Major equipment

Keithley source meter and manipulator, a fluorescence microscope (Nikon), a surface plasmon resonance (Biosensing Instrument), a automated microwave peptide synthesizer.


Combination of nanogel polyethylene glycol-polyethlenimine and 6-(hydroxymethyl)-1,4-anthracenedione as an anticancer nanomedicine. Chanran Ganta, Aibin Shi, Srinivas K. Battina, Marla Pyle, Sandeep Rana, Duy H. Hua, Masaaki Tamura, and Deryl Troyer. J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2008, 8(5), 2334-2340.

Synthesis of cyclododeciptycene quinones. Kaiyan Lou, Allan M. Prior, Bernard Wiredu, John Desper, and Duy H. Hua. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17635-17641.

Biodegradable nanogels for oral delivery of interferon for norovirus infection. Yunjeong Kim, Mahendra Thapa, Duy H. Hua, and Kyeong-Ok Chang. Antiviral Research, 2011, 87, 165-173.

Label-free electrochemical impedance detection of kinase and phosphatase activities using carbon nanofiber nanoelectrode arrays. Yifen Li, Lateef Syed, Jianwei Liu, Duy H. Hua, and Jun Li. Analytica Chimica Acta, 2012, 744, 45-53.

Electrochemical Protease Biosensor Based on Enhanced AC Voltammetry Using Carbon Nanofiber Nanoelectrode Arrays. Luxi Z. Swisher, Lateef U. Syed, Allan M. Prior, Foram Madiyar, Kyle Carlson, Thu Annelise Nguyen, Duy H. Hua, and Jun Li. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, (in press).

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