Changfeng Wu





2005 - 2008 Ph. D. in Chemistry, Clemson University (w/ Prof. Jason McNeill)

2001 - 2004 Ph. D. in Physics, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics,

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (w/ Prof. Weiping Qin)

1998 – 2001 M. S. in Material Science, Jilin University, China (w/ Prof. Dianchao Li)

1994 – 1998 B. S. in Material Science, Qilu University of Technology, China

Academic Experience

2016 – 至今  Professor of Biomedical Engineering,Southern University of science and technology

2012 – 2016 Professor of Biomedical Engineering College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University

2008 – 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Prof. Daniel T. Chiu) Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

2004 – 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Prof. Huabei Jiang) Department of Physics, Clemson University

Research Interests

Multifunctional probes for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics

Fluorescent semiconductor polymer dots for biological imaging and sensing

Single molecule techniques for biomolecular dynamics and cellular processes

Photophysics of semiconducting polymers and lanthanide materials

Design/construction of spectroscopic and imaging instrumentation

Honors and Awards

2012 Outstanding Young Scholars of National Science Foundation of China

2011 Thousand Young Talents, Recruitment Program of Global Experts by Chinese Government

2008 Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

2007 Departmental Research Incentive Award, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

2003 Da-Heng Optical Research Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences                                        


1. Sun, K.; Tang, Y.; Li, Q.; Yin, S.; Qin, W.; Yu, J.; Chiu, D. T.; Liu, Y.; Yuan, Z.; Zhang, X.; Wu, C.*In Vivo Dynamic 

Monitoring of Small Molecules with Implantable Polymer-Dot Transducer. ACS Nano 2016, 6, 6769-6781.

2. Chang, K.; Tang, Y.; Liu, Z.; Fang, X.; Yin, S.; Xu, H.; Wu, C.* Incorporation of Porphyrin to π?Conjugated Backbone 

for Polymer-Dot-Sensitized Photodynamic Therapy. Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 2128-2136.

3. Sun, Z.; Liu, S.; Liu, Z.; Qin, W.; Chen, D.; Xu, G.; Qin, W.; Wu, C.* FRET Acceptor Suppressed Single-Particle 

Photobleaching in Semiconductor Polymer Dots. Optics Letters 2016, 41, 2370-2373.

4. Li, S.; Chang, K.; Sun, K.; Tang, Y.; Cui, N.; Wang, Y.; Qin, W.; Xu, H.; Wu, C.* Amplified Singlet Oxygen Generation in 

Semiconductor Polymer Dots for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 3624-3634.

5. Liu, Z.; Sun, Z.; Di, W.; Qin, W.; Yuan, Z.; Wu, C.* Brightness calibrates particle size in single particle fluorescence 

imaging. Optics Letters 2015, 40, 1242-1245.

6. Chen, H.; Chang, K.; Men, X.; Sun, K.; Fang, X.; Ma, C.; Zhao, Y.; Yin, S.; Qin, W.; Wu, C.* Covalent Patterning and 

Rapid Visualization of Latent Fingerprints with Photo-Cross-Linkable Semiconductor Polymer Dots. ACS Applied aterials & 

Interfaces 2015, 7, 14477-14484.

7. Chang, K.; Men, X.; Chen, H.; Liu, Z.; Yin, S.; Qin, W.; Yuan, Z.; Wu, C.* Silica-encapsulated semiconductor polymer 

dots as stable phosphors for white light-emitting diodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2015, 3, 7281-7285.

8. Zhang, Y.; Chang, K.; Xu, B.; Chen, J.; Yan, L.; Ma, S.; Wu, C.*; Tian, W.* Highly efficient nearinfrared organic dots 

based on novel AEE fluorogen for specific cancer cell imaging. RSC Advances 2015, 5, 36837-36844.

9. Sun, C.; Zhang, Y.*; Sun, K.; Reckmeier, C.; Zhang, T.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, J.; Wu, C.*; Yu, W. W.;Rogach, A. L. 

Combination of carbon dot and polymer dot phosphors for white light-emitting diodes. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 12045-12050.

10. Li, S.; Chen, J.; Chen, G.; Li, Q.; Sun, K.; Yuan, Z.; Qin, W.; Xu, H.*; Wu, C.*, Semiconductor Polymer Dots Induce 

Proliferation in Human Gastric Mucosal and Adenocarcinoma Cells.Macromolecular Bioscience 2015, 15, 318-237.