Tuan Vo-Dinh, R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor and Director of Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics  


Tuan Vo-Dinh

Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics.

Dr. Vo-Dinh’s research activities and interests involve biophotonics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors and biochips for the protection of the environment and the improvement of human health.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  2589 CIEMAS
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5598
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Pages: http://www.vodinh.pratt.duke.edu
Vo-Dinh Lab
http://www.fitzpatrick.duke.edu

Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

Education:

PhD, Biophysical Chemistry, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland, 1975
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1975
B.S., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1971
BS, Physics, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Lausanne, Switzerland, 1970
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests:

Vo-Dinh’s research activities and interests involve biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors and biochips for the protection of the environment and the improvement of human health. See details in Vo-Dinh Research Group Webpage: http://www.vodinh.pratt.duke.edu

Specialties:

Photonics
Biophotonics
Nanoscience
Nanomaterial manufacturing and characterization
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Plasmonics
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Award on Spectrochemical Analysis, American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry
- Award on Spectrochemical Analysis, American Chemical Society, 2011
- R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2007
Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Director’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Technology, UT-Battelle
Distinguished Inventors Award, Battelle Memorial Institute
Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Director’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Technology, UT-Battelle, 2003
- Distinguished Inventors Award, Battelle Memorial Institute, 2003
- Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2003
Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics
RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (Multifunctional Biochip), R&D Magazine, 1999
Lockheed Martin Commercialization Award, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Lockheed Martin Commercialization Award, Lockheed Martin, 1998
- AMSE Award, American Museum of Science and Technology (BiOptics), April, 1997
AMSE Award, American Museum of Science and Technology (BiOptics Technology), American Museum of Science and Technology
BER-50 Award for Exceptional Service for a Health Citizenry, US Department of Energy
- BER-50 Award for Exceptional Service for a Health Citizenry, US Department of Energy, 1997
Inventor of the Year Award, Tennessee Inventors Association
RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (SERS Gene Probe), R&D Magazine, 1996
- Inventor of the Year Award, Tennessee Inventors Association, 1996
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer (SERODS Technology), Federal Laboratory Consortium
- Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium (SERODS), 1995
RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Product of the Year (PCB Spot Test), R&D Magazine, 1994
Inventors International Hall of Fame Award, Inventors Clubs of America
RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Product of the Year (SERODS Technology), R&D Magazine, 1992
Scientist of the Year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation
- Inventors International Hall of Fame Award, Inventors Clubs of America, 1992
- Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation, 1992
Languedoc-Rousillon Medal, University of Perpignan (France)
- Languedoc-Rousillon Medal, University of Perpignan (France), 1989
- Scientist of the Year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1989
Gold Medal Spectroscopy Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
- Gold Medal Spectroscopy Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 1988
RD-100 Award for Most Significant Technological Advance in R&D (Fluoroimmunosensor), R&D Magazine, 1987
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium
- Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium, 1986
RD 100 Award for Most Significant Technological Advance in Research & Dev (PNA Dosimeter), R&D Magazine, 1981
Selected Patents

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • BME 555.01, ADVANCES IN PHOTONICS Synopsis
    Hudson 216, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. T. Vo-Dinh, Editor, Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (2007), Taylor and Francis Publishers .
  2. T. Vo-Dinh, Editor, Protein Nanotechnology, Humana Press, New York (2005) .
  3. T. Vo-Dinh, Editor-in-Chief, Biomedical Photonics Handbook, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (2003) .
  4. G. Gauglitz and T. Vo-Dinh, Editors-in-Chief, Handbook of Spectroscopy, Volumes I & II, Wiley-VCH, New York (2003) .
  5. T. Vo-Dinh and D. Eastwood, Editors, Laser-Based Approaches in Luminescence Analysis, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), STP 1066, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1990) .
  6. T. Vo-Dinh, Editor, Chemical Analysis of Polycyclic Compounds, Wiley, New York, New York (1989) .
  7. T. Vo-Dinh, Room Temperature Phosphorimetry for Chemical Analysis, J. Wiley, New York, New York (1984) .
Selected Editorships

  1. Editor-in-Chief, NanoBiotechnology, 2005 - present    
  2. Associate Editor, Journal of Nanophotonics, 2006 - present    
  3. Associate Editor, Plasmonics (2006-present), 2006    
  4. Associate Editor, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2003-present), 2003    
  5. Topical Editor, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (1988 - present), 1988 - present