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
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, 2011
- R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2007
- 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
- RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (Multifunctional Biochip), 1999
- Lockheed Martin Commercialization Award, Lockheed Martin, 1998
- AMSE Award, American Museum of Science and Technology (BiOptics), April, 1997
- BER-50 Award for Exceptional Service for a Health Citizenry, US Department of Energy, 1997
- Inventor of the Year Award, Tennessee Inventors Association, 1996
- RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (SERS Gene Probe), 1996
- 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), 1994
- Inventors International Hall of Fame Award, Inventors Clubs of America, 1992
- RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Product of the Year (SERODS Technology), 1992
- Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation, 1992
- 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, 1988
- RD-100 Award for Most Significant Technological Advance in R&D (Fluoroimmunosensor), 1987
- Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium, 1986
- RD 100 Award for Most Significant Technological Advance in Research & Dev (PNA Dosimeter), 1981
Selected Patents

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • BME 590.06, ADVANCED TOPICS Synopsis
    Hudson 208, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • BME 850.01, ADVANCES IN PHOTONICS Synopsis
    Hudson 208, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • BME 567.01, BIOSENSORS Synopsis
    Hudson TBA, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • CHEM 601.01, BIOSENSORS Synopsis
    LSRC B105, 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