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Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 3002
Phone: +1-508-831-6010

Ming Su

My teaching and research interests are centralized on a new biomedical area, nanomedicines, where tiny particles with diameters less than 100 nm are used as new forms of medicines. I like to work with students to explore how nanoparticles with unique physical properties can be used to achieve previously non-existing functions. I like to create an interdisciplinary learning and research environment by working with students from different backgrounds: engineering, biology, materials science, applied physics, and chemistry. In my group, my students are using nanomedicines for cancer detection and radiation therapy, for drug anti-counterfeiting, or for emergency treatments of brain injury and stroke. In the classroom, I like teach students how to find innovative solutions for challenging biomedical issues by digging into fundamentals of physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering, or by combining knowledge in different disciplines.

Research Interests

  • Nanomedicines
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Advanced healthcare materials
  • Integrated biomedical nanodevice
  • Drug anti-counterfeiting


  • BS. Northwestern University (China), 1993
  • PhD. Northwestern University, 2004

Featured Publications

  • M. Su, Multiplexed biosensing with phase change nanoparticles, Nanomedicine 2013, 8, 253.
  • Y. Luo, M. Hossain, C. Wang, Y. Qiao, L. Ma, M. Su, Targeted nanoparticles for enhanced X-ray radiation killing of multidrug resistant bacteria, Nanoscale 2013, 5, 687.
  • M. Hossain, M. Su, Nanoparticle location and materials dependent enhancement of X-ray radiation therapy, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 23047.
  • C. Wang, Y. Hong, M. Zhang, M. Hossain, Y. Luo, M. Su, Thermal fingerprint of silica encapsulated phase change nanoparticles, Nanoscale 2012, 4, 3237.
  • L. Ma, C. Wang, Y. Hong, M. Zhang, M. Su, Thermally addressed immunosorbent assay (TAISA) using encapsulated phase change nanoparticles, Anal. Chem. 2010, 82, 1186.

Professional Highlights

  • JALA Ten Award, JALA, 2013
  • New Investigator Award, NIJ, 2012
  • Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH, 2012
  • Career Award, NSF, 2011
  • Concept Award, DOD-CDMRP, 2010
  • Doctoral New Investigator Award, ACS-PRF, 2007
  • Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship, ORNL, 2004-2006
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