Selected Publication List (Reverse Chronological, * denote undergraduate and high school students)



67. Oleh Taratula, Olga Garbuzenko, Ronak Savla*, Y. Andrew Wang, Huixin He and Tamara Minko, "Multifunctional Nanomedicine Platform for Cancer Specific Delivery of siRNA by Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-Dendrimer Complexes" 2010, Submitted.

66. Cheung, W., He, H. X. "Carbon Nanotubes: In vitro and In vivo Sensing and Imaging" Invited book chapter in Biosensor Nanomaterials. Eds: S. J. Li, J. Singh, H. Li, I. A. Banerjee. Wiley-VCH, 2010, Submitted.

65. Taratula, O., Savla, S.*, Pandya, I.*, Kirkpatrick, P.*, He, H. X., Minko, T., "PPI Dendrimers as Potential siRNA Delivery Vehicles for Efficient Cancer Therapy: Structure – Function Relationship" International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2010, ASAP.

64. Alex M. Chen, Zhang, M., Oleh Taratula, Dongguang Wei, Thresia Thomas, T. J. Thomas, Tamara Minko, and Huixin He "Labile Catalytic Packaging of DNA/siRNA: Control of Gold Nanoparticles "out" of DNA/siRNA Complexes" ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 3679-3788.

63. Zhang, M, Parajuli, R., Cheung, W. Brukh, R., He, H. X. "Simple Production of Graphene Sheets by Direct Dispersion with Aromatic Doping and Healing Agents" Small, 2010, 6, 1100-1107.

62. Cheung W., Pontoriero, F.*, He, H. X. "DNA and Carbon Nanotube in Nanomedicine" Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Invited Review Article 2010, 62, 633-649.


61. Taratula, O., Garbuzenko, O. B., Kirkpatrick, P.*, Pandya, I.*, Savla, S.*, Pozharov, V. P., He, H. X., Minko, T. "Surface-Engineered Targeted PPI Dendrimers for Efficient Intracellular and Intratumoral siRNA delivery" Journal of Controlled Release, 2009, 140, 284-293.

60. Cheung W, Chiu, P. L., Parajuli, R., Ma, Y. F, Ali, S. K.*, He, H. X. "Fabrication of High Performance Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for Biosensors and Flexible Electronics: The Multiple Roles of DNA Functionalized CNTs" Journal of Materials Chemistry, Invited Feature article, 2009, 19, 6465-6480.

59. Chen, A. M., Zhang, M., Wei, D., Taratula, O., Minko, T. He, H. X. "Co-delivery of Doxorubicin and siRNAs into Multidrug Resistant Cancer Cells by Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Chemotherapy Efficacy" Small, 2009, 5, 2673-2677. This paper was in the list of "Most accessed articles in 10/2009" on Wiley InterScience and highlighted by National Cancer Institute in Nanotech News 2009.

58. Xiao, Y., Gao, X., Taratula, O., Treado, S., Mitra, S., Salva, R., Wagner, P. D., Srivastava, S., He, H. X. "Anti-HER2 IgY Antibody-Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Detection and Selective Destruction of Breast Cancer Cells" BMC Cancer, 2009, 9, 351 (1-11). This paper was highlighted as "Highly accessed" on BioMed Central and was also highlighted in ScienceDaily, National Science Foundation News, and Breast Cancer Awareness News in 2009.

57. Gandra, N. Chiu, P. L., Anderson, Y. R., Mitra, S., He. H. X., Gao, R. M. "Photosensitized Singlet Oxygen Production upon Two-Photon Excitation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Their Functionalized Analogs" J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 5182-5185.

56. Patil, M., Zhang, M., Betigeri, S., Taratula, O., He, H. X., Minko, T. "Internally Cationic Polyamidoamine PAMAM-OH Dendrimers for siRNA Delivery: Effect of the Degree of Quaternization and Cancer Targeting" Biomacromolecules 2009, 10, 258-266. This paper was highlighted by National Cancer Institute in Nanotech News 2009


55. Patil, M., Zhang, M., Betigeri, S., Taratula, O., He, H. X., Minko, T.  “Surface modified and internally cationic polyamidoamine dendrimers for efficient siRNA delivery" Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2008, 19, 1396-1403.

54. Ma, Y. F., Chiu, P. L., Serrano, A., Ali, S. K., Chen, A. M, and He, H. X. “The Electronic Role of DNA Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: Efficacy for In-situ Fabrication of Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 7921-7928.

53. Ma, Y. F., Cheung, W., Wei, D. G., Bogozi, A., Chiu, P. L., Wang, L., Pontoriero, F., Mendelshon, R. and He, H. X. “Improved Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Networks by In-situ Polymerization of a Thin Skin of Conducting Polymer” ACS Nano, 2008, 2, 1197-1204.

52. Ali, S. K., Parajuli, R. R., Ma, Y. F., Balogun, He, H. X. “A Nonoxidative Sensor Based on a Self-Doped Polyaniline/Carbon Nanotube Composite for Sensitive and Selective Detection of the Neurotransmitter Dopamine: A Review” Invited review, Sensors 2008, 8, 8423-8452.


51. C. Lai, He, H. X. “The Interference of Ascorbic Acid in the Sensitive Detection of Dopamine by a Non-oxidative Sensing Approach” J. Phys. Chem. B.  2007, 111, 12275-12281.

50. Oleh Taratula, Alex M. Chen, Jianming Zhang, Jorwaria Chaudry, Ipsita Barnerjee, Huixin He “Parallel Quasi One-Dimensional Pd Nanoparticle Assemblies by Spontaneous Organization” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111(21), 7666–7670.

49. Ali, S. K., Ma, Y. F., Parajuli, R. R., Balogun, Y. D., Warren, Y.-C. Lai, He, H. X. “A Non-Oxidative Sensor Based on a Self-Doped Polyaniline/Carbon Nanotube Composite for Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of the Neurotransmitter” Anal. Chem. 2007, 79, 2583-2587.


48. Chen, A. M., Santhakumaran, L. M., Nair, S. K., Amenta, P. S., Thomas, T., He, H. X. and Thomas, T. J. “Oligodeoxynucleotide Nanostructure Formation in the Presence of Polypropyleneimine Dendrimers mand Their Uptake in Breast Cancer Cells” Nanotechnology 2006, 17, 5449-5460.

47. Ma, Y. F., Ali, S. R., Wang, L., Chiu, P. L., Mendelsohn, R., He, H. X. “In-situ Fabrication of A Water-Soluble, Self-Doped Polyaniline Nanocomposite: the Unique Role of DNA Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006 ,128, 12064-12065.

46. Ma, Y. F., Ali, S. R., Dodoo, A. S. He, H. X. “Enhanced Sensitivity for Biomolecules Detection: Multiple Functions of DNA Wrapped Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 16359-16365.

45. Chen, A. M., Nair, S. K., Thomas, T., Thomas, T. J. He, H. X. “Delivery of Therapeutic Oligonucletides to Breast Cancer Cells with Dendrimers and Dendrimer Modified Gold Nanoparticle” NSTI Nanotech (Nano Science and Technology Institute), Boston, May 7-11, 2006. Technical Proceedings of the Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Vol. 2, 29-32.

44. Ma, Y. F., Shah, A. R. He, H. X. “Unique Roles of DNA Wrapped SWNTs: In-situ Fabrication of Water Soluble Self-Doped Polyaniline Nanocomposites” NSTI Nanotech (Nano Science and Technology Institute), Boston, May 7-11, 2006. Technical Proceedings of the Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Vol. 1, 214-217.


43.Zhang, J. M., Ma, Y. F., Stachura, S. He, H. X.“Assembly of Highly Aligned DNA Strands onto Si Chips” Langmuir, 2005, 21, 4180-4184.

42. Wang, L., Cai, P., Galla, H.-J., He, H. X., Flach, C. R., Mendelsohn, R. “Monolayer-Multilayer Transitions in a Lung Surfactant Model: IR Reflection-Adsorption Spectroscopy and AFM” Eur. Biophys. J., 2005, 34, 243-254.

41. Santhakumaran, L. M., Chen, A. Pillai, C.K.S., Thomas, T., He, H. X., Thomas, T. J. “Nanotechnology in Non-Viral Gene Delivery” Book chapter in Nanofabrication for Biomedical Applications, Eds: J. Hormes, C. Kumar, and C. Leuschner, Wiley-VCH, 2005, 253-287.

40. Nair, S. K., Thomas, T. J., Greenfield, N. J., Chen, A. M., He, H. X., Thomas, T. S. “Conformational dynamics of estrogen receptors alpha and beta as revealed by intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence and circular dichroism” J. Molecular Endocrinology 2005, 35, 211-223.


39. Y. F. Ma, J. M. Zhang, G. J. Zhang, H. X. He “Polyaniline Nanowires Fabricated on Si Surfaces with DNA Templates” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 7097–7101

38. X. L. Li, H. X. He, B. Q. Xu, X.Y. Xiao, L. A. Nagahara, I. Amlani, R. Tsui, N. J. Tao “Measurement of Electron Transport Properties of Molecular Junctions Fabricated by Electrochemical and Mechanical Methods” Surf. Sic. 2004,573, 1-10.

37. H. X. He, N. J. Tao “Electrochemical Fabrication of Metal Nanowires” book chapter in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Eds., N.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, 2004, 2, 755-772.


36. H. X. He, N. J. Tao, L. A. Nagahara, I. Amlani, T. Tsui “Discrete Conductance Switching in Conducting Polymer Wires” Phys. Rev. B. 2003, 68, 045302

35. B. Q. Xu, H. X. He, S. Boussaad, N. J. Tao, “Electrochemical Properties of Atomic-Scale Metal Wires” Electrochemica Acta, 2003, 48, 3085-3091.

34. H. X. He, S. Boussaad, B. Q. Xu, N. J. Tao “ Molecular and Ionic Adsorption onto Atomic-Scale Metal Wires” book chapter in Nanowires and Nanobelts 。 Materials, Properties and Devices” Ed. Z.L. Wang, Kluwer Academic Press, 2003, 1, 159-176.


33. B. Q. Xu, H. X. He, N. J. Tao “Controlling the Conductance of Atomically Thin Metal Wires with Electrochemical Potential” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13568-13575.

32. H. X. He, C. Shu, C. Z. Li, N. J. Tao “Adsorbate Effect on the Mechanical Stability of Atomically Thin Metallic Wires” J. Electroanal. Chem. 2002, 522, 26-32.

31. H. X. He, S. Boussaad, B. Q. Xu, N. J. Tao “Electrochemical fabrication of atomically thin metallic wires and electrodes separated with molecular-scale gaps” J. Electroanal. Chem. 2002, 522, 167-172.

30. H. X. He, N. J. Tao “Interaction of Molecules with Metallic Quantum Wires” invited research news, Adv. Mater., 2002, 14, 161-164.


29. H. X. He, Y. W. Zhao, B. Q. Xu, N. J. Tao “Electrochemical Potential Controlled Electron Transport in Conducting Polymer Nanowires” in Quantum Confinement VI: Nanostructured Materials and Devices, ISBN 1-56677-352-0, Editor, M. Cahay, J. P. Leburton, D. J. Lockwood, S. Bandyopadhyay, J. S. Harris. Proceeding Volume 2001-19, the Electrochemical Society, INC. 2001, 20-22.

28. H. X. He, J. S. Zhu, N. J. Tao, L. A. Nagahara, I. Amlani, T. Tsui “A Conducting Polymer Nanojunction Switch” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 7730-7731.

27. H. X. He, C. Z. Li, N. J. Tao “Conductance of Polymer Nanowires Fabricated by a Combined Electrodeposition and Mechanical Break Junction Method” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2001, 78, 811-813.

26. N. J. Tao, C. Z. Li, H. X. He, A. Bogozi, B. Xu, O. Lam “Electrochemistry of STM Fabricated Metallic Nanowires” book chapter, in Scacing Probe Techniques for Materials Characterization at Nanometer Scale, ISBN 1-56677-302-4, Editer, D.C. Hansen, H. S. Issacs, K. Sieradzki, 2001, 148-162.

25. A. Bogozi, O. Lam, H. X. He, C. Z. Li, N. J. Tao “Molecular Adsorption onto Metallic Quantum Wires” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 4585-4590.

24. W. Wang, H. X. He, K. C. Toh, G. Wegner “Highly Ordered Structures of a Shape Persistent Macromolecule: From Side Groups to Entire Molecules” Adv. Mat. 2001, 13, 659-662.


23. H. X. He, Q. G. Li, H. Zhang, Z. Y. Zhou, S. F. Y. Li, Z. F. Liu “Fabrication of Microelectrode Arrays Usinsg Microcontact Printing” Langmuir, 2000, 16, 9684-9686.

22. H. X. He, H. Zhang, Q. G. Li, T. Zhu, S. F. Y. Li, Z. F. Liu “Fabrication of Designed Architectures of Au Nanoparticles on Solid Substrate with Printed Self-assembled Monolayers as Templates” Langmuir, 2000, 16, 3846-3851.

21. H. Zhang, H. X. He, Z. F. Liu “Isoelectric Point of Si3N4 Measured by Atomic Force Microscopy” Polish J. Chem. 2000, 74, 1499-1502.

20. C. Z. Li, H. X. He, N. J. Tao “Quantized tunneling current in the metallic nanogaps formed by electrodeposition and etching” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2000, 77, 3995-3997.

19. C. Z. Li, H. X. He, A. Bogozi, J. S. Bunch and N. J. Tao “Molecular detection based on conductance quantization of nanowires” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2000, 76, 1333-1335.

18. H. Zhang, H. X. He, J. Wang, Z. F. Liu “Atomic Force Microscopy Evidence of Citrate Displacement by 4-Mercaptopyridine on Gold in Aqueous Solution” Langmuir 2000, 16, 4554-4557.

17. H. X. He, W. Huang, H. Zhang, Q. G. Li, S. F. Y. Li, Z. F. Liu “Demonstration of High-Resolution Capability of Chemical Force Titration via Study of Acid/Base Properties of a Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayer” Langmuir 2000, 16, 517-521.

16. C. Shu, C Z. Li, H. X. He, et al. “Fractional conductance quantization in metallic nanoconstrictions under electropotential” Phys. Rev. Lett. 2000, 84, 5196-5199.

15. N. J. Tao, C. Z. Li, H. X. He “Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Applications in Electrochemistry Beyond Imaging” invited feature article, J. Electroanal. Chem. 2000, 492, 81-93.


14. H. X. He, H., Zhang, Y. C. Wang, Z. F. Liu “Chemical Force Titration of Conjugated Pyridyl Group-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers” Mol. Cryst. & Liq. Cryst., 1999, 337, 301-304.

13. H. Zhang, H. L. Li, H. X. He, T. Zhu, Z. F. Liu “Study on the Surface Dissociation Properties of 6-(10-Mercaptodecaoxyl) Quinoline Self-Assembled Monolayer on Gold by Chemical Force Titration” Mater. Sci. and Eng.: C 1999, 8-9, 191 – 194.

12. Z. Y. Wu, D. Dong, H. Zhang, H. X. He and Z. F. Liu “Monitoring the electrochemical Transformation of an Azobenzene-terminated Alkanethiolate Monolayer at Gold by CFM” Mol. Cryst. &Liq. Cryst., 1999, 337, 305-308.


11. J. M. Wang, H. Zhang, H. X. He,T. J. Hou, Z. F. Liu, X. J. Xu “Theoretical Studies on Force Titration of Amino-Group Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers” J. Molecular Structure (Theochem), 1998, 451, 295-303.

10. J. Zhang, J. Zhao, H. X. He, H. L. Zhang, H. L. Li and Z. F. Liu, “Studies on the Surface Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy of LB Monolayers of Azobenzene Carboxylic Acid on Silver Island Films” Langmuir, 1998, 14, 5521-5525.

9. J. Zhang, J. Zhao, H. X. He, H. L. Li, Z. F. Liu "Surface Enhanced Infrared Spectra of Azobenzene LB Monolayers on Silver Island Film", Thin Solid Films, 1998, 327-329, 287-291.

8. H. Zhang, H. X. He, J. Wang, T.Mu, Z.F. Liu, “Force Titration of Amino Group-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers Using Chemical Force Microscopy” Appl. Phys. A 1998, 66, S269-S271.

7. H. Zhang, H. X. He, T. Mu, Z.F. Liu “Force Titration of Amino group-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers of 4-Aminothiophenol on Gold Using Chemical Force Microscopy” Thin Solid Films. 1998, 327-329, 778-786.

6. J. Q. Song, Z. F. Liu, C. Z. Li, H. F. Chen, H. X. He "SPM-Based Nanofabrication Using a Synchronization Technique” Appl. Phys. A 1998, 66, S715-S717.


5. H. X. He, C. Z. Li, J. Q. Song, T. Mu, H. L. Zhang, Z. F. Liu, “Force Titration of a Carboxylic Acid-Terminated Self-assembled Monolayer Using Chemical Force Microscopy” Mol. Cryst. & Liq. Cryst. 1997, 294, 99-102.

4. J. Q. Song, C. Z. Li, H. X. He, Z.F.Liu, “Fabrication of Gold Nanostructures on HOPG Using Atomic Force Microscopy” Mol. Cryst. &Liq. Cryst.1997, 294, 51-54.

3. Y. Chen, L. Wang, H. X. He, Z. F. Liu. “Developing High Resolution Electrical Probing System Based on Atomic Force Microscopy” Mol. Cryst. &Liq. Cryst. 1997, 294, 91-94.

2. J. Zhao, J. Zhang, H. X. He, H. L. Li, Z. F. Liu, “Enhanced Infrared Spectra of Azobenzene Carboxylic Acid LB Monolayer on discontinuous Silver Film” Chem. Phys. Lett. 1997, 278, 220-224.

1. X. D. Chai, W. S. Yang, Y. W. Cao, Y. S. Jiang, R. Lu, T. J. Li, H. X. He, Y. Q.Wang, Z. F. Liu “Formation of Nanocolumn self-assembly by Solvent Polarity Control” J. Vac. Sci. Tech B 1997, 15, 1425.