Professor Ting Guo's research group at UC Davis focuses on studying the mechanisms and control of energy exchanges between nanomaterials and between nanomaterials and their environment. The forms of energy include chemical energy, visible photon energy, and especially X-ray photon energy. Nanomaterials can be uniquely used to harvest these forms of energy and redirect them to facilitate chemical reactions, including catalytic reactions and radical reactions in aqueous solution, and to cause changes such as electric field and temperature. Most of these energy redirection and control processes can be made to occur with nanometer precision. Currently we are investigating catalysis involving carbon dioxide using very small nickel and platinum nanoparticles with and without substrates, ultrafast processes in nanomaterials, and particularly enhanced X-ray radiation absorption, energy deposition, and chemical manipulation using architectures of atomic, molecular and nanoscale species. Studying these three interconnected areas enables us to achieve a more complete understanding and nonlinear growth of knowledge within each subject.
Education, Awards and Professional Highlights
- NSF CAREER Award (2002-2008)
- The Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Awards (1999-2004)
- Appointed to UC Davis faculty (1999)
- Postdoctoral research chemist, UC San Diego (1995-1999)
- Weiser award for excellence in chemistry research, Rice University (1995)
- Ph.D. Rice University (1995)
- B.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (1984)
- Davidson, R., Anderson, D., Van Winkle, L., Pinkerton, K., and Guo, T., Evolution of Silver Nanoparticles in the Rat Lung Investigated by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A , DOI: 10.1021/jp510103m. (2014). Published online on December 16. (2014).
- R. Andrew Davidson and T. Guo, Average Physical Enhancement by Nanomaterials under X-ray Irradiation, J. Phys. Chem. C , 118. 30221-30228. (2014).
- R. Andrew Davidson, Chad Sugiyama and T. Guo, Determination of Absolute Quantum Efficiency of X-ray Nano Phosphors by Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells, Analytical Chem., 86, 10492-10496. (2014).
- Starkewolf, Z.B., L. Miyachi, J. Wong and T. Guo, X-ray Triggered Release of Doxorubicin from Nanoparticle Drug Carriers for Cancer Therapy, Chem. Comm.., 49, 2545-2547. (2013).
- R. Andrew Davidson and T. Guo, An Example of X-ray Nanochemistry: SERS Investigation of Polymerization Enhanced by Nanostructures under X-ray Irradiation, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 3271-3275 (2012).
- Carter, J.D., N.N. Cheng, Y. Qu, G.D. Suarez and T. Guo, Enhanced Single Strand Breaks of Supercoiled DNA in a Matrix of Gold Nanotubes under X-ray Irradiation, JCIS , 378 (1) pp 70-76 (2012).
- Lee, C., Cheng, N.N., R.A. Davidson and T. Guo, Geometry Enhancement of Nanoscale Energy Deposition by X-rays, JPC/C, DOI: 10.1021/jp210301q, 116, 11292-11297 (Cover Story, May 20 issue) (2012).
- Neal N. Cheng, Zane Starkewolf, R. Andrew Davidson, Arjun Sharmah, Changju Lee, Jennifer Lien, and Ting Guo, Chemical Enhancement by Nanomaterials under X-ray Irradiation, JACS (Communication) , 134 (4), pp 1950-1953 (2012).
- Carter, J.D., N.N. Cheng, Y. Qu, G. D. Suarez and T. Guo; Nanoscale Energy Deposition by X-ray Absorbing Nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. B, 111 (Letters) 11622 (2007).