Nieh, Mu-Ping

Mu-Ping Nieh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Thermodynamics, kinetics, lipid self-assemblies, molecular transfer between nanoparticles, interaction between fluorophores and host matrices
Rm 304, IMS,
97 N. Eagleville Rd.,
Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Office Phone:860-486-8708
BS, National Taiwan University
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (1998)

Research Summary:

His current research group is seeking for the fundamental understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics, which leads to uniform nanostructures of self-assemblies applicable for the use of biomedical, sensing and energy materials.

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Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

  1. A. Hu, T.-H. Fang, J. Katsaras, Y. Xia, M. Li, M.-P. Nieh “Lipid-Based Nanodiscs as Models for Studying Mesoscale Coalescence – A Transport Limited Case“ Soft Matter (ASAP) – Front Cover.
  2. Y. Liu, Y. Yang, M.-P. Nieh “The Effects of Temperature, Salinity, Concentrations and PEGylated Lipid on the Spontaneous Nanostructures of Bicellar Mixtures“ Biochim. Biophys. Acta. – Biomembr 18381871–1880 (2014).
  3. X. Sun, Y. Liu, S. Mopidevi, Y. Meng, F. Huang, J. Parisi, M.-P. Nieh, C. Cornelius, S. L. Suib, Y. Lei “Super-hydrophobic “smart” sand for buried explosive detection” Sensors and Actuators, B 195, 52-57 (2014).
  4. M. Li, H. H. Morales, J. Katsaras, N. Kučerka, Y. Yang, P. M. Macdonald, M.-P. Nieh “Morphological Characterization of DMPC/CHAPSO Bicellar Mixtures: A Combined SANS and NMR Study“ Langmuir29, 15943−15957 (2013).
  5. H.-S. Jang, Y. Wang, Y. Lei, M.-P. Nieh “Controllable Formation of Pyrene (C16H10) Excimers in Polystyrene/Tetrabutylammonium Hexafluorophosphate Films through Solvent Vapor and Temperature Annealing” J. Phys. Chem. – C. 117, 1428−1435 (2013).