Group News

  • Prof. Vincent Rotello explaining the new opportunities at the interface between nanotechnology and biology in his recent Nano Nugget talk.
    September 2017
    Take a look at the video National Nanotechnology Initiative.

  • In August, Dr. Mine Sulak finished her visit in the group. It was great to work with you. Thanks a lot Mine for everything and all the best for your future!!
    August 2017

  • In July, Tiphaine Tronchet & Baptiste Duse finished their visit in the group. It was great to work with you guys. Thanks a lot for all the contributions and wish you good luck for your future!!
    July 2017

  • In July, Gulen Yeşilbag Tonga graduated from the group. Many many congratulations to you. Thanks for all the contributions and best of luck for your future journey!!
    July 2017

  • In July, Dr. Nipaporn Ngernyuang finished her visit in the group. It was great to work with you. Thanks a lot Nipaporn for everything and all the best for your future!!
    July 2017

  • Imad Ud Din finished his visit in the group. Thanks Imad for everything and all the best for your future!!
    July 2017

  • Our research work on CRISPR/Cas9-ribonucleoprotein delivery for gene editing and its implication in therapy and cell biology research (by Rubul Mout et at.) has been featured in this highlight-interview video by American Chemical Society!
    July 2017
    Direct Cytosolic Delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein for Efficient Gene Editing.

  • Ngoc Le graduated from the group. Many many congratulations to you. Thanks for all the contributions and best of luck for your future journey!!
    July 2017

  • Rubul Mout graduated from the group. Many many congratulations to you. Thanks for all the contributions and best of luck for your future journey!!
    July 2017

  • Yanwei Ji finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions in the group and all the best for your future!
    May 2017

  • Congratulations to Prof. Vincent M. Rotello for receiving the RSC Bioorganic Chemistry Medal!!
    March 2017

  • Dr. Wenfeng Shen finished his visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    March 2017

  • Dr. Ruijing Yu finished his visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    March 2017

  • Dr. Bianca Sandrino finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    February 2017

  • Celebrated 500 publications in a grand way in Vince’s Home!! Hope to see 500 more!!
    January 2017

    Celebrating 500 published papers [Album]

  • Jessica F. A. de Oliveira finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    December 2016

  • One of our PhD candidates, Ryan Landis, was awarded $3,000 (one of two of the largest awards) for his startup venture proposal at the Innovation Challenge Seed Pitch competition hosted by the Berthiaume Center on November 30th, 2016.
    December 2016

  • Friederike Schlüter finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    December 2016

  • Group says goodbye to the postdoctoral researcher Dr. Tatsuyuki Yoshii. Farewell and thanks for your contributions to the group. We wish you a successful career!
    November 2016

  • Dr. Somrita Mondal and Dr. Aiping Fan finished their visit in the group. Thanks for your contributions and best wishes to you!
    August 2016

  • Dr. Feng Zheng finished his visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    August 2016

  • Professor Vincent M. Rotello has been selected as one of the most cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus data.
    July 2016

  • Dr. Rui Tang has finished his Ph.D. He will be joining Case Western Reserve University as a Postdoc. We are thankful for your contributions to the group and wish you the best of luck!
    June 2016

  • Dr. Ying Jiang has finished her Ph.D and is going to join University of Florida as a Postdoc. We are thankful for your contributions to the group and wish you the best of luck!
    May 2016

  • Professor Vincent Rotello has received the Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016 by Royal Society of Chemistry for his pioneering research in using chemistry of nanomaterials to understand and modulate biological processes.
    May 2016

  • Congratulations to Dr. Rui Tang and Dr. Ying Jiang for passing their final defenses. Post-graduation, Rui and Ying will be Postdoc at Case Western Reserve University and University of Florida, respectively. We are thankful for your contributions to the group and wish you the best of luck!

    May 2016

  • Zill-e-Huma finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    April 2016

  • Our undergraduate students, Kanae Sasaki and Tristan Tay working under Rubul Mout and Moumita Ray won the Uche Anyanwu Memorial Award at the UMass Amherst Chemistry Department Undergraduate Research Poster Session!
    April 2016

  • Maiara finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    March 2016

  • Professor Vincent Rotello received Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s TREE Award (Transformational Research and Excellence in Education) Award, recognizing the outstanding research and educational accomplishments of Cottrell Scholars.
    February 2016

  • Attasith Parnsubsakul finished his visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    February 2016

  • “Photocleavable Hydrogels for Light-Triggered siRNA Release” Advanced Healthcare Materials 5, 305–310, 2016 was featured on the
    journal cover .
    February 2016

  • Check out a day in the life of Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry.
    January 2016

  • Professor Vincent Rotello has been named a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters.
    January 2016

  • Rubul Mout, Li-Sheng Wang, and Ryan Landis had LabTV interviews in hopes to inspire upcoming generations.
    January 2016

  • Mahin Bayat finished her visit in the group. It was nice to have you here. Good luck!
    December 2015

  • Dr. Sarawut Cheunkar, Dr. Neveen M. M. Saleh and Arafeh Bigdeli finished their visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    December 2015

  • Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Duncan for passing his final defense. Post-graduation, Bradley will start a career at Wikifoods . We are thankful for your contributions to the group and wish you the best of luck!
    November 2015

  • Roxane Ridolfo finished her visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    November 2015

  • This year, Professor Vincent M. Rotello has been recognized as one of “the world’s leading scientific minds,” according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.“The researchers identified by Thomson Reuters are engaged in exceptionally high quality science and have demonstrated a significant impact on their fields of study. Their continuing recognition is a source of great pride for the university.” said CNS Dean Steve Goodwin.
    September 2015
  • Congratulations to Ngoc Le for receiving the Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Award for the 2015 Academic year. This award is used to encourage students who demonstrate a commitment to the integration of science or engineering with management.
    September 2015
  • Our group members won three awards at Research Fest 2015:
    *Rubul Mout: Marvin D. Rausch Scholarship Award for Outstanding Presentation on his talk
    *Gulen Yesilbag Tonga: LiquiGlide Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation
    *Joseph Hardie: William E. McEwen Fellowship Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation
    September 2015

  • After spending two years in our group as a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Tsukasa Mizuhara will be joining Partikula . Farewell and thanks for your contributions to the group. We wish you a successful career!
    September 2015

  • Wenbing Shi finished his visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    September 2015

  • One of our group members, Ying Jiang, won the outstanding student poster award during the 250th ACS national meeting 2015 in Boston.
    August 2015

  • After spending one year in our group as a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Young-Kwan Kim will be returning back to Korea. Farewell and thanks for your contributions to the group. We wish you a successful career!
    July 2015

  • Alexis Bordet finished his 3-month visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    July 2015

  • Our recent publication on ACS Nano (“ Nanoparticle-Stabilized Capsules for the Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms“) has been highlighted by C&EN News , Nanotechweb.org. and compoundchem.com
    July 2015
  • Our recent publication on Nature Chemistry (“ Supramolecular regulation of bioorthogonal catalysis in cells using nanoparticle-embedded transition metal catalysts “) has been highlighted by Nature Chemistry | News and Views and Nature Materials | Research Highlights
    June 2015
    Fanny finished her visit in the group. She is going back to Colombia to continue her study. It was nice to have you here. Good luck!
    June 2015

  • Thimon finished his visit in the group. He is going back to Germany to continue his Ph.D. study. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
    May 2015

  • Congratulations to Dr. Brian Creran for passing his final defense. After his graduation, he will start his career at Markem-Imaje . Thanks for your contributions to the group and good luck!
    May. 2015

    • Cover art for the May issue of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Journal is provided by the Rotello group which highlights the work done by Kim et al .
      May 2015

      • Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan finished his 6-month visit in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
        May 2015

      • Dr. Daniel F. Moyano has left the group. After his graduation, he will start his career in PPG Industries. Thanks for your contributions to the group and good luck in Pittsburgh!
        May 2015

      • The group welcomes a new graduate student from MCB program: Yingying!
        May 2015

         

      • Launching ideas – “An Efficient Intracellular Delivery Vehicle for the CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing System and Other Proteins”.
        Apr. 2015

         

      • The NSF has produced a podcast for our multi-channel sensor system (“A multichannel nanosensor for instantaneous readout of cancer drug mechanisms“).
        Apr. 2015

         

      • Our group members–Gulen and NLe, representing the Rotello group have won the second prize for the final round of the Innovation Challenge competition, in addition to the Glass Family Product Demonstration Awards. Congratulations!
        Apr. 2015

         

      • Congratulations to Daniel for passing his final defense!
        Mar. 2015

         

      • In the past week, Dr. Chang Soo Kim finished his three-year postdoctoral research in the group. Thanks for your contribution to the group and best wishes to you!
        Mar. 2015

         

      • Rafael (middle) is going back to Brazil after his one-year visit in our group. It was nice to have you here. Good luck!
        Feb. 2015

         

      • Our group website has reached 200,000 hits according to StatCounter!
        Jan. 2015

         

      • The group was presenting in the CBI Chalk Talk seminar. Prof. Rotello, Rui, and Daniel gave the talk.
        Jan. 2015

         

      • The group welcomes two new graduate students: Mahdieh and Yi-Wei!
        Jan. 2015

         

      • Federica finished her one-year visit in the group. She is going back to Florence to continue her Ph.D. study. Farewell!
        Jan. 2015

         

      • Our recent publication on Nat. Nanotechnol. (“A Multichannel Nanosensor for Instantaneous Readout of Cancer Drug Mechanisms“) has been highlighted by ScienceDaily, Science360, UMass News, and Nanotechweb.org!
        Dec. 2014

         

      • For the commonwealth. And the common good.” The group showed up as part of the “Here for a Reason” advertising campaign project — 0:08 of “Here for a Reason” and 0:15-0:17 of “Engineer My Future“.
        Dec. 2014

      • “Prem” (Premsak Puangploy) went back to Thailand after his visit in the group for one and half years. Farewell and wish you have a successful career back in Thailand!
        Dec. 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Xian and Yuan! May the bond of love be strengthened at all times. Keep the faith and trust with one another!
        Nov. 2014

         

      • Our Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. paper on “Direct Cytosolic Delivery of siRNA Using Nanoparticle-Stabilized Nanocapsules” has been selected as Hot Topics of Wiley-VCH on RNA!
        Nov. 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Krish and Xiaoning. May your life be filled with joy and love!
        Oct. 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Krish for getting his Ph.D. degree. Dr. Krishnendu Saha will start his work in Intel. Best of luck!
        Sept. 2014

         

      • Our recent publication on ACS Nano (“Fabrication of Corona-Free Nanoparticles with Tunable Hydrophobicity“) has been highlighted by Science!
        Aug. 2014

         

      • Rotello’s group members won 3 prizes in the ResearchFest 2014. Congratulations to Ying, Gulen and Rubul!
        Aug. 2014

      • In the past week, Dr. Sung Tae Kim and Dr. Yi-Cheun Yeh have left the group. Dr. Sung Tae Kim will start his work in AmorePacific Skincare, South Korea. Dr. Yi-Cheun Yeh will go to University of Pennsylvania and continue her postdoctoral research. Best wishes to your career!Meanwhile, Dr. Lin Sun finished her one-year visit to the group and went back to Jilin University, China. It is nice to meet you here in the group!
        Aug. 2014

         

      • ACS Nano paper on “Fabrication of Corona-Free Nanoparticles with Tunable Hydrophobicity” has been selected as ACS Editor’s choice! Go get your free copy.
        July 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Yi-Cheun and Yuqing for passing their thesis defense!
        July 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Xiaoning and Youngdo for getting their Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Xiaoning Li will go to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and continue her postdoctoral research. Dr. Youngdo Jeong will start his work in LG, South Korea. Best wishes to your career! Come back and visit us if you have a chance. The group is always your home as usual!Meanwhile, Dr. Yongdoo Choi finished his three-month short visit to the group and went back to South Korea. It is nice to meet you here in the group. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
        July 2014

         

      • An update about our old friend — Takashi: He is Dr. Kushida now!
        After going back to Japan, he got his Ph.D. degree in March, 2014. Here is a recent photo from him. Let us share the happiness with him together!
        July 2014

         

      • Type in “Amherst” here and see the list from UMass Amherst. Prof. Rotello is one of the two professors in chemistry listed!
        [UMass Amherst News] June 2014

         

      • “Speeding food safety tests to deliver fresher products”—A new grant was received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve food safety by developing faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination out of food, in collaboration with Prof. Sam Nugen from Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst.
        [UMass Amherst News] [Phys.org] [FoodQuality] [ChemEurope] [Nanowerk] June 2014

      • Video interview with new Editor-in-Chief Vincent M. Rotello as he explains his vision for the journal.
        [video] May 2014

      • “Surface Systems:
 Engineering Nanoparticles to Improve Human Health” Prof. Rotello is officially appointed as a Distinguished Professor. Congratulations!
        In Picutures on UMass Research|NEXT. More information.
        Apr. 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Xian for passing his thesis defense!
        Mar. 2014

         

      • Dr. Bo Yan is going to Boston University as a postdoctoral researcher after his recent graduation. Thanks for your contribution to the group and good luck with your career!
        Mar. 2014

         

      • Congratulations to Vince for being recognized as a University Distinguished Professor!
        Feb. 2014

         

      • “Could nanoprinting kick-start a world of versatile home manufacturing?” Our work about inkjet-printed bacteria test strip is highlighted by theguardian.
        Feb. 2014

      • Prof. Eunhee Jeoung (our group 02′ alumnus) has moved back to Gangneung-wonju National University after visiting our group for one and a half years. Farewell and wish you have a successful career!
        Feb. 2014

         

      • Our paper in J. Mater. Chem. B titled “Enhanced electrostatic discrimination of proteins on nanoparticle-coated surfaces” has been selected as a Hot Article for 2013 and as such it has been included in the Hot Article 2013 web collection for the Journal.
        Feb. 2014

      • Dr. Vikas Nandwana has moved to Northwestern University as a postdoctoral researcher. Farewell and thanks very much for your contribution to Rotello Group! Wish you have a successful career!
        Feb. 2014

         

      • Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15) will be held during 17-20, August, 2014. Prof. Rotello will attend the conference as an invited Speaker. For more information, please click here.
        Jan. 2014

         

      • Best wishes to Ying and her family! May you have every happiness in your new life together!
        Jan. 2014

         

      • The Rotello Group (Ngoc Le and Ziwen) in NCI-NIBIB Point of Care Technologies for Cancer Conference (NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD).
        Jan. 2014

         

      • Shivam’s (the son of Dr. Vikas Nandwana) one-year-old birthday party. Best wishes to the Nandwana family!
        Jan. 2014

      • Prof. Rotello is officially the Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. [Editor Profile]Editorial from former Editor-in-Chief (founding Editor) Prof. Claude F. Meares and new Editor-in-Chief Prof. Vincent M. Rotello are available online. New editorial advisory board is also formed.As Prof. Rotello said in Editorial 1 – Jan 2014, “let’s work together to make BC (Bioconjugate Chemistry) a highly valued resource for our community.”
        Jan. 2014

      • Prof. Rotello’s h-index hits 70. Congratulations!
        Jan. 2014

         

      • 2013 graduate students, Akash Gupta, Joseph Hardie, Riddha Das and Yuanchang Liu have officially joined our group. Joseph Hardie is a joint student of Prof. Rotello and Dr. Farkas. Welcome!
        Dec. 2013

         

      • Our new group website is ready on December 6th, 2013!
        Dec. 2013
      • Lionel Longé, after being a visiting student for five months in our group, went back to Bordeaux, France. It was nice to have you here!
        Nov. 2013
      • Takashi Kushida, after spending two years in our group as a visiting scholar, returned back to Teijin Limited, Japan. Farewell and thanks very much for your contribution to Rotello Group!
        Sept. 2013

         

      • Professor Vincent M. Rotello has been named new editor-in-chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry.
        C&EN News.
        Sept. 2013
      • Rotello’s group members won 3 prizes in the ResearchFEST 2013. Congratulations to Daniel, Krish and Ryan!
        Aug. 2013
      • The Rotello group was awarded a three-year grant to develop, test and deploy new, sensitive, reliable and affordable inkjet-printed, nanoparticle-based test strips for detecting disease-causing bacteria in drinking water.
        PhysOrg.
        July 2013
      • “How Gold Nanoparticles Can Help Fight Ovarian Cancer” J. Biol. Chem. paper on “Probing Novel Roles of the Mitochondrial Uniporter in Ovarian Cancer Cells Using NPs” was highlighted by ScienceDaily.
        ScienceDaily.
        May 2013
      • Prof. Rotello among recipients of the CVIP Technology Development awards.
        UMass University Relations.
        Mar. 2013
      • Feature Stories: Testing The Waters
        [Video Report]
      • The group welcomes three new graduate students: Ziwen, Singyuk, and Li-Sheng!
        Jan. 2013

         

      • The Chem. Rev. paper on “Gold Nanoparticles in Chemical and Biological Sensing” is one of the most read articles of 2012.
        ACS Publications.
        Mar. 2012
      • The Langmuir paper “Nano Meets Biology: Structure and Function at the Nanoparticle Interface” is one of the most read articles of both 2011 and 2012.
        ACS Publications.
        Feb. 2012
      • “Chemists Develop Nose-Like Array to ‘Smell’ Cancer” Rotello’s lab work on Array-Based Sensing of Metastasis was highlighted by Sciencedaily and Sensor100.
        Sciencedaily, Sensor100, and more.
        Sept. 2012
      • Rotello’s group members won 5 prizes in the ResearchFEST 2012.
        UMass Chemistry.
        Aug. 2012
      • “Gold Nanoparticles in Chemical and Biological Sensing” Chemical Reviews paper was featured on the journal cover.
        ACS Publications.
        May 2012
      • “A 24-Karat Gold Key to Unlock the Immune System” Rotello’s lab work on nanoparticle hydrophobicity and immune system was highlighted by Sciencedaily.
        Apr. 2012
        Sciencedaily, PhysOrg and more.
      • “Mass spectrometry imaging: the new tool in counterfeit security” Rotello’s lab work on LDI-MS imaging of nanoparticles was highlighted by Chemistry World.
        Chemistry World
        Apr. 2012
      • Professor Vince Rotello is selected as the latest UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.
        UMass university relations
        Mar. 2012
      • “Tailoring nanoparticles: Suits you sir!” Chem. Soc. Rev. paper on surface functionalization of nanoparticles for nanomedicine was highlighted by the CSR News Blog.
        CSR News Blog.
        Feb. 2012
      • “Quantum dots may less stable than thought” Rotello’s lab work on Stability of Quantum Dots in Live Cells was highlighted on IOP News.
        Nanotechweb.
        Oct. 2011
      • Vincent M. Rotello and colleagues work on Colorimetric Bacteria Sensing was highlighted on the 22 News TV Program.
        22 News
        June 2011
      • “A Simple Test Spots Bacteria” JACS paper on Colorimetric Bacteria Sensing was featured by Chemical & Engineering News.
        C&EN News.
        June 2011
      • Professor Vincent Rotello has been chosen to receive the Mack Award.
        The Ohio State University.
        Feb. 2011
      • “Nanoparticle uptake: charge matters in fish” Small paper on nanoparticles uptake by fish was featured in the Nature Nanotechnology highlights.
        Nature Nanotechnology
        Oct. 2010
      • Nat. Chem. paper on “recognition-mediated activation of therapeutic gold nanoparticles inside living cells” was featured by Chemistry Blog.
        Chemistry Blog.
        Oct. 2010
      • Professor Vincent Rotello has been chosen by the ACS to receive the Langmuir Lectureship Award for his cutting-edge research in colloids.
        American Chemical Society.
        Mar. 2010
      • “Chemical nose sensor sniffs nloob protein profile” Rotello’s lab work on protein sensing in serum was highlighted by Chemistry World.
        Chemistry World.
        Aug. 2009