Henry Du

Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Building: Burchard

Room: 410

Phone: (201) 216-5262

Fax: (201) 216-8306

Email: hdu@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1988) Pennsylvania State University (Ceramic Science)
Research

Molecular-/nano-scale surface modification
Micro/nano-structured optical fibers and fiber-optic sensors
Chem/bio sensing and disease diagnosis
Metal nanostructures and plasmonic properties

Experience

Visiting Senior Scientist (sabbatical at Fiberguide Industries, Inc., Stirling, NJ), 01/16-08/16
Visiting Scientist (sabbatical at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ), 09/97-08/98

Institutional Service
  • BME Chair Search Committee Chair
  • Associate Dean for Research Chair
  • CEMS PhD Oral Exam Board Member
  • MS&E Graduate Admissions Chair
  • SES Research Committee Chair
  • Institute Benefits Committee Member
  • MS&E Graduate Admissions Chair
  • PhD Oral Exam Committee Member
  • SES Research Commiittee Chair
  • BME Chair Search Committee Chair
  • CEMS Chair Search Committee Member
  • Institute Benefits Committee Member
  • MS&E Graduate Admissions Chair
  • MS&E Graduate Advisor Chair
  • PhD Oral Exam Committee Member
  • SES Associate Dean for Research Member
  • SES Task Force on Ph.D. Programs Chair
Professional Service
  • Reviewers
  • Journal of Photonic Sensors Editorial Board
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society Associate Editor
  • NSF Panelist
  • Journal of Photonic Sensors Editorial Board
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society Associate Editor
  • Peer Reviewer
  • NSF Proposal Reviewer
  • Journal of Photonic Sensors Editorial Board
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society Associate Editor
  • Peer Reviewer
  • NSF Proposal Reviewer
Appointments

Associate Dean for Research, 09/18-present
Interim Associate Dean for Research, 07/18-08/18
Professor, 09/99-present
Department Director, 05/05-06/15
Associate Professor, 09/95-08/99
Assistant Professor, 09/90-08/95
Research Assistant Professor, 06/89-08/90
Postdoctoral Fellow, 11/88-05/89

Honors and Awards

Strengthened Reputation, Increased Prestige Employee Recognition Award, Stevens (2020)
Master of Engineering Honoris Causa, Stevens (2016)
Fellow of International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE, since 2012)
Jess Davis Memorial Award for Faculty Research Excellence, Stevens (2011)
Dean’s Research Award, School of Engineering, Stevens (2004)
Jess Davis Memorial Award for Faculty Research Excellence, Stevens (2001)
Research Initiation Award, NSF (1991)

Professional Societies
  • ACerS – American Ceramic Society Member
  • SPIE – nternational Society for Photonics and Optics Fellow
  • ACerS – American Ceramic Society Member
  • SPIE – International Society for Photonics and Optics Fellow
  • ACerS – American Ceramic Society Member
  • SPIE – International Society for Photonics and Optics Fellow
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Select grants and contracts of a total of 47 are listed as follows.

“Facile Lab-on-Fiber Optofluidic Platform for the Study of Therapeutic-Eluting Polyelectrolyte Coatings,” Co-PI, Fei Tian as PI, $400,000, 06/1/2016-5/31/2020, NSF.

“GOALI: Nanostructured Sapphire Optical Fiber for Sensing in Harsh Environment,” PI, $406,733, 08/01/2015-07/31/2019, NSF.

“EAGER: Microstructured Sapphire Optical Fiber for SERS Sensing and Measurements at Elevated Temperatures” PI, $130,483, 06/01/2013-5/31/2014, NSF.

"NSF Workshop on US-Czech Frontiers in Photonics,” PI, $44,484, 02/15/2012-01/31/2014, NSF.

“Lab-in-a-Fiber Optofluidic Platform: In-Situ Assembly and Response of Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte Films in Confined Geometry”, PI, Svetlana Sukhishvili as Co-PI, $390,000, 07/01/2012-06/31/2015, NSF.

International Collaboration with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic on Core-to-Cladding-to-Core Mode Coupling and Recoupling in Photonic Crystal Fiber with Long Period Gratings for Resonance Laser Absorption Spectroscopy, PI, $36,318, 06/01/10-08/31/12, NSF.

“Core-to-Cladding-to-Core Mode Coupling and Recoupling in Photonic Crystal Fiber with Long Period Gratings for Resonance Laser Absorption Spectroscopy” PI, $360,560, 09/01/09-08/31/12, NSF.

“The Effect of Oxidation of Silver on SERS Enhancement,” Co-PI; Svetlana Sukhishvili as PI, $200,000, 07/01/09-06/30/10, DARPA.

“Photonic Environmental Contaminant Sensor,” PI, Svetlana Sukhishvili as Co-PI, $606,165, 07/01/05-06/30/08, US Army ARDEC (through CES).

“NUE: Virtual Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students in Nanotechnology,” Co-PI, Frank Fisher as PI, $200,000, 09/01/05-08/31/07, NSF.

“NIRT: Photonic Crystal Fibers with Nanoscale Functionalized Air Holes as Robust Chemical and Biological Sensors,” PI, Svetlana Sukhishvili, Christos Christodoulatos, and Rainer Martini as Co-PIs, $1,300,000, 06/01/04-05/31/08, NSF.

"NER: Fabrication of an Integrated Structure of 3D Macroporous Silica and Carbon Nanotubes," PI, $96,936, 08/01/2002-01/31/2004, NSF.

“Environmental Barrier Coatings for Advanced Ceramics and Superalloys,” PI, $59,462, 04/01/2003-10/31/2003, Honeywell.

“Environmental Stability of Silicon Nitride Coated by Submicron CVD Al2O3," Co-PI, with Woo Lee as PI, $92,000, United Technologies.

“Mixed Alkali Effect for Mitigation of Sodium Accelerated Corrosion of Silicon Nitride Ceramics,” $240,000, PI, 06/01/01-11/31/04, NSF.

“Processing and Characterization of Low Dielectric Constant Porous Silica Films,” PI, $242,704, 07/01/2000-06/30/2003, Lucent Technologies.

"Effects of Aluminum Implantation on the Oxidation and Wear Resistance of Silicon Nitride Ceramics," PI, Traugott Fischer as Co-PI, $472,251, 07/01/1997-05/31/2000, AFOSR.

"Role of Aluminum Surface Alloying in Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Silicon Nitride Ceramics in Harsh Environments," PI, $164,869, 07/01/1996-05/31/1999, NSF.

"Selected-Area Sol-Gel Deposition of Ferroelectric Thin Films Using Self-Assembled Monolayers as Templates," PI, $69,000, 09/01/1995-08/31/1996, NJCST.

"Oxidation Studies of Silicon Oxynitride Ceramics Using Time-Resolved Laser Reflectance" PI, $178,791, 08/01/1994-07/31/1997, NSF.

"Environmental Effects on Grain Boundary Chemistry and Reliability of Silicon Nitride Ceramics for Advanced Engine Applications" PI, $73,692, 08/01/1994-07/31/1995, NJCST.

"High Power Density Thermophotovoltaic Power Generator," Co-PI, Darrel Noreen of R&D Technologies, Inc. as PI, $100,000, 07/01/1994-12/31/1994, ARPA-TRP-SBIR.

"Research Initiation Award: Effects of Ion Implantation on the Oxidation Stability of Single Crystal Silicon Carbide," PI, $66,501, 06/01/1991-04/30/1994, NSF.

Patents and Inventions

H. Du, H. Chen, and F. Tian "Nanostructured Sapphire Fiber Sensing Platform”, US9,797060, October 24, 2017.

S. Bhandarkar, H. Du, D. Kim, G. R. Kowach, and D. W. Johnson Jr., "Manufacture of Planar Waveguides Using Sol-Gel Techniques,” US Patent, US7,159,421, January 9, 2007.

H. Du, J.E. Graebner, S. Jin, D.W. Johnson, Jr., and W. Zhu, “Process for Fabricating Device
Comprising Lead Zirconate Titanate,” US Patent, US6,248,394 B1, June 19, 2001.

J.R. Flemish and H. Du, "Method of Annealing Silicon Carbide For Activation of Ion-Implanted Dopants," US Patent, US6,159,884, December 12, 2000.

Selected Publications
Book Chapter
  1. Tian, F.; Sukhishvili, S.; Du, H. (2015). Photonic crystal fiber as a lab-in-fiber optofluidic platform. Springer Series in Surface Sciences (vol. 56, pp. 315-334).
Conference Proceeding
  1. Chen, H.; Liu, K.; Ma, Y.; Tian, F.; Du, H. (2017). Nanostructured sapphire optical fiber for sensing in harsh environments. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (vol. 10194).
  2. Tian, F.; Min, J.; Kanka, J.; Hammond, P. T.; Du, H. (2015). In-situ monitoring of drug release from therapeutic eluting polyelectrolyte multilayers under static and dynamic conditions. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (vol. 9480).
  3. Chen, H.; Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2015). Nanostructured sapphire optical fiber for evanescent-field sensing. Proceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015.
  4. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Li, X.; Du, H. (2014). Exploration of higher-order mode coupling in long-period gratings for sensitive monitoring of polyelectrolyte self-assembly at nanoscale. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (vol. 9098).
  5. Chen, H.; Tian, F.; Chi, J.; Du, H. (2014). Sapphire fiber optic-based surface-enhanced Raman scattering by direct and evanescent-field excitation. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (vol. 9098).
  6. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Zou, B.; Chiang, K. S.; Du, H. (2013). Effect of irradiation symmetry of CO2 laser on mode coupling in long-period gratings inscribed in photonic crystal fiber. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (vol. 8722).
Erratum, Journal
  1. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Zou, B.; Chiang, K. S.; Du, H. (2015). Erratum: Long-period gratings inscribed in photonic crystal fiber by symmetric CO2 laser irradiation (Optics Express (2015) 21:11 (13208-13218)). Optics Express (18 ed., vol. 23, pp. 23570).
Journal Article
  1. Li, J.; Wuenschell, J.; Li, Z.; Du, H.; Shen, S.; Tang, R.; Ohodnicki, P. (2021). Fiber Coupled Near-Field Thermoplasmonic Emission from Gold Nanorods at 1100 K. Small (17 ed., pp. 2007274).
  2. Ma, Y.; Chi, J.; Zheng, Z.; Attygalle, A.; Kim, I.; Du, H. (2021). Therapeutic prognosis of prostate cancer using surface-enhanced Raman scattering of patient urine and multivariate statistical analysis. J. Biophotonics (1 ed., vol. 14).
  3. Yang, F.; Hlushko, R.; Wu, D.; Sukhishvili, S.; Du, H.; Tian, F. (2019). Ocean Salinity Sensing Using Long-Period Fiber Gratings Functionalized with Layer-by-Layer Hydrogels. ACS Omega (vol. 4, pp. 2134).
  4. Du, H. (2019). Nanostructured Sapphire Optical Fiber Embedded with Au Nanorods for High-Temperature Plasmonics in Harsh Environments. Optics Express (vol. 27, pp. 38125-38133).
  5. Liu, K.; Ohodnicki, P. R.; Kong, X.; Lee, S.; Du, H. (2019). Plasmonic Au nanorods stabilized within anodic aluminum oxide pore channels against high-temperature treatment. Nanotechnology (40 ed., vol. 30, pp. 405704). IOP Publishing.
    https://doi.org/10.1088%2F1361-6528%2Fab2a3f.
  6. Yang, F.; Chang, T. L.; Liu, T.; Wu, D.; Du, H.; Liang, J.; Tian, F. (2019). Label-free detection of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria using long-period fiber gratings with functional polyelectrolyte coatings. Biosensors and Bioelectronics (vol. 133, pp. 147-153).
  7. Yang, F.; Chang, T.; Liu, T.; Wu, D.; Du, H.; Liang, J.; Tian, F. (2019). Label-free Detection of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria Using Long-period Fiber Gratings with Functional Polyelectrolyte Coatings. Biosensors and Bioelectronics (vol. 133, pp. 147).
  8. Liu, K.; Ohodnicki, P.; Kong, X.; Lee, S.; Du, H. (2019). Plasmonic Au nanorods stabilized within anodic aluminum oxide pore channels against high-temperature treatment. Nanotechnology (vol. 30, pp. 405704).
  9. Liu, K.; Ma, Y.; Du, H. (2018). Tailoring the Nanostructure of Anodic Aluminum Oxide Cladding on Optical Fiber. Journal of American Ceramic Society (vol. 101, pp. 5836).
  10. Ivanov, O. V.; Tian, F.; Du, H. (2017). Evolution of transmission spectra of double cladding fiber during etching. Optics Communications (vol. 402, pp. 238-241).
  11. Tian, F.; Li, X.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2017). Fiber optic index sensor enhanced by gold nanoparticle assembly on long period grating. Optik (vol. 132, pp. 445-449).
  12. Yang, F.; Sukhishvili, S.; Du, H.; Tian, F. (2017). Marine salinity sensing using long-period fiber gratings enabled by stimuli-responsive polyelectrolyte multilayers. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (vol. 253, pp. 745-751).
  13. Ivanov, O. V.; Yang, F.; Tian, F.; Du, H. (2017). Thin-core fiber structures with overlays for sensing applications. Optics Express (25 ed., vol. 25, pp. 31197-31203).
  14. Chen, H.; Tian, F.; Liu, K.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2016). Strategy and method for nanoporous cladding formation on silica optical fiber. Optics Letters (12 ed., vol. 41, pp. 2831-2834).
  15. Tian, F.; Min, J.; Kanka, J.; Li, X.; Hammond, P. T.; Du, H. (2015). Lab-on-fiber optofluidic platform for in situ monitoring of drug release from therapeutic eluting polyelectrolyte multilayers. Optics Express (15 ed., vol. 23, pp. 20132-20142).
  16. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2015). Characterization of external refractive index sensitivity of a photonic crystal fiber long-period grating. Chinese Optics Letters (7 ed., vol. 13).
  17. Chen, H.; Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2015). A scalable pathway to nanostructured sapphire optical fiber for evanescent-field sensing and beyond. Applied Physics Letters (11 ed., vol. 106).
  18. Chen, H.; Tian, F.; Chi, J.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2014). Advantage of multi-mode sapphire optical fiber for evanescent-field SERS sensing. Optics Letters (20 ed., vol. 39, pp. 5822-5825).
  19. Tian, F.; Kaňka, J.; Li, X.; Du, H. (2014). Monitoring layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolyte multi-layers using high-order cladding mode in long-period fiber gratings. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (vol. 196, pp. 475-479).
  20. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Zou, B.; Chiang, K. S.; Du, H. (2013). Long-period gratings inscribed in photonic crystal fiber by symmetric CO2 laser irradiation. Optics Express (11 ed., vol. 21, pp. 13208-13218).
  21. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Sukhishvili, S. A.; Du, H. (2012). Photonic crystal fiber for layer-by-layer assembly and measurements of polyelectrolyte thin films. Optics Letters (20 ed., vol. 37, pp. 4299-4301).
  22. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Du, H. (2012). Long-period grating and its cascaded counterpart in photonic crystal fiber for gas phase measurement. Optics Express (19 ed., vol. 20, pp. 20951-20961).
  23. Tian, F.; He, Z.; Du, H. (2012). Numerical and experimental investigation of long-period gratings in photonic crystalfiber for refractive index sensing of gas media. Optics Letters (3 ed., vol. 37, pp. 380-382).
  24. He, Z.; Tian, F.; Zhu, Y.; Lavlinskaia, N.; Du, H. (2011). Long-period gratings in photonic crystal fiber as an optofluidic label-free biosensor. Biosensors and Bioelectronics (12 ed., vol. 26, pp. 4774-4778).
Other
  1. Tian, F.; Kanka, J.; Zou, B.; Chiang, K. S.; Du, H. (2015). Erratum: Long-period gratings inscribed in photonic crystal fiber by symmetric CO2 laser irradiation (Optics Express (2015) 21:11 (13208-13218)). Optics Express (18 ed., vol. 23, pp. 23570).
  2. Tolias, P.; Ritter, A.; Yu, X.; Wang, H.; Du, H.; Choi, C.; Zhang, W.; Gu, Y.; Lee, W. (2013). Microfluidic-based cell-culturing platform and method.
Courses

Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Mass and Energy Balances
The Science of Ceramics
Science and Technology of Microfabrication Techniques
Techniques of Surface and Thin Film Analysis
Undergraduate Materials Laboratory