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Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh Profile
Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh
PhD, ETH Zurich

Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Director, Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics, ORNL
Group Leader, Advanced Biomedical Science and Technology Group
Life Science Division,ORNL

Primary Affiliation: ORNL
Expertise: Sensors, Biomedical Photonics, Biochip Technology, Nanophotonics, Nanotechnology

Office/Contact Address:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, M.S. 6101
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6101, USA

Phone: (865) 574-6249
Fax: (865) 576 7651
Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh

Biographical Sketch

[ Preparation / Appointments / Publications / Awards / Activities / Collaborators ]

Professional Preparation:

Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry, 1975, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
B.S. in Physics, 1971, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-EPF, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Director, Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2003-present.
Corporate Fellow, ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1994-present.
Group Leader, Advanced Monitoring Development Group, Life Sciences Division, ORNL, 1984-present.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Univ. of Florida, Dept. Chemistry, Spring 2004
Professor (adjunct assignment), Univ. of California San Francisco Medical School, Dept. Neurosurgery, 2000-present.
Professor (adjunct assigment), Univ. of Tennessee, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1987-present.
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rome, Rome (Italy), Spring 1999.
Staff Research Scientist, Monitoring Development Group, Health and Safety Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1977-1984.
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, 1975-1976

Professional Assignments and Recognition :

Topical Editor, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, an international and multidisciplinary journal (1995-present)
Associate Editor of Analusis, an international journal in analytical chemistry (1993-1999)
Editorial Board: Applied Spectroscopy, Talanta, Spectrochimia Reviews, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Fresenius J. of Analytical Chemistry, and Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, Journal of Luminescence.
Chairman, Commission V-4, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) (1989-1999).
Co-founding President of the International Society on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC) (1996-1998).
Chairman ASTM Subcommittee E13.09 on Fiberoptics (1988-present).
Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC).
Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
Fellow of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering.
Presented over 200 invited lectures at national and international meetings, and seminars at academic, federal and industrial institutions

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Partial List (from a total of 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications)

Vo-Dinh T., M. Panjehpour, B. F. Overholt, and P. Buckley, III, Laser-Induced Differential Fluorescence for Cancer Diagnosis Without Biopsy, Appl. Spectr. 51, 58 (1997).

Isola, N. R., Stokes, D. L.; Vo-Dinh, T., Surface-enhanced Raman Gene Probes for HIV Detection, Anal. Chem,70, 1352 (1998).

Zeisel, D., V. Deckert, R. Zenobi, and T. Vo-Dinh, "Near-Field Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Dye Molecules Adsorbed on Silver Island Films," Chem. Phys. Lett., 283, 381 (1998).

Vo-Dinh,T., "Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Metallic Nanostructures," Trends in Anal. Chem., 17,557 (1998).

Vo-Dinh T., Development of a DNA Biochip: Principle and Applications, Sensors & Actuators, B 51, 52 (1998).

Vo-Dinh T., M. Panjehpour and B. F. Overholt, Laser-Induced Fluorescence for Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis, in Advances in Optical Biopsy and Optical Mammography, Alfano, R.R., Ed. Annals of the NY Acad. Sci., Vol 838, New York, pp. 116-122 (1998).

Vo-Dinh T., J.P. Alarie, N. Isola, D. Landis, A.L. Wintenberg and M.N. Erickson, DNA Biochip Using a Phototransistor Integrated Circuit, Anal. Chem., 71, 358 (1999).

Vo-Dinh T. and Mathur P.N., Optical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in Pulmonary Medicine, in Interventional Broncoscopy, Eds. C.T. Bolinger and P.N. Mathur, Kager, Basel, pp. 267-279 (1999)

Cullum, B.M., G.D. Griffin, G.H. Miller, and T. Vo-Dinh, Intracellular Measurements in Mammary Carcinoma Cells Using Fiber-optic Nanosensors, Anal. Biochem., 277, 25 (2000).

Vo-Dinh, T., J. P. Alaire, B. M. Cullum, G. D. Griffin, Antibody-based Nanoprobe for Measurements of a Fluorescent Analyte in a Single Cell, Nature Biotechnology, 18, July 2000.

Vo-Dinh T. B.M. Cullum, and D.L. Stokes, Nanosensors and Biochips: Frontiers in Biomolecular Diagnostics, Sensors and Actuators, B 74, 2 (2001).

T. Vo-Dinh,Nano-Biosensors: Probing the Sanctuary of Individual Living Cells. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, Suppl. Vol. 39, 154 (2002).

M. Culha, D.L.  Stokes, L. R. Allain, and T.Vo-Dinh, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) Substrate Based on Self-assembled Monolayer (SAM) for Use in Gene Diagnostics, Anal. Chem., 75, 6196-6201 (2003).

T. Vo-Dinh, G.D. Griffin, D.L. Stokes and A. L. Wintenberg, Multi-functional Biochip for Medical Diagnostics and Pathogen Detection, Sensors and Actuators B, 90, 104 (2003)

P.M. Kasili, J. M. Song, and T. Vo-Dinh, Optical Sensor for the Detection of Caspase-9 Activity in a Single Cell, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 2799-2806 (2004).

Books (From a total of 6)

Vo-Dinh T., Room Temperature Phosphorimetry for Chemical Analysis, Wiley Interscience, New York (1984).

Vo-Dinh T., Editor, Chemical Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Wiley, New York (1989).

Vo-Dinh T. and Eastwood D.L., Editors, Laser-Based Approaches in Luminescence Spectroscopy, ASTM Publishers, Philadelphia (1990).

Vo-Dinh T., Editor-in-chief, Biomedical Photonics Handbook, CRC Presss, Boca Raton, FL (2003).

Gauglitz G.  and Vo-Dinh T., Editors, Handbook of Spectroscopy, Wiley-VCH, New York (2003).

Vo-Dinh T., Editor, Protein Nanotechnology, Humana Press, New York, (in press).

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Honors and Awards/Grants and Contracts:

2003, Distinguished Scientist of the Year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2003, Distinguished Inventors Award, Battelle Memorial Institute
1999, RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (Multi-functional Biochip)
1997, Distinguished Services Award BER-50, US Department of Energy
1996, RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (SER Gene Probe)
1996, Inventor of the Year Award, Inventors Club of America and Tennessee. Inventors Association
1995, Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium (SERODS)
1994, RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (Spot Test for PCBs)
1993, Advanced Technology Award, Inventors Club of America (RTP Screening)
1992, RD-100 Award for Most Technologically Significant Advance in R&D (SERODS)
1992, Inventor International Hall of Fame Award, Inventors Club of America
1992, Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation
1989, Medal Languedoc-Rousillon Award (France)
1988, Gold Medal Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
1987, RD-100 Award, for Technological Advance in Industrial Res. (Fiberoptics Fluoroimmuno-sensor)
1986, Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium (Luminoscope)
1981, RD-100 Award for Technological Advance in Industrial Research (PNA Dosimeter)

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