Xuhui Ning

Education Background

PhD. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013-present.

B.S.  Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009-2013.

Research Area

Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles Synthesis and Bioimaging.

Honors and Awards

Presidential Achievement Award, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013.

First Place of Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013.

Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013.

Undergraduate Research Award, University of Texas at Dallas, 2012.

Undergraduate Research Award, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011.


  1. Xuhui Ning, ChuanqiPeng, Eric S. Li, Jing Xu, Rodrigo Vinluan, Mengxiao Yu and Jie Zheng. “Physiological stability and renal clearance of ultrasmall zwitterionic gold nanoparticles: Ligand length matters.” Apl Materials 2017, 5: 053406.
  2. 6.B. Liu, P.N. Duchesne, M.X. Yu, X.Y. Jiang,X.H. Ning, P. Zhang, J. Zheng. “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Size-independent Emissions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016. 55, 8894-8898
  3. S. Sun,X. Ning, G. Zhang, Y.C. Wang, C. Peng, J. Zheng. “Dimerization of Organic Dyes on Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles for Ratiometric pH Sensing”,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 2421 –2424.
  4. M. X. Yu, J. B. Liu, X. H. Ning, J. Zheng*. “High-contrast Noninvasive Imaging of Kidney Clearance Kinetics Enabled by Renal Clearable Nanofluorophores”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 15434-15438 (2015).
  5. M. X. Yu, J. C. Zhou, B. J. Du,X. H. Ning, C. Authement, L. Gandee, P. Kapur, J. T. Hsieh, J. Zheng. “Noninvasive Staging of Kidney Dysfunction Enabled by Renal Clearable Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 2787-2791 (2016) (Highlighted as VIP).
  6. J. Liu, M. Yu, C. Zhou, S. Yang,X. Ning, and J. Zheng, “Passive Tumor Targeting of Renal Clearable Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: Long Tumor Retention and Fast Normal Tissue Clearance”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135(13): 4978-4981.
  7. J.B. Liu, M.X. Yu,X. Ning, C. Zhou, S.Y. Yang, and J. Zheng, “PEGylation and Zwitterionization: Pros and Cons in Renal Clearance and Tumor Targeting of Near-IR-Emitting Gold Nanoparticles”,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, DOI:10.1002/anie.201304465.  (Highlighted as VIP)