Dr. Song specializes in the surface functionalization of semiconductor materials with biological molecules for medical devices. He has extensive expertise in surface characterization using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), infrared spectroscopy (IR), atomic force microscope (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and spectroscopic ellipsometry. Additionally, he is well-versed in standard organic synthesis and characterization techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and liquid chromatography with mass spectroscopy (LC-MS). He is also very knowledgeable in protein synthesis, protein modification, and purification of biomolecules and immunoassays such as ELISA. Dr. Song also has experience with the fabrication of silicon field-effect transistors and metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET).
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Song was a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California, where he conducted research on the development of field-effect transistor nanobiosensors for the detection of cancer and infectious diseases. He developed novel surface functionalization techniques to anchor probe biological molecules more efficiently to the semiconductor channel surface of the field-effect transistor and significantly enhanced the overall sensor sensitivity. Dr. Song also studied hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Science and Technology of China.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Southern California, 2015
- B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009
- Mandarin Chinese
Aroonyadet N*, Wang X*, Song Y*, Chen H, Cote R, Thompson ME, Datar R, Zhou C. Highly scalable, uniform, and sensitive biosensors based on top-down indium oxide nanoribbons and electronic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay Nano Letter 2015; 15(3):1943–1951.
Culver SP, Rabuffetti FA, Zhou S, Mecklenburg M, Song Y, Melot BC, Brutchey RL. Low-temperature synthesis of AMoO4 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) scheelite nanocrystals. Chemistry of Materials 2013; 25(20):4129–4134.
Zheng L, Xu Y, Song Y, Wu C, Zhang M, Xie Y. Nearly monodisperse CuInS2 hierarchical microarchitectures for photocatalytic H2 evolution under visible light. Inorganic Chemistry 2009; 48(9):4003–4009.
Song Y, Thompson M. Detection of biomolecules using nanobiosensors L.K. Whittier NanoBio Retreat, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 2012.
Song Y, Zhou C, Thompson M. Development of nanobiosensor arrays. NanoFlorida, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (Invited speaker), September 2014.
Materials Research Society—MRS
American Chemical Society—ACS
Journal of Materials Chemistry B