Kaiyu Fu

Kaiyu Fu

Analytical Tools for Human Health


Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
M.S. in Polymer Chemistry, Fudan University, China
B.E. in Polymer Science & Engineering, Sichuan University, China

Selected Awards

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship
J. Peter Grace Fellowship, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Research in the Fu lab overlaps three disciplines: electrochemistry, nanoscience, and synthetic biology. Several emerging and exciting topics derived from these fields have emerged over the past decade, such as instrumentation advancement, cutting-edge nanotechnology, and novel commercial biomedical devices. Recently, our research has been particularly focused on: 1) nanoscale electrochemistry, which paves the way for the development of ultra-sensitive analytical platforms reaching a single-entity detection level; 2) electrochemical biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics and chronic disease management; and 3) nanobiotechnology, e.g., DNA nanotechnology and directed evolution of nucleic acids, aiming to manipulate molecular recognition with unprecedented precision and efficiency.

Recent Publications

  • Seo, J. W.; Fu, K. Y.; Correa, S.; Eisenstein, M.; Appel, E. A. and Soh, H. T. "Real-Time Monitoring of Drug Pharmacokinetics within Tumor Tissue in Live Animals" 2022 Science Advances, 8 (1), eabk2901. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abk2901.
  • Fu, K. Y.; Seo, J. W.; Kesler, V.; Maganzini, N.; Wilson, B. D.; Eisenstein, M.; Murmann, B. and Soh, H. T. "Accelerated Electron Transfer in Nanostructured Electrodes Improves the Sensitivity of Electrochemical Biosensors" 2021 Advanced Science, 8 (23), 2102495. DOI: 10.1002/advs.202102495.
  • Fu, K. Y.; Kwon, S. R.; Han, D. and Bohn, P. W. "Single Entity Electrochemistry in Nanopore Electrode Arrays: Ion Transport Meets Electron Transfer in Confined Geometries" 2020 Accounts of Chemical Research, 53 (4), pp.719-728. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00543.
  • Kwon, S. R.; Fu, K. Y.; Han, D. and Bohn, P. W. "Redox Cycling in Individually Encapsulated Attoliter-Volume Nanopores" 2018 ACS Nano, 12 (12), pp.12923-12931. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b08693.
  • Fu, K. Y.; Han, D. H.; Kwon, S. R. and Bohn, P. W. "Asymmetric Nafion-Coated Nanopore Electrode Arrays as Redox-Cycling-Based Electrochemical Diodes" 2018 ACS Nano, 12 (9), pp.9177-9185. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b03751.
  • Fu, K. Y. and Bohn, P. W. "Nanopore Electrochemistry: A Nexus for Molecular Control of Electron Transfer Reactions" 2018 ACS Central Science, 4 (1), pp.20-29. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00576.


Contact Information

Primary Research Areas

Research Specialties