Expertise: Biomedical nanotechnology, molecular and cellular imaging, targeted cancer therapy, image-guided surgery
Professor Nie received his BS degree from Nankai University (China) in 1983, earned his MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University (1984-1990), and did postdoctoral research at both Georgia Tech and Stanford University (1990-1994). He is currently the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, with joint appointments in chemistry, materials science and engineering, and hematology and oncology. His research is in the areas of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, with a focus on bioconjugated nanoparticles for cancer molecular imaging, molecular profiling, and targeted therapy. He has published over 290 papers, patents, and book chapters, and his scholarly work has been cited more than 29,000 times. He has received many awards and honors including a Special Achievement Award in Nanomedicine from Nature (2012), the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (2011), “Innovation of the Year” Award (Emory University, 2010), the Merck Award in Analytical Chemistry (2007), Elected Fellow of the AIMBE (2006), and the Rank Prize in Opto-electronics (London, UK, 2005).