Dr. Hongtao Yu

Title: 
Dean and Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 200
Phone: 
(443) 885-4515
Email: 
Hongtao.Yu@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. Technical University of Munich, 1990
M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986
B.S. University of Science & Technology of China, 1982

Education:

Ph.D. Technical University of Munich, 1990
M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986
B.S. University of Science & Technology of China, 1982

Research Interests:
Chemical toxicology, photochemistry, environmental chemistry, and nanoscience. The main interest is to study properties of nanomaterials and their biological effects, and environmental fate, toxicity, and photochemistry of environmental chemicals including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cosmetic and skin care products, nanomaterials, and industrial waste chemicals.

Selected Publications (Total: 125, h-Index 36, citations: 5000):

  • H. Deng, D. McShan, Y. Zhang, S. Sinha, Z. Arslan, P. Ray, H. Yu, Mechanistic study of the synergistic antibacterial activity of combined silver Nanoparticles and common antibiotics, Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(16), 8840-8848, 2016.
  • S. Hughes, S. Dasary, S. Begum, N. Williams, and H. Yu, A Meisenheimer complex between 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and its use for a paper-based sensor, Sensing & Bio-Sensing Res., 5, 37-41, 2015
  • Y. Zhang, B. Newton, E. Lewis, P. Fu, R. Kafoury, P. Ray, H. Yu, Cytotoxicity of organic surface coating agents used for nanoparticles synthesis and stability, Toxicol. in Vitro 29(4), 762-768, 2015.
  • D. McShan, P.C. Ray, H. Yu, Molecular toxicity mechanism of nanosilver, J. Food Drug Anal. 22(1), 116-127, 2014.
  • T. Fullove, H. Yu, DNA damage and repair of human skin keratinocytes concurrently exposed to pyrene derivatives and UVA light, Toxicol. Res. 2 (3), 193-199, 2013
  • P. Fu, Q. Xia, X. Sun, H. Yu, Phototoxicity and environmental transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-light-induced reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation, and DNA damage, J. Environ. Sci. Health C 30(1), 1-41, 2012.