Kelly McNear, PhD

Kelly McNear, PhD

Kelly McNear, PhD

Research Associate
UCCS BioFrontiers Center


PhD Chemistry, Purdue University 

BA Chemistry, Albion College

Research Interests

  • Radiofrequency heating of gold nanomaterials for thermal cancer therapy
  • Fluorescent gold/silver nanoclusters as stable and biocompatible probes for bio-imaging and bio-sensing applications.
  • Three-dimensional gold/silver nanoparticle arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.


McNear, K.L., Huang, Y., Yang, C., ”Understanding Cellular Internalization Pathways of Functionalized Silicon Nanowires.” Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 15(1), p.17, (2017).

Hu, Y., Li, J., Deng, B., Tian, J., McNear, K.L., Xuan, Y., Yong, C., Yang, C., Cheng, G., ”Parallel Nanoshaping of Brittle Semiconductor Nanowires for Strained Electronics.” Nano Letters, 16 (12), pp 7536-7544, (2016).

Zhang, W., Lee, S., McNear, K.L., Chung, T.F., Lee, S., Lee K., Crist, S.A., Ratliff, T.L., Zhong, Z., Chen, Y.P., and Yang, C., ”Use of Graphene as a Protection Film in Biological Environments.” Scientific Reports 4, 4097 (2014).