Ladue Horton Watkins High School student Enze Chen is the second author of an article entitled “Gold Nanorods as Plasmonic Nanotransducers: Distance-Dependent Refractive Index Sensitivity” published in the November edition of Langmuir. Langmuir is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1985 and published by the American Chemical Society. It covers research in the areas of surface and colloid chemistry.
Chen was one of four LHWHS students participating in the 2012 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Also participating from Ladue Schools were Chloe An, Rui Chen and Toby Zhu. As part of the STARS program, students spent six weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the 2012 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists Program (STARS). Students were paired with top research mentors from UMSL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the Solae Company. Experts from the five institutions took on student apprentices in laboratories and directed students in research projects. Chen was paired with Srikanth Singameneni at Washington University who was also a participating author of the article recently published in Langmuir.