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Stefan Wilhelm


Postdoctoral Fellow (2017): Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2014): Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors, University of Regensburg, Germany



Engineering nanotechnology for detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Specific research interest include:

  • Biosensors
  • Cancer nanomedicine
  • Immunoengineering and immunomodulation
  • Nanotechnology-biology (“nano-bio”) interactions
  • Three-dimensional optical imaging


(6) S. Wilhelm, "Perspectives for Upconverting Nanoparticles", ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 10644–10653.
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07120

(5) A. M. Syed*, S. Sindhwani*, S. Wilhelm, B. R. Kingston, D. S. W. Lee, J. L. Gommerman, W. C. W. Chan, "Three-dimensional imaging of transparent tissues via metal nanoparticle labeling", JACS, 2017, 139, 9961-9971.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04022
Highlighted on journal cover page (JACS; Volume: 139; Issue: 29; July 26, 2017).

(4) S. Sindhwani*, A. M. Syed*, S. Wilhelm, D. R. Glancy, Y. Y. Chen, M. Dobosz, W. C. W. Chan, "Three-dimensional optical mapping of nanoparticle distribution in intact tissues", 2016, ACS Nano, 10, 5468-5478.
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01879
Highlighted on journal cover page (ACS Nano; Volume: 10; Issue: 5; May 24, 2016).

(3) S. Wilhelm, A. J. Tavares, Q. Dai, S. Ohta, J. Audet, H. F. Dvorak, W. C. W. Chan, "Analysis of nanoparticle delivery to tumours", Nature Reviews Materials, 2016, 1, 16014.
DOI: 10.1038/natrevmats.2016.14
Highlighted on journal cover page (Nature Reviews Materials; Volume: 1; Issue: 5; May 5, 2016).

(2) S. Wilhelm, M. Kaiser, C. Würth, J. Heiland, C. Carrillo-Carrion, V. Muhr, W. J. Parak, O. S. Wolfbeis, U. Resch-Genger, T. Hirsch, "Water dispersible upconverting nanoparticles: effects of surface modification on their luminescence and colloidal stability", Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1403-1410.
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05954A

(1) S. Wilhelm, M. Del Barrio, J. Heiland, S. F. Himmelstoß, J. Galbán, O. S. Wolfbeis, T. Hirsch, "Spectrally matched upconverting luminescent nanoparticles for monitoring enzymatic reactions", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 15427-15433.
DOI: 10.1021/am5038643

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Professor Wilhelm's Lab Team - January 2018
Stefan Wilhelm

Office:GLG 318
(405) 325-4982 
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