Research interests

Battery Materials

Battery materials

Synthesis of porus nanoparticles and nanowires and use of such low dimensional building blocks for low-cost device fabrication; design and synthesis of hierarchical composites, including oxides and graphite with controlled structure and composition, Li-intercalatable nanostructure, and thin film devices.

Biomolecule Delivery

Biomolecule delivery

Design and synthesis of nanocapsules of proteins, si-RNA, and DNA, with high delivery efficiency, stability and activity. Extensive researches have been focusing on bio-distribution, therapeutic effects, immunoresponses and inter-cellular transport for imaging, cosmetic, therapeutic, bio-defense, and other applications. We are also interested in integrating bioactive molecules with synthetic materials leading to a new class of bioactive robust composites.

Group members

Dr. Yunfeng Lu

Dr. Yunfeng Lu

Professor, Principal Investigator

Professor at UCLA Chemical Engineering from 2006.

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Advisor: C. Jeffrey Brinker

Zhe Weng

Zhe Weng

Post doctor, 2013

Ph.D. Student in Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; M.S. in Materials Science, and B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Research interests: Electrochemical energy storage devices and materials

    Jie Li

    Jie Li

    Ph.D. Candidate, 2010

    B.S Nankai Univiersity in Chemistry; B.E Tianjin Univerisity in Chemical Engineering

    Research interests: Biomacromolecules encapsulation with synthetic organic inorganic materials

    Tao Liu

    Tao Liu

    Graduate student, 2010

    B.S. in Material Chemistry, Yunnan University; M.S. in Material Physics & Chemistry, University of Science and Technology, Beijing.

    Research interests: Protein delivery for cancer imagining & therapy

    Yang Liu

    Yang Liu

    Ph.D. Candidate, 2011

    B.S in Chemistry, M.S. in Polymer, Nankai University.

    Research interests: Multiple enzymes delivery, Enzyme-based therapeutics for the treatment of alcohol intoxication and gout.

    Huihui Zhou

    Huihui Zhou

    Ph.D. Candidate, 2011

    B.S, Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University

    Research interests: Supercapacitors.

    Fang Liu

    Fang Liu

    Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

    B.E. in polymer materials and engineering, Jilin University

    Research interests: Materials for energy storage

    Duo Xu

    Duo Xu

    Graduate Student, 2014

    B.S. in Chemistry & Biotechnology, Jilin University; M.A. in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

    Research interests: Biomolecule delivery and protein therapeutics.

    Zaiyuan Le

    Zaiyuan Le

    Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

    BASc, University of Toronto

    Research interests: Materials Synthesis and Characterizations for Energy Storage

    Di Wu

    Di Wu

    Graduate Student, 2012

    B.S. in Life Science, University of Science and Technology of China

    Research interests: Enzyme therapy and protein delivery.

    Chaoyong Liu

    Chaoyong Liu

    Ph.D. Candidate from TJU

    B.S., Tianjin University.

    Research interests: Biomolecule Delivery

    Addis Fuhr

    Addis Fuhr

    Graduate Student, 2013

    B.S. Chemical Engineering: California State University, Long Beach; B.A. Chemistry: California State University, Long Beach

    Research interests: Nanomaterials, Crystallography, Polymer Chemistry, Energy Storage

    Li Shen

    Li Shen

    Graduate Student, 2013

    B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering, Central South University

    Research interests: Novel electrode materials for energy storage and conversion.

    Gurong Shen

    Gurong Shen

    Graduate Student, 2013

    B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University, China

    Ming Zhao

    Ming Zhao

    Graduate Student, 2013

    M.S. in Biochemistry, Zhejiang University.

    Research interests: Protein delivery; Nanoparticle-based artificial blood.

    Qiong Yang

    Qiong Yang

    Graduate Student, 2013

    B.S., University of Science and Technology Beijing

    Research interests: Energy Storage Material

    Jie Ren

    Jie Ren

    Ph.D. Candidate from NKU

    B.S. in material chemistry, & M.S. in polymer chemistry, Nankai University

    Research interests: Biomolecular delivery

    Xiaomin Qian

    Xiaomin Qian

    Ph.D. Candidate from TJU

    MS , Tianjin University

    Research interests: nanoparticle-based drug and gene delivery ,cancer research

    Linlin Zhang

    Linlin Zhang

    Ph.D. Candidate from SJTU

    MD, Shanghai Jiaotong University

    Research interests: Nuclear medicine research of cancer targeting, imaging and therapy

    Fei Sun

    Fei Sun

    Ph.D. Candidate from HIT

    B.S. and M.S. in Energy Sci. & Eng.,Harbin Institute of Technology

    Research interests: Zinc-air second battery; Molecule behavior in nanospace; Functional porous carbon

    Xu Wu

    Xu Wu

    Ph.D. Candidate from CCNU

    M.S. in Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Central China Normal University

    Research interests: Nanomaterials for energy storage

    Xiaofeng Wang

    Xiaofeng Wang

    Associate Professor from USC, China

    Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University

    Research interests: Functional Coordination Compounds; Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF); Covalent Organic Framework (COF); Porous materials

    Chen Chen

    Chen Chen

    Associate Professor from SCU

    Ph.D in Sichuan University

    Research interests: Morphology control and performance optimization of biomedical materials and biodegradable materials.

    Alumni

    Graduate Students

    • Hu, Qingyuan PhD 06, BASF
    • Wu, Zhiwang PhD 06
    • Peng, Huisheng PhD 06, Professor at Fudan University, China
    • Luo, Hongmei PhD 06, Los Alamos National Lab.
    • Kou, Rong PhD 06
    • Wang, Donghai PhD 06, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
    • Zheng, Tonghua PhD 06
    • Daniel U M Engr 06
    • Byron F. McCaughey PhD 05, Bechman Fellow, UIUC
    • Eric Hampsey PhD 04, Intel
    • Li, Xuan PhD 04
    • Xiao, Qiangfeng PhD 10, General Motors
    • Weng, Ding PhD 12, Postdoc at Harvard University
    • Kimberly Cross PhD 12
    • Hiesang Sohn PhD 12, Postdoc at Pennsylvania State University
    • Pao, Chih-Ning PhD 12, Evidia Biosciences
    • Chen, Zheng PhD 12, Postdoc at Standford University
    • Lynn Rice M Engr 12
    • Du, Juanjuan PhD 13, Postdoc at Scripps Institute
    • Wang, Xiaolei PhD 13, Postdoc at Waterloo University

    Postdoc Fellows

    • Lu, Guang Northwestern University
    • Pang, Jiebin University of New Mexico
    • Ji, Xiang-Ling State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
    • Wang, Junwe North Carolina State University
    • Huang, Kun The State University of New York, Buffalo
    • Yang, Zhenglong LuDong University, China
    • Pan, Daochen State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
    • Yan, Ming Calimmune, Inc

    Visiting Scholars

    • Jakobsen, Hans Aalborg University, Denmark
    • Wan, Ying Shanghai Normal University, China
    • Ma, Jing National Science Foundation of China
    • Yuan, Xubo Professor, Tianjin University, China
    • He, Fang Associate professor, Tianjin University, China
    • Yang, Mu Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
    • Zhu, Weiping Professor
    • Qin, Yaochun Associate professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    • Zhou, Longping The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China
    • Zhang, Fang Associate professor, Shanghai Normal University, China
    • Zhang, Jianjun Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    • Pu, Yuan Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    • Wang, Jiexin Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    • Lai, Chunyan Shanghai University of Electric Power
    • Lu, Xianbo Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics , Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Li, Yuhao 
    • Zhang, Yuewei Tianjin Science and Technology Committee
    • Wen, Jing Postdoc, UCLA
    • Dai, Kun Assistant professor, Zhengzhou University
    • Zhu, Qi 
    • Zhu, Mingfu 
    • Peng, Yiting Shanghai University of Electric Power
    • Yan, Chunzhu 
    • Jin, Xin Postdoc, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • Jin, Jing 
    • Wei, Wei Unilever
    • Li, Ge 
    • Ren, Lulu 
    • Lei, Chao 
    • Jia, Xilai 
    • Cheng, Yanhua 
    • Cui, Xia 

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