Research interests

Battery Materials

Energy Storage and Conversion

Research interests are focused on composition and architecture design towards energy storage and conversion, including supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, lithium-metal batteries, flow batteries, intermediate-temperature fuel cells, and effective methane conversion.

Biomolecule Delivery

Nanomedicine

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

Yunfeng Lu, Ph.D.

Yunfeng Lu, Ph.D.

Professor, Principal Investigator

Professor at UCLA Chemical Engineering since 2006.

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

Chen Chen, Ph.D.

Chen Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Project Scientist, 2017

Ph.D. in Biology, Sichuan University; Postdoc Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University

Research interests: Biomaterials

Chaoyong Liu, Ph.D.

Chaoyong Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow, 2016

Ph.D. in Materials Science, Tianjin University; B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University

Research interests: Biomolecule delivery, Gene therapy

Haiping Wu, Ph.D.

Haiping Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow, 2016

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research interests: Functional materials for energy storage

Zaiyuan Le, Ph.D.

Zaiyuan Le, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow, 2017

Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA; BASc in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Research interests: Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion

Jianqiang Shen, Ph.D.

Jianqiang Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow, 2017

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, SYSU; M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, NENU; B.S. in Chemistry, Changzhi University

Research interests: Functional metal−organic frameworks for energy storage

Haotian Bai, Ph.D.

Haotian Bai, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow, 2017

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research interests: Antibiotic materials

Di Wu

Di Wu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

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

Research interests: Enzyme therapy and protein delivery

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

Ph.D. Candidate, 2014

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

Research interests: Biomolecule delivery and protein therapeutics

Li Shen

Li Shen

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering, Central South University

Research interests: Novel electrode materials for energy storage and conversion

Gurong Shen

Gurong Shen

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

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

Research interests: Materials for energy storage; Fuel cell technology

Ming Zhao

Ming Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

M.S. in Biochemistry, Zhejiang University

Research interests: Protein delivery; Nanoparticle-based artificial blood

Xianyang Li

Xianyang Li

Ph.D. Candidate, 2014

B.S. in chemical engineering,East China University of Science and Technology & environmental engineering,Germany Luebeck University of Applied Science

Research interests: Energy storage material

Zhuang Liu

Zhuang Liu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2014

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Energy conversion materials

Xing Lu

Xing Lu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Arizona State University

Research interests: Energy storage material and catalyst materials

Ran Tao

Ran Tao

Ph.D. Candidate, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Beihang University

Research interests: Electrode materials for energy storage

Pengcheng Xu

Pengcheng Xu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.E. in Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University

Research interests: Material Design and Synthesis for Energy Storage

Jie Ren

Jie Ren

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.S. in Material Chemistry; Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry, Nankai University

Research interests: Biomolecular delivery and enzyme-polymer hybrid

Dejia Kong

Dejia Kong

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University; B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology

Research interests: Solid oxide fuel cell and Catalyst materials

Wenyue Shi

Wenyue Shi

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Protein delivery

Jesse Baucom

Jesse Baucom

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.S. In Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland

Research interests: Nanoparticle-based drug delivery

Chen Zhang

Chen Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Synthesis of Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Shengxiang Ma

Shengxiang Ma

Ph.D. Candidate, 2016

B.S. in Material Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China

Research interests: Advanced nanoscale materials for energy storage and conversion

Fan Li

Fan Li

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Research interests: Materials for energy storage

Roxanne Castillo

Roxanne Castillo

Graduate student, 2017

B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Chemistry (minor), UC San Diego

Research interests: Nanoscale drug delivery from natural sources

Xinru Li

Xinru Li

Graduate student, 2017

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, UCLA; M.S. in Chemistry, Columbia University; B.S. in Applied Chemistry, East China Normal University

Research interests: Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion

Defu Li

Defu Li

Graduate student, 2017

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Research interests: Fuel cell technique, synthesis of nanoscale materials, energy conversion materials

Xinyi Tan

Xinyi Tan

Graduate student, 2017

B.E. in Polymer Materials and Engineering, Jilin University

Research interests: Graphene materials of batteries

Jinhui Xu

Jinhui Xu

Graduate student, 2017

B.S. in Chemistry, Jilin University

Research interests: Nanomaterials for energy storage

Jiandu Lei

Jiandu Lei

Visiting Professor

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Research interests: Nanomedicine, immobilized enzyme, nano-catalyst, bioseparation

Bin Xu

Bin Xu

Visiting Professor

Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University

Research interests: Organic luminescent materials, biological imaging and sensing

Ruguang Ma

Ruguang Ma

Visiting Professor

Ph.D. in Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong

Research interests: Carbon–based electro–catalysis and energy storage devices

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, Faculty at UC San Diego
  • Lynn Rice M Engr 12
  • Du, Juanjuan PhD 13, Faculty at Tsing-hua University
  • Wang, Xiaolei PhD 13, Postdoc at Waterloo University
  • Liu, Tao MA 14, Somewhere at Houston
  • Zhou, Huihui PhD 15, Huawei
  • Zhao, Lin M Engr 14
  • Yang, Qiong M Engr 15
  • Bai, Sofia M Engr 16
  • Li, Xinru M Engr 16
  • Li, Ziyi M Engr 16
  • Li, Wendi M Engr 16
  • Li, Jie PhD 16, Postdoc at City of Hope
  • Liu, Yang PhD 16, Faculty at Nankai University
  • Fuhr, Addis Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA Chemical Engineering
  • Peng, Kang M Engr 17
  • Chen, Weiguo M Engr 17

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
  • Weng, Zhe Post-doc at Yale Univ.
  • Liu, Jing Faculty at Qingdao University of Technology
  • Yu, Zenan Senior Process Development Engineer at Stealth Mode Startup Company
  • Wu, Haobin Faculty at Zhejiang University
  • Zhang, Lu R&D Engineer at Sonova Group
  • Chen, Gen Academic position in China

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
  • Wang, Xiaofeng Associate Professor @ University of South China
  • Chen, Chen Associate Professor @ Sichuan University
  • Yuan, Yin ICCAS
  • Ma, Yunfei Associate Professor @ East China University of Science and Technology
  • Wu, Zhengying Associate Professor @ Suzhou University of Science and Technology
  • Ren, Yurong Associate Professor @ Changzhou University
  • Xie, Jing Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Li, Yuhao China National Textile And Apparel Council
  • Zhang, Yuewei Tianjin Science and Technology Committee
  • Wen, Jing Research Scientist, 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 University of Waterloo
  • Ren, Lulu 
  • Lei, Chao 
  • Jia, Xilai 
  • Cheng, Yanhua 
  • Cui, Xia 
  • Zhang, Linlin Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai
  • Qian, Xiaomin Tianjin University
  • Sun, Fei Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Wu, Xu Central China Normal University
  • Geng, Zhen China Shenhua Energy
  • Gao, Shan Zhejiang University
  • Yang, Yilong Beijing Institute of Biotechnology
  • Li, Linlin Nanyang Technological University
  • Nie, Ping Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Zhang, Xiaopei Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerisity
  • Chen, Dong Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerisity
  • Liu, Xiaoyan Shanghai Normal University
  • Gao, Peng Genscript
  • Geng, Zhen Tianjin University

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