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

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

Ph.D. Candidate, 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.

Xiaoqiong Bai

Xiaoqiong Bai

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Research interests: Battery materials for energy storage.

Wendi Li

Wendi Li

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in Material Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing; M.S. in Material Engineering, University of Tokyo.

Research interests: Battery materials.

Xianyang Li

Xianyang Li

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in chemical engineering´╝îEast China University of Science and Technology & environmental engineering´╝îGermany Luebeck University of Applied Science

Research interests: Energy storage material.

Zhuang Liu

Zhuang Liu

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Energy conversion materials.

Ziyi Li

Ziyi Li

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in Biotechnology, South China Agricultural University, China

Research interests: Biomolecule Delivery.

Xiaoyan Liu

Xiaoyan Liu

Ph.D. Candidate from TJU

M.S.in Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University

Research interests: Nano-materials for lithium battries.

Zhen Geng

Zhen Geng

Ph.D. Candidate from Tongji U

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science, Tongji University; M.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University.

Research interests: Preparation and Modification of Porous Carbon Materials; Energy Storage with Nanostructure; Gas Storage and Capture based on Nanoporous 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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