Jianjun Cheng

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Willett Faculty Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Address:

1304 West Green Street

Mail Code 246

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, Illinois, 61801, USA

 

Email: jianjunc@illinois.edu

Telephone: 217-244-3924

Fax: 217-333-2736

Office: 202A MSEB

 
Education  
2001 Ph.D., Materials Science, University of California, Santa Barbara 
1996 M.S., Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1993 B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China 
   
Professional Employment
2011 Sept-Dec. Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
2011-present

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC

2005-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC
2011-present Faculty Affiliate of Materials Research Laboratory
2010-present Faculty Affiliate of Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
2010-present Faculty Affiliate of Institute of Genomic Biology
2009-present Faculty Affiliate of Department of Chemistry
2009-present University of Illinois Cancer Center Full Member
2005-present Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
2005-present Department of Bioengineering
2004-2005 Postdoctoral Scientist, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001-2004 Senior Scientist,  Insert Therapeutics, Inc
1996-2001 Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara 
1993-1996 Teaching and Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University
   
Awards
2014 Associate, Center for Advanced Study, UIUC
2013 Willett Faculty Scholar Award
2011 Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer
2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Award 
2010 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC 
2008,2009,2010

Teacher Ranked as Excellent, UIUC Center for Teaching Excellence (5 times)

2008 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2007 Prostate Cancer Foundation Competitive Award
   
Professional Activities
2013 Symposium chair, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
2012-present Associate Editor, Biomaterials Science, Royal Society of Chemistry
2011-present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis
2010 Invitee, Golden Triangle Workshop, President's Innovation And Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), Washington DC
2011 Symposium Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) in Boston, MA
2010 Symposium Chair: POLY, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2008 Symposium Chair: Materials Research Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2007 Symposium Chair: PMSE, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA
   
Invited Presentations

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), Vanderbilt University, Jan. 2014

Akron University, Akron, OH, Feb. 2014

MRS Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec.  2013

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Oct. 2013

University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Oct. 2013

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, Oct. 2013

Department of Chemistry, University of South Carolina, October  2013

Polymer Science, University of Connecticut, Sept.  2013

NSF workshop on BioMEMS and Tissue Engineering, Boston, MA, July,  2013

International Advanced Drug Delivery Symposium 2013 (IADDS 2013), Taiwan, May  2013

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 16th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, May 15 - 18,  2013

ACS Meeting, Symposium "Bottom-up design of the next generation of biomaterials", April 7-11,  2013

iCeMS International Symposium, "Cell-Material Integration and Biomaterials Science", Kyoto University, Japan, March,  2013

MRS Meeting, March, San Francisco, MA, March,  2013

MRS Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 2012

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Nov. 2012

International Symposium of Materials on Regenerative Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 2012

School of Pharmacy, Huazhong Science and Technology University, Wuhan, China, June 2012

Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, June 2012

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, June 2012

International Nanomedicine Symposium, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June 2012

The 9th World Biomaterials Congress, Chengdu, China, June 2012

CNST Annual Symposium, UIUC, May 2012

College of Medicine Research Symposium, Translational Cancer Research: Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes, UIUC, April 2012

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Feb 2012

College of Medicine Research Symposium, Translational Cancer Research: Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes, UIUC, April 2012

Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, March 2012

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Feb. 2012

Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Oct 2011

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Sept.23, 2011

Polymer Science National Meeting, Dalian, China, Sept. 2011

PMSE, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August, 2011

BioNanotechnology Summer Institute, UIUC, July 25, 2011

Recent Advances in Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy symposium, UI-Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL August 12, 2011

NIH, NIEHS, North Carolina, July, 2011

Distinguished Speaker Series, Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, UIUC, Urbana, IL, June 2011

CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop and nPEAP workshop, May 12-13, 2011

M-CNTC/IGERT/CCM Nanomedicine Seminar, UIUC, March 29, 2011

Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, CA, January 9-14, 2011
Materials Research Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec., 2010
Symposium of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biotechnology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, United Kingdom, Oct., 2010
Department of Pharmacy, Purdue University, September, 2010
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2010
POLY, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2010
PMSE, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2010
UIC Cancer Center, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, June, 2010
Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University, June, 2010
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, June, 2010
Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Jian Tong University, Shanghai, China, May, 2010
*Plenary Presentation:The 5th PharmSci@Asia2010, Shanghai, China, May, 2010
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China, May, 2010
Particles 2010: Medical/Biochemical Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, and Drug Delivery Applications of Particle Technology, Lake Buena Vista, FL, May, 2010
Symposium of Implementing and Effectively Performing Phase 0 Trials in Drug Discovery, NextLevel Pharma, Munich, Germany, May
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April, 2010
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, April, 2010
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, March, 2010
Translational Biomedical Research Seminars, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, Feb., 2010.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Dec., 2009
Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis, TN, Nov, 2009
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Oct., 2009
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Oct., 2009
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA, Oct., 2009
Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Oct., 2009
Department of Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, Oct., 2009
Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Oct, 2009
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, June, 2009
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, June, 2009
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, June, 2009
Institute of Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June, 2009
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qinghua University, Beijing, China, June, 2009
Department of Chemistry, Beijing University, Beijing, China, June, 2009
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, June, 2009
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June, 2009
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Feb., 2009
Chemical Engineering, Robert Langer Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dec., 2008
Materials Research Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec., 2008
Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biotechnology Symposium, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, United Kingdom, Sept., 2008
Third Annual NCI Nanotechnology Alliance Investigators Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept, 2008
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, August, 2008
Schering Plough, Summit, NJ, March, 2008
The 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, July, 2007
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Nanomedicine Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, May, 2007
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, April, 2007
Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, March, 2007
Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, June, 2006
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, March, 2005
Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, March, 2005
Polymer Engineering, Akron University, Akron, OH, Feb., 2005
Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, Nov., 2004
Department of Chemistry, Ohio University, Athens, OH, May, 2004
Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Oct., 2003
The 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York, NY, August, 2003
Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp., San Diego, CA, Dec., 2000
NASA Langley Research Center and ICASE, Hampton, VA, Nov. 1999