Principle Investigator: Professor Jianjun Cheng

 

Dr. Jianjun Cheng

Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1304 West Green Street, MC 246, MSEB, Urbana, Illinois, 61801, USA

 

E-mail: jianjunc@illinois.edu; Phone: 217-244-3924; Fax: 217-333-2736
Office: 202A Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSEB)

 

Associate Editor: Biomaterials Science, Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Department of Bioengineering, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Genomic Biology, Materials Research Laboratory, and University of Illinois Cancer Center

 

More about Professor Cheng... 

Postdoctoral Associates, Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar/Professor

Dr. Yanfeng Zhang (Postdoc)

Ph.D. USTC, China (2010)

Email:  yfzhang@illinois.edu

Research Project/Area:

Chain-shattering polymers

In vivo applicable molecular and nanoprobes

Dr. Menghua Xiong (Postdoc)
Ph.D. USTC, China (2013)

Email: xmh8599@illinois.edu

Research Project/Area:
Helical cationic polypeptide for antimicrobial study
Dr. Yang Liu (Postdoc)
Ph.D. Fudan University, China (2013)
Email: lydialiu@illinois.edu
Research Project/Area:
Functional biomaterials applied in brain diseases
     
Graduate Students (Ph.D. Program)

Qian Yin

Email: qianyin1@illinois.edu

B.S. USTC

Research Project/Area:

Poly(OCA) nanoconjugates

Albumin based nanomedicine

Jonathan Yen

Email: jyen7@illinois.edu

B.S. Johns Hopkins University

Research Project/Area:

Non-viral gene delivery to stem cells

Stem cell tissue engineering

Hanze Ying

Email:  hying3@illinois.edu

B.S. Peking University

Research Project/Area:

Self-healing polymers

Molecular and functional materials

Nan Zheng

Email: nzheng2@illinois.edu

B.S. Dalian Univ. of Technology

Research Project/Area:

Helical cationic polypeptide for gene/ siRNA delivery

Ziyuan Song

Email: zsong5@illinois.edu

B.S. Peking University

Research Project/Area:

Polypeptides for controlled release applications

New polypeptide materials

Ryan Baumgartner

Email:  rbaumga2@illinois.edu

B.S. Univ. Minnesota-Twin Cities

Research Project/Area:

Poly(carbonate) nanomedicine

Controlled burst release system

Kaimin Cai

Email: kcai2@illinois.edu

B.S.  Peking University

 

Research Project/Area:

Chain-shattering polymeric therapeutics

In vivo applicable molecular and nanoprobes

Hua Wang

Email: huawang3@illinois.edu

B.S.  USTC

Research Project/Area:

Polymeric nanomedicine

In vivo orthogonal chemistry

Ruibo Wang

Email: rwang41@illinois.edu

B.S.  Peking University

 

Research Project/Area:

Functional polyesters

 

Zehao Song

Email: zsong12@illinois.edu

B.S. Peking University

Research Project/Area:

Nanomedicine

Inorganic synthesis

     
Graduate Students (M.S. Program)
     
Technicians
Yanrong Lu

Email: luy@illinois.edu

BS. Harbin Ins. of Technology

Research Project/Area:

Materials synthesis

Catherine Yao

Email: cyao5@illinois.edu

BS. University of Rochester

Research Project/Area:

In vivo experiments; cell culture

     
Undergraduate Students
Katharine Mehan

Email: mehan2@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ryan Baumgartner
Project: Poly(carbonate) nanomedicine
Yuxiao Wu

Email: ywu62@illinois.edu
Mentor: Yanfeng Zhang
Project: Polyurea-urethane synthesis

Former Cheng Group Members

Former Ph.D. Graduate Students:
Name Current Position Current Affiliation
Rong Tong (Ph.D. 2010) Postdoctoral Fellow MIT (Advisor: Prof. Robert Langer) and Harvard Medical School (Advisor: Daniel Kohane) (rtong@mit.edu)
Hua Lu (Ph.D. 2011) Professor Department of Chemistry, Peking University
Li Tang (Ph.D. 2012) Postdoctoral Fellow MIT (Advisor: Prof. Darrell Irvine)  (litang2@mit.edu)
       
Former Postdoctoral Associates
Name Current Position Current Affiliation
Xueyun Gao Professor Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
Nathan Gabrielson Lecturer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yunxiang Xu Professor Sichuan University, China
Haoyu Tang Professor Xiangtan University, China
Jungseok Lee Post-doc Yale University
Lichen Yin Professor Soochow University, China
Qiuhao Qu Institute Genomic Biology Fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Former Visiting Scholars and Students
Name Current Affiliation
Professor Yanbing Lu Hunan University
Professor Jun Shen Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhonghai Zhang Tongji University
Professor Yuan Yao Shanghai Jiaotong University
Professor Yan LI Tongji University
   
Former Master and Undergraduate Students
Name Current Position Current Affiliation
Kevin Spencer Graduate Student MIT
Jason Lang M.D. Student Medical School, UIUC
Luis Lee Scientist Monsanto
Matt Bossemeyer Scientist Caterpillar
Chung Hee Moon Graduate Student University of California, Irvine
Kelley Kohnen Technician University of Chicago
Aaron Chan MBA Program University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Storms Graduate student University of Akron
Ellora Sen-Gupta (MS) Research Staff University of Illinois at Chicago
Linna Guan Undergraduate Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephanie Nemec Undergraduate Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Isthier Chaudhury Senior Admissions Officer University of Rochester
Liang Ma Graduate Student (A. Smith, BioE) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Xiaojian Deng Graduate Student (MS) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mincheol Kwon

Undergraduate student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kyung Hoon Kim

Graduate Student (MS) Seoul National University
Yuyan Hua (MS) Chemist Dioxide Materials Inc.
Ruoyan Zhang Undergraduate student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yiwen Sun Undergraduate student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Xiaochu Ba Undergraduate student  Georgia Tech