Principle Investigator: Professor Jianjun Cheng

 

Dr. Jianjun Cheng [CV]

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. 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)
 

Hanze Ying

Email:  hying3@illinois.edu

B.S. Peking University

Research Project/Area:

Self-healing polymers

Molecular and functional materials

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:

ROMP Curing polyesters


Polypeptide Brush Materials

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

 

Yingfeng Yang
Email:
yyang197@illinois.edu
B.S.  B. S. USTC

Research Project/Area:

Self-healing polymers

Molecular and functional materials

Zhiyuan Han
Email:
zhan28@illinois.edu
B.S. Sichuan University

Research Project/Area:

Polypeptides for controlled release applications

New polypeptide materials

     
Graduate Students (M.S. Program)
     

Jer-Luen-Aaron Hsu

Email: jhsu13@illinois.edu

B.S. University of British Columbia

Mentor: Hanze Ying
Project: Molecular and functional materials

LAB COORDINATOR
Zhiyu Wang

Email: zyw@illinois.edu

Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Project/Area:

Materials synthesis

     
Undergraduate Students
Yuxiao Wu
Email: ywu62@illinois.edu
Mentor: Hanze Ying
Project: Polyurea-urethane synthesis
Jiawei Zhang
Email: jzhan107@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ruibo Wang
Project: Functional polyesters
Yinzhao Huang
Email: yhuang97@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ziyuan Song
Project: Polypeptide synthesis; polymersome formulation
Siyi Zhang
Email: szhang59@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ziyuan Song
Project: Polypeptide synthesis and application
Chenchen Gu
Email: Cgu8@illinois.edu
Mentor: Kaimin Cai
Project: Chain-shattering polymeric therapeutics
  Konrad M Ryba
Email: kryba2@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ryan Baumgartner
Project: ROMP Curing Polyesters
  Diane Kuai
Email:
dkuai2@illinois.edu
Mentor: Ryan Baumgartner
Project: Polypeptide Brush Nanomedicine
Jiadi Xiong
Email:
jxiong7@illinois.edu
Mentor: Menghua Xiong
Project:
Helical cationic polypeptide for antimicrobial study

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)
Jonathan Yen (Ph.D. 2015) Postdoctoral Fellow Novartis Institutes for BioMedical  Research
Qian Yin (Ph.D. 2015) Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford University
Nan Zheng (Ph.D. 2015) Postdoctoral Fellow TAM Health Science Center
     
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
Yanfeng Zhang Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
 
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 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 Graduate student Georgia Tech
Katherine Mehan Undergraduate student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zehao Song Graduate Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Songsong Li Graduate Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign