Principal Investigator


Dr. Jie Zheng


Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Mengxiao Yu


Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Shaoheng Tang


PhD Candidates


Mr. Xingya Jiang


Ms. Shasha Sun


Mr. Rodrigo Vinluan III


Ms. Jing Xu


Graduate Students


Ms. Bujie Du


Mr. Yingyu Huang


Ms. Jessica Jacobe


Mr. Xuhui Ning


Mr. Chuanqi Peng




Undergraduate Students


Ms. Phoebe Carter


Mr. Anthony Dao


Mr. Jonathan Wang


Mr. Greg Zhang 


Former Group Members


Dr. Jinbin Liu (Postdoc)

Dr. Shengyang Yang (Postdoc)

Dr. Jing Yu (Postdoc)

Dr. Zhanghua Zeng (Postdoc)

Dr. Liang Zhao (Postdoc)


Ms. Jennifer Chilek (Graduate)

Dr. Chen Zhou (Graduate)


Ms. Sheby Alexander (Undergraduate)

Mr. Chris Alameddin (Undergraduate)

Mr. Michael Anyirah (Undergraduate)

Mr. Sishan Chen (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Giovanni Contello (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Andrew Dean (Undergraduate) 

Ms. Melissa Gannaway (Undergraduate)

Ms. Julia Hankins (Undergraduate)

Ms. Grace Kong (Undergraduate)

Mr. Stephen McMahon (Undergraduate)

Mr. Husain Mogri (Undergraduate)

Mr. Ali Mozayan (Undergraduate)

Mr. Justin Sullins (Undergraduate)

Mr. Joel Taylor (Undergraduate)


Ms. Chelsea Carson (High School)

Ms. Karen Chen (High School)

Ms. Clare Jensen (High School)

Ms. Rebecca John (High School)

Ms. Amy Xia (High School)

Mr. Robert Yao (High School)


Shengyang Yang


Postdoctoral Fellow



Office: NSERL 2.440




Mailing Address:


BE26, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080


Education Background


Ph.D. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, China, 2011


B.S.  Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, China, 2006

Research Area


Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites.


Selected Publications


1. S. Yang, S. Sun, C. Zhou, G. Hao, J. Liu, S. Ramezani, M. Yu, X. Sun, and J. Zheng. "Renal Clearance and Degradation of Glutathione-Coated Copper Nanoparticles", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00003.


1. R. Vinluan III, J. Liu, C. Zhou, M. Yu, S. Yang, A. Kumar, S. Sun, A. Dean, X. Sun, J. Zheng. "Glutathione-Coated Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles: A Surface Ligand for Minimizing Serum Protein Adsorption", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, DOI:10.1021/am5031374.


2. S. Yang, C. Zhou, J. Liu, M. Yu, J. Zheng, “One-step Interfacial Synthesis and Assembly of Fluorescent Ultrathin Au@Silica Membrane”, Adv. Mater., 24, 3218-3222. (2012)


3. S. Yang, C. F. Wang and S. Chen, “Interface-Directed Assembly of One-Dimensional Ordered Architecture from Quantum Dots Guest and Polymer Host”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 8412–8415 (2011).


4. S. Yang, C. F. Wang and S. Chen, “A Release-Induced Response for the Rapid Recognition of Latent Fingerprints and Formation of Inkjet-Printed Patterns”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 3706–3709 (2011).


5. L. Wang, S. Yang, J. Wang, C. F. Wang and L. Chen, “Fabrication of Superhydrophobic TPU Film for Oil-Water Separation Based on Electrospinning Route”, Mater. Lett, 65, 869–872 (2011).


6. S. Yang, L. Wang, C. F. Wang, L. Chen and S. Chen, “Superhydrophobic Thermoplastic Polyurethane Films with Transparent/Fluorescent Performance”, Langmuir, 26, 18454-18458 (2010).


7. S. Yang, C. F. Wang, L. Chen and S. Chen, “Facile Dicyandiamide-Mediated Fabrication of Well-Defined CuO Hollow Microspheres and Their Catalytic Application”, Mater. Chem. Phys., 120, 296-301 (2010).


8. S. Yang, Q. Li, L. Chen and S. Chen, “Controllable Synthesis of Quantum Dot–Polymer Networks with Enhanced Luminescence via the Catalytic Chain Transfer Polymerization (CCTP) Technique”, J. Mater. Chem., 18, 5599-5603 (2008).


9. S. Yang, S. Chen, Y. Tian, C. Feng and L. Chen, “Facile Transformation of a Native Polystyrene (PS) Film into a Stable Superhydrophobic Surface via Sol-Gel Process”, Chem. Mater., 20, 1233-1235 (2008).
























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Tel: 972-883-5768 (Dr. Zheng), 972-883-5769 (Lab)