2017

11-08-2017
Yue's paper on nanosponge colloidal gel was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
10-06-2017
Keep's paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on platelet-camouflaged nanorobots was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.
09-27-2017
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the 2017 Kabiller Young Investigator Award from the Northwestern University. The award is to recognize young researchers (<20 years from completion of their degree) who have made exceptional advances in nanotechnology and its application in the field of medicine and biology. The award is given every other year to one outstanding candidate selected by an international group of experts in the field. Prof. Robert Langer, Dr. Zhang's postdoctoral advisor, received the 2017 Kabiller Prize. [In the news] [Podcast]
09-20-2017
Kun and Keep's paper on macrophage nanosponges was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
09-14-2017
Our invited review article on nanoparticle-based local antimicroibal drug delivery was accepted for publication in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
09-13-2017
Ashley and Ronnie's paper on multi-antigenic cancer vaccine was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.
09-11-2017
Xinxin's paper on remote loading of small molecules into RBC vesciles was accepted for publication in Angew Chem Int Ed.
09-11-2017
Our joint paper with Profs. David Gonzalez's and Bo Wang's laboratories on biomimetic virulomics was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
09-06-2017
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on micro/nanomotor-based techniques for cancer cell targeting and isolation was accepted for publication in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
08-15-2017
Diana received an F31 graduate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
08-02-2017
Joo Hee received a GAANN graduate fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education!
07-13-2017
Diana received a T32 graduate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
07-06-2017
Keep and Kevin were selected to be a Gordon Scholar by the UCSD Gordon Center Graduate Leadership Program and the UCSD Gordon Center Undergraduate Leadership Program, respectively!
06-19-2017
Keep's paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on microrobot-enabled in vivo active gastric drug delivery was accepted for publication in Nature Communications. [In the news]
05-22-2017
Xiaoli and Jie's paper on in situ caputre of bacterial toxins as a nanotoxoid vaccine was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials as a VIP paper.
05-03-2017
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on intracellular protein delivery was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
04-25-2017
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the 2017 U.S. ASPIRE Award by the U.S. Department of State for his revolutionary work in the field of biomaterials and nanomedicine. He will be recognized in an award ceremony in June in Washington DC. Most significantly, he will represent the United States in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)-wide ASPIRE Competition. The theme for the 2017 ASPIRE Prize is "New Material Technologies". [In the news]
04-20-2017
Yue received the NanoEngineering Best Poster Award at the 2017 Research Expo at UCSD! [News]
04-12-2017
Keep's paper with Prof. Donald Sirbuly's laboratory on nanofiber optic force transducers with ultrasensitive resolution was accepted for publication in Nature Photonics. [In the news]
03-30-2017
Keep received a UCSD Friends Scholarship Award!
03-28-2017
Dr. Fang was promoted to Assistant Project Scientist!
02-28-2017
Our invited review article on cell membrane-derived nanomaterials was accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
02-21-2017
Yue received a UCSD Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Graduate Fellowship!
02-07-2017
Dr. Gao was promoted to Associate Project Scientist!
02-06-2017
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on micro/nanorobots for biomedicine was accepted for publication in Science Robotics. [In the news]
01-17-2017
Diana's paper on RBC-platelet hybrid membrane-coated nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. [In the news] [Journal cover] [MaterialsviewChina]
01-08-2017
Yue's paper on RBC membrane-coated nanogel for combination therapy was accepted for publication in Journal of Controlled Release.
01-06-2017
Oliver received a UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) Graduate Fellowship!
01-02-2017
Keep's paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on micromotor-enabled pH-responsive gastric payload release was accepted for publication in Angew Chem Int Ed. [In the news] [National Public Radio]

2016

11-01-2016
Our invited review article on biointerfacing of cell membrane-coated nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Bioconjugate Chemistry.
10-10-2016
Welcome Dr. Fang Chen, Dr. Lifen Zhang, Dr. Xinxin Zhang, Jia Zhuang, Jean Fang, Man Ying, Louis Fan and Yuanxin Wang to join the group!
10-01-2016
Xiaoli and Jie's paper on platelet membrane-coated nanoparticles for antibody neutralization was accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
09-20-2016
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on in vivo behavior of an enteric micromotor in the GI tract was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. [In the news]
09-06-2016
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive a 2016 Brilliant 10 Award by the Popular Science to recognize his innovative biomimetic nanomedicine research in drug delivery. For the 15th year, Popular Science launched a nationwide search to seek the 10 most innovative young minds in science and engineering. These researchers bring creative solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. [In the news]
07-27-2016
Ashley received an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship!
07-05-2016
Diana's paper on ultra-small lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
06-29-2016
Yue's paper on bioadhesive nanoparticle-hydrogel hybrid material was accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
06-10-2016
Our invited review article on nanoparticle-based modulation of the immune system was published online in Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
06-02-2016
Welcome Dr. Yijie Joe Chen to join the group!
05-18-2016
Brian passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Luk!
04-19-2016
Wansong and Qiangzhe's paper on beta cell membrane-coated nanofibers was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
04-15-2016
Qiangzhe received a UCSD Friends Scholarship Award!
03-29-2016
Ashley received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!
03-24-2016
Kevin received an Amgen Scholarship!
03-09-2016
Dr. Zhang co-authored paper on lens regeneration using endogenous stem cells was published online in Nature.
01-12-2016
Dr. Zhang and Brian were featured by the UC San Diego Triton Magazine [link].
01-04-2016
Fei and Ronnie's paper on nanoparticle-based anti-virulence vaccine was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.

2015

12-11-2015
Brian's paper on RBC membrane-coated nanoparticles for solid tumor drug delivery was accepted for publication in Theranostics.
11-09-2015
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on cell-mimicking Janus micromotor was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.
09-21-2015
Welcome Dr. Xiaoli Wei, Jie Gao, Hua Gong, Yao Jiang, Kevin Spiekermann and Sophia Zhang to join the group!
09-16-2015
Jack, Ronnie and Brian's paper on platelet membrane-coated nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery was published online in Nature. [In the news] [Nature News] [Nature Podcast] [MIT Tech Review] [Scientific American] [San Diego Union Tribune]
08-04-2015
Brian was selected as one of the prestigious 2016 Siebel Scholars by the Siebel Foundation!
08-01-2015
Dr. Zhang edited Theme Issue of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews on "current and forthcoming approaches for systemic detoxification" was published online.
07-22-2015
Our joint paper with Prof. Kang Zhang's laboratory on treating cataracts with lanosterol was published online in Nature. [In the news] [CBS News] [PBS News] [UK Daily Mail] [San Diego Union Tribune]
07-01-2015
Ashley received a T32 graduate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
06-02-2015
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on single cell real-time miRNA sensing was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
05-30-2015
Zhiqing's paper on detoxification of organophosphorus compound was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. [In the news]
05-19-2015
Jon received a CTRI Research Award and the 1st prize for the Sameul B. Hamburger Thesis Award!
04-27-2015
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on motor nanosponge for biodetoxificaiton was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.
03-31-2015
Our invited review article on nanoparticle-based toxin neutralization was accepted for publication in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
03-30-2015
Fei's paper on hydrogel form of toxin nanosponges was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. [In the news] [Journal cover]
02-06-2015
Kun received a UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) Postdoctoral Fellowship!
01-23-2015
Weiwei's paper on bacterial membrane-coated nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
01-15-2015
Dr. Zhang was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE Fellows represent the top 2 percent of the most accomplished leaders in the field of medical and biological engineering. He will be formally inducted at a ceremony held during the AIMBE’s Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, in March 2015.
01-02-2015
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on the first in vivo study of synthetic motors was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
[In the news] [BBC News] [Fox News] [UK Daily Mail] [Nanowerk]

2014

12-03-2014
Ronnie passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Fang!
11-21-2014
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang's laboratory on RBC micromotors was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
10-24-2014
Kun's paper on in vivo treatment of Helicobactor pylori infection was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [In the news] [San Diego Union Tribune] [more]
09-25-2014
Welcome Dr. Jianhua Zhang, Ashley Kroll, Beke Chuluun, Yue Zhang, Kate Newcomer, Matthew Yu, Elliot Chiu, Harry Kim, Ryan Toh, Param Bhatter, Yidong Miao, Arron Chen and Merrick Chai to join the group!
08-08-2014
Jon's paper on in vivo clearance of pathologic antibodies was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [In the news] [The Latest Science]
08-06-2014
Kun passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Thamphiwatana!
08-01-2014
Ronnie was selected as one of the prestigious 2015 Siebel Scholars by the Siebel Foundation!
07-15-2014
Brian received an F31 graduate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
07-02-2014
Dr. Zhang co-authored paper on corneal epithelium homeostasis and pathogenesis was published online in Nature.
07-01-2014
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the 2014 Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his excellence in publications and significant contributions to chemical engineering. He will be giving the award presentation at the Institute's Honors Ceremony held during the AIChE's national annual meeting in Atlanta in November 2014. [In the news]
07-01-2014 Dr. Zhang was promoted to Professor!
06-24-2014
Ronnie won the Best Poster Award (1st prize) at the 2014 Nature Conference on Genomic Technologies and Biomaterials for Understanding Disease!
06-10-2014
Our invited Opinion article on nanotoxoid vaccines was accepted for publication in Nano Today.
05-01-2014
Our toxin nanosponge technology was featured by Nature Outlook as tomorrow's antibiotics.
05-01-2014
Mani received a Warren College Undergraduate Research Scholarship!
04-28-2014
The Science Nation interviewed our research team for the nanosponge technology that can soak up various types of toxins in the bloodstream regardless of their structures and sources [interview video]. The National Science Foundation's Science Nation program features the breakthroughs, and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves.
04-24-2014
Dr. Zhang co-authored paper on uveal melanoma tumorigenesis was accepted for publication in Cancer Cell.
04-24-2014
Our invited Perspective article on combinatorial nanotherapeutics was accepted for publication in Science Signaling.
03-27-2014
Ronnie's paper on cancer cell membrane-coated nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
03-18-2014
Qiangzhe received a Qualcomm Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship!
03-14-2014
Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang laboratory on micromotor-based combinatorial cargo delivery was accepted for publication in Small.
03-07-2014
Vivian received an Amgen Scholarship!
02-01-2014
Weiwei's paper on hydrogel form of nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
01-22-2014
Welcome Dr. Zhiqing Pang and Mani Ramesh to join the group!

2013

12-18-2013
Brian's paper on interfacial properties of RBC membrane-cloaked nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nanoscale .
10-29-2013
Jack, Ronnie and Brian's paper on nanotoxoid vaccine was accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology. [UCSD News] [NIH Director's Blog] [MIT Tech Review] [C&E News] [San Diego Union Tribune] [more]
10-29-2013
Our invited Feature Article on polymeric nanotherapeutics was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
10-09-2013
Our invited Feature Article on liposome-like nanostructures for drug delivery was accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
09-25-2013
Welcome Pavimol Angsantikul, Justin Plaut, Fei Wang, Yuan Chen, and Chih-Ning Yang to join the group!
09-18-2013
Brian received an Outstanding Poster Award at the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Investigators Meeting!
09-04-2013
Jack received a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Scholar Award!
08-29-2013
Kun's paper on pH-responsive liposome for gastric drug delivery was accepted for publication in Langmuir.
08-21-2013
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive a 2013 TR35 Innovator Award by the MIT Technology Review to recognize his innovative research in the field of nanotechnology drug delivery. Since 1999, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented young innovators whose work is believed to have the greatest potential to transform the world. [In the news]
07-16-2013
Ronnie's paper on targeting functionalization of RBC membrane-cloaked nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nanoscale .
06-03-2013
Tori passed her MS dissertation defense. Congratulations!
05-15-2013
Vivian received a Ledell Family Endowed Research Scholarship!
05-08-2013
Derek received a Warren College Undergraduate Research Scholarship!
04-26-2013
Kun received a UCSD Friends Scholarship Award!
04-18-2013
The Zhang Group presented three posters at the 32nd Research Expo in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD and received four major awards.
Ronnie received both the Nanoengineering Best Poster Award and the Rudee Outstanding Poster Award (grand prize)!
Kun and Tori received both the Innovation Award in Life Sciences and the Award for Best Use of the Literature!
03-14-2013
Jonathan received a medical research fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)!
03-12-2013
Jack and Ronnie's paper on biomimetic toxin nanosponges was accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology. [UCSD News] [MIT Tech Review] [Discovery] [NBC News] [ScienceOmega] [more]
03-12-2013
Weiwei's paper on RBC-membrane-cloaked gold nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials and was highlighted by MaterialsviewsChina.
02-22-2013
Jack's paper on 'marker-of-self' functionalization of nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nanoscale and was selected as a "Hot Article" by the journal.
02-07-2013
Nu and Tori's paper on antimicrobial drug delivery to treat Propionibacterium acnes infection was accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials.

2012

12-10-2012
Our invited 'News & Views' article on liposome-enabled, physical-action-based cancer therapy was published in Nature Chemistry.
11-13-2012
Brian received an R25 graduate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
11-05-2012
Marta and Jack co-authored paper on magnetic field responsive drug release was accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia.
10-10-2012
Welcome Dr. Weiwei Gao, Serguey Parkhomovsky, Jingying Zhu, Miranda Tai, and Derek Oconnor to join the group!
09-13-2012
Santosh's paper on drug loading and release kinetics of RBC membrane-cloaked nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Nanomedicine.
09-05-2012
Ronnie's paper on large-scale fabrication of lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Langmuir.
08-01-2012
The Zhang Lab moves into a new home -- the brand new Structural and Materials Engineering Building on UCSD campus.
07-24-2012
Li and Kun's paper on antimicrobial drug delivery to treat antibiotic-resistant Helicobacter pylori was accepted for publication in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
06-25-2012
Our invited comprehensive progress report on erythrocyte-inspired delivery systems was accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials.
04-20-2012
Dr. Zhang co-authored paper on ophthalmic drug discovery was accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
04-17-2012
Kun received an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW)!
04-01-2012
Welcome Dr. Michael Su, Dr. Radek Bialczak, and Vivian Qu to join the group!
03-28-2012
The Zhang Group (Santosh, Jack, and Nu) gave three oral presentations at the 243rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Diego, CA.
03-13-2012
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the 2012 Unilever Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to recognize his original research in the field of colloid and surface chemistry. He will be giving the Unilever plenary lecture at the award ceremony during the ACS 86th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium in Baltimore in June 2012. [In the news]
03-13-2012 Dr. Zhang was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!
03-06-2012
Nu passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Pornpattananangkul!
01-16-2012
Santosh's paper on Ptsome, a novel platinum-based nanostructure, was accepted for publication in Chemical Communications .
01-01-2012
Dr. Zhang was invited to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of Langmuir for a three year term beginning January 1, 2012.

2011

11-16-2011
Jack passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Hu!
11-14-2011
The San Diego Union Tribune featured the nanomedicine research in the Zhang Lab on its front cover page. [newspaper]
10-04-2011
Santosh and Jack's paper on co-deliveirng hydrophobic and hydrophilic drugs was accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry.
09-19-2011
Welcome Brian Luk to join the group!
09-07-2011
Jack was selected as one of the prestigious 2012 Siebel Scholars by the Siebel Foundation!
08-01-2011
Corbin's paper on synthesis of drug delivery nanoparticles with pH-triggered PEG shedding was accepted for publication in Langmuir.
07-05-2011
Dr. Zhang joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
06-22-2011
Santosh and Jack's paper on dual-drug delivery with ratiometric control over drug loading was accepted for publication in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
06-20-2011
Welcome Kevin Chen to join the group!
05-25-2011
Jack's paper on red blood cell membrane-camouflaged polymeric nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [In the news] [NAE Radio] [more]
05-20-2011
Ronnie received the Michael Addison Award, the highest honor for graduating seniors in the Warren College at UCSD (one winner per year)!
05-18-2011
Corbin passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Clawson!
04-16-2011
Ronnie received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the Department of Defense!
04-14-2011
The Zhang Group presented two posters at the 30th Research Expo in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. Dr. Zhang gave a technical talk to the industrial attendees at the Research Expo on behalf of the Nanoengineering Department.
04-04-2011
Victoria received a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Award to support her summer research!
03-27-2011
The Zhang Group (Santosh, Corbin, and Jack) gave three oral presentations at the 241st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
03-23-2011
Dr. Zhang received the Best Teacher Award from UCSD!
03-14-2011
Jonathan received an M-STAR Award from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)!
03-03-2011
Jack co-authored paper on micromachine-enabled circulating tumor cell isolation was accepted for publication in Angew Chem Int Ed. It was identified as a VIP paper and selected as a cover of the journal with a special highlight. This paper has been featured by Chemical & Engineering News, ChemistryViews and Chemistry World,
02-15-2011
Welcome Joanthan Copp , David Atkins-Maters, Cody Carpenter, Stephan Abdo, and Michael Chen to join the group!
01-25-2011
Nu and Li's paper on bacterial toxins triggered antibiotics release from liposomes was accepted for publication in J Am Chem Soc.
This paper has been featured by Chemical & Engineering News.
01-01-2011
Dr. Santosh Aryal was promoted to Assistant Project Scientist!

2010

12-02-2010
Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the annual Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston.
11-20-2010
Dr. Zhang gave an invited speech at the 2010 U.S.-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum.
10-05-2010
Ronnie's paper on quick synthesis of lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Langmuir.
10-04-2010
Jack won a poster award at the 8th international nanomedicine and drug delivery symposium in Omaha, Nebraska.
09-15-2010
Welcome Dr. Ningning Cao , Kathy Stavropoulos and Victoria Fu to join the group!
09-08-2010
Corbin co-authored paper on nanomotor-assisted nanoparticle delivery was accepted for publication in Small. [In the news]
08-27-2010
Nu and Li's paper on antimicrobial drug delivery to treat drug-resistant staph infections was accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
08-13-2010
Marta passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Sartor!
06-21-2010
Welcome James Vecchio to join the group as a summer high school intern.
06-14-2010
Corbin and Ronnie were selected to be a Gordon Scholar by the UCSD Gordon Center Graduate Leadership Program and the UCSD Gordon Center Undergraduate Leadership Program, respectively!
06-11-2010
Welcome Soracha Kun Thamphiwatana to join the group!
05-27-2010
Ronnie received a Warren College Undergraduate Research Scholarship!
05-17-2010
Corbin co-authored paper on ion-loaded liposomes for DNA detection was accepted for publication in Analyst.
05-12-2010
Nu received a UCSD Friends Scholarship Award!
05-07-2010
Ronnie received a Calit2 Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship!
04-19-2010
Santosh and Jack's paper on nanoparticle dual drug delivery was accepted for publication in Small.
04-15-2010
Jack's paper on half-antibody targeted drug delivery was accepted for publication in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
04-15-2010
The Zhang Group presented three posters at the 29th Research Expo in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. More photos are available at the Zhang Group's Facebook.

Nu's acne antimicrobial drug delivery research, "Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs", attracted extensive media attention [video].

04-12-2010
Dr. Zhang received a Faculty Career Development Award from UCSD.
04-08-2010
Welcome Kristin Chan, Connie Cheung and Rodger Yuan to join the group!
03-08-2010
Nu's paper on gold nanoparticles mediated liposome fusion was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
01-15-2010
Welcome Sorena Rahmaniamand to join the group!

2009

12-23-2009
Dr. Zhang co-authored paper on spatiotemporal controlled delivery of nanoparticles to injured vasculature was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
12-21-2009
Zhang group hosted a visit from Dr. Steven Sogo and his "Advanced Chemical Research" class at Laguna Beach High School. Dr. Sogo and his class (project leaders: Nick Brown, Nicolai Doreng-Stearns and Robert Chew) are planning to create lipid- and polymer-based nanoparticles for delivering synthetic antivenom.
12-17-2009
Santosh and Jack's paper on the synthesis of polymer-cisplatin prodrug conjugate nanoparticles for acid-responsive drug delivery was accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
11-20-2009
Dr. Zhang Kicked off the UCSD Nanomedicine Webinar Series, "Nanomedicine: New Strategies and Innovations to Understand, Treat and Monitor Disease", organized by the UCSD School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center.
10-01-2009
Welcome Dr. Li Zhang to join the group!
08-17-2009
Welcome Ronnie Fang to join the group!
08-02-2009
Corbin co-authored paper on real-time monitoring of drug release from therapeutic nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Journal of Controlled Release.
07-14-2009
Darren and Nu's paper on antimicrobial drug delivery for acne treatment was accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
This paper has been selected for "Faculty of 1000 Medicine".
07-01-2009
Welcome Sage Olson to join the group!
06-16-2009
Darren Yang won the Huppert Memorial Award, the highest honor for senior undergraduate students in the Chemical Engineering Program at UCSD (one winner per year).
05-05-2009
Dr. Zhang received a Hellman Faculty Fellow Award from the Hellman Family Foundation.
04-14-2009
Marta Sartor received a San Diego Fellowship!
04-13-2009
Darren Yang received an Amgen Scholarship!
04-06-2009
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the 2009 Victor K. LaMer Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to recognize his graduate research and promise as a future investigator. As the 40th winner of this prestigious award, Dr. Zhang will be giving the LaMer plenary lecture at the ACS 83rd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium and the 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science in New York in June 2009.
03-01-2009
Welcome Zeling Xu and Linh Ton to join the group!
02-01-2009
Welcome Dr. Santosh Aryal to join the group!
01-06-2009
Welcome Dissaya Nu Pornpattananangkul to join the group!

2008

10-24-2008
Welcome Che-Ming Jack Hu, David Nguyen, and Darren Yang to join the group!
09-15-2008
Welcome Corbin Clawson to join the group!
09-12-2008
Welcome Marta Sartor to join the group!
09-10-2008
Dr. Zhang was accepted as a participating member by the Moores Cancer Center at UCSD.
08-28-2008
Dr. Zhang was appointed as a Founding Scientific Adviser of the Nanotechnology Research Foundation (NRF). NRF is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the acceleration of nanotechnology awareness, education, recognition, funding, research and American innovation.
08-12-2008
Dr. Zhang was accepted as a participating faculty member by the newly founded Institute of Engineering in Medicine at UCSD.
07-01-2008 Zhang Research Group focusing on Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine was founded in the Nanoengineering Department at UCSD.