Ph.D. - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology - 2005
B.S. - Department of Chemistry
Inner Mongolia University - 1994
Our research is centered on investigating fundamental structure-property relationships of nanomaterials at bulk and single molecular level and exploring their applications in bioimaging, catalysis and energy conversion
A. Mehta, P. Kumar, J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, M.D. Barnes, Oriented luminescent nanostructures from single molecules of conjugated polymers, Mater. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2003, 771, 301-305 2003 - Publication
J. Zheng, M.S. Stevenson, R.S. Hikida, P.G. Van Patten, Influence of pH on Dendrimer-Protected Nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2002, l06(6), 1252-1255 2002 - Publication
J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, Individual Water-Soluble Dendrimer-Encapsulated Silver Nanodot F1uorescence, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 13982-13983 2002 - Publication
J. Zheng, F. Li, C. Huang, T. Liu, X.S. Zhao, X.Yu, and N. Wu, Enhancement of Second-Harmonic Response and Photocurrent Generation from a Benzothiazolium Styryl Dye LB Film through an Interfacial Self-Assembly Reaction, J. Phys. Chem.B., 2001, 105(16), 3229 3234 2001 - Publication
Harvard University [2005–2008]
Georgia Institute of Technology [2002–2005]
Material Research Society spring conference(Invited talk)
2005–2005 J. Zheng, R.M. Dickson, Material Research Society spring conference, San Francisco, CA , March, 2005 (Invited talk)
X.W.Zhuang, J. Zheng, "GRANULAR NANOPARTICLES HAVING BRIGHT FLUORESCENCE AND GIANT RAMAN ENHANCEMENTS " Patent applied for, 2008
R.M. Dickson, J. Zheng, "Nano-sized optical fluorescence labels and uses thereof", Patent issued WO2004003558 (licensed by Invitrogen), 2005
Z.N. Bao, J. Zheng, "Fom1ing closely spaced electrodes", Patent issued, US2005014357, 2005
Honors and Awards
Honored for individual accomplishment, College of Science, Georgia Tech. 4/2005
Material Research Society Graduate Student Award 3/2005
House-Flashka-Ashby graduate student award, Georgia Tech. 10/2004
UT Dallas scientists are developing an innovative research technique that could help urologists better understand the early stages of kidney disease.Dr. Jie Zheng
, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UT Dallas, and his colleagues have combined tiny gold nanoparticles with a technique called in vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging to study early stage kidney disease in a live animal model.
Dr. Jie Zheng, a member of the chemistry faculty at UT Dallas, has received more than $1.2 million in funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for work on safer nanoparticles that can adhere to prostate tumor cells, making earlier diagnosis possible.
Dr. Zheng, assistant professor of chemistry, explores biomedical applications of tiny gold nanoparticles that respond to the acidic microenvironments of prostate tumors. When introduced in the body, the particles can take advantages of a slight difference in pH between the tumors and normal tissue, essentially lighting up cancer cells to which they adhere, making them easier to detect with a variety of medical imaging tools.
Dr. Jie Zheng
believes he’s turned a barrier into a bridge when it comes to nanomedicine implementation.
The professor of chemistry and his research team at The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated that nanomedicines can be designed to interface with a natural detoxification process in the liver to improve their disease targeting while minimizing potential side effects.
, published July 15 in Nature Nanotechnology
, indicates a path to making nanomedicine safer and more efficient.
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Dr. Jie Zheng
, professor of chemistry
, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is among 156 new fellows announced March 24.
Zheng was elected for “his outstanding contributions to fundamental understandings of in vivo nanoparticle transport and the development of renal clearable nanomedicines,” according to the institute.