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Dr. ZHENG Yuangang

Scientist III

Staff

Soft Materials (SOF) Department

6319 4854

zhengy@imre.a-star.edu.sg

2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634


Research Details


  • Functionalized nanomaterials
  • Biosensor and bioimaging
  • Biomimetic systems
  • Nano-catalysis and photocatalysis
  • Green and sustainable chemistry for better life and environment
  • Synthesis, characterization and surface modification of nanoparticles
  • Bioconjugation; Cell labeling and imaging
  • Protein purification, characterization and crystallization (HPLC, MALDI-TOF)
  • Spectroscopy (UV-VIS-NIR, Fluorescence, Raman, FTIR, NMR, XRD, MS)
  • Microscopy (Fluorescence, Multi-photon, SHG, CARS, TEM, SEM)

  • 2010-now Scientist III, IMRE, A*Star, Singapore
  • 2004-2010 Research Scientist to Senior Research Scientist, IBN, A*Star, Singapore
  • 2002-2004 Post-doc in Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA
  • 1994-1997 Lecturer in School of Pharmacy, Fudan University (China)
  • 1997-2002 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University (USA)
  • 1991-1994 M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, Peking University (China)
  • 1987-1991 B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University (China)

  • Member, The American Chemical Society, since 2000
  • Member, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium Steering Committee, 2005-2007
  • Y. Zhang, M. Wang, Y. Zheng, H. Tan, B. Hsu, Z. Yang, S. Wong, A. Chang, M. Choolani, X. Li and J. Wang, “PEOlated micelle/silica as dual-layer protection of quantum dots for stable and targeted bioimaging” Chemistry of Materials (2013) DOI: 10.1021/cm4005618
  • K. Narayanan, A. W. H. Lin, A. C. A. Wan, Y. Zheng, N. Erathodiyil, and J. Y. Ying, “Glucosamine-Conjugated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the Separation of Insulin Secreting Beta Cells” Advanced Health Materials, 2, (2013) DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200479
  • M. Regulacio, C. Ye, S. Lim, Y. Zheng, Q. Xu, and M. Y. Han, “Facile Noninjection synthesis and photocatalytic properties of Wurtzite-phase CuGaS2 nanocrystals with elongated morphologies” CrystEngComm, 15, (2013), 5214-5217
  • S. Jiang, K. Y. Win, S. Liu, C. P. Teng, Y. Zheng, and M. Y. Han, “Surface-Functionalized Nanoparticles for Biosensing and Imaging-guided Therapeutics” Nanoscale 5, (2013), 3127-3148
  • Y. Zhao, S. L. Lo, Y. Zheng, D. H. Lam, C. Wu, M.Y. Han, and S. Wang “Quantum Dot Coating of Baculoviral Vectors Enables Visualization of Transduced Cells and Tissues” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2013) 434(1):110-116
  • M. Regulacio, K. Y. Win, S. Lo, S. Zhang, X. Zhang, S. Wang, M. Y. Han, and Y. Zheng,  “Aqueous Synthesis of Highly Luminescent AgInS2-ZnS Quantum Dots and their Biological Applications” Nanoscale 5, (2013), 2322-2327
  • S. Liu, S. Bai, Y. Zheng, K. W. Shah, and M.-Y. Han “Composite Metal Oxide Nanocatalysts” ChemCatChem, 4, (2012), 1462-1484
  • Y. Li, Y. Zheng, K. Zhang, J. Y. Ying, and D. Zink “Effects of Quantum Dots on Different Renal Proximal Tubule Cell Models and on Gel-Free Renal Tubules Generated In Vitro” Nanotoxicology, 6, (2012), 121-133
  • A. C. A. Wan, M. F. Leong, J. K. C. Toh, Y. Zheng, and J. Y. Ying, “Multi-Component Fibers by Multi-Interfacial Polyelectrolyte Complexation” Advanced Health Materials, 1, (2012), 101-105
  • X. Yuan, Z. Luo, Q. Zhang, X. Zhang, Y. Zheng, J. Y. Lee and J. Xie,“Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Metal (Ag, Au, Pt, and Cu) Nanoclusters by Electrostatically Induced Reversible Phase Transfer” ACS Nano, 5 (11), (2011), 8800–8808
  • Y. Zhang, M. Tan, H. Li, Y. Zheng, S. Gao, H. Zhang and J. Y. Ying, “Mesoscopic Organic Nanosheets Peeled from Stacked 2D Covalent Frameworks” Chemical Communications, 47, (2011)7365-7367
  • J. Yang, X. Chen, F. Ye, C. Wang, Y. Zheng, and J. Yang. “Highly Active Core-Shell CdSe@Pt Nanoparticles for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Reactions” Journal of Material Chemistry 21, (2011) 9088-9094
  • J. Xie, Y. Zheng and J. Y. Ying, "Highly Selective and Ultrasensitive Detection of Hg2+ Based on Fluorescence Quenching of Au Nanoclusters by Hg2+-Au+ Interactions," Chemical Communications, 46 (2010) 961-963
  • J. Xie, Y. Zheng and J.Y. Ying "Protein-Directed Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters", Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (2009) 888-889
  • G. Xing, W. Ji, Y. Zheng and J. Y. Ying "Two- and three-photon absorption of semiconductor quantum dots in the vicinity of half of lowest exciton energy", Applied Physics Letters, 93 (2008) 241114
  • Y. Zheng, Y. Li, Z. Yang and J. Y. Ying "From Glutathione Capping to Crosslinked, Phytochelatin-Like Coating of Quantum Dots'" Advanced Materials 20 (2008), 3410-3415
  • G. Xing, W. Ji, Y. Zheng and J. Y. Ying "High efficiency and nearly cubic power dependence of below-band-edge photoluminescence in water-soluble, copper-doped ZnS-ZnSe quantum dots", Optic Express, 16 (2008) 5715-5720
  • J. Y. Ying, Y. Zheng, S. T. Selvan. "Synthesis and application of quantum dots and magnetic quantum dots" Proc. SPIE, 6866-01, (2008)
  • E. M. Ali, Y. Zheng, B. Yu, and J. Y. Ying "Heavy metal ion detection by glutathione-capped quantum dots" Analytical Chemistry 79 (2007) 9452 -9458
  • Y. Qu, W. Ji, Y. Zheng, and J. Y. Ying "Auger Recombination and Intraband Absorption of Two-Photon-Excited Carriers in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Dots", Applied Physics Letters 90 (2007) 133112
  • Y. Zheng, Z. Yang and J.Y. Ying, "Aqueous Synthesis and Characterization of Glutathione-capped ZnSe and ZnxCd1-xSe Alloyed Quantum Dots," Advanced Materials, 19 (2007) 1475-1479
  • N.R. Jana, B.Yu, E.M. Ali, Y. Zheng, and J.Y. Ying, "Luminescent Colloidal ZnO Nanocrystal Solution: Synthesis and Controlled Photostability for 'Turn-off' Detection," Chemical Communications, 14 (2007) 1406-1408
  • Y. Zheng, S. Gao and J.Y. Ying, "Synthesis and Application in Cell Imaging of Glutathione-capped CdTe Quantum Dots," Advanced Materials, 19 (2007) 376-380
  • J. Y. Ying, K. Narayanan, A. W. H. Lin, A. C. A. Wan, Y. Zheng, and N. Erathodiyil “Glucosamine-Conjugated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the Separation of Insulin Secreting Beta Cells” SG provisional patent application filed in 2010
  • J. Y. Ying, Y. Zheng and J. Jiang, “Polymerized Histidine Formaldehyde Coating on Nanoparticles” SG provisional patent application filed in 2010
  • J. Y. Ying, J. Xie and Y. Zheng, “Mercury Sensor Based on Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters” US Patent applied in 2009.
  • J. Y. Ying, J. Xie and Y. Zheng, “Protein-Mediated Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters” Provisional US patent No. 61/129,994, 2008. PCT/SG2009/000272
  • J. Y. Ying, Y. Zheng and Y. Li, “Aqueous Synthesis of Glutathione-Capped Cadmium-Free Cu-Doped and Mn-Doped ZnS–ZnSe Quantum Dots” US provisional patent application on 2008
  • J. Y. Ying, Y. Zheng and Z. Yang, “From Glutathione Capping to Crosslinked, Phytochelatin-Like Coating of Quantum Dots” US provisional patent application on 2007
  • J. Y. Ying, and Y. Zheng, “Aqueous Synthesis of Glutathione-Capped ZnxCd1-xSe Alloyed Quantum Dots” PCT no. PCT/SG2006/002065 filed on 2006
  • J. Y. Ying, N. R. Jana and Y. Zheng, "Water-Soluble, Surface-Functionalized Nanoparticles for Bioconjugation via Universal Silane Coupling," US Patent App. 11/795,639, 2005
  • J. Y. Ying, Y. Zheng and S. Gao, "Synthesis and Bioimaging Applications of Glutathione-Capped CdTe Quantum Dots," U.S. no. 60/666,731 filed on 2005, PCT no. PCT/SG2006/000003 filed on 2006,

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