Principal Investigator

Hao Cheng Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.  Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2005
M.S.  Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2001
B.E.  Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1999
Office: LeBow 332B
Dr. Hao Cheng received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz. He was a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson at MIT during 2007-2012. Prior to joining MIT, he was a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of  Prof. Hamid Band at Northwestern University during 2006-2007. He holds B.E. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China. He joined the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Drexel University as Assistant Professor in September 2012. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems.


Graduate Students

Zhiyuan Fan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
M.S.  Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012
B.E.  Beihang University, 2009
Peter Li
Drexel University MD/PhD program
M.S.E. Johns Hopkins University, 2011
B.S.   Johns Hopkins University, 2010


Undergraduate Students

Kevin Wu
B.S. Student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stephen Bady
B.S./M.S. Department of Materials Science and Engineering



     Name                                     Year of leaving                 Last Known Position
Pelin Kansu (BS/MS)                        6/2014                          DSM Biomedical
Sirui Tang (MS)                                 4/2014                          Lamar University (PhD)
Nrupen Zaver (BS)                           6/2015                           Medtronic Vascular
Christopher Eble (BS)                      6/2015                           Heraeus Precious Metals
Junjie Deng (Postdoc)                      2/2016                           Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials & Engineering (Faculty)
Dimitrios Arhontoulis (BS/MS)          6/2016                           Clemson University (MD/PhD)
Julie Speer (BS)                               6/2016                           Washington University in St. Louis (PhD)
Hao Zhou (PhD)                               5/2017                           University of Washington at Seattle (Postdoc)