Members

Principal Investigator

Hao Cheng Ph.D.
Associate 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
Email: hcheng@drexel.edu

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. He is a recipient of the inaugural Nano Research Young Innovators Award in Nanobiotechnology in 2018 and an Editorial board member of the journal, Bioactive Materials.

Graduate Students

Yucheng Zhu (co-mentored with Prof. Andrew Magenau)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
M.S.  Cornell University, 2019
B.S.   Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2017
Email: yz866@drexel.edu

Weisi Zhuang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
B.E.  University of Auckland, 2022
Email: wz353@drexel.edu

Undergraduate Students

Kevin Wu
BS/MS Student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Email: kw589@drexel.edu

Alumni

     Name                                    Year of leaving          Last Known Position
Pelin Kansu (BS/MS)                       6/2014                  Johnson & Johnson
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, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Faculty)
Dimitrios Arhontoulis (BS/MS)         6/2016                    Medical University of South Carolina (MD/PhD)
Julie Speer (BS)                              6/2016                     Washington University in St. Louis (PhD)
Hao Zhou (PhD)                              5/2017                     University of Washington at Seattle (Postdoc)
Stephen Bady (BS/MS)                   7/2017                    Modern Meadow
Zhiyuan Fan (PhD)                        12/2018                    Genentech
Peter Li (MD/PhD)                           5/2019                   Jefferson University Hospital (resident)
Kevin Wu (MS)                                6/2020                    Beckman Coulter
Pu Zhu (MS)                                    9/2021                    Novartis