Department of Chemistry

College of Letters & Science
Shaoqin Sarah Gong

Email address: shaoqingong@wisc.edu

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4166 Discovery Building
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Gong Group
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B.S. 1991, Tsinghua University (China)
M.S. 1994, Tsinghua University (China)
Ph.D. 1999, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Also: Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; BIONATES theme faculty member at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Affiliate of UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute

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Research Description

Professor Gong's research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel materials and devices. Many of the group's ongoing projects are multidisciplinary, bridging engineering with materials science, chemistry, and the life sciences. Some on-going efforts include:

  • Multifunctional nanocarriers (e.g., unimolecular micelles, polymer vesicles, functionalized inorganic nanoparticles) for combined delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents which can be used to treat and diagnose various types of diseases (e.g., cancers, vascular diseases, liver diseases, and eye diseases)
  • Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, nanogenerators, actuators, and sensors.
  • Cellulose nanofibril (CNF)-based aerogels
  • Biobased plastics

Awards and Honors

Kellett Mid-Career Award 2018
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 2017
Board of Directors, Chinese American Society of Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 2016
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, UW-Madison 2014
Vilas Associate Award, UW-Madison 2014

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