Jiang Lab

Group Members

Shaoyi Jiang
Shaoyi Jiang, PhD  
Principal Investigator  
  243 Benson Hall
sjiang@uw.edu Box 351750
206.616.6509 Seattle, WA 98195-1750

Boeing-Roundhill Professor of Chemical Engineering & Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering
 
[ Brief Curriculum Vitae ]


Shannon O'Mara
Shannon O'Mara  
Prof. Jiang's Assistant  
  303 Benson Hall
saomara4@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Shannon assists Prof. Jiang and the group with editorial help, equipment and supply ordering, and other crucial tasks. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is aiming to obtain a Masters in Social Work to pursue a career in social work and psychological research.

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Jean-Rene Ella, PhD  
  445 Benjamin Hall
jrem2@uw.edu 206.616.5991

Jean-Rene conducts research that goes hand in hand with that of the graduate students by designing efficient synthetic routes and making zwitterionic-based monomers that are in turn used to synthesize non-fouling zwitterionic-based polymers.


Roger
Hsiang-Chieh "Roger" Hung, PhD  
  320 Benson Hall
u9030200@hotmail.com 206.685.3627

Hsiang-Chieh received his PhD degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering at National Central University, Taiwan. He is currently a visiting scholar in Prof. Jiang's group. Research interests involve wetting phenomena including the development of anti-fog and anti-icing materials.


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Priyesh Jain, PhD  
  445 Benjamin Hall
jainpriyesh01@gmail.com 206.616.5991

Priyesh received his PhD from the University of South Florida and has experience in pharmaceutical startups, peptide chemistry, medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. He designs and conducts synthetic routes for monomers and polymers in our group.


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Harihara Subramanian Sundaram, PhD  
  347 Benson Hall
hariuw@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Hari received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Research focuses include the synthesis of zwitterionic and amphiphilic polymers via controlled living radical polymerization techniques, utilizing these polymers for foul-release/antifouling applications, nano-fiber modification and polymer surface analysis.


Xuewei
Xuewei Xu, PhD  
  445 Benjamin Hall
xueweixu@uw.edu 206.616.5991

Xuewei Xu received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Fudan University, China. He joined Prof. Shaoyi Jiang's group at the University of Washington as a research associate in 2010. His research interests include controlled polymerization techniques, nanoparticles, hydrogels and organic-inorganic hybrid composites for medical and biological applications, and "non-fouling" and "fouling-release" marine coatings.

PhD Students

Tao
Tao Bai  
  241 Benson Hall
taobai@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Tao attended Tianjin University, China and his research interests include smart hydrogels and the next generation of zwitterionic materials.
 
 


Erik
Erik Liu  
  337 Benson Hall
ejliu@uw.edu 206.616.6510

Current research interests include designing proteins and biomaterials and their therapeutic applications.


Susan
Sijun (Susan) Liu  
  337 Benson Hall
ssliu@uw.edu 206.616.6510

Susan received her bachelor's degrees in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) and Molecular and Cell Biology (Immunology) from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a PhD student in the department of Bioengineering, with research focusing on the development and biological application of zwitterionic materials.


Kasia
Ann "Kasia" Nowinski  
  337 Benson Hall
nowinsk2@uw.edu 206.616.6510
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Kasia received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is now pursuing a PhD degree. Current research interests include developing low-fouling peptide based materials for biomedical applications.


Andy
Andrew Sinclair  
  445 Benjamin Hall
sinclaia@uw.edu 206.616.5991
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Andy received his HBS in Bioengineering from Oregon State University in 2011 with minors in Chemistry and Business. He visited Prof. Jiang's group in summer 2010 as an Amgen Scholar, and joined as a PhD student a year later. His research interests include the development of novel biocompatible polymers for drug and gene delivery.


Fang
Fang Sun  
  320 Benson Hall
fangsun@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Fang received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Tianjin University, China, and is pursuing a PhD degree. His current research interests include developing low-fouling, multifunctional, peptide-based materials for biomedical applications such as surface modification, diagnostics, and biosensors.


Wei
Wei Yang  
  339 Benson Hall
weiyang@uw.edu 206.616.6510

Wei's research focuses on the preparation and application of zwitterionic-based nanoparticles and hydrogels.


Peng
Peng Zhang  
  339 Benson Hall
pz7@uw.edu 206.616.6510
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Peng received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in polymeric materials science from Tianjin University. Before joining Dr. Jiang's group, he was enrolled in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering program at Case Western Reserve University for one and a half years. His research interest is zwitterionic material based polymers and nanotechnology.

Visiting Scholars

Jian Zhou
Prof. Jian Zhou  
  339 Benson Hall
jianzhou@scut.edu.cn 206.610.6510

Jian Zhou is a visiting scholar in Prof. Jiang's group from South China University of Technology. His research interest focuses on multiscale modelling and simulations on protein adsoprtion and responsive polymer surfaces.

Undergraduate Students

John
John Cisney  
  445 Benjamin Hall
johncisney@gmail.com 206.616.5991

John works mainly under the direction of Dr. Xu on marine coating development, and enjoys healthy sports and activities such as cycling, running, hiking, and tennis.


Payam
Payam Farahani  
  320 Benson Hall
payamf@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Payam is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering.


Danny
Daniel Leon  
  320 Benson Hall
dleon@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Daniel is a visiting intern from Seattle Central Community College through the Building Bridges to Bioengineering program. He intends to begin the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Washington in 2013.

Previous Members

Name Company/University Position
     
PhD students and Postdocs (P.D.)