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 ]

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.

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. Now as a postdoc in Prof. Jiang's group, his research interests involve wetting phenomena including the development of anti-fog and anti-icing materials, hydrogels and polymer synthesis.

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

Xuewei Xu received his PhD in polymer chemistry from Fudan University, China. He joined Prof. Jiang's group 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 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 Liu  
  337 Benson Hall
ejliu@uw.edu 206.616.6510

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

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.

Andrew Sinclair  
  445 Benjamin Hall
sinclaia@uw.edu 206.616.5991
[ LinkedIn ]  [ Google Scholar Profile ]  

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 developing novel and biocompatible polymers, hydrogels, and protein conjugates for improved drug and nucleic acid delivery platforms.

Joshua Smith  
  B17 Benson Hall
jsmith07@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Josh received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University in 2014. He will focus on molecular modeling of biomaterials as a PhD student in the Jiang lab.

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.

Caroline Tsao  
  337 Benson Hall
eistutewonders@gmail.com 206.616.6510

Caroline received her bachelor's degree in Life Science (Biology) from the National University of Taiwan and is currently a PhD student in the department of Chemical Engineering.

Kan Wu
Kan Wu  
  320 Benson Hall
kw50@zips.uakron.edu 206.616.6510

Peng Zhang  
  339 Benson Hall
pz7@uw.edu 206.616.6510
[ Google Scholar Profile ]  

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.

Masters Students

Jia-Ruey Ai  
  320 Benson Hall
switzerland3019@hotmail.com 206.685.3627

Jia-Ruey received his Bachelor's degree from National Central University in Taiwan. He joined Prof. Jiang's group in 2014.

Xinran Che  
  320 Benson Hall
gracexinran@gmail.com 206.685.3627

Xinran received her Bachelor's degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tianjin University. She is now a masters' student, and current research focuses on bioinspired antifouling coatings on hydrophobic surfaces.

Sky Li  
  339 Benson Hall
Sky.li@ymail.com 206.685.3627

Sky received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Nanjing University of Technology in 2007, and an MBA from the University of Hong Kong in 2013.

Visiting Scholars

Yantao Chen
Yantao Chen, PhD  
  347 Benson Hall
chen78@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Yantao Chen received his PhD in polymer chemistry and physics at Fudan University, and then became a teacher at Shenzhen University. He is currently a visiting scholar in Prof. Jiang's group, and focuses on the interactions between proteins and zwitterionic polymers (or PEG).

Mengmeng Wang  
  320 Benson Hall
wangmsuda@163.com 206.685.3627

Mengmeng is a visiting student from Soochow University, China, workings on polymer synthesis and applications in stem cell fate regulation.

Lin Zhang
Lin Zhang, PhD  
  339 Benson Hall
linzhang05@gmail.com 206.616.6510
[ Website ]  

Dr. Lin Zhang received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He is current an Associate Professor at Tianjin University, China, and a visiting scholar in the Prof. Jiang's group. His current research is focused on interfacial behaviors of protein molecules.

Undergraduate Students

Nannan Jiang  
  320 Benson Hall
jnn422@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Nannan is a senior in the UW ChemE department, and is currently working on the synthesis and characterization of non-fouling self-polishing copolymers for marine applications.

Payam Farahani  
  320 Benson Hall
payamf@uw.edu 206.685.3627

Payam is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering.

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.)