MEMBERS > Group Leader - Dr. Ling Zang
Faculty of Department of Materials Science and
Adjunct faculty of Department of Chemistry
Utah Center of Trace Explosives Detection
Utah Center for Interface Science, Nano Institute of
Founder, CSO, Vaporsens
Editorial Board: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems
Journal of Nanoscience Letters
Imaging Science and Photochemistry (special invited)
USTAR Office: Rm5543 SMBB building,
Department Office: Rm313 CME building,
SMBB Building, Room 5543
36 South Wasatch Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112
moved to the University of Utah in august 2008 from
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he was an
associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. He
was previously an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at
Erlangen-Nuremberg University in Germany, NSF CAREER
Award winner, and K. C. Wong Foundation Research Fellow.
He also holds an adjunct professorship at the Key
Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry,
Beijing. Dr. Zang’s current research focuses on
nanoscale imaging and molecular probing, organic
semiconductors and nanostructures, optoelectronic
sensors and nanodevices, with the long-term goal to
achieve real applications in the areas of national
security, renewable energy, and clean environment. Dr.
Zang has been awarded various federal grants to support
his broad range of research in nanoscience and
nanotechnology. Beyond the regular faculty duty on
campus, Dr. Zang also remains active in organizing and
chairing the nanotechnology sessions of various national
and international conferences, e.g., Beckman Frontiers
of Science Symposium, National Academy of Sciences,
AIChE Annual Meeting, SOLARIS international conference, NanoUtah Annual Conference, etc.
Dr. Zang earned his B.S. in physical chemistry from
Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in chemistry from the
Chinese Academy of Sciences.
ca. 60 times after 2003.
1. College and Department Curriculum Committee, 2009 fall - present.
2. Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholar, University of Utah,
2010 fall - present.
3. Mentoring faculty member: NSF Integrated Graduate
Education Research and Traineeship (IGERT), primarily on
Nanobiosensors, Nanomaterials, and Microfluidics. 2009 -
4. NanoDays with "the Magic of Color": Nanotechnology to
Utah School-aged Children, in partnership with the Utah
Science Center, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.
5. Earth Day in Utah: a State-wide activity introducing
the leading edge research in nanomaterials and
nanosensors and their impact to the improvement of
environment and clean energy.
6. Internship and traineeship: offering internship and
commercialization practice to business and MBA students
in the fields of nanomaterials and nanosensors, in
association with the USTAR program and the Lassonde
Entrepreneur Center of University of Utah.
7. Mentoring faculty member: NSF sponsored “Western
Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities/More Graduate
Education at Mountain States Alliance (WAESO/MGE@MSA),
http://mati.eas.asu.edu/MGE/”. 2009 - present.