Deparment of
Materials Science & Engineering


The Zang Research Group



MEMBERS > Group Leader - Dr. Ling Zang

USTAR Professor
Nano Institute of Utah
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry

Director, Utah Center for Interfacial Sciences, Nano Institute of Utah

Founder, CSO, Vaporsens Inc

Associate Editor:
Science of Advanced Materials, American Scientific Publishers

Editorial Board:
Scientific Reports (a Nature journal)
Imaging Science and Photochemistry

USTAR Office: Rm5543 SMBB building,
Tel. 801-587-1551

Department Office: Rm313 CME building,
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Fax: 801-581-4816

Mailing Address:
SMBB Building, Room 5543
36 South Wasatch Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Dr. Zang is a USTAR professor at University of Utah affiliated with Nano Institute of Utah, Department of Materials science and Engineering, and Department of Chemistry. 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. Dr. Zang earned his B.S. in physical chemistry from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His 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 various national and international conferences (sessions), and reaching out to K-12 students and publics for education of nanotechnology and the impacts to society and industry.  Dr. Zang also strives to foster the technology transfer and commercialization along the strategy of USTAR. In the past years, more than fifteen patents have been filed from Dr. Zang's lab. Some of these patents have been licensed to Vaporsens Inc., a University of Utah Spinoff, and other industry.

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