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MEMBERS > Group Leader - Dr. Ling Zang

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

Director, Utah Center of Trace Explosives Detection (UCTED).
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:
Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems
Imaging Science and Photochemistry (special invited)

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

Department Office: Rm313 CME building,
Tel. 801-585-0966

Fax: 801-581-4816

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

Dr. Zang 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.

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