Zhenpeng Qin

Zhenpeng Qin

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4440
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: BSB 13.826
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Fellow, Eugene McDermott Professor


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2014

MS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, 2009

BS, Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2007

Research Interests

Biotransport, Neuro Nanotechnology, Point-of-Care Diagnostics.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Li, X., Xiong, H., Rommelfanger, N., Xu, X., Youn, J., Slesinger, P., Hong, G. and Qin. Z.* Nanotransducers for Wireless Neuromodulation. Matter. 4(5), 1484-1510, 2021.
  • Ye, H., Liu, Y. Liu, Y., Zhan, L., and Qin, Z.* Signal Amplification and Quantification on Lateral Flow Assays by Laser Excitation of Plasmonic Nanomaterials. Theranostics. 10(10): 4359-4373. 2020 (invited review for special issue: Noble-metal Nanostructures for Theranostics).
  • Xiong H.#, Li X.#, Neuhaus F., Perish J., Ploski J., Kroener S., Wang, H., Ogunyankin M.O., Shin J.E., Zasadzinski J.A., Slesinger P., Zumbuehl A. and Qin Z.***, Near-infrared light triggered-release in deep brain regions using ultra-photosensitive nanovesicles. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 132 (22), 8686-8693, 2020 (# co-first authors)
  • Kang, P., Li, X., Liu, Y., Shiers S.I., Xiong, H., Giannotta, M., Dejana, E., Price, T.J., Randrianalisoa, J., Nielsen, S.O. and Qin, Z.* Transient Photo-inactivation of Proteins without Genetic Modification by Molecular Hyperthermia. ACS Nano. 13 (11), 12487-12499 (2019)
  • Sarkar, D., Kang, P., Nielsen, S.O. and Qin, Z.*, Non-Arrhenius Reaction-Diffusion Kinetics for Protein Unfolding over a Large Temperature Range. ACS Nano. 13 (8), 8669-8679 (2019)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Federal Research Innovation ExpeNditures Dynamo (FRIEND) award, UTD Office of Research 2020
  • Faculty Research Award, Eric Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, UT Dallas 2020
  • Discovery Award, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, Department of Defense 2019
  • NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA) (R35) 2019
  • Collaborative Science Award, American Heart Association 2019
  • CPRIT Individual Investigator Award 2019