Welcoming Assistant Professor Hao Cheng

Published on Tuesday February 14, 2012

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Hao Cheng as Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2012.

Currently a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Dr. Cheng researches the development of biomaterials to repair peripheral nerve defects and engineering cell membranes for a broad range of biomedical applications. Prior to joining MIT, he conducted postdoctoral work with Professor Hamid Band in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University, investigating drug delivery for cancer therapy and fundamental cancer biology.

Dr. Cheng received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University.  His Ph.D. research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz and concerned the theoretical modeling of polyelectrolyte self-assembly and adsorption on charged surfaces.

At Drexel University, Dr. Cheng's group, the Nanobiomaterials and Cell Engineering Laboratory, will work at the interface of materials science and medicine, investigating nanomaterial-cell interactions and developing new biomaterials for medical applications.

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