Our lab has Ph.D. and Postdoc openings in flexible electronics, biosensors, and microfluidic devices. To apply, please email your CV to email@example.com.
01/2023 Welcome Claudia and Michelle to join our lab as undergraduate researchers!
01/2023 Our work on the development of surface coatings to reduce protein adsorptions on PDMS surfaces has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This work is led by our master student, Yue. Big Congrats!!
01/2023 Our review paper on CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics has been accepted by Angew Chemie. Congrats to Zhengyan!
01/2023 Welcome Hailey Parsons to join our lab as a master student!
01/2023 Welcome Azizur Khan to join our lab as a Postdoc!
12/2022 Our lab moved to the New STEM Research Center (Science One) at UConn!
10/2022 Welcome Manikandan from Purdue/IIT to join our lab as a new Postdoc!
10/2022 Our lab received UConn REP to develop wireless microfluidic devices!
10/2022 Our collaborative work entitled “Engineered LwaCas13a with Enhanced Collateral Activity for Nucleic Acid Detection” is online in Nature Chemical Biology!
06/2022 Our work on amplification-free CRISPR biosensors has been selected as a back cover in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!
06/2022 In collaboration with Dr. Ravi Nistala, we received an NIH R21 grant to develop wearable sensors for patients with chronic kidney diseases. We greatly thank NIH NIDDK for the research support!
05/2022 Our work on multiplexed neurochemical monitoring has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry! Congratulations to Zan, Guangfu, Yang, and all co-authors!
05/2022 Our work on amplification-free CRISPR biosensors has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.! Congratulations to Huijie, Guangfu, Zhengyan, and the team! Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2022, e202203826
04/2022 Our work on implantable neurochemical sensors has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters! Congratulations to Guangfu and the team! acs.nanolett.2c00289
02/2022 Welcome Michael joining the group as a Research Scientist!
02/2022 Congratulations to He Sun on passing her Ph.D. general exam!
02/2022 Our work on neurotechnology has been published in Science Advances! PDF
12/2021 Welcome new PhD student, Gavin, joining the group! Gavin will be supported by GAANN fellowship in Spring 2022.
12/2021 Congratulations to Ian on passing his master thesis defense!
09/2021 Welcome new PhD students, Xincheng, Vagif, Yingqi, Caihong and Yuxuan, joining the group!
08/2021 Our maskless aligner arrived!
07/2021 Congratulations to Zhengyan on passing his qualifying exam!
07/2021 Congratulations to Shuhong on passing his master thesis defense!
06/2021 PhD student He Sun’s paper is accepted for publication by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!ACS AMI
05/2021 PhD student Huijie’s paper is accepted for publication by ACS Sensors!PDF
05/2021 AJA sputtering and LPKF U4 laser system arrived!
12/2020 Professor Zhang was invited to give a seminar in Polymer Program at UConn.
10/2020 New grant from NIH on the development of neural probes. We greatly thank NIH for the research support!
09/2020 Our proposal on the development of multimodal neural probes is funded by NIH (R01). We greatly thank NIH for the research support!
09/2020 Our collaborative proposal with Dr. Gao at Rice University and Dr. Lin at Mizzou is funded by NSF (CBET). We greatly thank NSF for the research support!
08/2020 New grant from NSF ECCS on the development of wearable hybrid sensing systems. We greatly thank NSF for the research support!
01/2020 Our paper “Excitatory VTA to DH projections provide a valence signal to memory circuits” with Dr. Jelena group was accepted for publication in Nat Communications.
10/2019 Our “In vivo wireless pharmacology and optogenetics” work is published by PNAS.
09/2019 Dr. Zhang traveled to Princeton, N.J., and delivered a presentation at Siemens Healthcare AI Center. Many Thanks Dean Loboa and Siemens’ Dorin Comaniciu, Sasa Grbic, Puneet Sharma, Eli Gibson, Ali Kamen, Tiziano Passerini and Daphne Yu.
09/2019 Our “In vivo wireless pharmacology and optogenetics” work is accepted by PNAS.
08/2019 Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as a reviewer for a Department of Defense proposal review panel.
07/2019 Our lab hosted Mizzou Engineering High School Summer Camp.
07/2019 Our soft nerve cuff paper is published by Science Advances.
07/2019 Prof. Zhang received 2019 BMES Career Development Award. Thanks Biomedical Engineering Society for the support.
06/2019 Our collaborative work on soft-hard interface has been accepted for publication in PNAS!
06/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the 93rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology. Very excited to meet friends, colleagues and advisor.
05/2019 Our review paper of “biosnesors for kidney and hypertension management” is published by Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Congratulations!
04/2019 Our collaborative work is featured as back cover in the recent issue of Lab on a Chip.
04/2019 Our collaborative proposal is funded by NIH. Thanks NIH for the support.
04/2019 Prof. Zhang received Faculty Incentive Fund for traveling from the College of Engineering at Mizzou. Thanks Mizzou for the support.
04/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the 2019 NSF ENG Career Proposal Writing Workshop.
03/2019 Our optofluidic work is accepted by Science Advances. Congratulations!
03/2019 Our paper of sweat sensing for kidney disorder monitoring is published by Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!
03/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the NSF workshop on sensor systems integrated with AI and data harnessing for personalized medicine. Rewarding trip!
02/2019 Our lab received grant from the Mizzou Research Council. Congratulations!
01/2019 He Sun, Guangfu, and Huijie joined the group. Welcome!
11/2018 Prof. Zhang gave two talks “Injectable, Brain-Interfaced Optofluidic Device for Programmable Fluid Delivery and Optogenetics” and “Lab-on-Skin: Epidermal Microfluidic Device for the Capture, Storage, and Colorimetric Sensing of Sweat” at AIChE 2018 at Pittsburgh, PA.
10/2018 Zhengyan joined the group. Welcome!