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Our work "Bubble-Pen Lithography" has been featured as "Nanotechnology in a Bubble" in Book "Nanotechnology: The Future is Tiny" by Michael Berger (2016).
Our work "Moire Nanosphere Lithography" has been featured as "Novel Nanosphere Lithography to Fabricate Tunable Plasmonic Metasurfaces" in Book "Nanotechnology: The Future is Tiny" by Michael Berger (2016).
Undergraduate student Majd A Alabandi is one of six finalists for the 2016 Texas Student Research Showdown. His research on "Integrating Mobile App Software with Bubble Pen Lithography" aims to develop a friendly haptic user interface to give users a real nanofabrication experience. (October 2016)
Xiaolei Peng won the Poster Competition Prize at 2016 ASME NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference. He presented his work on "Plasmonic Tweezers for Biology and Medicine: towards Low-Power and Versatile Manipulations of Cells and Biomolecules" (Feburary 2016).
Dr. Zheng received Asian/Asian-American Faculty Staff Association Professional Development Award (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng received 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng serves as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Publishing Group, the publishers of Nature (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng serves as an Associate Editor of journal "Applied Nanoscience" (Springer).
"Viologen-Mediated Assembly of and Sensing with Carboxylatopillararene-Modified Gold Nanoparticles” (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2013, 135(4) : 1570-1576) was among the “Top 100 Most Cited Chinese Papers Published in International Journals in 2013” according to the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (October 2014).
We thank Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the generous support of our research through Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Award to Dr. Zheng. The BYI Program with grants in the range of $750,000 is “intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciencesparticularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.” (16 August 2014). UT News; ABC; Longhorn Network.
Dr. Zheng gave an invited talk at the Workshop on "Flexible SERS Substrates: Challenges and Opportunities" at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is sponsored by Army Research Lab, Army Research Office and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (25-26 June 2014).
Dr. Zheng chaired a session and gave a talk at the CLEO conference (8-13 June 2014).
Dr. Zheng co-chaired a session on "Plasmonics Enhanced Devices" at the OSA Incubator Nanophotonic Devices: Beyond Classical Limits, OSA Headquarters, Washtington DC (14-16 May 2014).