Cheng Research Group

Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cooperative polymerization of α-helices induced by macromolecular architecture
Dynamic urea bond for the design of reversible and self-healing polymers
Sugar mediated cancer-selective labeling
Size controlled anticancer nanomedicine
Sugar mediated cancer-selective labeling

 

Cheng Research Group

Welcome to Cheng Research Group at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  We are seeking to developing functional molecular, polymeric and nano-materials and exploring their applications.  We are specifically interested in the following areas:

  1. Polymer biomaterials, in particular functional polypeptides and polyesters
  2. Polymer and materials chemistry
  3. Nanomedicines for drug/gene delivery, imaging and diagnosis
  4. Controlled release systems: design and application
  5. Functional materials, smart materials and molecular probes