Shaoqin "Sarah" Gong, PhD
Position title: Vilas Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Phone: (608) 316-4311
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
BS 1991, Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
BS 1991, Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
MS 1994, Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
PhD 1999, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong’s research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel materials and devices. Engineering innovative bionanomaterials is a major focus of Dr. Gong’s research group. In particular, her group has developed various types of multifunctional drug/agent nanocarriers (including unimolecular micelles, multimolecular polymer micelles, polymer vesicles, and various polymer-functionalized inorganic nanoparticles) for targeted therapies and diagnoses for various types of diseases. Other efforts include the development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, nanogenerators, actuators, and sensors; and the development of cellulose nanofibril (CNF)-based aerogels.
Currently, Dr. Gong serves as the Associate Editor for Biomaterials. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award and also a recipient of the NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award.