Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jianjun Cheng is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign UIUC He obtained a BS degree in Chemistry from Nankai University China in 1993 and a MS degree in chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996 and a PhD degree in materials science from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2001 Prior to joining the faculty at UIUC Cheng worked at Insert Therapeutics Inc as a senior scientist and a project leader from 2001 to 2004 and as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2005 Cheng is the coinventor of 12 patents 7 of which are licensed or in active use in industry He received the Prostate Cancer Foundation Competitive Award 2007 the National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2008 and Xerox Award for Faculty Research 2010 and Excellent Teaching Awards 20082010.
Nanomedicine and biomaterials
Nanomedicine based cancer targeting and diagnosis