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    Lei Zhang
     Visiting Research Scholar

Email: zhangleiATumich.edu
(734) 936-4901

     B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2003

Research Activities:

Topic Area: 
Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (MION) as a Drug Carrier

The research aims at advances in preparation and characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (MION)particles in order to simultaneously serve as a ''Magnetic targeting'' drug carrier and an MRI contrast agent. Some key scientific issues are still existed and need to make clear for successful application, e.g. molecular assembly and packing in nanoparticles, interrelationship between particle size or shape and superparamagnetic character; screening of biocompatible macromolecules coating MION, etc.

Recent Honors:

2007   Excellent Ph.D. Candidate Scholarship in Tianjin University
2006   Joint Ph.D. Student supported by China Scholarship Council


Lei Zhang, Gong Junbo, Ren Guobin, et al. Preparation and characterization of dextran coating Fe3O4 nanoparticles.  The 2nd Doctoral Forum of China, Aug 2006

Lei Zhang, Wang Jingkang, Qu Yi, et al.1,6-Dimethylphenanthro[1,2-b]furan-10,11-dione. Acta crystallographica section e-structure reports online 61: O3582-O3583 Part 11 Nov 2005

Lei Zhang, Wang Jingkang, Qu Yi 1,6,6-trimethyl-1,2,6,7,8,9-hexahydro-phenanthro [1,2-b] furan-10,11-dione. Acta crystallographica section e-structure reports online 61: O3127-O3128 Part 10 Oct 2005

Brief Biography:

Lei was born in Liaoning Province, in northeastern China. He was a violin player in the Peiyang Symphony Orchestra at Tianjin University and the center of the college of ChemE basketball team during his undergraduate days.  His team won the championship of his university's basketball league. Lei also won a silver medal in the 41st sports meeting at Tianjin University.  In short, he loves music, sports, and sharing new ideas/experiences with friends.