Jianjun Cheng

Associate Professor


Jianjun Cheng is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Willett Faculty Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. He is the co-inventor of 19 patents and has over 100 publications. He received a Prostate Cancer Foundation Competitive Award in 2007, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008, Teaching Excellence Awards at UIUC in 2008-2010, a Xerox Award for Outstanding Research at UIUC in 2010, and a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2010. He is appointed as an Associate of Center for Advanced Study in 2014.  Dr. Cheng is an Associate Editor of Biomaterials Science, Royal Society of Chemistry.


Area of Interest

1) Nanomedicine for drug and gene delivery
2) Bionanomaterials
3) Polypeptides
4) Polymer chemistry.

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