Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering


Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Papers in Last Five Years

Guobang Huang, Yi Chen, and Jin Zhang*. "Nanocomposited Coatings Produced by Laser-assisted Process to Prevent Silicone Hydogels from Protein Fouling and Bacterial Contamination”. Applied Surface Science. (2015). 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.10.185


Longyan Chen, Yige Bao, John Denstedt, Jin Zhang*. "Nanostructured Bioluminescent Sensor for Rapidly Detecting Thrombin". Biosensors and Bioelectronics. (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.09.010


Yi Chen, Longyi Chen, Longyan Chen, and Jin Zhang*, "Deposition of ZnO Nanocrystals on Fe3O4 Nanocubes and Their Special Luminescent and Magnetic Properties". Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. (2015). DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201500053


Pei Yin, Guobang Huang, Wai Hei Tse, Yige Bao, John Denstedt, and Jin Zhang*, "Laser-assisted Surface Modification of Nanocomposited Silicone Hydrogels for Inhibiting the Growth of Biofilm”,  Journal of Materials Chemistry B. (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C4T B01871K.


Yi Chen, Wai Hei Tse, Longyan Chen, and Jin Zhang*, “Ag Nanoparticles-decorated ZnO Nanorod Array on a Mechanical Flexible Substrate with Enhanced Optical and Antimicrobial Properties”, Nanoscale Research Letters. 10:106 (2015). DOI: 10.1186/s11671-014-0712-3.


Yi Chen, Xiaoxuan Guo, Wai Hei Tse, Tsun-Kong Sham, and Jin Zhang*,"Magnetic Anisotropy Induced in NiCo Granular Nanostructures By ZnO Nanorods Deposited on a Polymer Substrate”. RSC Advances. 4 (89), 47987 - 47991, (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07210C


Jin Zhang* Longyan, Chen, Wai Hei Tse, Robert Bi, Longyi Chen, “Protein-conjugated Nanoparticles used for Biomedical Devices” IEEE Nano-mag. (2014) (invited).


Longyan Chen, Alex Siemiarczuk, Hong Hai, Yi Chen, and Jin Zhang*, “Development of Biocompatible and Proton-resistant Quantum Dots Assembled on Gelatin Nanospheres”, Langmuir, 30 (7), pp 1893–1899 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/la403914k


Jin Zhang*, Robert Bi, William Hodge, Pei Yin, Wai Hei Tse, “Nanocomposite-based Contact Lens for Delivery of Hydrophilic Protein Drug”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 1, 4388-4395, (2013) DOI: 10.1039/C3TB20391C.


Longyan Chen, Fereidoon S. Razavi, Abdul Mumin, Xiaoxuan Guo, Tsun-Kong Sham, and Jin Zhang*, “Multifunctional Nano  particles for Rapid Bacterial Capture, Detection, and Decontamination” RSC Advances. 3, 2390-2397 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22286H


Jin Zhang*, Xianbin Wang, Longyan Chen, Jiaxin Li, and Kevin Luzak, “Harnessing a Nanostructured Fluorescence Energy Transfer Sensor for Quick Detection of Extremely Small Amounts of Glucose”, J. Diabetes Sci. Tech. 7(1):45–52, (2013). (invited)


Longyan Chen, Adrienne Willoughby, and Jin Zhang*, “Luminescent Gelatin Nanospheres by Encapsulating CdSe Quantum Dots”, Luminescence-the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence, 2014; 29: 74–78.

Longyan Chen and Jin Zhang*, “Bioconjugated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Rapid Capture of Gram-positive Bacteria”, J. Biosensor & Bioelectronics. S11:005. (2012).

Farida Akhter, Jesse Zhu, Jin Zhang*, “Nanoencapsulation of Protein Drug for Controlled Release”. J Physic Chem Biophysic. S11-001 (2012).

Drew Kuraitis, Zahra Arzhangi, Alex J. Hyatt, Branka Vulesevic, Kimberley Merrett, Jin Zhang, Erik J. Suuronen, and May Griffith, “Tertiary Biomaterial Encapsulation Controls the Release of FGF-2 without Impacting Bioactivity”, The Open Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Journal, 5, 43-49 (2012).

Longyan Chen and Jin Zhang*, “Development of Hydrophilic Iron Oxide Nanocubes”, Sci. Adv. Mater., 4, 859-862 (2012).

Taylor Davis, Jin Zhang, Jose E. Herrera, “Surfactant assisted incorporation of single walled carbon nanotubes into a chitosan-PVP polymer”, J Nanoeng. & Nanomanufacturing, 1, 320-324 (2011).

Jin Zhang* and Longyan Chen, “NiCo films with perpendicular magnetization anisotropy deposited on dielectric substrate by using polyol process”, Mater. Lett.. 65, 19-20 Pages 2944-2946 (2011). 

Drew Kuraitis, Pingchuan Zhang, Kimberley McEwan, Yan Zhang, Tanja Sonfrenovic, Daniel McKee, Jin Zhang, May Griffith, Xudong Cao, Marc Ruel, Erik J Suuronen, “A stromal cell-derived factor-1 releasing matrix enhances Progenitor Cell Response in Ischemia”. J. Eur. Cells & Mater., 22, 109-116, (2011).

Jin Zhang*, William Hodge, Cindy Hutnick, and Xianbin Wang, “Non-invasive diagnostic technology for diabetes through monitoring ocular glucose”, J. Diabetes Sci. Tech. 5,166, (2011). (invited)

Abdul M. Mumin, John W. Barrett, Gregory A. Dekaban, and Jin Zhang*, “Dendritic Cell Internalization of Fluorescent Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles”, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 353 (1), 156-162, (2011).

Jin Zhang*, Jiaxin Li, Fereidoon S. Razavi, and Abdul Md. Mumin, “One-pot Synthesis and Characterization of Rhodamine Derivative-loaded Magnetic Core-shell Nanoparticles”, J. Nanoparticles Res., 13, 1909–1916, (2011).

Bettina Bareiss, Masoud Ghorbani, Fengfu Li, Jessie A. Blake, Juan C. Scaiano, Jin Zhang, Chao Deng, Kimberley Merrett, James Harden, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, and May Griffith, “Controlled Release of Acyclovir Through Bioengineered Corneal Implants with Silica Nanoparticle Carriers”, the Open Tissue Eng. & Reg. Med., 3, 10. (2010).

Jin Zhang*, Lynne-Marie Postovit, Dashan Wang, Richard B. Gardiner, Richard Harris, Abdul M. Mumin, and Anu A. Thomas, “In situ loading of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) within Porous Silica Nanoparticles for a Prolonged Release”, Nanoscale Res. Lett., 4, 1297-1301, (2009).