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The NanoThermal Bioengineering Laboratory (NT-BEL) focuses on fundamental understanding of the bio-nano interface and translating this to biomedical applications. Current efforts focus on the thermo-plasmonic fundamentals and its effects at the interface between biological systems and nanomaterials. Specifically, experimental techniques and methods will be developed to understand the effects of nanoparticle plasmonic heating on proteins and other biomolecules immediately surrounding the nanoparticle. This leads to new enabling tools for fundamental research, and to applications in both diagnostic and therapeutic areas.

We are always looking for highly motivated individuals to join our laboratory. With the interdisciplinary nature of the work, candidates with different backgrounds (engineering, biology, chemistry etc) are welcome to apply.

Positions Available!


  • 03/12/2015 For postdoc position, please apply through UTD Employment website with Req ID 103720. This is a template application form and the description does not reflect the actual job responsibilities. Please also forward an application to Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu.
  • 01/02/2015 Welcome two new Mechanical Engineering graduate students, Aravind Revuru and Peiyuan (Alvin) Kang, to join our research group!
  • 10/30/2014 NT-BEL is actively looking a post-doctoral researcher with experience in nanomaterials (synthesis, bioconjugation and characterization), and its biomedical applications in drug delivery or cancer therapeutics. Interested candidates can send a cover letter, CV, top 3 publications and references to Dr. Qin (Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu).
  • 08/20/2014 Our manuscript on protein denaturation, "Correlated Parameter Fit of Arrhenius Model for Thermal Denaturation of Proteins and Cells", has been accepted in Annals of Biomedical Engineering and is available online.

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