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Dr. Zhenpeng Qin
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering (affiliated appointment)
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
Email: Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center


Zhenpeng Qin is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, with adjunct appointments in Bioengineering and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his PhD and postdoctoral training in Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, respectively, at the University of Minnesota (2009 – 2014). He obtained a BS from Xi’an Jiaotong University (2007) and a MS from the University of Akron (2009). His research program focuses on fundamental biotansport for the brain and diagnostic systems, and developing nanotechnologies to better understand the brain and for infectious disease diagnosis. His lab has received support from NSF, NIH, CPRIT, and American Heart Association (AHA).

Research Interests

Biotransport and Nanotechnology, including

  • Fundamentals: Bio Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermo-Plasmonics, Optics
  • Diagnostics: Point-of-Care, Nano Biosensors, Immunoassay
  • Therapeutics: Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, Cancer Nanotechnology

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA) (R35) 2019
  • Collaborative Science Award, American Heart Association 2019
  • CPRIT Individual Investigator Award 2019

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