Shaoqin Sarah Gong
Vilas Distinguished Professor
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715
Ph: (608) 316-4311
Materials Science and Engineering, Biotechnology Training Program, Chemistry, UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Prof. Gong's research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel materials and devices. Many of our on-going projects are multidisciplinary, bridging engineering with materials science, chemistry, and the life sciences. Some of our on-going efforts include
- Multifunctional nanocarriers (e.g., unimolecular nanoparticles, polymer micelles and vesicles, polymer nanocages, functionalized inorganic nanoparticles) for combined delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents which can be used to treat and diagnose various types of diseases (e.g., cancers, vascular diseases, liver diseases, and eye diseases).
- Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, nanogenerators, actuators, and sensors.
- Cellulose nanofibril (CNF)-based aerogels.