Yunfei Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-325

M.S., Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
B.S., Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests:
“Smart” stimuli-responsive materials for molecular detection, controlled release, and skin protection.

Yunfei Zhang, Quan Yuan, Tao Chen, Xiaobing Zhang, Yan Chen, Weihong Tan. “DNA-capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles as an ion-responsive release system to determine the presence of mercury in aqueous solutions” Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84 (4), 1956–1962.
Quan Yuan, Yunfei Zhang, Tao Chen, Zhenxing Li, Chunhua Yan, and Weihong Tan. “Photon Manipulated Mesoporous Nanocontainer for Reversible Release Controlled by Azobenzene-modified Nucleic Acid” ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (7), 6337–6344.
Michael J. Donovan, Ling Meng, Tao Chen, Yunfei Zhang, Kwame Sefah and Weihong Tan. “Aptamer-Drug Conjugation for Targeted Tumor Cell Therapy”, Methods in Molecular Biology, 2011. 764 141-152.
Quan Yuan, Yunfei Zhang, Yan Chen, Ruowen Wang, Chaolin Du, Emir Yasun, Weihong Tan. “Using Silver Nanowire Antennas to Enhance the Conversion Efficiency of Photoresponsive DNA Nanomotors, ” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010, 180(23) 9331-9336.
Yunfei Zhang, Yan Chen, Da Han, Ismail Ocsoy, Weihong Tan. “Aptamers selected by cell-systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment for application in cancer studies”, Bioanalysis 2010 2(5) 907-918.
Yunfei Zhang, Lifeng Yan. “Separation of Cellulose from Wheat Using a Mixture of Carboxyl Acids and Peroxoacids and the preparation of Cellulose Aqueous Solution”, Chinese Polymer Bulletin 2010(5) 32-36.