Principal Investigator


Dr. Jie Zheng


Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Mengxiao Yu


Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Shaoheng Tang


Dr. Juanzhu Yan


PhD Candidates


Ms. Bujie Du


Mr. Xingya Jiang


Mr. Xuhui Ning


Mr. Chuanqi Peng


Mr. Yingyu Huang


Mr. Qinhan Zhou


Ms. Siqing Li



Graduate Students


Ms. Samira Ahrari


Mr. Yue Chong


Undergraduate Students


Ms. Lirit


Mr. Jason Lin


Ms. Diksha Verma


Visisting Professor


Linxi Shi


Former Group Members


Dr. Jinbin Liu (Postdoc)

Dr. Shengyang Yang (Postdoc)

Dr. Jing Yu (Postdoc)

Dr. Zhanghua Zeng (Postdoc)

Dr. Liang Zhao (Postdoc)


Ms. Jennifer Chilek (Graduate)

Dr. Chen Zhou (Graduate)

Dr. Shasha Sun (Graduate)

Dr. Rodrigo Vinluan III (Graduate)

Ms. Jessica Jacobe (Graduate)

Dr. Jing Xu (Graduate)





Ms. Sheby Alexander (Undergraduate)

Mr. Chris Alameddin (Undergraduate)

Mr. Michael Anyirah (Undergraduate)

Mr. Sishan Chen (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Giovanni Contello (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Andrew Dean (Undergraduate) 

Ms. Melissa Gannaway (Undergraduate)

Ms. Julia Hankins (Undergraduate)

Ms. Grace Kong (Undergraduate)

Mr. Stephen McMahon (Undergraduate)

Mr. Husain Mogri (Undergraduate)

Mr. Ali Mozayan (Undergraduate)

Mr. Justin Sullins (Undergraduate)

Mr. Joel Taylor (Undergraduate)

Mr. Jonathan Wang (Undergraduate)

Ms. Phoebe Carter (Undergraduate)

Mr. Anthony Dao (Undergraduate)

Mr. Greg Zhang (Undergraduate) 






Ms. Chelsea Carson (High School)

Ms. Karen Chen (High School)

Ms. Clare Jensen (High School)

Ms. Rebecca John (High School)

Ms. Amy Xia (High School)

Mr. Robert Yao (High School)


Shaoheng Tang 


Postdoctoral Fellow



Office: NSERL 2.440




Mailing Address:


BE26, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080


Education Background


Postdoc in Chemistry,  The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014-present.


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Xiamen University, 2011-2014.


M.S. in Chemistry, Xiamen University, 2008-2011.


B.S. in Pharmacy Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, 2002-2006.


Research Area


Luminescent Metal Nanoparticles Synthesis and Biological Application.


Honors and Awards


Outstanding Research Achievements Fund, 2011.


Lu Jiaxi Scholarship, 2011.


Straight A student, 2010.


CASC Scholarship, 2010.


Longyan Kaolin Scholarship, 2010.


Longyan Kaolin Scholarship, 2009.




14. X. Jiang, B. Du, S. Tang, J.-T. Hsieh, J. Zheng, Photoacoustic Imaging of Nanoparticle Transport in the Kidneys at High Temporal Resolution. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5994.


13. Shaoheng Tang, and Jie Zheng. "Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles: Structural Effects." Advanced healthcare materials (2018): 1701503.


12. Chuanqi Peng, Xiaofei Gao, Jing Xu, Bujie Du, Xuhui Ning, Shaoheng Tang, Robert M. Bachoo, Mengxiao Yu, Woo Ping Ge and Jie Zheng "Targeting orthotopic gliomas with renal-clearable luminescent gold nanoparticles." Nano Research, 2017 4, 1366-1376 .

11. Shaoheng Tang, Chuanqi Peng, Jing Xu, Bujie Du, Qinxiao Wang, Rodrigo D. Vinluan, Mengxiao Yu, Moon J. Kim and Jie Zheng. "Tailoring Renal Clearance and Tumor Targeting of Ultrasmall Metal Nanoparticles with Particle Density." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 16039-16043


10. Shaoheng Tang, Xiaoqing Huang (equal contribution), Xiaolan Chen and Nanfeng Zheng, "Hollow Mesoporous Zirconia Nanocapsules for Drug Delivery", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 2442-2447


9. Shaoheng Tang, Xiaoqing Huang and Nanfeng Zheng, "Silica Coating Improves the Efficacy of Pd Nanosheets for Photothermal Therapy of Cancer Cells Using Near Infrared Laser", Chem. Comm, 2011. 47, 3948-3950.


8. Shaoheng Tang, Mei Chen and Nanfeng Zheng, "Sub-10-nm Pd Nanosheets with Renal Clearance for Efficient Near-Infrared Photothermal Cancer Therapy", Small, 2014. 15, 3139-3144.


7. Shaoheng Tang, Mei Chen and Nanfeng Zheng, "Multifunctional Ultrasmall Pd Nanosheets for Enhanced Near-infrared Photothermal Therapy and Chemotherapy of Cancer", Nano Res., 2015, 1, 165-174.


6. Xiaoqing Huang, Shaoheng Tang, Xiaoliang Mu, Yan Dai, Guangxu Chen, Zhiyou Zhou, Fangxiong Ruan, Zhilin Yang and Nanfeng Zheng, "Freestanding Palladium Nanosheets with Plasmonic and Catalytic Properties", Nat. Nanotechol., 2011, 6, 28-32.


5. Xiaoqing Huang, Shaoheng Tang, Huihui Zhang, Zhiyou Zhou and Nanfeng Zheng, "Controlled Formation of Concave Tetrahedral/Trigonal Bipyramidal Palladium Nanocrystals", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 39, 13916-13917.


4. Xiaoqing Huang, Shaoheng Tang, Jing Yang, Yueming Tan and Nanfeng Zheng, "Etching Growth Under Surface Confinement: An Effective Strategy to Prepare Mesocrystalline Pd Nanocorolla", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 15946–15949.


3. Xiaoqing Huang, Shaoheng Tang, Biju Liu, Bin Ren and Nanfeng Zheng, "Enhancing Photothermal Stability of Plasmonic Metal Nanoplates by Core-Shell Architecture", Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 3420-3425.


2. Weijun Fang, Shaoheng Tang, Pengxin Liu, Xiaoliang Fang, Jiawei Gong, Nanfeng Zheng, "Pd Nanosheet-Covered Hollow Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as a Platform for the Chemo-Photothermal Treatment of Cancer Cells", Small., 2012, 24, 3816-3822.


1. Binghui Wu, Shaoheng Tang, Mei Chen, and Nanfeng Zheng, "Amphiphilic Modification and Asymmetric Silica Encapsulation of Hydrophobic Au-Fe3O4 Dumbbell Nanoparticles", Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 174-176.

[Contact us]

2.440 NSERL Building, The University of Texas at Dallas
Tel: 972-883-5768 (Dr. Zheng), 972-883-5769 (Lab)