Dingyuan Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow​


Research Interest

Study of synthetic methodologies and application of heterocyclic compounds.
Study of organic reactions catalysed by nanomaterials.
Synthesis and characterization of functionalized nanomaterials and their applications in biosensing, nanoassembly and drug screening.
Design of functionalized nanomaterials for controlled release and delivery drugs.

Selected Publications

  • Croissant, J. G.; Zhang, D.; Alsaiari, S.; Lu, J.; Deng, L.; Tamanoi, F.; Zink, J. I.; Khashab, N. M. Protein-Gold Clusters-Capped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for High Drug Loading, Autonomous Gemcitabine/Doxorubicin Co-Delivery, and In-Vivo Tumor Imaging. J. Controlled Release 2016, 229, 183-191
  • Julfakyan, K.; Fatieiev, Y.; Alsaiari, S.; Deng, L.; Ezzeddine, A.; Zhang, D.; Rotello, V.M.; Khashab, N.M. Microwave-Induced Chemotoxicity of Polydopamine-Coated Magnetic Nanocubes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 18283-18292
  • Zhang, D.; Chen, Z.; Omar, H.; Deng, L.; Khashab, N. M. Colorimetric Peroxidase Mimetic Assay for Uranyl Detection in Sea Water. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 4589–4594
  • Hu, L.; Deng, L.; Alsaiari, S.; Zhang, D.; Khashab, N. M. "Light-on" Sensing of Antioxidants Using Gold Nanoclusters. Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 4989-4994


  • 2012–2014      Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007–2012      Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.
  • 2003–2007      B.S in Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, China.