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REN, Kangning - Assistant Professor


Educational Background:

  • B.Sc., Tsinghua University

  • Ph.D., Tsinghua University

  • Postdoctoral: HKUST and Stanford University

Current Research Interests:

  • Microfabrication and microfluidics; biomaterial and soft matters; analytical microdevices; biomimicking and advanced coating technology


Selected Publications:

  1. Zhengzhi Liu, Niaz Banaei, Kangning Ren, “Microfluidics for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance”, Trends in Biotechnology, in press (2017).

  2. Sheng Lin, Wanhe Wang, Chong Hu, Guanjun Yang, Chung-Nga Ko, Kangning Ren, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma, “The application of a G-quadruplex based assay with an iridium(III) complex to arsenic ion detection and its utilization in a microfluidic chip”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 5, 479-484 (2017).

  3. Chong Hu, Sheng Lin, Wanbo Li, Han Sun, Yangfan Chen, Chiu-Wing Chan, Chung-Hang Leung, Ma Dik-Lung, Hongkai Wu and Kangning Ren, “A One-Step Strategy for Ultra-Fast and Low Cost Mass Production of Plastic Membrane Microfluidic Chips”, Lab Chip, 16, 3909-3918 (2016).

  4. Han Sun, Zhengzhi Liu, Chong Hu, Kangning Ren, “Cell-on-Hydrogel Platform Made of Agar and Alginate for Rapid, Low-cost, Multidimensional Test of Antimicrobial Susceptibility”, Lab Chip, 16, 3130-3138 (2016).

  5. A. Karthik, K. Margulis, K. Ren, R. N. Zare, L. W. Leung, “Rapid and Selective Detection of Viruses Using Virus-Imprinted Polymer Films”, Nanoscale, 7, 18998-9003 (2015).

  6. S. Lin, L. Lu, M. Wang, C. Hu, L. J. Liu, K. Ren, D. L. Ma, C. H. Leung, “G-quadruplex-based Logic Gates for Hg II and Ag I Ions Employing A Luminescent Iridium (iii) Complex and Extension of Metal-mediated Base Pairs by Polymerase”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 3, 4780-4785 (2015).

  7. R. L. Gaur, K. Ren, A. Blumenthal, S. Bhamidi, S. Gibbs, M. Jackson, R. N. Zare, M. Amieva, S. Ehrt, J. D. Ernst, N. Banaei, “LprG-mediated surface expression of lipoarabinomannan is essential for virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis”, PLOS Pathogens, 10(9), e1004376 (2014).

  8. K. N. Ren, Y. Chen, H. K. Wu, “New Materials for Microfluidics for Applications in Biology”, Curr. Op. in Biotechn., 25, 78-85 (2014).

  9. K. N. Ren, N. Banaei, R. N. Zare, “Sorting Inactivated Cells Using Cell-Imprinted Polymer Thin Films”, ACS Nano, 7, 6031-6036 (2013).

  10. K. N. Ren, J. H. Zhou and H. K. Wu, “Materials for Microfluidic Chip Fabrication”, Acc. Chem. Res., 46, 2396-2406 (2013).

  11. K. N. Ren and R. N. Zare, “Chemical Recognition of Cell-Imprinted Polymers”, ACS Nano, 6, 4314-4318 (2012).

  12. K. N. Ren, W. Dai, J. H. Zhou, J. Su. H. K. Wu, “Whole-Teflon Microfluidic Chips”, P. N. A. S., 108, 8162-8166 (2011).

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