People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shenqiang Ren received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009, after which he worked as a postdoc research fellow at MIT. Shenqiang is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and RENEW Institute, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB). He received 2015 National Science Foundation – CAREER Award, 2014 Army Research Office – Young Investigator Award, 2014 RSC Emerging Investigator – Journal of Material Chemistry, 2013 NSF EPSCOR First Award, 2013 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2012 KU New Faculty General Research Fund, 2009 China’s National Award for Outstanding Graduate Students Abroad, 2009 Dean’s Doctoral Research Award (First Prize) and Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award at University of Maryland, College Park. His research group – Renewable and Emerging Materials and Devices – focuses on materials-by-design, self-assembly, and emerging materials for energy-critical applications. He is North American editor of J. Exp. Nanoscience, and editorial panel member of Scientific Report.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Yulong Huang

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email:yhuang59@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Organic Conductor

Lu An

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: luan@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Superinsulation Materials

Aaron Sheng

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: aaronshe@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Printable Material Inks for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Alireza Jalouli

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: alirezaj@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Molecular Magnet and EMI Shielding

Changning Li

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: changnin@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Material Preparation

Zheng Li

Position: Visiting Student

Email: lzheng33@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Material Preparation

Rui Ji

Position: Research Assistant

Email: ruiji@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Nanostructured Material Synthesis

Amith Rongala

Position: Research Intern

Email: amithron@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Hydrogel sensor

Graduate Students

Yong Hu

Position: PhD Student

Email: yhu38@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Organic Electronics

Massimigliano Di Luigi

Position: PhD Student

Email: massimig@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Aerogel Insulation

Saurabh Khuje

Position: PhD Student

Email: skhuje@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Printable Inks and Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Donald Petit

Position: PhD Student

Email: donaldpe@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Environmental Materials

Ryan Falcon

Position: Master Student

Email: ryanfal@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Superinsulation aerogel materials

 

Undergraduate Student

 

Yiping Shi

Position: Undergraduate Student

Email: yshi29@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Printable Material Inks

 

Qixue Yang

Position: Undergraduate Student

Email: qixueyan@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Printable Material Inks