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

Yulong Huang

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email:1110hyl@163.com

Research interests: Organic Conductor

 

Lu An

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: lan15villanova@gmail.com

Research interests: Nanoparticle Synthesis

 

Yong Hu

Position: PhD Student

Email: yhu38@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Organic Electronics

 

Ruizhe Yang

Position: PhD Student

Email: ruizheya@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Insulating Materials

 

Quinn Keenan

Position: Master’s Student

Email: quinnkee@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Renewable Energy

 

Amith Rongala

Position: Master’s Student

Email: amithron@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Chemical Sensors

 

Donald Petit

Position: Master’s Student

Email: donaldpe@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Environmental Materials

 

Zefan Shao

Position: Master’s Student

Email: zefansha@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Material Preparation

 

Jieyu Wang

Position: Master’s Student

Email: jieyuwan@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Copper nanowire

 

 

Aditya Chivate

Position: Master’s Student

Email: adityatu@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Material Preparation and Additive Manufacturing

 

Saurabh Khuje

Position: Master’s Student

Email: skhuje@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Additive Manufacturing

 

Zheng Li

Position: Visiting Student

Email: zli84@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Material Preparation

 

Titiksha Singh

Position: Undergraduate Student

Email: titiksha@buffalo.edu

Research interests: Rare earth and actinide materials

 

Alumni

Feng Hu, Jingming Zhang, Binbo Chai, Yingshi Guan, Zhuolei Zhang, Qilin Dai, Beibei Xu, Maogang Gong, Yu Xie, Wei Qin, Namhoon Lee, Wei Zhang, Alec Kirkeminde, Wenxiu Gao, Ketan Patel, Phil Gingrich, Dan Jasion, Jess lohrman