Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Chen Peng

Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Co-Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU)

Prof Chen Peng

Dr Chen completed his doctorate in electrical engineering with research focus on electrophysiology at University of Missouri - Columbia in 2002. Then he did his post-doctoral training in Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University where he conducted research on nanopore based single-molecule sensing. In 2005, Dr. Chen joined Division of Bioengineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor of bioengineering in school of chemical & biomedical engineering. Dr. Chen’s group works at the interface of biology, nanomaterials, and engineering in the efforts to develop novel biosensors and biotechnologies to address biomedical problems. He has published >160 papers in reputable journals such as Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Chemical Society Reviews, etc., which have received >10000 citation counts according to Web of Science.

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Research Interests
(Bio)nanotechnology, biosensors, nanomaterials and applications
Current Projects
  • Bio-Inspired Flexible Electronics
  • De Novo Approaches for Glycobiology-driven Oligosaccharide Synthesis
  • Development of Heavy Metal Ion Sensor Using DOTZ NANO GQDs
  • Functional 0D Graphene Nanosheets as Highly Efficient and Recycable Catalysts
  • Large scale synthesis of graphene quantum dots as innovative therapeutic agents for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Large-scale and Low-cost Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dots from Small Polyaromatic Molecules and Applications Thereof
  • Microneedle-patch assisted intradermal delivery of therapeutic agents for diabetic wound healing
  • Self-administered micro-implants for localized fat burning
  • The Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Phase 2: SRIS@Novena
  • Therapeutic Medical Devices
  • Unzipping CNTs to Graphene Nanoribbons for Nanoelectronics and Bioelectronics
Selected Publications
  • Sudibya HG, Ma J, Dong X, Ng S, Li LJ, Liu X, Chen P. (2009). Interfacing Glycoslyated Carbon Nanotube Network Devices with Living Cells to Detect Dynamic Secretion of Biomolecules. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 48, 2723-2726.
  • Chen P, Gu J, Brantin E, Kim YR, Wang Q, Branton D. (2004). Probing single DNA molecule transport using fabricated nanopores. Nano Letters, 4, 2293-2298.
  • Chen P, Mitsui T, Farmer DB, Golovchenko J, Gordon RG, Branton D. (2004). Atomic layer deposition to fine-tune the surface properties and diameters of fabricated nanopores. Nano Letters, 4, 1333-1337.
  • Yang Y, Udayasankar S, Dunning J, Chen P, Gillis KD. (2002). A highly Ca2+-sensitive pool of vesicles is regulated by protein kinase C in adrenal chromaffin cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 99, 17060-17065.

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