Joined Feb 11 2011
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Ling Zang is a USTAR professor at University of Utah affiliated with the Departments of Materials science and Engineering, Chemistry and Nano Institute of Utah, http://www.eng.utah.edu/~lzang/. He was previously an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, NSF CAREER Award winner, and K. C. Wong Foundation Research Fellow. Dr. Zang earned his B.S. in physical chemistry from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research focuses on nanoscale imaging and molecular probing, organic semiconductors and nanostructures, optoelectronic sensors and nanodevices, with the long-term goal to achieve practical applications in the areas of security, renewable energy, and clean environment. Dr. Zang has been awarded various federal grants (from NSF, DHS, NASA, DOD, etc.) to support his broad range of research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Prof. Zang strives to foster the technology transfer and commercialization along the strategy of USTAR. Since 2008 when he joined the faculty of University of Utah, more than fifteen IPs have been filed from his lab. He founded the USTAR-affiliated company Vaporsens Inc., http://www.vaporsens.com/, which develops nanotechnology-based sensor devices for detecting explosives, toxic chemicals, and drugs.