​Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laborotory

Pengyu Chen

Assistant Professor 
Materials Engineering
Auburn University

Office: 276 Wilmore Lab
Phone:334-844-4913
Email: pengyuc@auburn.edu
Education and Experience
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Interests
  • Advancing nanomaterial based optofluidic biosensors for biomarker detection, enviromental sensing, and precision medicine.
  • Extrapolating the biological fate of nanoparticles (NPs) by evaluating the unknown interactions of NPs and proteins to understand the transformation of NPs by ligands in biological systems.
  • Real-time mapping cytokine secretion for single cell immunoanalysis, cell-to-cell communication.
Positions Available at ANEL
Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laboratory (ANEL) is located at Materials Engineering in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University.  The research of ANEL focuses on nano-biotechnology where we work at the interface of materials, engineering and biological science.  As nanobiotechnology engage engineered nanoparticles (NPs) and biological systems of vastly different origin and inner workings, our goal is to weave these specialized threads together to drive advances of nanomaterials in fundamental biology, environmental science and clinical applications.

We are  currently seeking innovative and self-motivitated graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds (materials, engineering, biophysics, chemistry) to work in a diverse, high energy environment. Candidates with backgrounds in nanomaterials, nanotechnology, optofluidics, biophysics and immunology are highly prefered (but not required).

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and the most updated curriculum vitae to Dr. Pengyu Chen by email (pengyuc@auburn.edu).