UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chong Cheng

Associate Professor

312 Furnas Hall
(716) 645-1193
Fax: (716) 645-3822
ccheng8@buffalo.edu

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  • N. Shahkaramipour, S. N. Ramanan, D. Fister, E. Park, S. R. Venna, H. T. Sun, C. Cheng, H. Lin, “Facile Grafting of Zwitterions onto the Membrane Surface To Enhance Antifouling Properties for Wastewater Reuse”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 56, 9202-9212 (2017). link
  • H. T. Sun, I. Yarovoy, M. Capeling, C. Cheng, “Polymers in the Co-delivery of siRNA and Anticancer Drugs for the Treatment of Drug-resistant Cancers”, Top. Curr. Chem. 375, 24 (2017). link
  • S. Shah, J. Y. Liu, S. Ng, S. J. Luo, R. L. Guo, C. Cheng, H. Q. Lin, “Transport properties of small molecules in zwitterionic polymers”, J. Polym. Sci. Pt. B-Polym. Phys. 54, 1924-1934 (2016). link
  • H. T. Sun, C. K. Chen, H. G. Cui, C. Cheng, “Crosslinked polymer nanocapsules”, Polym. Int. 65, 351-361 (2016). link
  • H. Y. Huang, R. Hernandez, J. M. Geng, H. T. Sun, W. T. Song, F. Chen, S. A. Graves, R. J. Nickles, C. Cheng, W. B. Cai, J. F. Lovell, “A porphyrin-PEG polymer with rapid renal clearance”, Biomaterials 76, 25-32 (2016). link
  • J. Zou, Y. Yu, Y. K. Li, W. Ji, C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “Well-defined diblock brush polymer-drug conjugates for sustained delivery of paclitaxel”, Biomater. Sci. 3, 1078-1084 (2015). link
  • C. H. Jones, M. F. Chen, A. Gollakota, A. Ravikrishnan, G. J. Zhang, S. Lin, M. Tan, C. Cheng, H. Q. Lin, B. A. Pfeifer, “Structure Function Assessment of Mannosylated Poly(beta-amino esters) upon Targeted Antigen Presenting Cell Gene Delivery”, Biomacromolecules 16, 1534-1541 (2015). link
  • C. H. Jones, C. K. Chen, M. F. Chen, A. Ravikrishnan, H. G. Zhang, A. Gollakota, T. C. Chung, C. Cheng, B. A. Pfeifer, “PEGylated Cationic Polylactides for Hybrid Biosynthetic Gene Delivery”, Mol. Pharm. 12, 846-856 (2015). link
  • Y. Yu, C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, H. Sun, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “A degradable brush polymer-drug conjugate for pH-responsive release of doxorubicin”, Polym. Chem. 6, 953-961 (2015). link
  • Y. K. Li, L. Christian-Tabak, V. L. F. Fuan, J. Zou, C. Cheng, “Crosslinking-Induced Morphology Change of Latex Nanoparticles: A Study of RAFT-Mediated Polymerization in Aqueous Dispersed Media Using Amphiphilic Double-Brush Copolymers as Reactive Surfactants”, J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 52, 3250-3259 (2014). link
  • Y. Yu, J. Zou, C. Cheng, “Synthesis and biomedical applications of functional poly(alpha-hydroxyl acid)s”, Polym. Chem. 5, 5854-5872 (2014). link
  • G. M. Lin, C. B. Yang, R. Hu, C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, T. Anderson, B. T. Zhang, Q. T. Nguyen, H. T. Toh, H. S. Yoon, C. Cheng, K. T. Yong, “Interleukin-8 gene silencing on pancreatic cancer cells using biodegradable polymer nanoplexes”, Biomater. Sci. 2, 1007-1015 (2014). link
  • C. K. Chen, Q. Wang, C. H. Jones, Y. Yu, H. G. Zhang, W. C. Law, C. K. Lai, Q. H. Zeng, P. N. Prasad, B. A. Pfeifer, C. Cheng, “Synthesis of pH-Responsive Chitosan Nanocapsules for the Controlled Delivery of Doxorubicin”, Langmuir 30, 4111-4119 (2014). link
  • Y. Yu, C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, E. Weinheimer, S. Sengupta, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “Polylactide-graft-doxorubicin Nanoparticles with Precisely Controlled Drug Loading for pH-Triggered Drug Delivery”, Biomacromolecules 15, 524-532 (2014). link
  • Y. J. Fan, M. Hsiung, C. Cheng, E. S. Tzanakakis, “Facile Engineering of Xeno-Free Microcarriers for the Scalable Cultivation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Stirred Suspension”, Tissue Eng. Part A 20, 588-599 (2014). link
  • C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, R. Aalinkeel, Y. Yu, B. Nair, J. C. Wu, S. Mahajan, J. L. Reynolds, Y. K. Li, C. K. Lai, E. S. Tzanakakis, S. A. Schwartz, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “Biodegradable cationic polymeric nanocapsules for overcoming multidrug resistance and enabling drug-gene co-delivery to cancer cells”, Nanoscale 6, 1567-1572 (2014). link
  • G. M. Lin, R. Hu, W. C. Law, C. K. Chen, Y. C. Wang, H. L. Chin, Q. T. Nguyen, C. K. Lai, H. S. Yoon, X. M. Wang, G. X. Xu, L. Ye, C. Cheng, K. T. Yong, “Biodegradable Nanocapsules as siRNA Carriers for Mutant K-Ras Gene Silencing of Human Pancreatic Carcinoma Cells”, Small 9, 2757-2763 (2013). link
  • C. K. Chen, C. H. Jones, P. Mistriotis, Y. Yu, X. N. Ma, A. Ravikrishnan, M. Jiang, S. T. Andreadis, B. A. Pfeifer, C. Cheng, “Poly(ethylene glycol)-block-cationic polylactide nanocomplexes of differing charge density for gene delivery”, Biomaterials 34, 9688-9699 (2013). link
  • C. H. Jones, S. Rane, E. Patt, A. Ravikrishnan, C. K. Chen, C. Cheng, B. A. Pfeifer, “Polymyxin B Treatment Improves Bactofection Efficacy and Reduces Cytotoxicity”, Mol. Pharm. 10, 4301-4308 (2013). link
  • C. H. Jones, C. K. Chen, M. Jiang, L. Fang, C. Cheng, B. A. Pfeifer, “Synthesis of Cationic Polylactides with Tunable Charge Densities as Nanocarriers for Effective Gene Delivery”, Mol. Pharm. 10, 1138-1145 (2013). link
  • Y. Yu, C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, J. Mok, J. Zou, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “Well-Defined Degradable Brush Polymer-Drug Conjugates for Sustained Delivery of Paclitaxel”, Mol. Pharm. 10, 867-874 (2013). link
  • C. K. Chen, W. C. Law, R. Aalinkeel, B. Nair, A. Kopwitthaya, S. D. Mahajan, J. L. Reynolds, J. Zou, S. A. Schwartz, P. N. Prasad, C. Cheng, “Well-Defined Degradable Cationic Polylactide as Nanocarrier for the Delivery of siRNA to Silence Angiogenesis in Prostate Cancer”, Adv. Healthc. Mater. 1, 751-761 (2012). link
  • Y. Li, J. Zou, B. P. Das, M. Tsianou, C. Cheng, “Well-Defined Amphiphilic Double-Brush Copolymers and Their Performance as Emulsion Surfactants”, Macromolecules 45, 4623-4629 (2012). link
  • J. Zou, Y. Yu, L. Yu, Y. Li, C.-K. Chen, C. Cheng, “Well-Defined Drug-Conjugated Biodegradable Nanoparticles by Azide-Alkyne Click Crosslinking in Miniemulsion”, J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 50, 142-148 (2012). link
  • Y. Li, E. Themistou, J. Zou, B. P. Das, M. Tsianou, C. Cheng, “Facile Synthesis and Visualization of Janus Double-Brush Copolymers”, ACS Macro Lett. 1, 52-56 (2012). link
  • Y. Li, E. Themistou, B. P. Das, L. Christian-Tabak, J. Zou, M. Tsianou, C. Cheng, “Polyelectrolyte Nanocages via Crystallized Miniemulsion Droplets”, Chem. Commun. , 11697-11699 (2011). link
  • J. Zou, C. C. Hew, E. Themistou, Y. Li, C.-K. Chen, P. Alexandridis, C. Cheng, “Clicking Well-Defined Biodegradable Nanoparticles and Nanocapsules by UV-Induced Thiol-Ene Cross-Linking in Transparent Miniemulsions”, Adv. Mater. , 4274-4277 (2011). link
  • J. Zou, G. Jafr, E. Themistou, Y. Yap, Z. A. P. Wintrob, P. Alexandridis, A. C. Ceacareanu, C. Cheng, “pH-Sensitive Brush Polymer-Drug Conjugates by Ring-Opening Metathesis Copolymerization”, Chem. Commun. 47, 4493-4495 (2011). link
  • Y. Yu, J. Zou, L. Yu, W. Jo, Y. K. Li, W. C. Law, C. Cheng, “Functional Polylactide-g-Paclitaxel-Poly(ethylene glycol) by Azide-Alkyne Click Chemistry”, Macromolecules 44, 4793-4800 (2011). link
  • J. Ma, J. W. Bartels, Z. Li, K. Zhang, C. Cheng, K. L. Wooley, “Synthesis and Solution-state Assembly or Bulk State Thiol-ene Crosslinking of Pyrrolidinone- and Alkene-functionalized Amphiphilic Block Fluorocopolymers: From Functional Nanoparticles to Anti-fouling Coatings”, Aust. J. Chem. 63, 1159-1163 (2010). link
  • Z. Li, J. Ma, C. Cheng, K. Zhang, K. L. Wooley, “Synthesis of Hetero-Grafted Amphiphilic Diblock Molecular Brushes and Their Self-Assembly in Aqueous Medium”, Macromolecules 43, 1182-1184 (2010). link
  • C. Cheng, N. L. Yang, “Well-Defined Diblock Macromonomer with a Norbornene Group at Block Junction: Anionic Living Linking Synthesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization”, Macromolecules 43, 3153-3155 (2010). link
  • J. Ma, C. Cheng, K. L. Wooley, “The Power of RAFT for Creating Polymers Having Imbedded Side-Chain Functionalities: Norbornenyl-Functionalized Polymers and their Transformations via ROMP and Thiol-ene Reactions”, Aust. J. Chem. 62, 1507-1519 (2009). link
  • G. Sun, H. F. Fang, C. Cheng, P. Lu, K. Zhang, A. V. Walker, J. S. A. Taylor, K. L. Wooley, “Benzaldehyde-Functionalized Polymer Vesicles”, ACS Nano 3, 673-681 (2009). link
  • J. Ma, C. Cheng, K. L. Wooley, “Cycloalkenyl-Functionalized Polymers and Block Copolymers: Syntheses via Selective RAFT Polymerizations and Demonstration of Their Versatile Reactivity”, Macromolecules 42, 1565-1573 (2009). link
  • Z. Li, K. Zhang, J. Ma, C. Cheng, K. L. Wooley, “Facile Syntheses of Cylindrical Molecular Brushes by a Sequential RAFT and ROMP "Grafting-Through" Methodology”, J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 47, 5557-5563 (2009). link
  • J. Ma, C. Cheng, G. R. Sun, K. L. Wooley, “Well-Defined Polymers Bearing Pendent Alkene Functionalities via Selective RAFT Polymerization”, Macromolecules 41, 9080-9089 (2008). link

Book Chapters

Chen, Zhiyun; Cheng, Chong; Germack, David S.; Gopalan, Padma; Van Horn, Brooke A.; Venkataraman, Shrinivas; Wooley, Karen L., “Complex functional macromolecules”, book chapter in Macromolecular Engineering: From precise macromolecular synthesis to macroscopic materials properties and applications, Volume 2: Elements of Macromolecular Structural Control, Eds. Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Gnanou, Yves; Leibler, Ludwik, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1341-1386, 2007.