Cheng Dr., Chong - POINT Fellow

Chong Cheng


Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Takustraße 3
Room 21.09
14195 Berlin

Sep. 2006 – July 2010           

Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering, College of Materials Science and   Engineering, Sichuan University, China.


Sep. 2010 – July. 2015          

Ph.D candidate in Biomedical Engineering (Successive Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs of Study), College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, China.


Nov. 2013 – April 2015            

Joint-training Ph.D student supported by China Scholarship Council, Department of Chemical Engineering, Biointerfaces Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Prof. Nicholas Kotov)


July. 2015 –                              

Postdoc Research Scientist in group of Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Freie Universität Berlin

1. Synthetic polymers, supramolecules, nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotube, conductive polymers, Ag, Au) based adhesive biointerfaces and conductive scaffolds for stem cells based therapy.

2. Heparin-mimicking supramolecules/nanomaterials for growth factor stabilization and delivery, anticoagulant, anti-inflammation and their applications in tissue regeneration.

1. Nie C.X., Cheng, C.*, Peng, Z.H. Ma, L. He, C. Xia, Y. Zhao C.S. * Mussel Inspired Coatings on Ag Nanoparticles Conjugated Carbon Nanotubes: Bactericidal Activity and Mammal Cell Toxicity, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6TB00470A.

2. Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Nie, C.X., He, C., Deng, J., Wang, L.R., Xia, Y., Zhao, C.S.*, Anticoagulant sodium alginate sulfates and their mussel-inspired heparin-mimetic coatings, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6TB00636A.

3. Deng, J., Liu, X., Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2016): Switching biological functionalities of biointerfaces via dynamic covalent bond, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 694-703.

4. Deng, J. Ma, L., Liu, X., Cheng, C.,* Nie, C., Zhao, C.* (2016): Dynamic Covalent Bond-Assisted Anchor of PEG Brushes on Cationic Surfaces with Antibacterial and Antithrombotic Dual Capabilities, Advanced Materials Interfaces,published online, DOI: 10.1002 / admi.201500473.

5. Xia, Y.,1 Cheng, C.,1,* Wang, R., He, C., Ma, L., Zhao, C.* (2016): Construction of microgels embedded robust ultrafiltration membranes for highly effective bioadhesion resistance, Colloids and Surface B: Biointerfaces, 2016, 139, 199-210.

6. Cheng, C.,* He, A., Nie, C., Xia, Y., He, C., Ma, L., Zhao, C.* (2015): One-pot cross-linked copolymerization for construction of robust antifouling and antibacterial composite membranes. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 4170-4180.

7. He, C.,1 Cheng, C.,1,* Ji, H., Shi, Z., Ma, L., Zhou, M., Zhao, C.* (2015): Robust, highly elastic and bioactive heparin-mimetic hydrogels, Polymer Chemistry, 6, 7893-7901,

8. Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* He, C. Nie, C., Deng, J., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2015): Substrate-Independent Robust and Heparin-Mimetic Hydrogel Thin Film Coating via Combined LbL Self-Assembly and Mussel-Inspired Post-Crosslinking, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 26050–26062.

9. Deng, J., Liu, X., Zhang, S., Cheng, C.,* Nie, C., Zhao, C.* (2015): Versatile and Rapid Post-functionalization from Cyclodextrin Modified Host Polymeric Membrane Substrate, Langmuir, 31, 9665–9674.

10, Wang, L., Li, H., Chen, S., Nie, C., Cheng, C.,* Zhao, C.* (2015): Interfacial Self-Assembly of Heparin-Mimetic Multilayer on Membrane Substrate as Effective Antithrombotic, Endothelialization, and Antibacterial Coating, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 1, 1183–1193.

11, Xia, Y.,1 Cheng, C.,1,* Wang, R., Nie, C., Deng, J., Zhao, C.* (2015): Ag-nanogels interpenetrated polymeric membranes with antifouling, hemocompatible, and bactericidal capabilities, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 9295-9304,

12. Nie, C., Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Deng, J., Zhao, C.* (2015): Nanofibrous Heparin and Heparin-mimicking Multilayers as Highly Effective Endothelialization and Antithrombogenic Coatings. Biomacromolecules, 16 (3), 992–1001.

13. He, C., Shi, Z., Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Nie, C., Zhou, M., Zhao, C.* (2015): Graphene oxide based heparin-mimicking and hemocompatible polymeric hydrogels for versatile biomedical applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3 (4), 592-602.

14. Wang, L., Su, B., Cheng, C.,* Ma, L., Li, S., Nie, S., Zhao, C.* (2015): Layer by layer assembly of sulfonic poly(ether sulfone) as heparin-mimicking coatings: scalable fabrication of super-hemocompatible and antibacterial membranes. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3 (7), 1391-1404.

15. Nie, C., Ma, L., Xia, Y., He, C., Deng, J., Wang, L., Cheng, C.,* Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2015): Novel heparin-mimicking polymer brush grafted carbon nanotube/PES composite membranes for safe and efficient blood purification. Journal of Membrane Science, 475 (0), 455-468.

16. Yin, Z., Cheng, C.,* Qin, H., Nie, C., He, C., Zhao, C.* (2015): Hemocompatible polyethersulfone/polyurethane composite membrane for high-performance antifouling and antithrombotic dialyzer. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 103 (1), 97-105.

17. Cheng, C.,* Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2014): Progress in heparin and heparin-like/mimicking polymer-functionalized biomedical membranes. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2 (44), 7649-7672.

18. Liu, X., Deng, J., Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Nie, C., He, C., Zhao, C.* (2014): Catechol Chemistry Inspired Approach to Construct Self-Cross-Linked Polymer Nanolayers as Versatile Biointerfaces. Langmuir, 30 (49), 14905-14915.

19. Xia, Y.,1 Cheng, C.,1,* Wang, R., Qin, H., Zhang, Y., Ma, L., Tan, H., Gu, Z., Zhao, C.* (2014): Surface-engineered nanogel assemblies with integrated blood compatibility, cell proliferation and antibacterial property: towards multifunctional biomedical membranes. Polymer Chemistry, 5 (20), 5906-5919. (Front Cover)

20. Zhou, H.,1 Cheng, C.,1,* Qin, H., Ma, L., He, C., Nie, S., Zhang, X., Fu, Q., Zhao, C.* (2014): Self-assembled 3D biocompatible and bioactive layer at the macro-interface via graphene-based supermolecules. Polymer Chemistry, 5 (11), 3563-3575. (Front Cover)

21. Cheng, C., Liu, Z., Li, X., Su, B., Zhou, T., Zhao, C.* (2014): Graphene oxide interpenetrated polymeric composite hydrogels as highly effective adsorbents for water treatment. RSC Advances, 4 (80), 42346-42357.

22. Deng, J., Liu, X., Shi, W., Cheng, C.,* He, C., Zhao, C.* (2014): Light-Triggered Switching of Reversible and Alterable Biofunctionality via β-Cyclodextrin/Azobenzene-Based Host–Guest Interaction. ACS Macro Letters, 3 (11), 1130-1133.

23. Deng, J., Liu, X., Ma, L., Cheng, C.,* Shi, W., Nie, C., Zhao, C.* (2014): Heparin-Mimicking Multilayer Coating on Polymeric Membrane via LbL Assembly of Cyclodextrin-Based Supramolecules. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (23), 21603-21614.

24. Nie, S., Tang, M., Cheng, C.,* Yin, Z., Wang, L., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2014): Biologically inspired membrane design with a heparin-like interface: prolonged blood coagulation, inhibited complement activation, and bio-artificial liver related cell proliferation. Biomaterials Science, 2 (1), 98-109.

25. Qin, H., Nie, S., Cheng, C.,* Ran, F., He, C., Ma, L., Yin, Z., Zhao, C.* (2014): Insights into the surface property and blood compatibility of polyethersulfone/polyvinylpyrrolidone composite membranes: toward high-performance hemodialyzer. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 25 (8), 851-860.

26. Ma, L., Su, B., Cheng, C., Yin, Z., Qin, H., Zhao, J., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2014): Toward highly blood compatible hemodialysis membranes via blending with heparin-mimicking polyurethane: Study in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Membrane Science, 470 (0), 90-101.

27. Ma, L., Qin, H., Cheng, C.,* Xia, Y., He, C., Nie, C., Wang, L., Zhao, C.* (2014): Mussel-inspired self-coating at macro-interface with improved biocompatibility and bioactivity via dopamine grafted heparin-like polymers and heparin. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2 (4), 363-375.

28. Xiang, T., Wang, L., Ma, L., Han, Z., Wang, R., Cheng, C., Xia, Y., Qin, H., Zhao, C.* (2014): From Commodity Polymers to Functional Polymers. Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 4604.

29. Han, Z., Cheng, C., Zhang, L., Luo, C., Nie, C., Deng, J., Xiang, T., Zhao, C.* (2014): Toward robust pH-responsive and anti-fouling composite membranes via one-pot in-situ cross-linked copolymerization. Desalination, 349 (0), 80-93.

30. Qin, H., Sun, C., He, C., Wang, D., Cheng, C., Nie, S., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2014): High efficient protocol for the modification of polyethersulfone membranes with anticoagulant and antifouling properties via in situ cross-linked copolymerization. Journal of Membrane Science, 468 (0), 172-183.

31. Nie, S., Qin, H., Cheng, C., Zhao, W., Sun, S., Su, B.,* Zhao, C.,* Gu, Z. (2014): Blood activation and compatibility on single-molecular-layer biointerfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2 (30), 4911-4921.

32. Xiang, T., Cheng. C., Zhao, C.* (2014): Heparin-Mimicking Polymer Modified Polyethersulfone Membranes - A Mini Review Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology, 3, 162-177.

33. Ran, F., Niu, X., Song, H., Cheng, C., Zhao, W., Nie, S., Wang, L., Yang, A., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2014): Toward a highly hemocompatible membrane for blood purification via a physical blend of miscible comb-like amphiphilic copolymers. Biomaterials Science, 2 (4), 538-547.

34. Cheng, C., Nie, S., Li, S., Peng, H., Yang, H., Ma, L., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Biopolymer functionalized reduced graphene oxide with enhanced biocompatibility via mussel inspired coatings/anchors. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1 (3), 265-275. (Front Cover)

35. Cheng, C., Li, S., Zhao, J., Li, X., Liu, Z., Ma, L., Zhang, X., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Biomimetic assembly of polydopamine-layer on graphene: Mechanisms, versatile 2D and 3D architectures and pollutant disposal. Chemical Engineering Journal, 228 (0), 468-481.

36. Cheng, C.,* Deng, J., Lei, B., He, A., Zhang, X., Ma, L., Li, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Toward 3D graphene oxide gels based adsorbents for high-efficient water treatment via the promotion of biopolymers. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 263, 2 (0), 467-478.

37. Zhang, X., Cheng, C., Zhao, J., Ma, L., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Polyethersulfone enwrapped graphene oxide porous particles for water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 215–216 (0), 72-81.

38. Li, S., Wu, D., Cheng, C., Wang, J., Zhang, F., Su, Y.,* Feng, X.* (2013): Polyaniline-Coupled Multifunctional 2D Metal Oxide/Hydroxide Graphene Nanohybrids. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52 (46), 12105-12109.

39. He, C., Nie, C., Zhao, W., Ma, L., Xiang, T., Cheng, C., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Modification of polyethersulfone membranes using terpolymers engineered and integrated antifouling and anticoagulant properties. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 24 (12), 1040-1050.

40. He, A., Lei, B., Cheng, C.,* Li, S., Ma, L., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2013): Toward safe, efficient and multifunctional 3D blood-contact adsorbents engineered by biopolymers/graphene oxide gels. RSC Advances, 3 (44), 22120-22129.

41. Su, Y., Li, S., Wu, D.,* Zhang, F., Liang, H., Gao, P., Cheng, C., Feng, X.* (2012): Two-Dimensional Carbon-Coated Graphene/Metal Oxide Hybrids for Enhanced Lithium Storage. ACS Nano, 6 (9), 8349-8356.

42. Ran, F., Nie, S., Lu, Y., Cheng, C., Wang, D., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2012): Comparison of surface segregation and anticoagulant property in block copolymer blended evaporation and phase inversion membranes. Surface and Interface Analysis, 44 (7), 819-824.

43. Li, L., Cheng, C., Xiang, T., Tang, M., Zhao, W., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2012): Modification of polyethersulfone hemodialysis membrane by blending citric acid grafted polyurethane and its anticoagulant activity. Journal of Membrane Science, 405–406 (0), 261-274.

44. Cheng, C., Li, S., Nie, S., Zhao, W., Yang, H., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2012): General and Biomimetic Approach to Biopolymer-Functionalized Graphene Oxide Nanosheet through Adhesive Dopamine. Biomacromolecules, 13 (12), 4236-4246.

45. Cheng, C., Li, S., Zhao, W., Wei, Q., Nie, S., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2012): The hydrodynamic permeability and surface property of polyethersulfone ultrafiltration membranes with mussel-inspired polydopamine coatings. Journal of Membrane Science, 417–418 (0), 228-236.

46. Cheng, C., Ma, L., Wu, D., Ren, J., Zhao, W., Xue, J., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2011): Remarkable pH-sensitivity and anti-fouling property of terpolymer blended polyethersulfone hollow fiber membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 378 (1–2), 369-381.

47. Cheng, C., Ma, L., Ren, J., Li, L., Zhang, G., Yang, Q., Zhao, C.* (2011): Preparation of polyethersulfone-modified sepiolite hybrid particles for the removal of environmental toxins. Chemical Engineering Journal, 171 (3), 1132-1142.

48. Ren, J., Zhao, W., Cheng, C., Zhou, M., Zhao, C.* (2011): Comparison of pH-sensitivity between two copolymer modified polyethersulfone hollow fiber membranes. Desalination, 280 (1–3), 152-159.

49. Huang, J., Xue, J., Xiang, K., Zhang, X., Cheng, C., Sun, S., Zhao, C.* (2011): Surface modification of polyethersulfone membranes by blending triblock copolymers of methoxyl poly(ethylene glycol)–polyurethane–methoxyl poly(ethylene glycol). Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 88 (1), 315-324.

50. Cao, X., Cheng, C., Yin, Z., Bai, P., Wei, Q., Fang, B., Zhao, C.* (2011): Synthesis, characterization, and application of polyethersulfone bound-iminodiacetic acid. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 120 (1), 345-350.

51. Fang, B., Cheng, C., Li, L., Cheng, J., Zhao, W., Zhao, C.* (2010): Surface modification of polyethersulfone membrane by grafting bovine serum albumin. Fibers Polymers, 11 (7), 960-966.

52. Cao, X., Cheng, C., Ma, Y., Zhao, C.* (2010): Preparation of silver nanoparticles with antimicrobial activities and the researches of their biocompatibilities. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 21 (10), 2861-2868.

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