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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Biography
    Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jianjun Cheng obtained a B.S. degree in chemistry from Nankai University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, in 1993, and a M.S. degree in chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996. He received his Ph.D. degree in materials science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001 with Professor Timothy Deming. From 2001 to 2004, Cheng was a senior scientist and a project leader at Insert Therapeutics, Inc., a startup biotechnology company. After working as a postdoctoral research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Professor Robert Langer from 2004 to 2005, Cheng joined the faculty of University of Illinois in August 2005. He currently holds a primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is affiliated with the Department of Bioengineering.

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