Prof. Chenzhong Li earned his M.Sc (electrochemistry) and PhD (bioengineering)from Kumamoto University (Japan) in 1996 and 2000. Currently he is working at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University (Miami). Before joining FIU in 2006, he held position as a Research Officer at the biosensor group at Canada National Research Council.
Prof. Chenzhong Li's research looks ahead to the next generation of biomolecule based nano-bio conjugates such as DNA nanowires, immune nanotags, as well as end use electronic devices such as biosensors, Lab-on-a-Chip, and enzymatic biofuel cells. His research interests have been primarily focused on the clinical point-of-care, biodefense and environment related applications of biosensor technology. He has five approved patents and approximately fifty academic research papers in peer-reviewed journals and four book and book chapters. He is the associate editor of the journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He also serves on several editorial boards including the journals Nanomedicine NBM, International Jounral of Nanomedicine, the American Journal of Biomedical Science, Chemical Sensors and the Journal of Nanoscience Letters as well as being a reviewer and panelist for NIH, NSF and NSERC (Canada). Recognition of his work, Professor Li has received many awards and honors including the Japanese Monbusyo Fellowship, FIU faculty research award (2008), Kauffman professor award (2009 and 2011).
Nano backgrounds: The research interests of Dr. Li are in 1. Whole cell besed biosensors; 2. Biosensor for cancer and neuron disease diagnosis; 2. Electron transfer properties of biomolecules; 3. BioMEMS/BioNEMS; 4. The applications of nanomaterials in biomedical research; 5. Nanotoxicity.