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Yaorong Zheng

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kent State University 

Office: 236 Integrated Science Building

Phone: 330-672-2267



Dr. Zheng received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2006 from Peking University in China while working with Professor Chun-Hua Yan. Shortly after, he joined the laboratory of Professor Peter J. Stang in the chemistry department of University of Utah, where he focused his graduate research on multi-component coordination supramolecular systems. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 2011, he moved to Cambridge to work with Professor Stephen J. Lippard as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015, he joined Kent State University as an Assistant Professor working on self-assembly and bioinorganic chemistry.

Current Students

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Dinusha Jayawardhana 

PhD Student


Man Kshetri

PhD Student

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Suha Alqarni

MS Student

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Tyler Betters

Undergraduate Student


Payel Datta

PhD Student

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Arpit Sharma

PhD Student

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May Cheline

Undergraduate Student

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Jordan Eiesland

Undergraduate Student

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Wjdan Jogadi 

PhD Student

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Mohammad Al Amin

PhD Student


Jimin Park

Undergraduate Student

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Jordan Solmen

Undergraduate Student

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Parmeet Multani

Undergraduate Student

Former Students

Morgan Stilgenbauer (PhD in 2020, now postdoc at MIT)

Han Wang (PhD in 2020, now postdoc at UNC Chapel Hill)

Zihan Qiu (MS in 2019, now product technical support specialist at ABclonal Technology)

Fred Nielson (MS in 2018, now Clinical Research Associate at Medpace)

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