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Yaorong Zheng

Principle Investigator

Associate 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 the 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 and currently works on self-assembly and bioinorganic chemistry.

Current Students

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Wjdan Jogadi 

PhD Student

Man Kshetri

PhD Student

Arpit Sharma

PhD Student


PhD Student

Suha Alqarni

PhD Student

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May Cheline 

Undergraduate Student

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Jordan Solmen

Undergraduate Student

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David Richardson

Undergraduate Student

Zexin Lin

Undergraduate Student

Former Students

Payel Datta (PhD in 2022, now Lecturer at Case Western Reserve University)

Dinusha Jayawardhana (PhD in 2022, now Scientist at Intel)

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)

Jimin Park ( Graduate, now in South Korea)

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