Qun Wang

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering

Main Office

1014 Sweeney
Ames, IA 50011-1098
Phone: 515 294-4218


  • Ph.D. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, 2010
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, 2007
  • M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, 2004
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, 2000

Interest Areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Intestinal Stem Cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Drug Delivery
Teaching Spring Semester 2018
  • ChE 426, ChE Lab II (Sections B, C)

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Award, 2017
  • Lloyd Mayer Scholar, 2015
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Career Award, 2015
  • McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2014
  • Top Reviewer of Elsevier, Reed Elsevier Publication Group, 2011
  • Jorge Heller Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Graduate Student Symposium Award, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, 2010
  • Excellent Graduate Award, Wuhan University, 2007

Selected Publications

Haisheng Peng, Xiaoying Liu, Guangtian Wang, Minghui Li, Kaitlin M Bratlie, Eric Cochran, Qun Wang*. Polymeric Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Theranostics. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2015, 3(34): 6856-6870.!divAbstract Qun Wang, Hao Cheng, Haisheng Peng, Hao Zhou, Peter Y. Li, Robert Langer. Non-genetic Engineering of Cells for Drug Delivery and Cell-based Therapy. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2015, 91(1): 125-140. Haisheng Peng, Chao Wang, Xiaoyang Xu, Chenxu Yu, and Qun Wang*. An Intestinal Trojan Horse for Gene Delivery. Nanoscale 2015, 7(10): 4354-4360.!divAbstract Ufuoma Ikoba, Haisheng Peng, Haichun Li, Cathy Miller, Chenxu Yu and Qun Wang*. Nanocarriers in Therapy of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases. Nanoscale 2015, 7(10): 4291-4305.!divAbstract Haisheng Peng, Nitya Poovaiah, Michael Forrester, Eric Cochran, and Qun Wang*. Ex vivo Culture of Primary Intestinal Stem Cells in Collagen Gels and Foams. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015, 1(1): 37-42. Haisheng Peng, Xunpei Liu, Ran Wang, Feng Jia, Liang Dong, Qun Wang*. Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2014, 2(38): 6435-6461.!divAbstract Fuyuan Ding, Hongbing Deng, Yumin Du, Xiaowen Shi and Qun Wang*. Emerging Chitin and Chitosan Nanofibrous Materials for Biomedical Applications. Nanoscale 2014, 6(16): 9477-9493.!divAbstract Q. Wang, J. Wang, Q. Lu, M. S. Detamore, C. Berkland. "C. Injectable PLGA based Colloidal Gels for Zero-order Dexamethasone Release in Cranial Defects," Biomaterials 2010, 31(18), 4980-4986. Q. Wang, X. Hu, Y. Du, J. F. Kennedy. "Alginate/Starch Blend Fibers and Their Properties for Drug Controlled Release," Carbohydrate Polymers 2010, 82(3), 842-847. Q. Wang, L. Wang, M. S. Detamore, C. Berkland. "Biodegradable Colloidal Gels as Moldable Tissue Engineering Scaffolds," Advanced Materials 2008, 20(2), 236-239. Q. Wang, N. Zhang, X. Hu, J. Yang, Y. Du. "Chitosan/Starch Fibers and Their Properties for Drug Controlled Release," European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 2007, 66(3), 398-404. Q. Wang, Z. Dong, Y. Du. "Alginate/Gelatin Blend Films and Their Properties for Drug Controlled Release," Journal of Membrane Science 2006, 280(1), 37-44. Q. Wang, Y. Du, L. Fan. "Properties of Chitosan/Poly (vinyl alcohol) Films for Drug Controlled Release," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2005, 96(3), 808-813.