Zhenpeng Qin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Center for Advanced Pain Studies (CAPS), University of Texas at Dallas, Adjunct Faculty of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Zhenpeng Qin is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, a founding member of the Center for Advanced Pain Studies, and an adjunct faculty of surgery at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Qin’s research group focuses on developing new nanotechnologies to better understand and overcome barriers in the nervous system and develop highly sensitive and multiplexed methods for infectious disease diagnostics. Qin has received numerous awards, including a 2022 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Y.C. Fung Early Career Award, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for early-stage investigators for his pioneering work on the development of molecular hyperthermia to optically control protein activity, a Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Discovery Award, a Collaborative Sciences Award from American Heart Association (AHA), a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Individual Research Award, and a Faculty Research Award from UT Dallas Jonsson School. His research group has received generous support from National Science Foundation (NSF), NIH, DOD/CDMRP, AHA, and CPRIT. He actively serves on review panels at NSF, NIH, and DOD, and his research has been licensed into three start-up companies.