Teaching Staff
REN, Kangning - Assistant Professor

Educational Background:
  • B.Sc., Tsinghua University
  • Ph.D., Tsinghua University
  • Postdoctoral: HKUST and Stanford University

Current Research Interests:

  • Microfabrication and microfluidics;
  • Biomaterial and soft matters;
  • Analytical microdevices;
  • Biomimicking and advanced coating technology
Selected Publications:
  1. H. Sun, Z. Liu, C. Hu, K. Ren “Cell-on-Hydrogel Platform Made of Agar and Alginate for Rapid, Low-cost, Multidimensional Test of Antimicrobial Susceptibility”, Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00417B (2016).
  2. W. Dai, W. Li, K. Ren, H. Wu, “Convenient, Reliable, Bias-Free Dynamic Patterning of Multiple Types of Cells into Precisely Defined Micropatterns for Co-Culture Study”, ChemNanoMat, 2, 447–453 (2016).
  3. W. Li, K. Ren, J. Zhou, “Aluminum-based Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance for Biosensing”, Trends in Anal. Chem., 80, 486–494 (2016).
  4. A. Karthik, K. Margulis, K. Ren, R. N. Zare, L. W. Leung, “Rapid and Selective Detection of Viruses Using Virus-Imprinted Polymer Films”, Nanoscale, 7, 18998-9003 (2015).
  5. S. Lin, L. Lu, M. Wang, C. Hu, L. J. Liu, K. Ren, D. L. Ma, C. H. Leung, “G-quadruplex-based Logic Gates for Hg II and Ag I Ions Employing A Luminescent Iridium (iii) Complex and Extension of Metal-mediated Base Pairs by Polymerase”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 3, 4780-4785 (2015).
  6. W. Li, J. Xue, X. Jiang, Z. Zhou, K. Ren, J. Zhou, “Low-cost Replication of Plasmonic Gold Nanomushroom Arrays for Transmission-mode and Multichannel Biosensing”, RSC Adv., 5, 61270-61276 (2015).
  7. R. L. Gaur, K. Ren, A. Blumenthal, S. Bhamidi, S. Gibbs, M. Jackson, R. N. Zare, M. Amieva, S. Ehrt, J. D. Ernst, N. Banaei, “LprG-mediated surface expression of lipoarabinomannan is essential for virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis”, PLOS Pathogens, 10(9), e1004376 (2014).
  8. K. N. Ren, Y. Chen, H. K. Wu, “New Materials for Microfluidics for Applications in Biology”, Curr. Op. in Biotechn., 25, 78-85 (2014).
  9. K. N. Ren, N. Banaei, R. N. Zare, “Sorting Inactivated Cells Using Cell-Imprinted Polymer Thin Films”, ACS Nano, 7, 6031-6036 (2013).
  10. K. N. Ren, J.H. Zhou and H. K. Wu, “Materials for Microfluidic Chip Fabrication”, Acc. Chem. Res., 46, 2396-2406 (2013).
  11. K. N. Ren and R. N. Zare, “Chemical Recognition of Cell-Imprinted Polymers”, ACS Nano, 6, 4314-4318 (2012).
  12. K. N. Ren, W. Dai, J. H. Zhou, J. Su. H. K. Wu, “Whole-Teflon Microfluidic Chips”, P. N. A. S., 108, 8162-8166 (2011).