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. Chong Hu, Yunxiu Bai, Miao Hou, Yisu Wang, Licheng Wang, Xun Cao, Chiu-Wing Chan, Han Sun, Wanbo Li, Jun Ge*, and Kangning Ren*, “Defect-induced Activity Enhancement of Enzyme-Embedded Metal-Organic Frameworks Revealed in Microfluidic Gradient Mixing Synthesis”, Science Advances., in press.
  2. Han Sun, Chiu-Wing Chan, Yisu Wang, Xiao Yao, Xuan Mu*, Xuedong Lu, Jianhua Zhou, Zongwei Cai, and Kangning Ren*, “Reliable and reusable whole-polypropylene plastic microfluidic devices for rapid, low-cost antimicrobial susceptibility test”, Lab Chip., 19, 2915-2924 (2019).
  3. H. Sun, WB. Li, ZZ. Dong, C. Hu, CH. Leung, DL. Ma, KN. Ren, “A suspending-droplet mode paper-based microfluidic platform for low-cost, rapid, and convenient detection of lead(II) ions in liquid solution”, Biosens. Bioelectron., 99, 361 (2018).
  4. Zhengzhi Liu, Niaz Banaei, Kangning Ren, “Microfluidics for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance”, Trends in Biotech., 35, 1129-1139 (2017).
  5. Sheng Lin, Wanhe Wang, Chong Hu, Guanjun Yang, Chung-Nga Ko, Kangning Ren, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma, “The application of a G-quadruplex based assay with an iridium(III) complex to arsenic ion detection and its utilization in a microfluidic chip”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 5, 479-484 (2017).
  6. Chong Hu, Sheng Lin, Wanbo Li, Han Sun, Yangfan Chen, Chiu-Wing Chan, Chung-Hang Leung, Ma Dik-Lung, Hongkai Wu and Kangning Ren, “A One-Step Strategy for Ultra-Fast and Low Cost Mass Production of Plastic Membrane Microfluidic Chips”, Lab Chip, 16, 3909-3918 (2016).
  7. Han Sun, Zhengzhi Liu, Chong Hu, Kangning Ren, “Cell-on-Hydrogel Platform Made of Agar and Alginate for Rapid, Low-cost, Multidimensional Test of Antimicrobial Susceptibility”, Lab Chip, 16, 3130-3138 (2016).
  8. 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).
  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).