Professor Youqing Shen

Doctoral supervisor

Qiushi Chair Professor
Director, Center for BioNanoEngineering
Chief scientist of National Program on Key Basic Research Project
Young and middle-aged leading scientists, engineers and innovators, Ministry of science and technology
NSFC Distinguished Young Scholar
Associate editor for ACS Ind Eng Chem Res
Associate editor for Current Nanoscience
University of Wyoming,Adjunct Professor


  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAs)
  • Session Chair of ACS Fall Nation Meeting 2003, 2006 Polymer Materials Science and Engineering
  • NSF Panel Reviewer 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007(3 times),2008; NSF and NSERC (Canada) proposal hoc reviewer
  • Director, Soft Materials Laboratory, University of Wyoming
  • Director, Center for Bionanoengineering, Zhejiang University, China
  • Panel Review Member, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Associate editor for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society)
  • Associate editor for Current Nanoscience (Bentham Science Publisher)
  • Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Nanomedicine-NBM

Education and Employment
2008.03-presentQiushi Chair Professor, Director of Center for BioNanoEngineering, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, China 310027
Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071
2007.07-2008.03Tenured Associate Professor and Director of Soft Materials Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering/ Program of Molecular Cellular and Life Sciences (MCLS)/Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicines, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA 82071-3295
2002.11-2007.06Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA 82071-3295
2001.11-2002.10Akzo Nobel Inc. R&D Scientist
1999.09-2001.10Ph.D. Polymer Reaction Engineering, McMaster University, Supervisors: Prof. Shiping Zhu
Paper: Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Its Continuous Process
1998.05-1999.08Postdoctor, University of McMaster, Canada
1997.10-1998.04Postdoctor, Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
1991.09-1995.09Doctor of Science, Zhejiang University, Supervisor: Prof. Zhiquan Shen
1987.09-1991.07Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China


IN US (2003-2008)

  • BRIN Biomedical Network: Synthesis of DNA-like polymers
    1/1/2003-6/1/2004, $27,000, PI
  • NSF: Template-controlled living polymerization for synthesis of self-assembling polymers,
    10/15/2003-3/31/2006, $99,943, PI.
  • NSF-BES: Rational Design of Anticancer Drug Resistance Nanoparticles,
    6/1/2004-5/30/2007, $317,024, PI.
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant RSG-06-118-01-CDD: Fast Cytoplasmic Drug Delivery for Cancers
    06/18/06-06/17/10, $ 690,000, PI
  • NSF-DMR 0705298: Rational Design of Degradable Polymers for Gene Delivery,
    $375,000, 07/15/2007-06/14/2010, PI.
  • NSF-CBET 0753109: Targeted Nuclear Drug Delivery for Cancer Chemotherapy,
    $240,138, 6/1/08- 5/30/2011, PI
  • DOD Breast Cancer Concept Award BC062422: Nuclear Drug Delivery for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy,
    9/1/2007-8/30/2008, $107,250, PI
  • DOD Breast Cancer Idea Award BC083821: Breast Cancer-Targeted Nuclear Drug Delivery Overcoming Drug Resistance for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy,
    12/1/2008-11/30/2011, $528,939, PI
  • NSF-CBET 0650608: Self-Assembling Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization,
    $149,976.00, 06/01/2007-05/31/2009, PI
  • The State of Wyoming: Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Polymers for CO2-separation,
    PI 6/01/2004-5/30/2006, ~$400,000 (direct cost)
    6/1/2006-5/30/2008, ~$450,000 (direct cost)
  • NIH-INBRE: Targeted Fast Release Nanoparticles for Ovarian Cancer
    1/1/06-06/17/08, $60,000 (direct cost), PI
  • NIH-NIBIB: R15 Tailoring polymer degradation for gene delivery
    10/1/07-9/30/2010, $214,500, PI; awarded but declined.
  • UW Major Equipment Funds: Laser Light Scattering and Nanosizer,
    PI, $50,000
    NSF-CTS44313: Micelle Separations of Polycaprolactone Nanoparticles
    9/15/06 – 8/31/07, $110,000, Co-PI
  • North Central Sun Grant Regional Competitive Grant Program, Department of Transportation: Novel Recoverable Enzyme Nanoparticles for Cellulose Hydrolysis
    7/1/2007-6/30/2011, $483,782, Co-PI.

In CHINA (2008.6-present)

  • National Natural Science Foundation:Distinguished Young Investigated Award, Drug Delivery Materials,
    2009.1-2012.12,2 million RMB,PI
  • National Natural Science Foundation:Nuclear Localizing Polymer Drug Conjugates,
    20974096:2010.1-2012.12,340,000 RMB,PI
  • National Natural Science Foundation:Key Program 21090352,Facile Synthesis of Dendrimers,
    2011.1-2014.12, 2.60 million RMB, PI
  • Ministry of Science and Technology : 973 Project 2009CB526403:Nuclear Drug Delivery for Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance,
    660,000 RMB,PI
  • Ministry of Science and Technology : National Key Basic Research Program: Rational Design of Nanocarriers for Gene Therapy,
    2014.1-2017.12,15 Million RMB, PI
  • National Natural Science Foundation:Key Program, Function Integration of Cancer Nanocarriers,
    2014.1-2018.12, 2.90 million RMB, PI