Researcher: Shaoqin (Sarah) Gong

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging and optics
  • Cellular and molecular engineering
  • Instrumentation and devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Devices (e.g., flexible electronics, actuators, sensors, and supercapacitors)
  • Biobased plastics
  • Microcellular plastics
  • Biobased plastics and microcellular plastics
  • Cellulose nanofibril (CNF)-based aerogels
  • Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, actuators, and sensors
  • Multifunctional nanocarriers
Web Site Sarah Gong's Department of Biomedical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • NIH, 2013-2018, Targeted therapy of neuroendocrine cancers via the notch signaling pathway
  • WARF, 2012-2020, New staff_Gong_WID
  • USDA, Forest Service, 2014-2016, Performance evaluation of light-weight triaxial biocomposite
  • DOE, National Nuclear Security Administr, 2015-2018, membrane enabled hard x-ray imager (MEHX)
  • NIH, 2016-2017, Targeting triple negative breast cancer using nanoparticles loaded with the anti-cancer drug aminoflavone
  • WARF, 2015-2016, Robert Draper technology innovation funding (TIF) for "highly sensitive flexible ir image sensors"
  • USDA, Forest Service, 2016-2017, Performance evaluation of light-weight triaxial biocomposite
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150114907 - Sustainable aerogels and uses thereof, published April 2015.
  • 20140134415 - Sustainable hybrid organic aerogels and methods and uses thereof, published May 2014.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Synthesis of polyvinyl alcohol/cellulose nanofibril hybrid aerogel microspheres and their use as oil/solvent superabsorbents. Zhai T, Zheng Q, Cai Z, Xia H, Gong S. Carbohydr Polym. 2016 Sep 5;148:300-8. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.04.065. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

  • Periadventitial drug delivery for the prevention of intimal hyperplasia following open surgery. Chaudhary MA, Guo LW, Shi X, Chen G, Gong S, Liu B, Kent KC. J Control Release. 2016 May 11. pii: S0168-3659(16)30256-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

  • KE108-conjugated unimolecular micelles loaded with a novel HDAC inhibitor thailandepsin-A for targeted neuroendocrine cancer therapy. Chen G, Jaskula-Sztul R, Harrison A, Dammalapati A, Xu W, Cheng Y, Chen H, Gong S. Biomaterials. 2016 Apr 26;97:22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.04.029. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Fast Flexible Transistors with a Nanotrench Structure. Seo JH, Ling T, Gong S, Zhou W, Ma AL, Guo LJ, Ma Z. Sci Rep. 2016 Apr 20;6:24771. doi: 10.1038/srep24771.

View Sarah Gong's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
Research Tools
Research Facilities Gong Lab
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-316-4311
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biomedical Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 4166 Discovery Building
Address Line 2 330 North Orchard Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53715
Bachelor's Degree
B.S., Economics and Management,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1991
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1991
Master's Degree M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1994
PhD Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1999
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing