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Yongmei Wang

Yongmei Wang

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About Dr. Yongmei Wang


B.S. University of Science and Technology, China

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame


Honors and Awards

PI Millionaire, University of Memphis, 2012

Research and Scholarly Activities

Computational studies at the interface of macromolecular systems and nanomedicine, in particularly interested in the study of separation and characterization of macromolecules and nanoparticles; rational design of polymeric systems for gene and drug delivery; and plasmonic optical properties of metallic nanoparticles; and the use of nanoparticles in nanomedicines.

  • Hybrid nanoparticles for isolation and detection of circulating tumor cells, NIH/NCI, 1R15CA195509-01; $405,435. 05/01/2015-05/01/2018 (role: co-PI)

  • Mesoscale simualtions of transport of nanoparticles through microchannels ,Faculty Research Grant, University of Memphis, 7/1/2014-6/31/2015, $4500 (role: PI)

  • Capture and detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in whole blood using hybrid nanoparticles and microfluidic devices, Huang, Wang, Morshed, Mishra  (Huang is the PI), FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, 4/1/2014-6/31/2015, $122,919, (role: co-PI)

  • Multiscale modeling of polymer based gene delivery vectors, NIH/NIGSM,1R15GM106326-01A, $314,493, 06/01/2013-05/31/2016 (role: PI)

  • Tennessee solar conversion and storage using outreach, research and education (TN-SCORE), NSF Epscore award (1004083), UT is the leading Institute, amount award to UM is $1.2 million for a total of five years. 8/31/2010-7/31/2015, (Role: Senior investigator in TN-SCORE and PI at the UM site).

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 Elise A. Chaffin (2016), Dennis Kennetz Jr. (2019)