Peng He

Assistant Professor-Analytical Chemistry

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Science and Technology


New Science Building 332
Ph.D.Chemistry / North Carolina State University
M.S.Polymer Science Engineering / University of Southern Mississippi
OtherApplied Chemistry / Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Prof. Dr. Peng He is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. He received B.E. degree in Applied Chemistry at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He received M.S. degree in Polymer Science at University of Southern Mississippi and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at North Carolina State University. Dr. He worked as a postdoctoral associate in Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, a scientist to support P&G Chemicals and Fabric & Home Care Business R&D at Procter & Gamble, and Assistant Professor in Chemistry at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Research Interests

Prof. Dr. Peng He's research interests include bioanalytical chemistry and biosensors, polymer chemistry and physics, and phospholipid-nanomaterial bioconjugates. He is developing new types of polymer/polymerization-based bioanalytical sensors for early screening and diagnosis of human diseases, and health assessment in space. In the past, he developed an Amplification-by-Polymerization approach in DNA biosensing, electrochemical biosensors in microfluidics, phospholipid-nanomaterial bioconjugates via phospholipid modification/functionalization, and in-situ FTIR approach to study polymer conformational change during the thermal degradation.

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Recent Publications

  • Peng He, Xinhui Lou, Susan Woody, Lin He (2019). (Amplification-by-Polymerization in Biosensing for Human Genomic DNA Detection). pp. ASAP. ACS Sensors.
  • Peng He, Vlad Oncescu, Seoho Lee, Inhee Choi, David Erickson (2013). (Label-free electrochemical monitoring of vasopressin in aptamer-based microfluidic biosensors). 759, pp. 74-80. ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA.
  • Nongnoot Wongkaew, Peng He, Vanessa Kurth, Werasak Surareungchai, Antje Baeumner (2013). (Multi-channel PMMA microfluidic biosensor with integrated IDUAs for electrochemical detection). (18) 405, pp. 5965-5974. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.
  • Peng He, Eric Tucker, Christopher Gorman, Lin He (2011). (Chemical amplification for in-gel DNA detection). (11) 3, pp. 2463-2468. ANALYTICAL METHODS.
  • Yan Pang, Jinyao Liu, Jieli Wu, Guolin Li, Ruibin Wang, Yue Su, Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan, Bangshang Zhu (2010). (Synthesis, Characterization, and in Vitro Evaluation of Long-Chain Hyperbranched Poly(ethylene glycol) as Drug Carrier). (11) 21, pp. 2093-2102. BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY.
  • Peng He, Lin He (2009). (Synthesis of Surface-Anchored DNA-Polymer Bioconjugates Using Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization). (7) 10, pp. 1804-1809. BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Yunfeng Shi, Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu (2008). (Photoluminescence-enhanced biocompatible quantum dots by phospholipid functionalization). (10) 43, pp. 2626-2635. MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN.
  • Peng He, Weiming Zheng, Eric Tucker, Christopher Gorman, Lin He (2008). (Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization in DNA biosensing). (10) 80, pp. 3633-3639. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.
  • Yunfeng Shi, Chunlai Tu, Qi Zhu, Huifeng Qian, Jicun Ren, Cuihua Liu, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan, Eric Siu-WaiKong, Peng He (2008). (Self-assembly of CdTe nanocrystals at the water/oil interface by amphiphilic hyperbranched polymers). (44) 19, pp. 445609. NANOTECHNOLOGY.
  • Jie Xue, Li Zhou, Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan, Xulin Jiang (2008). (Supramolecular end-group separation of linear polymers with different terminals through host-guest interaction). (1-2) 61, pp. 83-88. JOURNAL OF INCLUSION PHENOMENA AND MACROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY.
  • Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu (2008). (Synthesis and characterization of phospholipid-functionalized silver nanoparticles). (3) 43, pp. 625-630. MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN.
  • Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu (2008). (Synthesis and characterization of phospholipid-modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes). (1) 43, pp. 141-148. MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN.
  • Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu (2007). (Phospholipid-assisted synthesis of size-controlled gold nanoparticles). (7) 42, pp. 1310-1315. MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN.
  • Li Zhou, Min Peng, Qun Chen, Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu (2007). (Supramolecular selectivity of poly(ethylene oxide) in semi-crystalline polymer nanocomposites). (12) 56, pp. 1558-1562. POLYMER INTERNATIONAL.
  • Y Xiao, LY Yan, PP Zhang, N Zhu, L Chen, Peng He, YP Wang, XY Shen, XY Zhu, DY Yan (2006). (In situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of the conformational changes of high-density poly(ethylene) during the melting and crystallization processes). (6) 100, pp. 4835-4841. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE.
  • Jie Xue, Zhifeng Jia, Xulin Jiang, Yanping Wang, Liang Chen, Li Zhou, Peng He, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan (2006). (Kinetic separation of polymers with different terminals through inclusion complexation with cyclodextrin). (26) 39, pp. 8905-8907. MACROMOLECULES.
  • Liang Chen, Peng He, Zhifeng Jia, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan (2006). (Synthesis and characterization of hyperbranched poly (sulfone-amine) modified beta-cyclodextrin). E-POLYMERS.
  • Peng He, MW Urban (2005). (Controlled phospholipid functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes). (5) 6, pp. 2455-2457. BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Peng He, Y Xiao, PM Zhang, N Zhu, XY Zhu, DY Yan (2005). (In situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of the thermal degradation of isotactic poly(propylene)). (1) 59, pp. 33-38. APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY.
  • Peng He, MW Urban (2005). (Phospholipid-stabilized Au-nanoparticles). (3) 6, pp. 1224-1225. BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Peng He, Y Xiao, PM Zhang, CH Xing, N Zhu, XY Zhu, DY Yan (2005). (Thermal degradation of syndiotactic polypropylene and the influence of stereoregularity on the thermal degradation behaviour by in situ FTIR spectroscopy). (3) 88, pp. 473-479. POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY.
  • XY Zhu, Y Xiao, Peng He, DY Yan, YP Fang (2003). (Eutectic-forming binary system of poly(ethylene oxide) and p-hydroxybenzaldehyde). (5) 52, pp. 813-818. POLYMER INTERNATIONAL.