Peng He

Assistant Professor-Analytical Chemistry

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


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

  • Lin He, Peng He, Xinhui Lou, Susan Woody (2019). (Amplification-by-Polymerization in Biosensing for Human Genomic DNA Detection). pp. ASAP ). ACS Sensors.
  • Inhee Choi, David Erickson, Peng He, Seoho Lee, Vlad Oncescu (2013). (Label-free electrochemical monitoring of vasopressin in aptamer-based microfluidic biosensors). 759, pp. 74-80 ). ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA.
  • Antje Baeumner, Peng He, Vanessa Kurth, Werasak Surareungchai, Nongnoot Wongkaew (2013). (Multi-channel PMMA microfluidic biosensor with integrated IDUAs for electrochemical detection). (18) 405, pp. 5965-5974 ). ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.
  • Christopher Gorman, Lin He, Peng He, Eric Tucker (2011). (Chemical amplification for in-gel DNA detection). (11) 3, pp. 2463-2468 ). ANALYTICAL METHODS.
  • Peng He, Guolin Li, Jinyao Liu, Yan Pang, Yue Su, Ruibin Wang, Jieli Wu, Deyue Yan, Bangshang Zhu, Xinyuan 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.
  • Lin He, Peng He (2009). (Synthesis of Surface-Anchored DNA-Polymer Bioconjugates Using Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization). (7) 10, pp. 1804-1809 ). BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Christopher Gorman, Lin He, Peng He, Eric Tucker, Weiming Zheng (2008). (Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization in DNA biosensing). (10) 80, pp. 3633-3639 ). ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY.
  • Peng He, Yunfeng Shi, Xinyuan Zhu (2008). (Photoluminescence-enhanced biocompatible quantum dots by phospholipid functionalization). (10) 43, pp. 2626-2635 ). MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN.
  • Peng He, Cuihua Liu, Huifeng Qian, Jicun Ren, Yunfeng Shi, Eric Siu-WaiKong, Chunlai Tu, Deyue Yan, Qi Zhu, Xinyuan Zhu (2008). (Self-assembly of CdTe nanocrystals at the water/oil interface by amphiphilic hyperbranched polymers). (44) 19, pp. 445609 ). NANOTECHNOLOGY.
  • Peng He, Xulin Jiang, Jie Xue, Deyue Yan, Li Zhou, Xinyuan Zhu (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.
  • Qun Chen, Peng He, Min Peng, Li Zhou, Xinyuan Zhu (2007). (Supramolecular selectivity of poly(ethylene oxide) in semi-crystalline polymer nanocomposites). (12) 56, pp. 1558-1562 ). POLYMER INTERNATIONAL.
  • Liang Chen, Peng He, Zhifeng Jia, Xulin Jiang, Yanping Wang, Jie Xue, Deyue Yan, Li Zhou, Xinyuan Zhu (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, Deyue Yan, Xinyuan Zhu (2006). (Synthesis and characterization of hyperbranched poly (sulfone-amine) modified beta-cyclodextrin). ). E-POLYMERS.
  • L Chen, Peng He, XY Shen, YP Wang, Y Xiao, DY Yan, LY Yan, PP Zhang, N Zhu, XY Zhu (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.
  • Peng He, MW Urban (2005). (Controlled phospholipid functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes). (5) 6, pp. 2455-2457 ). BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Peng He, MW Urban (2005). (Phospholipid-stabilized Au-nanoparticles). (3) 6, pp. 1224-1225 ). BIOMACROMOLECULES.
  • Peng He, Y Xiao, DY Yan, PM Zhang, N Zhu, XY Zhu (2005). (In situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of the thermal degradation of isotactic poly(propylene)). (1) 59, pp. 33-38 ). APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY.