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Baolin Zhang, Ph.D.

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About Me

I joined Prof. Dordick’s research group as a visiting research scholar from October 2016 to October 2017.  I have a material science background.

Former Education

Ph.D. Materials Science. Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai, China, 1997-2000.
M.S. Materials Science. Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai, China, 1989-1992.
B.S. Department of Materials Science. Lanzhou University, 1985-1989.

Research Interests

  • Materials physics & chemistry.
  • Experienced in materials structure design, synthesis and properties.
  • Inorganic nanomaterials as MRI contrast agents and their application in rat brains.
  • Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles passing through the blood-brain barrier.
  • Cognitive science and Artificial Intelligence.

Current Project

 I work on the characterization of ferritin and the mechanism for the opening of TRIV1 channels in cells by magnetic nanoparticles under magnetic field.


  1. Pengfei Xu, Zhiwei Shen, Baolin Zhang*, Jun Wang, Renhua Wu**, “Synthesis and characterization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as calcium-responsive MRI contrast agents”. Applied Surface Science, 389 (2016) 560–566.
  2. Helin Xu, Kaili Mao, Yinping Huang, Jingjing Yang, Jie Xu, Pian-pian Chen, Ziliang Fan, Shuang Zou, Zhengzheng Gao, Jiayu Yin, Jian Xiao, Cuitao Lu, Baolin Zhang** and Yingzheng Zhao*, "Glioma-targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as drug-carrying vehicles for theranostic effects." Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14222–14236.
  3. Yinping Huang, Baolin Zhang*, Songbo Xie, Boning Yang,** Qin Xu and Jie Tan***. “Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Modified with Tween 80 Pass through the Intact Blood–Brain Barrier in Rats under Magnetic Field”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8(18): 11336-11341.
  4. Gao Yang, Weiqiong Ma, Baolin Zhang*, and Qi Xie**. “The labeling of stem cells by superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles modified with PEG/PVP or PEG/PEI”. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, Materials Science and Engineering C 62 (2016) 384–390.
  5. Gao Yang, Baolin Zhang*, Jun Wang, Songbo Xie, Xuan Li. Synthesis and characterization of poly (lactic acid)-modified superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles[J]. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 77(2), 335-341, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s10971-015-3858-2.
  6. Jun Wang, Baolin Zhang*, Lei Wang, Ming Wang, Fabao Gao**, “One-pot synthesis of water-soluble superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and their MRI contrast effects in the mouse brains”. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 48 (2015) 416–423.

Awards / Honors

  • Excellent Teachers in Colleges and Universities in Guangxi.

Hobbies and Activities

I like playing table tennis and badminton. I enjoy jogging. I like to taste the food that is favored by the local people there.