Perry Research Group
Zoey Meng

Xiangxi “Zoey” Meng

PhD Candidate

Email: xiangximeng@umass.edu

Office Address:

N560 Life Sciences Laboratory
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003

Mailing Address:

159 Goessmann Laboratory
686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Biographical Statement

Zoey earned her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University. She is jointly advised by both Prof. Sarah Perry and Prof. Jessica Schiffman. Her research is focused on developing methods to encapsulate antimicrobial and catalytic moeties into thin films and nanofibers of polyelectrolyte complex-based materials.

Publications

  1. J. Zhuang, B. Zhao, X. Meng, J.D. Schiffman, S.L. Perry, R. Vachet, S. Thayumanavan, "Programmable Chemical Switch based on Triggerable Michael Acceptors," Chemical Science, (2020), 11, 2103-2111. [PDF]
  2. X. Meng, J.D. Schiffman, S.L. Perry, "Electrospinning Cargo-Containing Polyelectrolyte Complex Fibers: Correlating Molecular Interactions to Complex Coacervate Phase Behavior and Fiber Formation," Macromolecules, (2018), 51, 8821-8832. [PDF]
  3. X. Meng, S.L. Perry, J.D. Schiffman, "Complex Coacervation: Chemically Stable Fibers Electrospun from Aqueous Polyelectrolyte Solutions," ACS Macro Letters, (2017), 6, 505-511. [PDF]
  4. Highlighted in: Data from University of Massachusetts Advance Knowledge in Tissue Engineering, Biotech Week, June 28th, 2017.

Patents

  1. X. Meng, S.L. Perry, J.D. Schiffman, Polymer Nanofibers from Electrospinning of Complex Coacervates, and Compositions and Methods Thereof, US Patent Number 10,428,444 B2, October 1, 2019. [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2019 2nd Place Life Science Graduate Research Symposium
2019 Best Poster, Chemical Engineering Graduate Recruiting Weekend
2019 Maden Travel Grant
2019 Best Poster, Chemical Engineering Graduate Recruiting Weekend
2017 Soft Materials for Life Sciences NRT Travel Grant
2016 Traineeship through the Soft Materials for Life Sciences NSF Research Traineeship Program