Perry Research Group
Zoey Meng

Xiangxi “Zoey” Meng

Graduate Student

Lab: (413) 545-6261

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.


  1. 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]
  2. Highlighted in: Data from University of Massachusetts Advance Knowledge in Tissue Engineering, Biotech Week, June 28th, 2017.

Honors and Awards

2017 Soft Materials for Life Sciences NRT Travel Grant
2016 Traineeship through the Soft Materials for Life Sciences NSF Research Traineeship Program