School of Biomedical Engineering

Peng Huang
School of Biomedical Engineering
Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine
Distinguished Professor

Peng Huang ,PHD


Distinguished Professor of Shenzhen University

Professor of Biomedical Engineering




Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.


Academic Appointment


Distinguished Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen,China


Biographical Information

Prof. Peng Huang received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. Then he joined the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2015, he moved to Shenzhen University as a Distinguished Professor. His research focuses on the design, synthesis, and biomedical applications of molecular imaging contrast agents, stimuli-responsive programmed targeting drug delivery systems, and activatable theranostics. Starting from 2008, Dr. Huang has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, which have received a total citation of > 5,000 times and given him an H-index at 39.


Research Interests

(1) Activatable theranostics

(2) Cancer immunotheranostics

(3) Stimuli-responsive programmed targeting drug delivery systems

(4) Molecular imaging and targeted therapy


Awards and Honors

2016 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), awarded by NIH

2015 Vevo Young Investigator Award, awarded by FUJIFILM VisualSonics, Inc.

2015 World Molecular Imaging Conference, Silver Poster Award, awarded by The Chinese Society for Molecular Imaging (CSMI)

2014 “Xiuwen Wang” Award for Outstanding Scholarship in NIH/NIBIB, awarded by NIH

2014 Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, awarded by Shanghai Goverment

2013 The honor of “Outstanding Graduate Research”, awarded by NIH

2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry Poster Prize, awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry UK

2011 The First-prize of the National Scholarship, awarded by China

2011 New-doctorial Academic Award, awarded by China Ministry of Education


Research Grants

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81401465) 2015.01-2017.12

Title: Synthesis and application of novel theranostics for cancer multimodality imaging and therapy (RMB:230,000)

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51573096) 2016.01-2019.12

Title: Synthesis and application of activatable theranostics for PET/MRI/PA tri-modal imaging and targeted photothermal therapy (RMB:768,000)



Selected Publications

1. Y. Liu,# S. Wang,# Y. Ma, J. Lin, H. Wang, Y. Gu,* X. Chen,* P. Huang.* Ratiometric photoacoustic molecular imaging for methylmercury detection in living subjects. Adv. Mater., 2017, 29(17): 1606129. [Epub ahead of print]

2. W. Fan, N. Lu, P. Huang,* et al. Glucose-responsive sequential generation of hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide for synergistic cancer starving-like/gas therapy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56(5): 1229–1233. (VIP paper) (Back Cover)

3. W. Fan, P. Huang,* X. Chen.* Overcoming the Achilles' heel of photodynamic therapy. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45: 6488-6519. (Back Cover)

4. J. Lin, X. Chen,* P. Huang.* Graphene-based nanomaterials in bioimaging. Adv. Drug Deliver. Rev., 2016, 105: 242-254. (Invited)

5. J. Lin,# M. Wang,# H. Hu,# X. Yang, B. Wen, Z. Wang, O. Jacobson, J. Song, G. Zhang, G. Niu, P. Huang,* X. Chen.* Multimodal imaging guided cancer phototherapy by versatile biomimetic theranostics with UV and γ irradiation protection. Adv. Mater., 2016, 28(17):3273-3279. (Front Cover, 1%ESI Highly Cited Paper)

6. S. Wang, P. Huang,* X. Chen.* Hierarchical targeting strategy for enhanced tumor tissue accumulation/retention and cellular internalization. Adv. Mater., 2016, 28(34):7340-7364.

7. S. Wang, P. Huang,* X. Chen.* Stimuli-responsive programmed specific targeting in nanomedicine. ACS Nano, 2016, 10(3):2991-2994.

8. Z. Wang, P. Huang,* O. Jacobson, et al. Biomineralization-inspired synthesis of copper sulfide-ferritin nanocages as cancer theranostics. ACS Nano, 2016, 10(3):3453-3460. , (1%ESI Highly Cited Paper)

9. K. Song,# P. Huang,#,* C. Yi, et al. Photoacoustic and colorimetric visualization of latent fingerprints. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (12):12344-12348. (Highlighted by Nature Photonics)

10. P. Huang,* Y. Gao,* J. Lin, et al. Tumor-specific formation of enzyme instructed supramolecular self-assemblies as cancer theranostics. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (10):9517-9527. (Highlighted by ACS Nanotation)


Prof. Peng Huang

School of Biomedical Engineering

Shenzhen University

Shenzhen, Guangdong 518060, P.R.China

Tel: +86-755-86671911