Prof. Dr. Yugang Bai
2005.9-2009.6 B. S. program, Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University
2009.8-2010.12 Ph. D. program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI: Dr. Jianjun Cheng)
2011.1-2015.5 Ph. D. program, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI: Dr. Steven C. Zimmerman)
2015.6-2017.8 Postdoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI: Dr. Steven C. Zimmerman)
2017.9 Professor, Institute of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine, Department of Chemistry, Hunan University
2017.12 Joined the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics
Dr. Yugang Bai attended Nanjing University as an undergraduate in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. After obtaining his B.S. in Chemistry on 2009, he moved to Champaign, Illinois (USA) and joined Prof. Jianjun Cheng’s group in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, doing research on polypeptide synthesis and applications. He moved back to chemistry and joined Prof. Steven C. Zimmerman’s laboratory in 2011 in Department of Chemistry on the same campus, and obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2015. He stayed as a postdoctoral researcher in the same lab before he finally moved back to China and joined the ICBN faculty at Hunan University in 2017. His research focus in the Zimmerman group was organic nanoparticle synthesis and related applications.
At Hunan University, Prof. Bai’s major research interests are the synthesis and applications of various polymeric materials, including those synthetic polymers from scratch, and modified/functionalized natural polymers such as polysaccharides, polypeptides and polynucleotides (nucleic acids). Polymers with special usefulness in different fields, such as antimicrobial, catalysis, scaffold, delivery and imaging are rationally designed and synthesized, and their structure-property relationship are studied. Outside the lab, he is a landscape photographer, a computer enthusiast, and a wilderness lover.