Fei Zhang

Fei Zhang


fz124 [at] newark.rutgers.edu



Research Initiatives

Research in my lab is focused on understanding how biological molecular building blocks self-assemble into nanoarchitectures with structural complexity and functional diversity, elucidating the molecular interactions and mechanisms of assembly exhibit in nature, and focusing on structural DNA and RNA nanotechnology especially for establishing a diverse set of fundamental design principles for various architectures. Ultimately, we aim to gain structural, mechanical, and biological insights into manipulation of matter on the nanometer scale, and to expand a catalog of DNA/RNA/Proteins self-assembled nano‑devices in capable of programmable molecular behaviors and pathways.


  • 2021 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 2018 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize (https://dirksprize.caltech.edu/recipients) International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering 
  • 2015 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Arizona State University
  • 2012 SUN (Serving University Needs) Award, Arizona State University
  • 2011 Doctoral Student Fellowship, Arizona State University


Assistant Research Professor, Arizona State University (2015-2019)

Ph.D. Arizona State University (2015)


Materials & Biochemistry