Nannan DENGTenure-track Associate Professor

Email: n.deng@sjtu.edu.cn 
Address: Dongchuan RD 800, Chem-Building C609, Shanghai, 200240, China 
Home Page: https://sites.google.com/view/denglab/home 

Educational Background

2014, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering   

2009, B.E. in Chemical Engineering 

Work Experience

2019-present, Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China  

2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. George Whitesides’ Group, Harvard University, USA  

2014-2017, Marie Curie Fellow & Postdoc in Prof. Wilhelm Huck’s Group, IMM, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands  


Research Interests


       Bottom-up synthetic biology   

       Protocells/Artificial cells/Synthetic cells  

       Soft active matter

       Coacervates/Liquid-liquid phase separations  



Research Project



Publication list: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6i5ARiQAAAAJ&hl=en

Since SJTU:

15) Jia-Qi Tian, Mu-Yueh Chang, Chen Chen, Zhen-Hong Luo, Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Nan-Nan Deng.* Interfacial Energy-mediated Bulk Transport across Artificial Cell Membranes. Nature Chemical Engineering, 2024, accepted.

14) Zhen-Hong Luo, Chen Chen, Qi-Hong Zhao, Nan-Nan Deng.* Functional Metal-phenolic Cortical Cytoskeleton for Artificial Cells. Science Advances, 2024, 10, eadj4047. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adj4047


13) Dong-Yu Li, Wei Wang, Liang-Yin Chu, and Nan-Nan Deng.* Tunable Structural Coloration in Eccentric Water-in-Oil-in-Water Droplets. Nano Letters, 2023, 23, 9657-9663. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c02119.(Supplementary Cover)

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12) Mu-Yueh Chang, Hirotaka Ariyama, Wilhelm T. S. Huck,* Nan-Nan Deng.* Division in synthetic cells. Chemical Society Review2023, 52, 3307-3325. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2CS00985D

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11) Qi-Hong Zhao,+ Fang-Hao Cao,+ Zhen-Hong Luo, Wilhelm TS Huck, Nan-Nan Deng.* Photoswitchable Molecular Communication between Programmable DNA‐based Artificial Membraneless Organelles. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, e202117500. 



Prior to SJTU:  

10) Nan-Nan Deng,* Mahesh Vibhute, Lifei Zheng, Hui Zhao, Maaruthy Yelleswarapu, Wilhelm TS Huck.* Macromolecularly crowded protocells from reversibly shrinking monodisperse liposomes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 7399-7402. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03123


9) Nan-Nan Deng,* Wilhelm T. S. Huck.* Microfluidic formation of monodisperse coacervate organelles in liposomes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 9736-9740. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201703145


8) Nan-Nan Deng, Maaruthy Yelleswarapu, Life Zheng, Wilhelm T. S. Huck.* Microfluidic assembly of monodisperse vesosomes as artificial cell models. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 587-590. (Front Cover, highlighted by JACS Spotlight) https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b10977


7) Nan-Nan Deng, Maaruthy Yelleswarapu, Wilhelm T. S. Huck.* Monodisperse uni- and multi-compartment liposomes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7584-7591. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b02107


6) Nan-Nan Deng, Wei Wang, Xiao-Jie Ju, Rui Xie, Liang-Yin Chu.* Spontaneous transfer of droplets across microfluidic laminar interfaces. Lab on a Chip, 2016, 16, 4326-4332. (Front Cover)


5)      Deng N.N., Sun J., Wang W., Ju X.J., Xie R., Chu L.Y. Wetting-Induced Coalescence of Nanoliter Drops as Microreactors in Microfluidics.ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 3817-3821  

4)      Deng N.N., Mou C.L., Wang W., Ju X.J., Xie R., Chu L.Y. Multiple-emulsion formation from controllable drop pairs in microfluidics. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2014, 17, 967-972.  

3)      Deng N.N.,  Wang W., Ju X.J., Xie R., Weitz D.A., Chu L.Y. Wetting-induced  formation of controllable monodisperse multiple emulsions in  microfluidics. Lab on a Chip, 2013, 13, 4047-4052. (Back Cover  

2)      Deng N.N., Sun S.X., Wang W., Ju X.J., Xie R., Chu L.Y. A novel surgery-like strategy for droplet coalescence in microchannels. Lab on a Chip, 2013, 13, 3653-3657.  

1)  Deng N.N.,  Meng Z.J., Xie R., Ju X.J., Mou C.L., Wang W., Chu L.Y. Simple and  cheap microfluidic devices for preparation of monodisperse emulsions. Lab on a Chip, 2011, 11, 3963 -3969. (Back Cover  




Honors and Awards

2021 天府峨眉计划 (上海交大四川研究院)

2021 全球华人化工学会 “未来化工学者”

2019 国家高层次海外人才计划

2015-2017 欧盟玛丽居里奖学金(Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships)

2014 四川大学优秀博士毕业生

2013 博士研究生国家奖学金

2013 赢创奖学金

2012 宝钢奖学金

Open Positions

We now have multiple positions.   Applications for PhD programme from international students are always welcome. For those seeking a post-doctoral position, please send the following materials to n.deng@sjtu.edu.cn  

1). cover letter   

2). curriculum vitae   

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