Shenqiang Ren


Shenqiang Ren.

Shenqiang Ren


Shenqiang Ren


Research Interests

Materials design and chemistry, self-assembly, functional nanomaterials for energy critical applications

Contact Information

710 Natural Sciences Complex

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1431

Fax: (716) 645-6963


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanoscale Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • PhD, Materials Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
  • BS, Materials Chemistry, Nanjing University of Aero. & Astro, 2004

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 National Science Foundation – CAREER Award
  • 2014 Army Research Office – Young Investigator Award
  • 2014 RSC Emerging Investigator – Journal of Material Chemistry
  • 2013 NSF EPSCOR First Award
  • 2013 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Wenxiu Gao, Raymond Brennan, Yong Hu, Manfred Wuttig, Guoliang Yuan,* Eckhard Quandt,* and Shenqiang Ren,* Energy Transduction Ferroic Materials, Materials Today, ASAP (2018);
  • Beibei Xu, Himanshu Chakraborty, Vivek K. Yadav, Zhuolei Zhang, Michael L. Klein and Shenqiang Ren*, Tunable two-dimensional interfacial coupling in molecular heterostructures, Nature Communications, 8, 312 (2017); Nanowerk News Spotlight:
  • Zhuolei Zhang, Peng-Fei Li, Yuanyuan Tang, Andrew J. Wilson, Katherine Willets, Manfred Wuttig,* Ren-Gen Xiong,* Shenqiang Ren*, Tunable electroresistance and electro-optic effects of transparent molecular ferroelectrics, Science Advances e1701008 (2017). News Spotlight:
  • Beibei Xu, Himanshu Chakraborty, Richard C. Remsing, Michael L. Klein, and Shenqiang Ren*, A free-standing molecular spin-charge converter for ubiquitous magnetic-energy harvesting and sensing, Advanced Materials, 29, 8 (2017)
  • Zhuolei Zhang and Shenqiang Ren*, Colloidal Excimer Superstructures, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201608845 (2016)
  • Qilin Dai, Ketan Patel, Greg Donatelli and Shenqiang Ren*, Magnetic nanocrystals towards energy storage concentration cell, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 10.1002/anie.201604790R1 (2016)
  • M. Gong, X. Jin, R. Sakidja and Shenqiang Ren*, Synergistic strain engineering effect of hybrid plasmonic, catalytic and magnetic core-shell nanocrystals, Nano Letters, 15, 8347 (2015) 
  • Wei Qin, Xiaomin Chen, Huashan Li, Maogang Gong, Guoliang Yuan, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Manfred Wuttig and Shenqiang Ren*, Room temperature multiferroicity of charge transfer crystals, ACS Nano, 9, 9373 (2015) Feature on Youtube:, and ACS Nano Podcast.
  • Wei Qin, Maogang Gong, Xiaomin Chen, Tejas A. Shastry, Ridwan Sakidja, Guoliang Yuan, Mark C. Hersam, Manfred Wuttig and Shenqiang Ren*, Multiferroicity of Carbon-Based Charge Transfer Magnets, Advanced Materials, 27, 734 (2014).
  • Maogang Gong, Tejas A. Shastry, Yu Xie, Marco Bernardi, Daniel Jasion, Kyle A. Luck, Tobin J. Marks, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Shenqiang Ren*, and Mark C. Hersam*, Polychiral Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube-Fullerene Solar Cells, Nano Letters, 14, 5308 (2014).