Guangzhao Mao

Professor and Head of School
Head of School

Professor Guangzhao Mao received her BSc degree in chemistry from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China and her PhD degree in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA.  She holds the position of Professor and Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, Professor Mao was a professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. She served as the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University from 2015 to 2020. Professor Mao's research group develops a wide range of nanomaterials including charge-transfer salt nanowires for electrochemical sensing, gold nanoparticle conjugates for targeted drug delivery in spinal cord injury and cancer therapies, and bio-reducible polymer coatings for programmable gene delivery. Professor Mao’s research has been mostly funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Professor Mao has received several awards and honours including a Faculty CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, a Fulbright Senior Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State, a visiting professorship at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Germany, and an ELATE Fellowship from the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics. Professor Mao is a member of Australian Centre for NanoMedicine.   

Journal articles
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Geng X; Li S; Mawella-Vithanage L; Ma T; Kilani M; Wang B; Ma L; Hewa-Rahinduwage CC; Shafikova A; Nikolla E; Mao G; Brock SL; Zhang L; Luo L, 2021, 'Atomically dispersed Pb ionic sites in PbCdSe quantum dot gels enhance room-temperature NO2 sensing', Nature Communications, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25192-4
2021
Sarma A; Gajan A; Kim S; Gurdziel K; Mao G; Nangia-Makker P; Shekhar MPV, 2021, 'RAD6B Loss Disrupts Expression of Melanoma Phenotype in Part by Inhibiting WNT/β-Catenin Signaling', American Journal of Pathology, vol. 191, pp. 368 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.015
2021
Janic B; Brown SL; Neff R; Liu F; Mao G; Chen Y; Jackson L; Chetty IJ; Movsas B; Wen N, 2021, 'Therapeutic enhancement of radiation and immunomodulation by gold nanoparticles in triple negative breast cancer', Cancer Biology and Therapy, vol. 22, pp. 124 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15384047.2020.1861923
2021
Yu X; Kilani M; Mao G, 2020, 'Controlled One-Step Manufacture of Charge Transfer Salt Nanowire Sensors for Gas Detection', ECS Meeting Abstracts, vol. MA2020-01, pp. 2297 - 2297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2020-01302297mtgabs
2020
Kilani M; Yu X; Mao G, 2020, 'Nanowire Organic Sensor for Ammonia Detection', ECS Meeting Abstracts, vol. MA2020-01, pp. 2901 - 2901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2020-01522901mtgabs
2020
Janic B; Brown S; Neff R; Liu F; Bobbitt K; Mao G; Chetty I; Movsas B; Wen N, 2020, 'Radiation and Gold Nanoparticle Increase the Expression of Immunogenic Cell Death Markers in MDA MB 231 Breast Cancer Model', International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol. 108, pp. E26 - E27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.02.525
2020
Janic B; Neff R; Brown SL; Liu F; Mao G; Chetty IJ; Movsas B; Wen N, 2020, 'Radiation and Gold Nanoparticle Immunomodulation in MDA MB 231 Mouse Breast Cancer Model', International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol. 108, pp. e545 - e546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.07.1699
2020
Yu X; Kilani M; Siddiqui A; Mao G, 2020, 'One-Step Synthesis of Charge-Transfer Salt Nanosensors on Microelectrode Patterns', Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000554
2020
Sankari A; Minic Z; Farshi P; Shanidze M; Mansour W; Liu F; Mao G; Goshgarian HG, 2019, 'Sleep disordered breathing induced by cervical spinal cord injury and effect of adenosine A1 receptors modulation in rats', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 127, pp. 1668 - 1676, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00563.2019
2019
Luo L; Gunasekera D; Kilani M; Yu X; Chen Q; Mao G, 2019, 'A mass transfer-based method for controlled electrosynthesis and organization of tetrathiafulvalene bromide micro/nanowires', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 166, pp. H63 - H69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.1001902jes
2019
Haynes B; Zhang Y; Liu F; Li J; Petit S; Kothayer H; Bao X; Westwell AD; Mao G; Shekhar MP, 2019, 'Corrigendum to “Gold nanoparticle conjugated Rad6 inhibitor induces cell death in triple negative breast cancer cells by inducing mitochondrial dysfunction and PARP-1 hyperactivation: Synthesis and characterization” [Nanomedicine 12 (3) (2016), 745-757](S1549963415002002)(10.1016/j.nano.2015.10.010)', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 18, pp. 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2019.01.005
2019
Liu F; Zhang Y; Schafer J; Mao G; Goshgarian HG, 2019, 'Diaphragmatic recovery in rats with cervical spinal cord injury induced by a theophylline nanoconjugate: Challenges for clinical use', Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 42, pp. 725 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2019.1577058
2019
Janic B; Brown SL; Liu F; Mao G; Chetty IJ; Movsas B; Wen N, 2019, 'Gold Nanoparticles as Radiosensitizers in MDA MB 231 Xenograft Mouse Model', International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol. 105, pp. E677 - E678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.06.995
2019
Lewis KT; Naik AR; Laha SS; Wang S; Mao G; Kuhn E; Jena BP, 2018, 'Secretion induces cell pH dynamics impacting assembly-disassembly of the fusion protein complex: A combined fluorescence and atomic force microscopy study', Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, vol. 73, pp. 57 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2017.08.003
2018
Saadat N; Liu F; Haynes B; Nangia-Makker P; Bao X; Li J; Polin LA; Gupta S; Mao G; Shekhar MP, 2018, 'Nano-delivery of RAD6/translesion synthesis inhibitor SMI#9 for triple-negative breast cancer therapy', Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, vol. 17, pp. 2586 - 2597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-18-0364
2018
An M; Yu C; Xi J; Reyes J; Mao G; Wei WZ; Liu H, 2018, 'Induction of necrotic cell death and activation of STING in the tumor microenvironment via cationic silica nanoparticles leading to enhanced antitumor immunity', Nanoscale, vol. 10, pp. 9311 - 9319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8nr01376d
2018
Janic B; Liu F; R Bobbitt K; L Brown S; J Chetty I; Mao G; Movsas B; Wen N, 2018, 'Cellular Uptake and Radio-sensitization Effect of Small Gold Nanoparticles in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells', Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology, vol. 09, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7439.1000499
2018
Xie L; Ding X; Budry R; Mao G, 2018, 'Layer-by-layer DNA films incorporating highly transfecting bioreducible poly(Amido amine) and polyethylenimine for sequential gene delivery', International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 13, pp. 4943 - 4959, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S162353
2018
Kilani M; Torabi K; Mao G, 2018, 'Application of virtual laboratories and molecular simulations in teaching nanoengineering to undergraduate students', Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol. 26, pp. 1527 - 1538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.21940
2018
Weeraratne ADKI; Baydoun H; Shakya R; Niklas J; Xie L; Mao G; Stoian SA; Poluektov OG; Verani CN, 2018, 'Observation of current rectification by the new bimetallic iron(iii) hydrophobe [Fe III 2 (LN4O6)] on AuLB-moleculeAu devices', Dalton Transactions, vol. 47, pp. 14352 - 14361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8dt03158d
2018
Dean I; Dzinic SH; Bernardo MM; Zou Y; Kimler V; Li X; Kaplun A; Granneman J; Mao G; Sheng S, 2017, 'The secretion and biological function of tumor suppressor maspin as an exosome cargo protein', Oncotarget, vol. 8, pp. 8043 - 8056, http://dx.doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.13302
2017
Minic Z; Wilson S; Liu F; Sankari A; Mao G; Goshgarian H, 2017, 'Nanoconjugate-bound adenosine A1 receptor antagonist enhances recovery of breathing following acute cervical spinal cord injury', Experimental Neurology, vol. 292, pp. 56 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.02.013
2017
Jahanian P; Yu X; Kilani M; Mao G, 2017, 'Electrodeposition of partially oxidized tetracyanoplatinate nanowires on seeds and patterns for gas sensing', Materials Research Letters, vol. 5, pp. 569 - 576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2017.1367332
2017
Jena BP; Stemmer PM; Wang S; Mao G; Lewis KT; Walz DA, 2017, 'Human Platelet Vesicles Exhibit Distinct Size and Proteome', Journal of Proteome Research, vol. 16, pp. 2333 - 2338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00309
2017
Minic Z; Zhang Y; Mao G; Goshgarian HG, 2016, 'Transporter protein-coupled DPCPX nanoconjugates induce diaphragmatic recovery after SCI by blocking adenosine A1 receptors', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 36, pp. 3441 - 3452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2577-15.2016
2016
Senut MC; Zhang Y; Liu F; Sen A; Ruden DM; Mao G, 2016, 'Size-Dependent Toxicity of Gold Nanoparticles on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Their Neural Derivatives', Small, vol. 12, pp. 631 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201502346
2016
Zhang Y; Walker JB; Minic Z; Liu F; Goshgarian H; Mao G, 2016, 'Transporter protein and drug-conjugated gold nanoparticles capable of bypassing the blood-brain barrier', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep25794
2016
Haynes B; Zhang Y; Liu F; Li J; Petit S; Kothayer H; Bao X; Westwell AD; Mao G; Shekhar MPV, 2016, 'Gold nanoparticle conjugated Rad6 inhibitor induces cell death in triple negative breast cancer cells by inducing mitochondrial dysfunction and PARP-1 hyperactivation: Synthesis and characterization', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 12, pp. 745 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2015.10.010
2016
Zou Y; Jayasuriya S; Manke CW; Mao G, 2015, 'Influence of Nanoscale Surface Roughness on Colloidal Force Measurements', Langmuir, vol. 31, pp. 10341 - 10350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02672
2015
Rakowski JT; Laha SS; Snyder MG; Buczek MG; Tucker MA; Liu F; Mao G; Hillman Y; Lawes G, 2015, 'Measurement of gold nanofilm dose enhancement using unlaminated radiochromic film', Medical Physics, vol. 42, pp. 5937 - 5944, http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4931054
2015
Kesharwani P; Xie L; Mao G; Padhye S; Iyer AK, 2015, 'Hyaluronic acid-conjugated polyamidoamine dendrimers for targeted delivery of 3,4-difluorobenzylidene curcumin to CD44 overexpressing pancreatic cancer cells', Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol. 136, pp. 413 - 423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.09.043
2015
Wickramasinghe LD; Mazumder S; Gonawala S; Perera MM; Baydoun H; Thapa B; Li L; Xie L; Mao G; Zhou Z; Schlegel HB; Verani CN, 2014, 'The Mechanisms of Rectification in Au|Molecule|Au Devices Based on Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers of Iron(III) and Copper(II) Surfactants', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 126, pp. 14690 - 14695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201408649
2014
Li L; Jahanian P; Mao G, 2014, 'Electrocrystallization of tetrathiafulvalene charge-transfer salt nanorods on gold nanoparticle seeds', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, pp. 18771 - 18782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp505718q
2014
Wickramasinghe LD; Mazumder S; Gonawala S; Perera MM; Baydoun H; Thapa B; Li L; Xie L; Mao G; Zhou Z; Schlegel HB; Verani CN, 2014, 'The mechanisms of rectification in Au', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 53, pp. 14462 - 14467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201408649
2014
Zou Y; Xie L; Carroll S; Muniz M; Gibson H; Wei WZ; Liu H; Mao G, 2014, 'Layer-by-layer films with bioreducible and nonbioreducible polycations for sequential DNA release', Biomacromolecules, vol. 15, pp. 3965 - 3975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm5010433
2014
Hou X; Lewis KT; Wu Q; Wang S; Chen X; Flack A; Mao G; Taatjes DJ; Sun F; Jena BP, 2014, 'Proteome of the porosome complex in human airway epithelia: Interaction with the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)', Journal of Proteomics, vol. 96, pp. 82 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2013.10.041
2014
Lee JS; Hou X; Bishop N; Wang S; Flack A; Cho WJ; Chen X; Mao G; Taatjes DJ; Sun F; Zhang K; Jena BP, 2013, 'Aquaporin-assisted and ER-mediated mitochondrial fission: A hypothesis', Micron, vol. 47, pp. 50 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2013.01.005
2013
Wickramasinghe LD; Perera MM; Li L; Mao G; Zhou Z; Verani CN, 2013, 'Rectification in nanoscale devices based on an asymmetric five-coordinate iron(III) phenolate complex', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 52, pp. 13346 - 13350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201306765
2013
Ereifej ES; Cheng MMC; Mao G; VandeVord PJ, 2013, 'Examining the inflammatory response to nanopatterned polydimethylsiloxane using organotypic brain slice methods', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 217, pp. 17 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.04.023
2013
Wickramasinghe LD; Perera MM; Li L; Mao G; Zhou Z; Verani CN, 2013, 'Rectification in Nanoscale Devices Based on an Asymmetric Five-Coordinate Iron(III) Phenolate Complex', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 125, pp. 13588 - 13592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201306765
2013
Gérard HC; Mishra MK; Mao G; Wang S; Hali M; Whittum-Hudson JA; Kannan RM; Hudson AP, 2013, 'Dendrimer-enabled DNA delivery and transformation of Chlamydia pneumoniae', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 996 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2013.04.004
2013
Kannan RM; Gérard HC; Mishra MK; Mao G; Wang S; Hali M; Whittum-Hudson JA; Hudson AP, 2013, 'Dendrimer-enabled transformation of Chlamydia trachomatis', Microbial Pathogenesis, vol. 65, pp. 29 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2013.08.003
2013
Wang S; Sobczynski DJ; Jahanian P; Xhahysa J; Mao G, 2013, 'A supra-monolayer nanopattern for organic nanoparticle array deposition', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 2699 - 2707, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am400181w
2013
Wang S; Li L; Mao G, 2012, 'Formation of carboxylic acid nanorods on oleylamide-capped Au nanoparticles', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 116, pp. 5492 - 5498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp212279w
2012
Wang S; Lee JS; Bishop N; Jeremic A; Cho WJ; Chen X; Mao G; Taatjes DJ; Jena BP, 2012, '3D organization and function of the cell: Golgi budding and vesicle biogenesis to docking at the porosome complex', Histochemistry and Cell Biology, vol. 137, pp. 703 - 718, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00418-012-0948-x
2012
Shin L; Wang S; Lee JS; Flack A; Mao G; Jena BP, 2012, 'Lysophosphatidylcholine inhibits membrane-associated SNARE complex disassembly', Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, vol. 16, pp. 1701 - 1708, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1582-4934.2011.01433.x
2012
Song W; Markel DC; Wang S; Shi T; Mao G; Ren W, 2012, 'Electrospun polyvinyl alcohol-collagen-hydroxyapatite nanofibers: A biomimetic extracellular matrix for osteoblastic cells', Nanotechnology, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/23/11/115101
2012
Wani A; Muthuswamy E; Savithra GHL; Mao G; Brock S; Oupický D, 2012, 'Surface functionalization of mesoporous silica nanoparticles controls loading and release behavior of mitoxantrone', Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 29, pp. 2407 - 2418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11095-012-0766-9
2012
Song W; Yu X; Wang S; Blasier R; Markel DC; Mao G; Shi T; Ren W, 2011, 'Cyclodextrin-erythromycin complexes as a drug delivery device for orthopedic application.', International journal of nanomedicine, vol. 6, pp. 3173 - 3186
2011
Gary DJ; Lee H; Sharma R; Lee JS; Kim Y; Cui ZY; Jia D; Bowman VD; Chipman PR; Wan L; Zou Y; Mao G; Park K; Herbert BS; Konieczny SF; Won YY, 2011, 'Influence of nano-carrier architecture on in vitro siRNA delivery performance and in vivo biodistribution: Polyplexes vs micelleplexes', ACS Nano, vol. 5, pp. 3493 - 3505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn102540y
2011
Wan L; Li L; Mao G, 2011, 'Nanospiral Formation by Droplet Drying: One Molecule at a Time', Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11671-010-9793-9
2011
Wang R; Li L; Arachchige I; Ganguly S; Brock SL; Mao G, 2010, 'Nanoparticles change the ordering pattern of n -carboxylic acids into nanorods on HOPG', ACS Nano, vol. 4, pp. 6687 - 6696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn102184y
2010
Han HJ; Kannan RM; Wang S; Mao G; Kusanovic JP; Romero R, 2010, 'Multifunctional dendrimer-templated antibody presentation on biosensor surfaces for improved biomarker detection', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 20, pp. 409 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200901293
2010
Blacklock J; Sievers TK; Handa H; You YZ; Oupický D; Mao G; Möhwald H, 2010, 'Cross-linked bioreducible layer-by-layer films for increased cell adhesion and transgene expression', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 114, pp. 5283 - 5291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp100486h
2010
Handa H; Gurczynski S; Jackson MP; Mao G, 2010, 'Immobilization and molecular interactions between bacteriophage and lipopolysaccharide bilayers', Langmuir, vol. 26, pp. 12095 - 12103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la1013413
2010
Blacklock J; Mao G; Oupický D; Möhwald H, 2010, 'DNA release dynamics from bioreducible layer-by-layer films', Langmuir, vol. 26, pp. 8597 - 8605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la904673r
2010
Blacklock J; You YZ; Zhou QH; Mao G; Oupický D, 2009, 'Gene delivery in vitro and in vivo from bioreducible multilayered polyelectrolyte films of plasmid DNA', Biomaterials, vol. 30, pp. 939 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2008.10.012
2009
Kakade S; Manickam DS; Handa H; Mao G; Oupický D, 2009, 'Transfection activity of layer-by-layer plasmid DNA/poly(ethylenimine) films deposited on PLGA microparticles', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 365, pp. 44 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2008.08.019
2009
Wan L; You Y; Zou Y; Oupický D; Mao G, 2009, 'DNA release dynamics from bioreducible poly(amido amine) polyplexes', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 113, pp. 13735 - 13741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp901835u
2009
Khdair A; Handa H; Mao G; Panyam J, 2009, 'Nanoparticle-mediated combination chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy overcomes tumor drug resistance in vitro', European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, vol. 71, pp. 214 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2008.08.017
2009
Salakhutdinov I; Vandevord P; Palyvoda O; Matthew H; Tatagiri G; Handa H; Mao G; Auner GW; Newaz G, 2008, 'Fibronectin adsorption to nanopatterned silicon surfaces', Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/543170
2008
Mao G; Newaz G; Wei C, 2008, 'ENATBIO: a National Conference on Emerging Nanoscience in Technology and Biomedicine', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 4, pp. 267 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2008.09.002
2008
Handa H; Gurczynski S; Jackson MP; Auner G; Walker J; Mao G, 2008, 'Recognition of Salmonella typhimurium by immobilized phage P22 monolayers', Surface Science, vol. 602, pp. 1392 - 1400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2008.01.036
2008
Wan L; Manickam DS; Oupický D; Mao G, 2008, 'DNA release dynamics from reducible polyplexes by atomic force microscopy', Langmuir, vol. 24, pp. 12474 - 12482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la802088y
2008
Khdair A; Gerard B; Handa H; Mao G; Shekhar MPV; Panyam J, 2008, 'Surfactant - Polymer nanoparticles enhance the effectiveness of anticancer photodynamic therapy', Molecular Pharmaceutics, vol. 5, pp. 795 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mp800026t
2008
Wan L; Bisht HS; You YZ; Oupicky D; Mao G, 2007, 'Temperature-reversible ultrathin films of N-isopropylacrylamide terpolymer adsorbed at the solid-liquid interface', Langmuir, vol. 23, pp. 12159 - 12166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la701819q
2007
Sands MB; Subramanian V; Mao G, 2007, 'Interaction of silanes with dihydroxy vulcanised fluoroelastomer', Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe, vol. 60, pp. 565 - 574
2007
Chavanpatil MD; Khdair A; Patil Y; Handa H; Mao G; Panyam J, 2007, 'Polymer-surfactant nanoparticles for sustained release of water-soluble drugs', Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 96, pp. 3379 - 3389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jps.20961
2007
Shahani K; Jonnalagadda S; Handa H; Mao G; Panyam J, 2007, 'Phospholipid nanoparticles: Process optimization using factorial design and atomic force microscopy', Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 3, pp. 394 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jbn.2007.052
2007
Chen D; Handa H; Wan L; Mao G, 2007, 'Surface morphological evolution of ultrathin P4VP films and generation of ordered patterns on graphite', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 28, pp. 1619 - 1623, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.200700342
2007
Chavanpatil MD; Handa H; Mao G; Panyam J, 2007, 'Incorporation of phospholipids enhances cellular uptake and retention of surfactant-polymer nanoparticles', Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 3, pp. 291 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jbn.2007.040
2007
You YZ; Zhou QH; Manickam DS; Wan L; Mao GZ; Oupický D, 2007, 'Dually responsive multiblock copolymers via reversible addition- fragmentation chain transfer polymerization: Synthesis of temperature- and redox-responsive copolymers of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)', Macromolecules, vol. 40, pp. 8617 - 8624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma071176p
2007
Blacklock J; Handa H; Soundara Manickam D; Mao G; Mukhopadhyay A; Oupický D, 2007, 'Disassembly of layer-by-layer films of plasmid DNA and reducible TAT polypeptide', Biomaterials, vol. 28, pp. 117 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.08.035
2007
Sands MB; Subramanian V; Guangzhao M, 2006, 'Thermal characterization of the interaction of silanes with a dihydroxy vulcanized fluoroelastomer', Rubber Chemistry and Technology, vol. 79, pp. 765 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.5254/1.3547965
2006
Arumugam P; Shinozaki SS; Wang R; Mao G; Brock SL, 2006, 'From ribbons to nanodot arrays: Nanopattern design through reductive annealing', Chemical Communications, pp. 1121 - 1123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b514595c
2006
Dong J; Wang A; Ng KYS; Mao G, 2006, 'Self-assembly of octadecyltrichlorosilane monolayers on silicon-based substrates by chemical vapor deposition', Thin Solid Films, vol. 515, pp. 2116 - 2122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2006.07.041
2006
Dong WF; Wang R; Mao G; Möhwald H, 2006, 'Self-assembled molecular patterns of fatty acid on graphite in the presence of metal ions', Soft Matter, vol. 2, pp. 686 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b604213a
2006
Mao G; Chen D; Handa H; Dong W; Kurth DG; Möhwald H, 2005, 'Deposition and aggregation of aspirin molecules on a phospholipid bilayer pattern', Langmuir, vol. 21, pp. 578 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la047802i
2005
Zhao Y; Wang J; Mao G, 2005, 'Colloidal subwavelength nanostructures for antireflection optical coatings', Optics Letters, vol. 30, pp. 1885 - 1887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001885
2005
Dong J; Mao G, 2005, 'Polystyrene nanorod formation in C12E5 hemimicelle thin film templates', Colloid and Polymer Science, vol. 284, pp. 340 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00396-005-1385-3
2005
Liang X; Mao G; Ng KYS, 2005, 'Effect of chain lengths of PEO-PPO-PEO on small unilamellar liposome morphology and stability: An AFM investigation', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 285, pp. 360 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2004.11.042
2005
Soundara Manickam D; Bisht HS; Wan L; Mao G; Oupicky D, 2005, 'Influence of TAT-peptide polymerization on properties and transfection activity of TAT/DNA polyplexes', Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 102, pp. 293 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2004.09.018
2005
Dong WF; Liu S; Wan L; Mao G; Kurth DG; Möhwald H, 2005, 'Controlled permeability in polyelectrolyte films via solvent treatment', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 17, pp. 4992 - 4999, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm051090f
2005
Bisht HS; Wan L; Mao G; Oupicky D, 2005, 'pH-Controlled association of PEG-containing terpolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide and 1-vinylimidazole', Polymer, vol. 46, pp. 7945 - 7952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2005.06.080
2005
Liang X; Mao G; Ng KYS, 2004, 'Mechanical properties and stability measurement of cholesterol-containing liposome on mica by atomic force microscopy', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 278, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2004.05.042
2004
Mao G; Dong W; Kurth DG; Möhwald H, 2004, 'Synthesis of Copper Sulfide Nanorod Arrays on Molecular Templates', Nano Letters, vol. 4, pp. 249 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl034966v
2004
Dong J; Mao G; Hill RM, 2004, 'Nanoscale aggregate structures of trisiloxane surfactants at the solid-liquid interface', Langmuir, vol. 20, pp. 2695 - 2700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la036059b
2004
Liang X; Mao G; Ng KYS, 2004, 'Probing small unilamellar EggPC vesicles on mica surface by atomic force microscopy', Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol. 34, pp. 41 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2003.10.017
2004
Ngankam AP; Mao G; Van Tassel PR, 2004, 'Fibronectin Adsorption onto Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films', Langmuir, vol. 20, pp. 3362 - 3370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la035479y
2004
Chen D; Wang R; Arachchige I; Mao G; Brock SL, 2004, 'Particle-rod hybrids: Growth of arachidic acid molecular rods from capped cadmium selenide nanoparticles', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, pp. 16290 - 16291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja045011x
2004
Wang A; Jiang L; Mao G; Liu Y, 2002, 'Direct force measurement of silicone- and hydrocarbon-based ABA triblock surfactants in alcoholic media by atomic force microscopy', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 256, pp. 331 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jcis.2002.8514
2002
Wang A; Jiang L; Mao G; Liu Y, 2001, 'Direct force measurement of comb silicone surfactants in alcoholic media by atomic force microscopy', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 242, pp. 337 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jcis.2001.7822
2001
Dong J; Mao G, 2000, 'Direct study of C12E5 aggregation on mica by atomic force microscopy imaging and force measurements', Langmuir, vol. 16, pp. 6641 - 6647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la000103v
2000
Li B; Avrutsky I; Zhao Y; Mao G, 2000, 'Statistical study of two-dimensional colloidal crystals based on microscopic images and optical diffraction', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 174, pp. 113 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-7757(00)00539-2
2000
Wu B; Mao G; Ng KYS, 2000, 'Stepwise adsorption of a long trichlorosilane and a short aminosilane', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 162, pp. 203 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-7757(99)00240-X
2000
Li H; Mao G; Simon Ng KY, 2000, 'AFM study of templated growth of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles using pure and mixed arachidate films', Thin Solid Films, vol. 358, pp. 62 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(99)00661-6
2000
Tao J; Mao G; Daehne L, 1999, 'Asymmetrical molecular aggregation in spherulitic dye films', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 121, pp. 3475 - 3485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja983842v
1999
Li M; Wang A; Mao G; Daehne L, 1999, 'Surface-directed adsorption in the epitaxy growth of streptocyanine dye crystals', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 103, pp. 11161 - 11168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp992752p
1999
Daehne L; Tao J; Mao G, 1998, 'Surface morphological study of J-aggregate thin films by atomic force microscopy', Langmuir, vol. 14, pp. 565 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la9707989
1998
Mao G; Lobo L; Scaringe R; Ward MD, 1997, 'Nanoscale Visualization of Crystal Habit Modification by Atomic Force Microscopy', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 9, pp. 773 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm960470l
1997
Mao G; Tsao YH; Tirrell M; Davis HT; Hessel V; Ringsdorf H, 1995, 'Interactions, Structure, and Stability of Photoreactive Bolaform Amphiphile Multilayers', Langmuir, vol. 11, pp. 942 - 952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la00003a043
1995
Mao G; Tsao YH; Tirell M; Davis HT; Hessel V; Van Esch J; Ringsdorf H, 1994, 'Monolayers of Bolaform Amphiphiles: Influence of Alkyl Chain Length and Counterions', Langmuir, vol. 10, pp. 4174 - 4184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la00023a044
1994
Mao G; Tsao Y; Tirrell M; Davis HT; Hessel V; Ringsdorf H, 1993, 'Self-Assembly of Photopolymerizable Bolaform Amphiphile Mono- and Multilayers', Langmuir, vol. 9, pp. 3461 - 3470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la00036a022
1993
Ananthapadmanabhan KP; Mao GZ; Goddard ED; Tirrell M, 1991, 'Surface forces measurements on a cationic polymer in the presence of an anionic ???', Colloids and Surfaces, vol. 61, pp. 167 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0166-6622(91)80307-A
1991
Book Chapters
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Zou Y; Wan L; Blacklock J; Xie L; Carroll S; Oupicky D; Mao G, 2019, 'In situ AFM analysis investigating disassembly of DNA nanoparticles and nanofilms', in Methods in Molecular Biology, pp. 199 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9092-4_13
2019
Xie L; Zou Y; Carroll S; Muniz M; Mao G, 2019, 'Layer-by-layer film engineering for sequential gene delivery', in Methods in Molecular Biology, pp. 161 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9092-4_11
2019
Zou Y; Oupicky D; Mao G, 2014, 'Atomic force microscopy imaging of DNA delivery nanosystems', in NanoCellBiology - Multimodal Imaging in Biology and Medicine, pp. 321 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.4032/9789814411806
2014
2014, 'mRNA Nanomachines and Stress Reprogramming Following Brain Ischemia', in NanoCellBiology, Jenny Stanford Publishing, pp. 207 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15646-12
2014
Zou Y; Wan L; Blacklock J; Oupicky D; Mao G, 2013, 'In situ AFM analysis investigating disassembly of DNA nanoparticles and nano-films', in , pp. 183 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-140-0_13
2013
Jiang X; Ren Y; Williford JM; Li Z; Mao G, 2013, 'Liver-Targeted gene delivery through retrograde intrabiliary infusion', in , pp. 275 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-140-0_19
2013
Wang R; Arachchige IU; Brock SL; Mao G, 2008, 'Nanoparticles as seeds for organic crystallization', in , pp. 358 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2008-0996.ch025
2008
Mao G; Liang X, 2005, 'Resolving the Thickness and Micromechanical Properties of Lipid Bilayers and Vesicles Using AFM', in Force Microscopy: Applications in Biology and Medicine, pp. 181 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0470007702.ch11
2005
Conference Papers
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Farshi P; Mansour W; Liu F; Mao G; Goshgarian H; Sankari A, 2019, 'Oral Administration of 8-Cyclopentyl-1,3-Dipropylxanthine (DPCPX) After C2 Spinal Cord Hemisection Improves Sleep Disordered Breathing', in A109. SRN: OSA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TREATMENT - MOVING TOWARDS PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, May 17-22, 2019 - Dallas, TX, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_meetingabstracts.a2594
2019
Janic B; Liu F; Bobbitt K; Brown S; Mao G; Chetty I; Movsas B; Wen N, 2019, 'Abstract 4862: Effect of irradiation and gold nanoparticle on expression dynamics of cell surface markers in MDA-MB 231 breast cancer cells', in Clinical Research (Excluding Clinical Trials), American Association for Cancer Research, presented at Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2019; March 29-April 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.am2019-4862
2019
Janic B; Liu F; Bobbitt K; Brown S; Mao G; Chetty I; Movsas B; Wen N, 2019, 'Abstract 4862: Effect of irradiation and gold nanoparticle on expression dynamics of cell surface markers in MDA-MB 231 breast cancer cells', in Clinical Research (Excluding Clinical Trials), American Association for Cancer Research, presented at Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2019; March 29-April 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs18-4862
2019
Janic B; Liu F; Bobbitt K; Brown S; Mao G; Chetty IJ; Movsas B; Wen NW, 2018, 'Abstract 1376: Effect of gold nanoparticle on radiation induced DNA damage in MCF7 breast cancer cells', in Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics, American Association for Cancer Research, presented at Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2018; April 14-18, 2018; Chicago, IL, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.am2018-1376
2018
Sarma A; Petit S; Liu F; Nangia-Makker P; Mao G; Shekhar M, 2017, 'Abstract 1149: Targeting Rad6B suppresses melanomagenesis', in Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics, American Association for Cancer Research, presented at Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2017; April 1-5, 2017; Washington, DC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.am2017-1149
2017
Xie L; Zou Y; Mao G, 2015, 'Assembly of bioreducible layer-by-layer films for sequential DNA delivery', in Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, pp. 1190 - 1198
2015
Xie L; Zou Y; Mao G, 2015, 'Design of biodegradable polycations for localized gene delivery from layer-by-layer coatings', in Materials Engineering and Sciences Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, pp. 718 - 725
2015
Dean IS; Dzinic S; Kaplun A; Zou Y; Mao G; Sheng S, 2013, 'Abstract 5067: Human prostate epithelial cells secrete the tumor suppressor maspin as a soluble and exosome-associated protein .', in Tumor Biology, American Association for Cancer Research, presented at Proceedings: AACR 104th Annual Meeting 2013; Apr 6-10, 2013; Washington, DC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.am2013-5067
2013
Uttarwar R; Wang S; Mao G; Huang Y, 2011, 'Controlling TiO2 nanoparticle distribution within a coating film for surface mechanical property study', in Materials Engineering and Sciences Division - Core Programming Topic at the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, pp. 492 - 493
2011
Salakhutdinov I; VandeVord P; Palyvoda O; Matthew H; Handa H; Mao G; Auner GW; Newaz G, 2008, 'Fibronectin adsorption to nanopatterned silicon surfaces', in Biomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/biomed.2008.bsue11
2008
Wang J; Mao G; Zhao Y, 2006, 'Nanostructure fabrication using nanosphere lithography for photonics devices', in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2006.4628624
2006
Rosenberger L; Handa H; Mao GZ; Auner G; Shreve G, 2006, 'Treatment of aluminum nitride biosensor surfaces for improved silanization', in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
2006
Wang J; Zhao Y; Mao G, 2006, 'Engineering photonic nanostructure profiles using nanosphere lithography and reactive-ion etching', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.679628
2006
Wang R; Arachchige I; Brock SL; Mao G, 2005, 'Particle-rod hybrids: Constructing hybrid nanoparticle/nanorod architectures using seed-mediated nucleation', in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, pp. 11135
2005
Wang R; Dong W; Moehwald H; Mao G, 2005, 'Molecular templates for metal sulfide nanocrystal synthesis: Controlling fatty acid film morphology by metal salts', in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, pp. 13952
2005
Zhao Y; Mao G; Wang J, 2005, 'Self-assembled nanostructures for antireflection optical coatings', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 355 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.577122
2005
Handa H; Dong W; Mao G; Moehwald H, 2005, 'Interfacial engineering of lipid nano-patterns for controlled nucleation of aspirin', in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, pp. 397
2005
Wan L; Bisht HS; Oupicky D; Mao G, 2005, 'In situ monitoring of phase transition of a temperature and pH responsive copolymer', in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, pp. 14384
2005

ELATE Fellow, Drexel University

Fulbright Senior Scholar, Fulbright Program

Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Faculty CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health 

US Air Force

  • Nanotechnology
  • Targeted drug delivery & nanomedicine
  • Nanosensor
  • Integrating nanotechnology into education