Dr. Ren Kangning

Dr. Ken is currently an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry at HKBU. His current research interests center on advanced analytical chemistry technologies, with particular emphasis on creating and applying novel instrumental analysis technologies based on microfluidics and materials engineering.

Dr.Ren is currently on the editorial board of Scientific Reports and Biomicrofluidics. He is also an active reviewer for manuscripts about microfluidics and materials. He reviewed for over 30 SCI journals and is frequent reviewer for Science Advances, Chemical Society Reviews, JACS, Chemical Science, Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Communications, Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Nanoscale, Analyst, etc. He frequently served as adjudicative reviewer for RSC journals and was featured as Outstanding Reviewer of Lab Chip 2016.



Postdoctoral: HKUST and Stanford University
Ph.D., Tsinghua University
B.Sc., Tsinghua University

Research Interests

Microfabrication and microfluidics
Biomaterial and soft matters
Analytical microdevices
Biomimicking and advanced coating technology

Selected publications

Chong Hu, Yunxiu Bai, Miao Hou, Yisu Wang, Licheng Wang, Xun Cao, Chiu-Wing Chan, Han Sun, Wanbo Li, Jun Ge*, and Kangning Ren*, “Defect-induced Activity Enhancement of Enzyme-Embedded Metal-Organic Frameworks Revealed in Microfluidic Gradient Mixing Synthesis”, Science Advances., 6(5), eaax5785 (2020).

Chuanbo Hu, Xinying Xie, Hui Zheng, Yongquan Qing, Kangning Ren*, “Facile fabrication of superhydrophobic zinc coatings with corrosion resistance by electrodeposition process”, New J. Chem., 44, 8890-8901 (2020).

Wanbo Li#, Miao Yu#, Jing Sun#, Kentaro Mochizuki, Siyu Chen, Huanxi Zheng, Jiaqian Li, Shuhuai Yao, Hongkai Wu, Beng S. Ong, Satoshi Kawata, Zuankai Wang*, Kangning Ren*, “Crack engineering as a new route for the construction of arbitrary hierarchical architectures”, PNAS, 116(48), 23909-23914 (2019).

Han Sun, Chiu-Wing Chan, Yisu Wang, Xiao Yao, Xuan Mu*, Xuedong Lu, Jianhua Zhou, Zongwei Cai, and Kangning Ren*, “Reliable and reusable whole-polypropylene plastic microfluidic devices for rapid, low-cost antimicrobial susceptibility test”, Lab Chip., 19, 2915-2924 (2019).

H. Sun, WB. Li, ZZ. Dong, C. Hu, CH. Leung, DL. Ma, KN. Ren, “A suspending-droplet mode paper-based microfluidic platform for low-cost, rapid, and convenient detection of lead(II) ions in liquid solution”, Biosens. Bioelectron., 99, 361 (2018).

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