Prof. Youqing Shen, is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Changjiang Chair Professor, Zhejiang University Qiushi Chair Professor, Chief PI of State Key Basic Research Program, Director of Center for Bionanoengineering, Zhejiang University, China.
He received his D.Sc degree from Department of Polymer Science of Zhejiang University and PhD degree from McMaster University in 2002. He was an assistant professor during 2003-2007 and was promoted to tenured associate professor in 2007 in the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Wyoming, USA. In 2008 he moved to Zhejiang University as Qishi Chair professor and director of Center for Bionanoengineering and received Distinguished Young Scholar Fund of National Science Foundation of China at the same year. He has been appointed as Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholar in 2014.
His research interests are functional polymers as bionanomaterials, nanomedicine, and drug/gene delivery. He is the chief PI of a nanomedicine project of National Key Basic Research Program <Study on Efficient Nanocarriers for Nucleic Acid Drugs>. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific papers with an H-index of about 50.