From 09/2006 to 07/2011, Doctorate of Materials Science
P.R. of China
From 09/2011 to now, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Southern California
From 07/2011 to now, biomimetic reconstruction of human enamel
To develop biomimetic materials for enamel reconstruction
Qichao Ruan, Nadia Siddiqah, Xiaochen Li, Steven Nutt, and Janet Moradian-Oldak. Amelogenin-chitosan matrix for human enamel regrowth: effects of viscosity and supersaturation degree, Connective Tissue Research, Vol. 55, No. S1 , Pages 150-154. 1.
Qichao Ruan, and Janet Moradian-Oldak. Development of amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel for in vitro enamel regrowth with a dense interface, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2014, 89, doi:10.3791/51606 (2014).
Qichao Ruan, Yuzheng Zhang, Xiudong Yang, Steven Nutt, and Janet Moradian-Oldak. Amelogenin-chitosan matrix promotes assembly of an enamel-like layer with a dense interface, Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9, 7289-7297.
Qichao Ruan, Yingchun Zhu, Yi Zeng, Huofei Qian, Junwu Xiao, Fangfang Xu, Linlin Zhang, Donghui Zhao. Ultrasonic-Irradition-Assisted Oriented Assembly of Ordered Monetite Nanosheets Stacking, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2009, 113, 1100-1106.
Qichao Ruan, Yingchun Zhu, Fang Li, Junwu Xiao, Yi Zeng, Fangfang Xu. Investigation of Layer-by-layer Assembled Heparin and Chitosan Multilayer Films via Electrochemical Spectroscopy, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, 333, 725-733.
Yingchun Zhu, Qichao Ruan, Fangfang Xu. Crystallographically-Oriented Nanoassembly by ZnS Tricrystals and Subsequent Three-Dimensional Epitaxy. Nano Research, 2009, 2, 688-694.
Yingchun Zhu, Huijuan Liu, Fang Li, Qichao Ruan, Hua Wang, Masahiro Fujiwara, Lianzhou Wang, G. Q.(Max) Lu. Dipolar Molecules as Propellers Achieving Electric Field Stimulated Release. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 1450-1451.
Fang Li, Yingchun Zhu, Bo You, Donghui Zhao, Qichao Ruan, Yi Zeng, Chuanxian Ding. Smart Hydrogels co-Switched by Hydrogen Bond and π-π Stacking for Continuously Regulated Controlled-Release System. Advanced Functional Materials, 2010, 20, 669-676.
Yingchun Zhu, Yanyan Liu, Qichao Ruan, Yi Zeng, Junwu Xiao, Ziwei Liu, Lifang Cheng, Fangfang Xu, Linlin Zhang. Superstructures and Mineralization of Laminated Vaterite Mesocrystals via Mesoscale Transformation and Self-Assembly, The Journal of Physical chemistry C, 2009, 113, 6584-6588.
Liu Huijuan, Yingchun Zhu, Qichao Ruan, Yi Zeng, Fangfang Xu, Xiue Ren, Dongfeng Xue. Synthesis and Analysis of Hydroxyapatite Nanosheets with Oriented Arrangement. Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society, 2009, 37, 1495-1499.
Junwu Xiao, Yingchun Zhu,* Qichao Ruan, Yanyan Liu, Yi Zeng, Fangfang Xu, Linlin Zhang. Biomacromolecule and Surfactant Complex Matrix for Oriented Stack of 2-Dimensional Carbonated Hydroxyapatite Nanosheets as Alignment in Calcified Tissues. Crystal Growth & Design, 2010, 10, 1492-1499.
Tao Yang, Yingchun Zhu, Qichao Ruan, Xuefeng Du, Yi Zeng, Fangfang Xu. Synthesis of h-AlN Nanowires via Carbothermal Reduction and Nitridation Methods Using Acetylene Black. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2010, 10, 421-425.
Junwu Xiao, Yingchun Zhu, Jianhui Yuan, Qichao Ruan, Yi Zeng, Lifang Chen, Lianzhou Wang, Fangfang Xu. Polymorph Selection of Calcium Carbonate by the Morphology of Biomacromolecules: From Aragonite, Vaterite to Calcite. Materials Research Bulletin, 2010, 23, 3695-3706.
Zhen Liu, Yingchun Zhu, Jianhui Yuan, Qichao Ruan, Guohong Ma. Preparation and Characterization of ZnSe Tetrapods with Sphalerite Nucleus. Journal of Inorganic Materials, 2010, 25, 216-220.
Jianhui Yuan, Yingchun Zhu, Xuebing Zheng, Qichao Ruan, Heng ji. Improvement in Tribological Properties of Atmospheric Plasma-Sprayed WC–Co Coating Followed by Cu Electrochemical Impregnation. Applied Surface Science, 2009, 255, 7959-7965.
Yunli Wang, Yingchun Zhu, Yanyan Liu, Yu Yang, Qichao Ruan, Fangfang Xu. An Effective Gold Nanotubes Electrode for Amperometric Biosensor. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2010, 10, 8286-8292.
Fang Li, Yingchun Zhu, Zhiyong Mao, Yunli Wang, Qichao Ruan, Jianlin Shi, Congqing Ning. Macromolecules on Nano-outlets Responding to Electric Field and pH for Dual-mode Drug Delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 1579-1583.
Jianhui Yuan, Yingchun Zhu, Heng ji, Xuebing Zheng, Qichao Ruan, Yaran Niu, Ziwei Liu, Yi Zeng. Microstructures and tribological properties of plasma sprayed WC-Co-Cu-BaF2/CaF2 self-lubricating wear resistant coatings. Applied Surface Science, 2010, 256, 4938-4944.
Donghui Zhao, Yingchun Zhu, Fang Li, Shengmao Zhang, Linlin Zhang, Fushan Lv, Sheng Li, Qichao Ruan, Fangfang Xu. Polymorph Selection and Nanocrystallite Rearrangement of Calcium Carbonate in Carboxymethyl Chitosan Aqueous Solution: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Analysis. Materials Research Bulletin, 2010, 45, 80-87.
Qichao Ruan, and Janet Moradian-Oldak. Amelogenin and Enamel Biomimetics. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015
Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, 2012, New Hampshire, USA. Poster presentation: “Amelogenin-Chitosan Hydrogel for Enamel Reconstruction”.
87th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, 2013, Riverside, USA. Oral Presentation: “Amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel for enamel reconstruction via protein-directed assembly with a dense interface”.
11th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues, 2013, Lake Geneva, USA. Oral Presentation: “Amelogenin-Chitosan Matrix Forms an Organized Mineralized Layer with a Dense Interface”.
Honors and Awards
Most Innovative Award, 2014, The USC Steven Institute for Innovation, University of Southern California
Young Investigators Award, 11th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues, 2013, Lake Geneva, USA
2nd Place Graduate Post-Doctoral Trainee Award, 2012, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC