Heng Zhang, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist - Boston

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617.832.1116

617.832.7000

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Heng Zhang is a technology specialist in Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department. He assists client in prior arts search, patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, as well as drafting patent application in the area of the pharmaceuticals, polymers, and materials. Dr. Zhang has a strong background and in-depth knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and polymer materials.

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Education:

  • Boston University, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2016
  • University of Iowa, M.S., Pharmacy, 2011
  • Nanjing University of Technology, B.S., Pharmaceutics, 2009

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robert S. Langer Lab, Cambridge, MA
  • “Cyanotrimethylsilane”, Groutas, W. C., Jin, Z., Zhang, H. Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2011.
  • “Synthesis of Atactic and Isotactic Poly(1,2-glycerol carbonate)s: Degradable Polymers for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications”, Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 6806.
  • “Terpolymerization of Benzyl Glycidyl Ether, Propylene Oxide and CO2 using Binary and Bifunctional [SalcyCoIIIX] Complexes and Thermal and Mechanical Properties of the Resultant Poly(benzyl 1,2-glycerol-co-propylene carbonate)s and Poly(1,2-glycerol-co-propylene carbonate)s”, Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, 131, 39893.
  • “Recent Advances in Glycerol Polymers: Chemistry and Their Biomedical Applications”, Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2014, 35, 1906. (invited Feature Article; cover article; featured in MaterialsViews)
  • “Synthesis of Aliphatic Poly(1,2-glycerol carbonate)s via Copolymerization of CO2 with Glycidyl Ethers Using a Cobalt Salen Catalyst and Study of a Thermally Stable Solid Polymer Electrolyte”, Marlena D. Konieczynska, Xinrong Lin, Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff, ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 533.
  • “Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(glyceric acid carbonate): A Degradable Analogue of Poly(acrylic acid)”, Heng Zhang, Xinrong Lin, Stacy Chin and Mark W. Grinstaff, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 12660. (highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News)
  • “Synthesis of an Environmentally Friendly Ethyl Glycerol Carbonate Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Supercapacitor Operation at 100 °C”, Maryam Salari, Benjamin Cooper, Heng Zhang, and Mark W. Grinstaff, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2017, 1, 1700067.
  • “PEGylation on Mixed Monolayer Gold Nanoparticles: Effect of Grafting Density, Chain Length, and Surface Curvature”, Jiaqi Lin, Heng Zhang, Vahid Morovati, and Roozbeh Dargazany, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 2017, 504, 325.
  • “Synthesis of poly(1,2-glycerol carbonate)-paclitaxel conjugates and their utility as a single high-dose replacement for multi-dose treatment regimens in peritoneal cancer”, Iriny Ekladious, Rong Liu, Heng Zhang, Daniel H. Foil, Daniel A. Todd, Tyler N. Graf, Robert F. Padera, Nicholas H. Oberlies, Yolonda L. Colson, and Mark W. Grinstaff, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 8443.
  • Speaker, “Synthesis of Atactic and Isotactic Poly(1,2-glycerol carbonate)s: Degradable Polymers for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications.” Gordon Research Conference - Polymers, South Hadley, MA, 2013.
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