Risheng Wang

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Biochemistry DNA-based Self-Assembly Nanotechnology Nanomaterials

Research Interests:

¿ Engineering DNA-based nanostructures to control functional nanomaterials, characterize their optical and chemical properties for making novel devices, and develop applications in biomedical, electronic and material fields. ¿ Studying biomolecular interactions at the single molecular level using self-assembled DNA nanostructure templates. ¿ Developing methodology for merging the ¿top-down¿ lithography with ¿bottom-up¿ self-assembly nanofabrication techniques to create nanomaterial-based devices and biosensors.


  • New York University, Ph. D, 2010 Columbia University, postdoc

PhD and Postdoc Positions Available



Risheng Wang, Matteo Palma, Erika Penzo and Shalom J. Wind, “Lithographically directed assembly of one-dimensional DNA nanostructures via bivalent binding interactions”, Nanoresearch, 2013, 6, 409-417.

Risheng Wang*, Colin Nuckolls and Shalom J. Wind*, “Assembly of heterogeneous functional nanomaterials on DNA origami scaffolds”, Angewandte Chemie Int Ed, 2012, 51, 11325-11327.  

Yu Liu, Risheng Wang, Liang Ding, Ruojie Sha, Nadrian C. Seeman and James W. Canary. “Templated Synthesis of Nylon Nucleic Acids and Characterization by Nuclease digestion”, Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 1930-1937.

Erika Penzo, Risheng Wang, Matteo Palma and Shalom J Wind. “Selctive Placement of DNA Origami on Substrates Patterned by Nanoimprint Lithorgraphy”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 2011, B, 29(6), 06F205.

Wenyan Liu, Hong Zhong, Risheng Wang,and Nadrian C. Seeman. “Crystalline Two-Dimensional DNA- Origami Arrays”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2011, 50, 264-267.

Risheng Wang,Akinori Kuzuya, Wenyan Liu and Nadrian C. Seeman. “Blunt-Ended DNA Stacking Interactions in a 3-Helix Motif”, ChemComm, 2010, 46, 495-4907.

Risheng Wang,Wenyan Liu and Nadrian C. Seeman, “Prototyping Nanorod Control: A DNA Helix Sheathed within a DNA Six-Helix Bundle”, Chemistry and Biology, 2009, 16, 862-867.

Yu Liu, Risheng Wang, Liang Ding, Ruojie Sha, Philip S. Lukeman, James W. Canary and Nadrian C. Seeman. “Thermodynamic Analysis of Nylon Nucleic Acids” ChemBioChem, 2008, 9, 1641-1648.

Yu Liu, Akinori Kuzuya, Ruojie Sha, Johan Guillaume, Risheng Wang, James W. Canary, and Nadrian C. Seeman. “Coupling across a DNA Helical Turn Yields a Hybrid DNA/Organic Catenane Doubly Tailed with Functional Termini” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 10882-10883.

Akinori Kuzuya#, Risheng Wang#, Ruojie Sha and Nadrian C. Seeman. “Six-Helix and Eight-Helix DNA Nanotubes Assembled from Half-Tubes” Nano Lett. 2007, 7(6) 1757-1763.