Xiaopei Deng

Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering


  • xiaopei@umich.edu


  • Ph.D. Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
  • B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, China 2006


  • Chemical vapor deposition polymerization
  • Surface modification


  • University of Michigan, Charles G. Overbeger Award for Excellence in Research, 2012
  • University of Michigan, Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2012
  • Best poster award in Polymer Engineering, 35th Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium, 2011
  • University of Michigan, Franklin D. and Clarence T. Johnston Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Sichuan University, Excellent Graduate, 2006
  • Sichuan University, Excellent Student Leader, 2004-2005
  • Sichuan University, GE (General Electric) Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Sichuan University, P&G (Procter & Gamble) Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Sichuan University, First Prize of Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, 2002-2003, 2003-2004

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Liang, J. H. Jordahl, H. Ding, X. Deng, J. Lahann, "Uniform Coating of Microparticles using CVD Polymerization", Chem. Vap. Deposition. (2015) 21(10-11-12), 288-293.
  2. A. Ross, H. Durmaz, K. Cheng, X. P. Deng, Y. W. Liu, J. Oh, Z. Chen and J. Lahann, "Selective and Reversible Binding of Thiol-Functionalized Biomolecules on Polymers Prepared via Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization", Langmuir, (2015) 31(18), 5123-5129.
  3. Y. Liang, X. P. Deng, J. J. Senkevich, H. Ding and J. Lahann, "Thermal and environmental stability of poly(4-ethynyl-p-xylylene-co-p-xylylene) thin films", Chinese Chemical Letters, (2015) 26(4), 459-463.
  4. X. Deng, J. Lahann, "Orthogonal surface functionalizationthrough bioactive vapor-based polymer coatings", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2014). (Invited review)
  5. Florence Bally, Kenneth Cheng, Himabindu Nandivada, Xiaopei Deng, Aftin Ross, Agusti Panades, and Joerg Lahann, "Co-Immobilization of Biomolecules on Ultra-thin Reactive Chemical Vapor Deposition Coatings Using Multiple Click Chemistry Strategies", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2013) 5 (19), 9262–9268.
  6. T. D. Yoshida Kozai, N. B. Langhals, P. R. Patel, X. Deng, H. Zhang, K. L. Smith, J. Lahann, N. A. Kotov, D. R. Kipke, "Ultra-small Implantable Composite Microelectrodes with Bioactive Surfaces for Chronic Neural Interfaces", Nature Materials (2012) 11, 1065-1073.
  7. X. Deng, J. Lahann, "A Generic Strategy for Co-Presentation of Heparin-Binding Growth Factors Based on CVD Polymerization", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2012) 33 (17), 1459–1465.
  8. A. Agarwal, E. Luria, X. Deng, J. Lahann, H. Hess, "Landing Rate Measurements to Detect Fibrinogen Adsorption to Non-fouling Surfaces", Cellular and Molecular Engineering (2012) 5(3), 320-326.
  9. X. Deng*, T. W. Eyster*, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, "Bio-Orthogonal Polymer Coatings for Co-Presentation o fBiomolecules", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2012) 33, 640-645.
  10. X. Deng, C. Friedmann, J. Lahann, "Bio-Orthogonal "Double-Click"Chemistry Based on Multifunctional Coatings", Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2011) 50, 6522-6526.
  11. S. Bhaskar, C.T. Gibson, M. Yoshida, H. Nandivada, X. Deng, N.H. Voelcker, J. Lahann, "Engineering Characterization and Directional Self-Assembly of Anisotropically Modified Nanocolloids", Small (2011) 7(6), 812-819.
  12. A. Ross, D. Zhang, X. Deng, S.L. Chang, J. Lahann "CVD-based Binding Substrates for Spatially Resolved Analysis of Protein Binding by Imaging Ellipsometry", Analytical Chemistry (2011) 83(3), 874-880.
  13. H.Y. Chen, M. Hirtz, X. Deng, T. Laue, H. Fuchs, J. Lahann, "Substrate-Independent Dip-Pen Nanolithography Based on Reactive Coatings", JACS (2010) 132(51), 18023–18025.
  14. Y. Zhang, X. Deng, E.L. Scheller, J. Lahann, R.T. Franceschi, P.H. Krebsbach, "The effect of Runx2 immobilization on poly(epsilon-caprolactone) on osteoblast differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells in vitro", Biomaterials (2010) 32(7), 1809-1816.
  15. S. Tawfick, X. Deng, A.J. Hart, J. Lahann, "Nanocomposite Microstructures with Tunable Mechanical and Chemical Properties", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2010) 12, 11894-11899 (invited paper).
  16. M. Yoshida, K-H. Roh, S. Mandal, S. Bhaskar, D. W. Lim, H. Nandivada, X. Deng, J. Lahann, "Structurally Controlled Bio-hybrid Materials Based on Unidirectional Association of Anisotropic Microparticles with Human Endothelial Cells", Advanced Materials (2009) 21(48), 4920-4925.
  17. Z. Liu, X. Deng, M. Wang, J. Chen, A. Zhang, Z. Gu and C. Zhao. BSA-Modified Polyethersulfone Membrane: Preparation, Characterization and Biocompatibility. Journal of Biomaterials Science, 2009, 20, 377.
  18. X. Deng, T. Wang, F. Zhao, L. Li, C. Zhao. Polyethersulfone-Activated Carbon Hybrid Beads for Creatinine Adsorption. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 103, 1085.