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  MaoGen Zhang
Research Assistant Professor

Office Phone: (210) 458-5463
Office: FLN 2.01.22
E-Mail: maogen.zhang@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
• Polymer-enzyme-nanomaterial-based electrochemical (bio)sensors
• Synthesis of metal-based nanomaterials
• Polymer syntheses and modifications

Research Interests



Electrochemical (bio)sensors based on polymers, enzymes and nanomaterials with covalent molecule immobilization.



Selected Publications





arrow Rare Earth Nanocomposites Based on Chitosan Platforms for Biological Applications
Yasmin, Z.; Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.; Maswadi, S.; Glickman, R,; Nash, K. L.
MRS Online Proceedings Library, 2012, 1471, mrss12-1471-yy08-14 doi:10.1557/opl.2012.1076





arrow Electrochemistry and Current Control in Surface Films based on Silica-Azure Redox Particles, Carbon Nanotubes, Enzymes and Polyelectrolytes
Karra, S.; Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85, 1208-1214





arrow Rapid Electrochemical Enzyme Assay with Enzyme-Free Calibration
Zhang, M.; Karra, S.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85, 6026-6032





arrow Amperometric Ethanol Biosensors Based on Chitosan-NAD+-Alcohol Dehydrogenase Films
Zhang, M.; Karra, S.; Gorski, W.
Electroanalysis 2011, 23, 1856-1862




Preparation and Spectroscopic Characterization of Nd3+:Y2O3 Nanocrystals Suspended in Polymethylmethacrylate
Sardar, D. K.; Chandra, S; Gruber, J. B.; Gorski, W.; Zhang, M.; Shim J.-H.
J. Appl. Phys. 2009, 105, 093105/1-8




Spectral Analysis of Synthesized Nanocrystalline Aggregates of Er3+:Y2O3
Gruber, J. B.; Sardar, D. K.; Nash, K. L.; Yow, R. M.; Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.,
J. Appl. Phys. 2007, 101, 113116/1-6




Co-Immobilization of Dehydrogenases and Their Cofactors for Electrochemical Sensing
Zhang, M.; Mullens, C.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry 2007, 79, 2446-2450




Amperometric Glutamate Biosensor Based on Chitosan Enzyme Film
Zhang, M.; Mullens, C.; Gorski, W.
Electrochimica Acta 2006, 51, 4528-4532




Electrochemical Sensing Platform Based on the Carbon Nanotubes-Redox Mediator-Biopolymer System
Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 2058-2059




Insulin Oxidation and Determination at Carbon Electrodes
Zhang, M; Mullens, C.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry 2005, 77, 6396-6401




Electrochemical Sensing Based on Redox Mediation at Carbon Nanotubes
Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry 2005, 77, 3960-3965




Chitosan-Glutamate Oxidase Gels: Synthesis, Characterization, and Glutamate Determination
Zhang, M.; Mullens, C.; Gorski, W.
Electroanalysis 2005, 17, 2114-2120




Carbon Nanotube-Chitosan System for Electrochemical Sensing Based on Dehydrogenase Enzymes.
Zhang, M.; Smith, A.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry, 2004, 76, 5045-5050.




Coupling the Lactate Oxidase to Electrodes by Ionotropic Gelation of Biopolymer.
Xin, W.; Zhang, M.; Gorski, W.
Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, 2060-2064






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