The  research group’s interests focus on the synthesis, characterization, and application of amphiphilic responsive polymers and useful self-assembled  polymer nanomaterials such as vesicles, cylinders and micelles. The group also has wide interests in the interdisciplinary bridging between polymer science,  biomedicine and materials science, such as controlled drug delivery, gene delivery, smart nanomaterials, biomineralization, molecular motor, theranostic platforms and diabetes control etc.


1. Sugar-Breathing Glycopolymersomes for Regulating Glucose Level, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 7640-7647.


2. Cancer Theranostics

(1) A superparamagnetic polymersome with extremely high T2 relaxivity for MRI and cancer-targeted drug delivery, Biomaterials 2017, 114, 23-33.    


(2) An Asymmetrical Polymer Vesicle Strategy for Significantly Improving T1 MRI Sensitivity and Cancer-Targeted Drug Delivery, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 739-749.

3. Homopolymer Self-assembly

(1) Template-free fabrication of nitrogen-doped hollow carbon spheres for high-performance supercapacitors based on a scalable homopolymer vesicle, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4, 12088-12097.

(2)  Multifunctional Homopolymer Vesicles for Facile Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles and Effective Water Remediation, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 5022-5031.

(3) Probing into Homopolymer Self-Assembly: How Does Hydrogen Bonding Influence Morphology? Macromolecules 2013, 46, 194-203.

(4) Homopolymer vesicles with a gradient bilayer membrane as drug carriers, Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 11521-11523.


4. Preparation and Mechanism Insight of Nuclear Envelope-Like Polymer Vesicles for Facile Loading of Biomacromolecules and Enhanced Biocatalytic Activity, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 6644–6654.


5. “Armed” drug Carrier: ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 1021-1025. [Cover of November  2013: Vol. 2, Iss. 11]  


6. Ultrasound and pH Dually Responsive Polymer Vesicles for Anticancer Drug Delivery: Scientific Reports 2013, 3, 2162; DOI: 2110.1038/srep02162.





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