Professor of Chemistry ,Director of Hubei Key Laboratory of Materials Chemistry & Service Failure ;Deputy director of the Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering

Phone: (86)27-87558172


Academic Areas: Microporous polymer and nanomaterials

Tan Bien is the professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the College of Materials at South China University of Technology. He then joined in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials for postdoctoral research in National Laboratory of Advanced Composites (1999-2001). He worked as a PDRA at The University of Liverpool (2001-2007). He then returned to China and joined HUST in September 2007 as a professor. In December 2009, Tan was awarded New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Ministry of Education, and in the same year he was awarded Chutian Scholar Distinguished Professor by Hubei province.

He has so far published more than 80 journal papers in high impact journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials and 5 book chapters, approximately half of these being in the last 5 years. Current impact factor of Tan is more than 330.

His main research interests are polymeric materials, supercritical fluids, microporous materials, hydrogen storage, metal nanoparticles, emulsion-templated materials, and high-throughput materials methodology.

He was invited to serve as reviewer for nearly 40 international journals (such as ngew. Chem., Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., J. Phys. Chem., Soft Matter, Polym. Chem., J. Polym. Sci., Polymer, ChemCatChem, J. Colloid Interface Sci., J. Nanopart. Res., Chem. Eng. J., Microporous Mesoporous Mat., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Appl. Catal., A. etc.)

Selected Publications

[1] Zhang, H. F.; Wang, D.; Butler, R.; Campbell, N. L.; Long, J.; Tan, B.; Duncalf, D. J.; Foster, A. J.; Hopkinson, A.; Taylor, D.; Angus, D.; Cooper, A. I.; Rannard, S. P., Formation and enhanced biocidal activity of water-dispersable organic nanoparticles. Nat. Nanotechnol. 2008, 3, 506-511.  IF = 27.270
[2] Li, B.; Guan, Z.; Wang, W.; Yang, X.; Hu, J.; Tan, B.*; Li, T., Highly Dispersed Pd Catalyst Locked in Knitting Aryl Network Polymers for Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reactions of Aryl Chlorides in Aqueous Media. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 3390-3395.  IF = 13.877
[3] Luo, Y.; Li, B.; Wang, W.; Wu, K.; Tan, B.*, Heterocyclic Microporous Polymers: Hypercrosslinked Aromatic Heterocyclic Microporous Polymers: A New Class of Highly Selective CO2 Capturing Materials (Adv. Mater. 42/2012). Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 5702-5702.  IF = 13.877
[4] Su, F.; Bray, C. L.; Tan, B.; Cooper, A. I., Rapid and reversible hydrogen storage in clathrate hydrates using emulsion-templated polymers. Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 2663. IF = 13.877
[5] Wood, C. D.; Tan, B.; Trewin, A.; Su, F.; Rosseinsky, M. J.; Bradshaw, D.; Sun, Y.; Zhou, L.; Cooper, A. I., Microporous organic polymers for methane storage. Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 1916. IF = 13.877
[6] Hussain, I.; Graham, S.; Wang, Z. X.; Tan, B.; Sherrington, D. C.; Rannard, S. P.; Cooper, A. I.; Brust, M., Size-controlled synthesis of near-monodisperse gold nanoparticles in the 1-4 nm range using polymeric stabilizers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16398-16399.  IF = 9.907
[7] Tan, B.; Cooper, A. I., Functional oligo(vinyl acetate)CO2-philes for solubilization and emulsification. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 8938-8939.  IF = 9.907
[8] Li, Z.; Tan, B.; Allix, M.; Cooper, A. I.; Rosseinsky, M. J., Direct coprecipitation route to monodisperse dual-functionalized magnetic iron oxide nanocrystals without size selection. Small 2008, 4, 231-239. IF = 8.349
[9] Wood, C. D.; Tan, B.; Trewin, A.; Niu, H. J.; Bradshaw, D.; Rosseinsky, M. J.; Khimyak, Y. Z.; Campbell, N. L.; Kirk, R.; Stockel, E.; Cooper, A. I., Hydrogen storage in microporous hypercrosslinked organic polymer networks. Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 2034-2048. IF = 7.286
[10] Du, X.; Sun, Y. L.; Tan, B.; Teng, Q. F.; Yao, X. J.; Su, C. Y.; Wang, W., Troger's base-functionalised organic nanoporous polymer for heterogeneous catalysis. Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 970-972. IF = 6.169
[11] Luo, Y.; Li, B.; Liang, L.; Tan, B.*, Synthesis of cost-effective porous polyimides and their gas storage properties. Chemical Communications 2011, 47, 7704. IF = 6.169
[12] Schaeffer, N.; Tan, B.; Dickinson, C.; Rosseinsky, M. J.; Laromaine, A.; McComb, D. W.; Stevens, M. M.; Wang, Y. Q.; Petit, L.; Barentin, C.; Spiller, D. G.; Cooper, A. I.; Levy, R., Fluorescent or not? Size-dependent fluorescence switching for polymer-stabilized gold clusters in the 1.1-1.7 nm size range. Chemical Communications 2008, 3986-3988. IF = 6.169
[13] Zhang, H.; Huang, X.; Li, L.; Zhang, G.; Hussain, I.; Li, Z.; Tan, B.*, Photoreductive synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent metal nanoclusters. Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 567. IF = 6.169
[14] Li, L.; Li, Z.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, S.; Majeed, I.; Tan, B.*, Effect of Polymer Ligand Structures on Fluorescence of Gold Clusters Prepared by Photoreduction. Nanoscale 2013. In press.
[15] Huang, X.; Li, B.; Zhang, H.; Hussain, I.; Liang, L.; Tan, B.*, Facile Preparation of Size-controlled Gold Nanoparticles Using Versatile and End-functionalized Thioether Polymer Ligands. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 1600-1607. IF = 5.914
[16] Bray, C. L.; Tan, B.; Wood, C. D.; Cooper, A. I., High-throughput solubility measurements of polymer libraries in supercritical carbon dioxide. J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 456-459. IF = 5.968
[17] Li, B.; Huang, X.; Liang, L.; Tan, B.*, Synthesis of Uniform Microporous Polymer Nanoparticles and Their Applications for Hydrogen Storage. J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 7444. IF = 5.968
[18] Lu, L. T.; Tung, L. D.; Robinson, I.; Ung, D.; Tan, B.; Long, J.; Cooper, A. I.; Fernig, D. G.; Thanh, N. T. K., Size and shape control for water-soluble magnetic cobalt nanoparticles using polymer ligands. J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 2453-2458. IF = 5.968
[19] Majeed, M. I.; Lu, Q.; Yan, W.; Li, Z.; Hussain, I.; Tahir, M. N.; Tremel, W.; Tan, B.*, Highly water-soluble magnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles for drug delivery: enhanced in vitro therapeutic efficacy of doxorubicin and MION conjugates. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2013. In press. IF = 5.968  
[20] Li, L.; Guo, Q.; Yan, W.; Li, J.; Leng, C.; Lu, H. T. Q.; Tan, B.*, Design of a polymer ligand for one-step preparation of highly stable fluorescent Ag5 clusters for tissue labeling. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2013.
In press.  IF = 5.968
[21] Zhang, S.; Luo, Y.; Yang, H.; Yang, H.-J.; Tan, B.*, Functional oligo(vinyl acetate) bearing bipyridine moieties by RAFT polymerization and extraction of metal ions in supercritical carbon dioxide. Polym. Chem 2013. In press. IF=5.321
[22] Zhang, C.; Peng, L.-H.; Li, B.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, P.-C.; Wang, Z.; Zhan, D.-H.; Tan, B.*;  Yang, X.-L.; Xu, H.-B. Organic Microporous Polymer from Hexaphenylbenzene Based Triptycene Monomer: Synthesis and Its Gas Storage Properties. Polym. Chem 2013. In press.   IF=5.321
[23] Yang, X.; Li, B.; Majeed, I.; Liang, L.; Long, X.; Tan, B.*, Magnetic microporous polymer nanoparticles.
Polym. Chem 2013, 4, (5), 1425-1429.  IF=5.321
[24] Luo, Y.; Zhang, S.; Ma, Y.; Wang, W.; Tan, B.*, Microporous organic polymers synthesized by self-condensation of aromatic hydroxymethyl monomers. Polymer Chemistry 2013, In press. IF = 5.321
[25] Yang, X.; Li, B.; Majeed, I.; Liang, L.; Long, X.; Tan, B.*, Magnetic microporous polymer nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry 2013. In press. IF = 5.321
[26] Bray, C.; Tan, B.*; Higgins, S.; Cooper , A., Polymer CO2 Solubility. Structure/Property relationships in Polyester Libraries. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9726. IF = 5.167
[27] Chen, K.; Grant, N.; Liang, L.; Zhang, H.; Tan, B.*, Synthesis of CO2-philic Xanthate-Oligo(vinyl acetate)-Based Hydrocarbon Surfactants by RAFT Polymerization and Their Applications on Preparation of Emulsion-Templated Materials. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9355. IF = 5.167
[28] Lee, J. Y.; Tan, B.; Cooper, A. I., CO2-in-water emulsion-templated poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels using poly(vinyl acetate)-based surfactants. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 1955-1961. IF = 5.167
[29] Li, B.; Gong, R.; Wang, W.; Huang, X.; Zhang, W.; Li, H.; Hu, C.; Tan, B.*, A New Strategy to Microporous Polymers: Knitting Rigid Aromatic Building Blocks by External Cross-Linker. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 2410-2414. IF = 5.167
[30] Tan, B.*; Bray, C. L.; Cooper, A. I., Fractionation of Poly(vinyl acetate) and the Phase Behavior of End-Group Modified Oligo(vinyl acetate)s in CO2. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 7945-7952. IF = 5.167
[31] Tan, B.; Lee, J. Y.; Cooper, A. I., Ionic hydrocarbon surfactants for emulsification and dispersion polymerization in supercritical CO2. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 7471-7473. IF = 5.167
[32] Tan, B.; Lee, J. Y.; Cooper, A. I., Synthesis of emulsion-templated poly(acrylamide) using CO2-in-water emulsions and poly(vinyl acetate)-based block copolymer surfactants. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 1945-1954. IF = 5.167
[33] Tan, B.; Woods, H. M.; Licence, P.; Howdle, S. M.; Cooper, A. I., Synthesis and CO2 solubility studies of poly(ether carbonate)s and poly(ether ester)s produced by step growth polymerization. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 1691-1698. IF = 5.167
[34] Zhang, C.; Liu, Y.; Li, B.; Tan, B.*; Chen, C.-F.; Xu, H.-B.; Yang, X.-L., Triptycene-based Microporous Polymers: Synthesis and their Gas Storage Properties. ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 190. IF = 5.167
[35] Huang, X.; Li, B.; Li, L.; Zhang, H.; Majeed, I.; Hussain, I.; Tan, B.*, Facile Preparation of Highly Blue Fluorescent Metal Nanoclusters in Organic Media. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 448. IF = 4.805
[36] Huang, X.; Luo, Y.; Li, Z.; Li, B.; Hui Zhang; Li, L.; Irfan Majeed; Zou, P.; Tan, B.*, Biolabeling Hematopoietic System Cells Using Near-Infrared Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 16753–16763. IF = 4.805 
[37] Xu, S.; Luo, Y.; Tan, B.*, Recent development of hypercrosslinked microporous organic polymers. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 10.1002/marc.201200788   IF = 4.596
[38] Wang, N. X.; Liao, Y. G.; Deng, R. H.; Liu, S. Q.; Cao, N.; Tan, B.; Zhu, J. T.; Xie, X. L. 
Polymer-inorganic hybrid microparticles with hierarchical structures formed by interfacial instabilities of emulsion droplets. Soft Matter 2012, 8,(9), 2697-2704.   IF =4.390
[39] Wang, Z. X.; Tan, B; Hussain, I.; Schaeffer, N.; Wyatt, M. F.; Brust, M.; Cooper, A. I., Design of polymeric stabilizers for size-controlled synthesis of monodisperse gold nanoparticles in water. Langmuir 2007, 23, 885-895. IF = 4.186
[40] Li, B.; Huang, X.; Gong, R.; Ma, M.; Yang, X.; Liang, L.; Tan, B.*, Catalyzed hydrogen spillover for hydrogen storage on microporous organic polymers. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2012, 37, 12813-12820.  IF = 4.054
[41] Li, B.; Yang, X.; Xia, L.; Majeed, I.; Tan, B.*, Hollow Microporous Organic Capsules. Scientific Reports 2013. In press.  


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