Professor of Chemistry ,Director of the Institute of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (86)27-87547141


Academic Areas: Polymer hydrogels ;Supramolecular chemistry ;Nanomedicine carriers

Main research interests

Polymer hydrogels: The research mainly involves preparation, characterization and application of polymer hydrogels. The polymer hydrogels are responsible to stimuli of environment including temperature, composition of solutions, pH or ionic strength, electric fields and so on.

Supramolecular chemistry: The research mainly involves preparation, characterization and application of supramolecular gels which can be formed by self-assembly of organic gelators in water or organic solvents.

Nanomedicine carriers: The research mainly involves the polymer nano-particles which act as the drug carriers.    

Academic Degrees

1975, graduated from Department of Organic Chemical Engineering, South China University of Science and Technology. Speciality: polymer engineering.

Professional Experience

1976-1993, Associate Researcher, Hubei Institute of Chemistry.
1993-1998, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
1999-    Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.Oversea research experiences: 
1986-1987, Visiting Scientist, Alberta Research Council, Canada.
1989-1992, Visiting Scientist, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.


Selected Publications

(1) Conducting hydrogels of tetraaniline-g-poly(vinyl alcohol) in-situ reinforced by supramolecular nanofibers, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2014, 6, 1595-1600.
(2) Reinforcement of phenylalanine-based supramolecular hydrogels by hybridizing poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) nanogels, RSC Advances 2014, 4, 22380-22386.
(3) Atom-economical in situ synthesis of BaSO4 as imaging contrast agents within poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels using one-step droplet microfluidics, Green Chem. 2013, 15, 2222-2229.
(4) Polyurethane Composites in–situ molecularly reinforced by supramolecular nanofibrillar aggregates of sorbital derivatives, Comp. Sci. Tech. 2013, 79, 58-63.
(5) Electrochemical characterization of hydrophobic microenvironment of gemini surfactant micelles hybridized supramolecular gels, Electrochim. Acta 2013, 90, 326-331.
(6) Thermodynamically controllable transition from 3D to 2D self-assembly of a hydrogelator induced by the phase behaviors of triblock copolymer, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2013, 393, 53-57.
(7) Microfluidic fabrication and thermo-reversible response of core/shell photonic crystalline microspheres based on deformable nanogels, Langmuir 2012, 28, 17186-17192.
(8) Shape controllable microgel particles prepared by microfluidic combining external ionic crosslinking, Biomicrofluidics 2012, 6, 026502-9.
(9) Microfluidic one-step fabrication of radiopaque alginate microgels with in situ synthesized barium sulfate nanoparticles, Lab chip 2012, 12, 4781-4786.
(10) F- and H+ triggered reversible supramolecular self-assembly/disassembly probed by a fluorescent Ru2+ complex, Soft Matter 2011, 7, 8892-8897.
(11) Polymerized organogel particles formed and imprinted by chiral gelators and their selective adsorption as stationary phase, Soft Matter 2011, 7, 348-350.
(12) Europium (III) luminescence enhancement: antenna effect originating from supramolecular self-assembly, Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 7294-7300.
(13) Effects of gelator structures on the self-assembly in ionic liquids and properties of supramolecular gels, Electrochim Acta 2010, 55, 2275-2279.
(14) Supramolecular Hydrogel Microspheres Formed by Self-assembly of Hydrogelator in Microchannels, Lab chip 2009, 9, 2947-2951.
(15) Host/guest interaction of 5-fluorouracil in supramolecular organogels, Eur. J. Pharm. Biophar. 2009, 73, 357-360.
(16) Thermo-reversibility of the fluorescence enhancement of acridine orange induced by supramolecular self-assembly, Talanta 2009, 77, 1864-1868.
(17) Gels of ionic liquid [C4mim]PF6 formed by self-assembly of gelators and their electrochemical properties, Electrochem. Commun. 2009, 11, 933-936.
(18) Study on the formation of solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) in ionically crosslinked polyampholytic gel electrolytes, Electrochim. Acta 2008, 53, 4414-4419.
(19) Self-assembly of gelators confined within the nano-scale interlayer space of organo-montmorillonite, PhysChemChemPhys 2008, 10, 6479-6482.
(20) Confinement effects on the self-assembly of 1, 3:2, 4-di-p-methylbenzylidene-sorbitol based organogel, Langmuir 2008, 24, 10432-10436.


Working Papers

(1) High modulus and low-voltage driving nematic liquidcrystalline physical gels for light-scattering displays, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 7718-7725.
(2) Permanent and peripheral embolization: temperature-sensitive p(N-isopropylacrylamide-co- butyl methylacrylate) nanogel as a novel blood vessel embolic material in intervational therapy of liver tumor. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 2035-2042.
(3) Highly compressed assembly of deformable nanogels into nanoscale suprastructures and their application in nanomedicine. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 2671-2680.

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