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Zhang Yongjun

New Century Excellent Talents in University, Grantee of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Subject: Polymer Chemistry

Address:94 Weijin Rd, Tianjin

Telephone:

E-Mail: yongjunzhang@nankai.edu.cn

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Research Interest:
The research in my group focuses on the design and synthesis of hydrogels for biomedical applications, including drug release, biosensing and cell culture. Some present projects are as follows:

(1) Glucose-sensitive microgels,
(2) Dynamic layer-by-layer films,
(3) Microgel colloidal crystals,
(4) Zero-order drug release,
(5) Optical hydrogel sensors,
(6) 3D multicellular spheroids.






History:
Education:

2001 PhD in Chemistry, Peking University
1995 M.S. in Chemistry, Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1992 B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University

Professional Experience:

2006- Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
2004-2006 Postdoc, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA
2003-2004 Postdoc, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
2001-2003 Assistant Professor/Associate Professor,
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China






Honors and Awards:
2011,New Century Excellent Talents in University
2016,Grantee of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars






Selected publications:
Full list of publications can be found at:

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5474-2010, or
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yongjun_Zhang/

Selected recent publications:
(1) Chen, M.; Zhang, Y; Jia, Y.; Zhou, L.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Photonic Crystals with a Reversibly Inducible and Erasable Defect State Using External Stimuli. Angew Chem Int Ed 2015, 54(32), 9257-9261.
(2) Chen, M.; Zhou, L.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Polymerized Microgel Colloidal Crystals: Photonic hydrogels with Tunable Bandgap and Fast Response Rate. Angew Chem Int Ed 2013, 52, (38), 9961-9965.
(3) Zhao, Y.; Yuan, Q.; Li, C.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Dynamic layer-by-layer films: a platform for zero-order release, Biomacromolecules 2015, 16(7), 2032-2039.
(4) Zhao, Z.; Gu, J.; Zhao, Y.; Guan, Y.; Zhu, X. X.; Zhang, Y.*, Hydrogel Thin Film with Swelling-Induced Wrinkling Patterns for High-Throughput Generation of Multicellular Spheroids. Biomacromolecules 2014, 15, (9), 3306-3312.
(5) Zhang, X.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Dynamically bonded layer-by-layer films for self-regulated insulin release. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, (32), 16299-16305.
(6) Xing, S.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Kinetics of Glucose-Induced Swelling of P(NIPAM-AAPBA) Microgels. Macromolecules 2011, 44, (11), 4479-4486.
(7) Zhang, X.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Ultrathin Hydrogel Films for Rapid Optical Biosensing. Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, (1), 92-97.
(8) Gan, T.; Zhang, Y.*; Guan, Y., In Situ Gelation of P(NIPAM-HEMA) Microgel Dispersion and Its Applications as Injectable 3D Cell Scaffold. Biomacromolecules 2009, 10, (6), 1410-1415.
(9) Wang, D.; Cheng, D.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Thermoreversible Hydrogel for In Situ Generation and Release of HepG2 Spheroids. Biomacromolecules 2011, 12, (3), 578-584.
(10) Gan, T. T.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Thermogelable PNIPAM microgel dispersion as 3D cell scaffold: effect of syneresis. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20, (28), 5937-5944.
(11) Zhou, L.; Chen, M.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Multiple responsive hydrogel films based on dynamic Schiff base linkages. Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 7081-7089.
(12) Tang, Z.; Guan, Y.; Zhang, Y.*, Contraction-type glucose-sensitive microgel functionalized with a 2-substituted phenylboronic acid ligand. Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, (5), 1782-1790.