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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


E-Mail: yongjunzhang@nankai.edu.cn


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.


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

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.