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Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA        01/2015 – 04/2018

Dissertation: “Development and applications of polyglyoxylate self-immolative polymers”

Master of Science (Chemistry)

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA        01/2013 – 12/2014

Dissertation: “Polyglyoxylates: A new class of triggerable self-immolative polymers”

Bachelor of Engineering (Polymer Materials & Engineering)

Sichuan University, Chengdu, China                              09/2008 – 06/2012

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Fellow

Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia           07/2018 –present

Modification of polysaccharide by RAFT agent.

RAFT grafting polymerization of water-soluble monomers onto modified polysaccharides, control over grafting density and length.

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA   01/2013 –04/2018

Developed and explored the applications of a new generation of controlled degradable polymeric materials for biomedical applications, coatings and sensing.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA          01/2013 – 04/2018

Instructed students to conduct basic organic, inorganic, and biochemical engineering experiments.

Prepared solutions, compounds and reagents for undergraduate laboratory classes.

Current Reseach

Synthesis of RAFT modified polysaccharide with different modification degree. With the target grafting yield >90%, control over grafting density and lengths for optimization of industry applications.

Keywords

  • Polymer materials
  • RAFT polymerization
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Drug Delivery

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2014 2019

Covalent-cross-linked plasmene nanosheets

Liu, Y., Fan, B., Shi, Q., Dong, D., Gong, S., Zhu, B., Fu, R., Thang, S. H. & Cheng, W., 30 May 2019, In : ACS Nano. 13, 6, p. 6760-6769 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Depolymerization of Trityl End-Capped Poly(Ethyl Glyoxylate): Potential Applications in Smart Packaging

Fan, B., Salazar, R. & Gillies, E. R., 1 Jun 2018, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 39, 11, 6 p., 1800173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hybrid Polyester Self-Immolative Polymer Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Release

Gambles, M. T., Fan, B., Borecki, A. & Gillies, E. R., 31 May 2018, In : ACS Omega. 3, 5, p. 5002-5011 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Photoinduced degradation of polymer films using polyglyoxylate-polyester blends and copolymers

Heuchan, S. M., MacDonald, J. P., Bauman, L. A., Fan, B., Henry, H. A. L. & Gillies, E. R., 28 Dec 2018, In : ACS Omega. 3, 12, p. 18603-18612 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Tuning the hydrophobic cores of self-immolative polyglyoxylate assemblies

Fan, B., Yardley, R. E., Trant, J. F., Borecki, A. & Gillies, E. R., 21 May 2018, In : Polymer Chemistry. 9, 19, p. 2601-2610 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review