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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Potential PhD research topics: 1. Smart and multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; 2. Sustainable polymers and polymer nanocomposites; 3. Biomimetic materials for soft tissue reconstruction; 4. Biodegradable polymers or multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery; 5. Smart elastomer nanocomposites for stretchable devices. Candidates who are interested in other types of polymers, nanocomposites, biomaterials or energy materials are also welcome to make enquiries. One fully funded PhD scholarship currently available for a UK candidate.

20042020

Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 83 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
2020

The effect of porous structure on the cell proliferation, tissue ingrowth and angiogenic properties of poly(glycerol sebacate urethane) scaffolds

Samourides, A., Browning, L., Hearnden, V. & Chen, B., Mar 2020, In : Materials Science and Engineering C. 108, 10 p., 110384.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Preparation of poly(glycerol sebacate) fibers for tissue engineering applications

Gultekinoglu, M., Öztürk, Ş., Chen, B., Edirisinghe, M. & Ulubayram, K., 01 Dec 2019, In : European Polymer Journal. 121, 9 p., 109297.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Superparamagnetic Graphene Quantum Dot as a Dual-Modality Contrast Agent for Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy and Magnetomotive OCT

Li, W., Song, W., Chen, B. & Matcher, S. J., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Biophotonics. 12, 11 p., e201800219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

A self-healing, adaptive and conductive polymer composite ink for 3D printing of gas sensors

Wu, T., Gray, E. & Chen, B., 21 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6, p. 6200-6207 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

Elastomeric and pH-responsive hydrogels based on direct crosslinking of the poly(glycerol sebacate) pre-polymer and gelatin

Yoon, S. & Chen, B., 21 Jul 2018, In : Polymer Chemistry. 9, p. 3727-3740 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)

Lysine-derived, pH-sensitive and Biodegradable Poly(Beta-aminoester Urethane) Networks and Their Local Drug Delivery Behaviour

Tamer, Y. & Chen, B., 21 Feb 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, 7, p. 1195-1209 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
128 Downloads (Pure)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
229 Downloads (Pure)

Strategies for the preparation of polymer composites with complex alignment of the dispersed phase

Sierra Romero, A. & Chen, B., 27 Dec 2018, In : Nanocomposites. 4, 4, p. 137-155 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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158 Downloads (Pure)

Structure and properties of clay/recycled plastic composites

Istrate, O. & Chen, B., May 2018, In : Applied Clay Science. 156, p. 144-151 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

Synergistic targeting and efficient photodynamic therapy based on graphene oxide quantum dot-upconversion nanocrystal hybrid nanoparticles

Liu, Y., Xu, Y., Geng, X., Huo, Y., Chen, D., Sun, K., Zhou, G., Chen, B. & Tao, K., 17 Apr 2018, In : Small. 1800293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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17 Citations (Scopus)
166 Downloads (Pure)

Tough, resilient and pH-sensitive interpenetrating polyacrylamide/alginate/montmorillonite nanocomposite hydrogels

Su, X. & Chen, B., 01 Oct 2018, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 197, p. 497-507 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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11 Citations (Scopus)
111 Downloads (Pure)
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2 Citations (Scopus)
61 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Autonomous self-healing multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites with piezoresistive effect

Wu, T. & Chen, B., 07 Apr 2017, In : RSC Advances. 7, 33, p. 20422-20429 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)
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2 Citations (Scopus)
257 Downloads (Pure)

Efficacy Dependence of Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Upconversion Nanoparticles: Subcellular Positioning and Irradiation Productivity

Chen, D., Tao, R., Tao, K., Chen, B., Choi, S. K., Tian, Q., Xu, Y., Zhou, G. & Sun, K., 03 Apr 2017, In : Small. 13, 13, 11 p., 1602053.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Fabrication, structure and properties of three-dimensional biodegradable poly(glycerol sebacate urethane) scaffolds

Frydrych, M. & Chen, B., 28 Jul 2017, In : Polymer (United Kingdom). 122, p. 159-168 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Facile Fabrication of Porous Conductive Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposite Films via Solution Casting

Wu, T. & Chen, B., 12 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 17470.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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4 Citations (Scopus)
246 Downloads (Pure)

Highly Stretchable and Highly Resilient Polymer-Clay Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Low Hysteresis

Su, X., Mahalingam, S., Edirisinghe, M. & Chen, B., 12 Jul 2017, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9, 27, p. 22223-22234 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Highly Stretchable Conductors Based on Expanded Graphite Macroconfined in Tubular Rubber

Luo, W., Wu, T., Chen, B., Liang, M. & Zou, H., 15 Nov 2017, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. p. 43239−43249

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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9 Citations (Scopus)
140 Downloads (Pure)

Magnetically recoverable Ni@C composites: The synthesis by carbonization and adsorption for Fe3+

Wu, X., Zhang, Z., Xia, C., Chen, B., Jin, X., Huang, Z., Liu, Y. G., Fang, M. & Min, X., 25 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 718, p. 15-21 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical properties of natural biopolymer nanocomposites

Chen, B., 2017, Bionanocomposites: Integrating biological processes for bioinspired nanotechnologies. Aimé, C. & Coradin, T. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , p. 235-256

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Photocontrolled Release of Doxorubicin Conjugated through a Thioacetal Photocage in Folate-Targeted Nanodelivery Systems

Wong, P. T., Tang, S., Cannon, J., Chen, D., Sun, R., Lee, J., Phan, J., Tao, K., Sun, K., Chen, B., Baker, J. R. & Choi, S. K., 20 Dec 2017, In : Bioconjugate Chemistry. 28, 12, p. 3016-3028 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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13 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)

Reinforcement effect and synergy of carbon nanofillers with different dimensions in high density polyethylene based nanocomposites

Xiang, D., Wang, L., Tang, Y., Hill, C. J., Chen, B. & Harkin-Jones, E., 01 Apr 2017, In : International Journal of Materials Research. 108, 4, p. 322-334 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis and mechanical properties of double cross-linked gelatin-graphene oxide hydrogels

Piao, Y. & Chen, B., 01 Aug 2017, In : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 101, p. 791-798 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)
2016
22 Citations (Scopus)

One-pot synthesis and characterization of reduced graphene oxide-gelatin nanocomposite hydrogels

Piao, Y. & Chen, B., 07 Jan 2016, In : RSC Advances. 6, 8, p. 6171-6181

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

One-Step Synthesis of Graphene Oxide-Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Nanocomposite Hydrogels by Self-Assembly

Piao, Y., Wu, T. & Chen, B., 01 Jun 2016, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 55, 21, p. 6113-6121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Photoluminescent and superparamagnetic reduced graphene oxide-iron oxide quantum dots for dual-modality imaging, drug delivery and photothermal therapy

Justin, R., Tao, K., Román, S., Chen, D., Xu, Y., Geng, X., Ross, I. M., Grant, R. T., Pearson, A., Zhou, G., MacNeil, S., Sun, K. & Chen, B., 01 Feb 2016, In : Carbon. 97, p. 54-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)
36 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of the mixing routes of biodegradable polylactic acid and polyhydroxybutyrate nanocomposites and compatibilised nanocomposites

Gunning, M. A., Geever, L. M., Killion, J. A., Lyons, J. G., Chen, B. & Higginbotham, C. L., 01 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 29, 4, p. 538-557

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Biodegradable and conductive chitosan-graphene quantum dot nanocomposite microneedles for delivery of both small and large molecular weight therapeutics

Justin, R., Román, S., Chen, D., Tao, K., Geng, X., Grant, R. T., MacNeil, S., Sun, K. & Chen, B., 2015, In : RSC Advances. 5, 64, p. 51934-51946 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Biomimetic poly(glycerol sebacate)/poly(l-lactic acid) blend scaffolds for adipose tissue engineering

Frydrych, M., Román, S., MacNeil, S. & Chen, B., May 2015, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 18, p. 40-49 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of blending sequence on morphology and mechanical properties of polypropylene/ethylene-octene copolymer/clay nanocomposites

Bagheri Kazemabad, S., Khavandi, A., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H. & Chen, B., 2015, In : Manufacturing Science and Technology. 3, 5, p. 236-239

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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24 Citations (Scopus)

Thermoresponsive, stretchable, biodegradable and biocompatible poly(glycerol sebacate)-based polyurethane hydrogels

Frydrych, M., Román, S., Green, N. H., MacNeil, S. & Chen, B., 14 Dec 2015, In : Polymer Chemistry. 6, 46, p. 7974-7987 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Biomimetic chitosan-treated clay-elastomer composites with water-responsive mechanically dynamic properties

Wu, T., O'Kelly, K. & Chen, B., 01 Jan 2014, In : Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics. 52, 1, p. 55-62 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
26 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation and drug release performance of biodegradable chitosan-graphene oxide nanocomposites

Justin, R. & Chen, B., 15 Mar 2014, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 103, p. 70-80 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancements of clay exfoliation in polymer nanocomposites using a chemical blowing agent

Istrate, O. M. & Chen, B., Dec 2014, In : Polymer International. 63, 12, p. 2008-2016 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical behavior of transparent nanofibrillar cellulose-chitosan nanocomposite films in dry and wet conditions

Wu, T., Farnood, R., O'Kelly, K. & Chen, B., Apr 2014, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 32, p. 279-286 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanically Adaptive and Shape-Memory Behaviour of Chitosan-Modified Cellulose Whisker/Elastomer Composites in Different pH Environments

Wu, T., Su, Y. & Chen, B., Sep 2014, In : ChemPhysChem. 15, 13, p. 2794-2800 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Morphology and properties of polypropylene/ethylene-octene copolymer/clay nanocomposites with double compatibilizers

Bagheri-Kazemabad, S., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H. & Chen, B., Oct 2014, In : Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 25, 10, p. 1116-1121 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Poly(glycerol sebacate urethane)-cellulose nanocomposites with water-active shape-memory effects

Wu, T., Frydrych, M., O'Kelly, K. & Chen, B., 14 Jul 2014, In : Biomacromolecules. 15, 7, p. 2663-2671 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Citations (Scopus)

Poly(vinyl alcohol) particle-reinforced elastomer composites with water-active shape-memory effects

Wu, T., O'Kelly, K. & Chen, B., Apr 2014, In : European Polymer Journal. 53, p. 230-237 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Strong and conductive chitosan-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for transdermal drug delivery

Justin, R. & Chen, B., 28 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2, 24, p. 3759-3770 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Citations (Scopus)

Surface modification of aramid fibres by graphene oxide nano-sheets for multiscale polymer composites

Hussain, S., Yorucu, C., Ahmed, I., Hussain, R., Chen, B., Bilal Khan, M., Siddique, N. A. & Rehman, I. U., 15 Nov 2014, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 258, p. 458-466 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Effect of the compatibilizer on clay dispersion in polypropylene/clay nanocomposites

Bagheri-Kazemabad, S., Khavandi, A., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H. & Chen, B., 2013, Manufacturing Science and Technology III. Vol. 622. p. 847-850 4 p. (Advanced Materials Research; vol. 622).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Evaluation of toughening mechanisms of polypropylene/ethylene-octene copolymer/maleic anhydride-grafted poly(ethylene-co-octene)/clay nanocomposite

Bagheri-Kazemabad, S., Khavandi, A. & Chen, B., Apr 2013, In : Polymer International. 62, 4, p. 566-572 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Large three-dimensional poly(glycerol sebacate)-based scaffolds-a freeze-drying preparation approach

Frydrych, M. & Chen, B., 28 Dec 2013, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 1, 48, p. 6650-6661 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)