Biqiong Chen
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    Research Interests

    Biqiong Chen is a Professor of Polymer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). She obtained her PhD from Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to joining QUB in 2017, she held academic posts at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Sheffield.

    Biqiong’s research interests are mainly focused on polymer nanocomposites, aiming to gain a sound scientific understanding of their formation and reinforcement/toughening mechanisms, whilst also developing advanced polymer nanocomposites with controllable morphologies and properties for a variety of applications including healthcare, energy and general engineering applications.  To achieve these aims, her research takes a holistic approach, encompassing synthesis, functionalisation, processing, characterisation and application of polymers, nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposites.  Her current research activities cover the following topics:

    • Polymer-clay nanocomposites
    • Polymer-graphene nanocomposites
    • Polymer-cellulose nanocomposites
    • Stimuli-responsive polymer nanocomposites
    • Strong and tough polymer nanocomposite hydrogels
    • Biomimetic elastomers and elastomer nanocomposites for soft tissue engineering
    • Polymer nanocomposites for stretchable electronics
    • Multifunctional nanoparticles for bioimaging and cancer therapy

    Frequent Journals

    • JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS

      ISSNs: 0887-6266

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-0488

      John Wiley and Sons Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.52 SJR 0.837 SNIP 0.88

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    • Journal of Applied Polymer Science

      ISSNs: 0021-8995

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-4628

      John Wiley and Sons Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.87 SJR 0.543 SNIP 0.742

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    • Soft Matter

      ISSNs: 1744-683X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-6848

      Royal Society of Chemistry

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.81 SJR 1.493 SNIP 1.227

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    • Carbohydrate polymers

      ISSNs: 0144-8617

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.58 SJR 1.428 SNIP 1.733

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    • RSC Advances

      ISSNs: 2046-2069

      Royal Society of Chemistry

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.01 SJR 0.863 SNIP 0.736

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