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Dr. LI Zibiao

Scientist III/Deputy Dept Head, Soft Materials


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

New functional polymeric materials design as biomaterials
Soft materials from novel block/graft copolymers and their self-assembly mechanism
Hybrid nanocomposites for plastic toughening

Bottom-up design and synthesis of biodegradable functional polymers (PU, ATRP, RAFT, click chemistry)

Polymeric-inorganic hybrid materials fabrication 
Advanced structural, compositional and morphological characterizations

  • Aug. 2013 - present: Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering
  • Ph.D. National University of Singapore, 2014.
  • 2016– Royal Society of Chemistry Book Prize Award in 9th Singapore Chemistry Conference (SICC9) in Singapore.
  • 2014. 12, Top 3 Ideas Award by Bronx
  • 2012.06, Technicial Presentation Award in Biomedical Society 6th Scientific Meeting, Singapore (Bronze)
  • 2009/2013, Research Scholarship, NUS
  • 2009.01, Guangdong Nanyue Postgraduate Award
  • 2008.08, First-Class Scholarship Award
  • 2005/2008, Li Ka-Shing Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Since 2011.9, American Chemical Society (ACS) member, USA
  • Since 2012.5, Member of Plastic and Rubber Institute of Singapore (PRIS)
  • Since 2012.7, Member of Biomedical Engineering Society of Singapore (BES)

  1. Fan, X.; Cheng, H.; Wang, X.; Ye, E.; Loh, X. J.; Wu, Y.-L.*; Li, Z*., Thermoresponsive Supramolecular Chemotherapy by “V”-Shaped Armed β-Cyclodextrin Star Polymer to Overcome Drug Resistance. Adv Healthc Mater 2018, 1701143.

  2. Li, Z.; Muiruri, J. K.; Thitsartarn, W.; Zhang, X.; Tan, B. H.*; He, C.*, Biodegradable silica rubber core-shell nanoparticles and their stereocomplex for efficient PLA toughening. Compos. Sci. Technol. 2018, 159, 11-17.

  3. Cheng, H.; Fan, X.; Wang, X.; Ye, E.; Loh, X. J.*; Li, Z.*; Wu, Y.-L.*, Hierarchically Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host-Guest Delivery System for Drug Resistant Cancer Therapy. Biomacromolecules 2018, Online.

  4. Fan, X.; Wang, X.; Cao, M.; Wang, C.; Hu, Z.; Wu, Y.-L.*; Li, Z.*; Loh, X. J., “Y”-Shape Armed Amphiphilic Star-like Copolymer: Design, Synthesis and Dual-Responsive Unimolecular Micelle Formation for Controlled Drug Delivery. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8:5611-20

  5. Liu, X.; Chen, X.; Chua, M. X.; Li, Z.*; Loh, X. J.*; Wu, Y.-L.*, Injectable supramolecular hydrogels as delivery agents of Bcl-2 conversion gene for the effective shrinkage of therapeutic resistance tumors, Adv Healthc Mater 2017, 1700159

  6. Fan, X.; Tan, B. H.; Li, Z.*; Loh, X. J., Control of PLA Stereoisomers Based Polyurethane Elastomer as Shape Memory Materials, ACS Sustain Chem Eng, 2017, 5, 1217-1227.

  7. Xiang, Y.; Oo, N. N. L.; Lee, J. P.; Li, Z.*; Loh, X. J.*, Recent development of synthetic nonviral systems for sustained gene delivery. Drug Discovery Today 2017, 22, 1318-1335.

  8. Li, Z.; Tan, B. H.; Lin, T.; He, C.*, Recent Advances in Stereocomplexation of Enantiomeric PLA-Based Copolymers and Applications. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2016, 62, 22-72.

  9. Li, Z.; Yuan, D.; Jin, G.; Tan, B. H.; He, C.*, Facile Layer-by-Layer Self-assembly towards Enantiomeric PLA Stereocomplex Coated Magnetite Nanocarrier for Highly Tunable Drug Deliveries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 1842.

  10. Li, Z.*; Yang, J.; Loh, X. J.*, Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Opening Doors for a Sustainable Future. NPG Asia Mater 2016, 8, e265.

  11. Li, Z.*; Loh, X. J.*,, Water Soluble Polyhydroxyalkanoates: A Future Material for Therapeutic Applications, Chemical Society Reviews, 2015, 44, 2865.

  12. Li, Z.; Ye, E.; David; Lakshminarayanan, R.; Loh, X. J.*, Recent Advances of Using Hybrid Nanocarriers in Remotely Controlled Therapeutic Delivery. Small 2016, 35, 4782-4806.

• Z. Li, B. H. TAN, C. He, A Copolymer and A Micellar Particle Comprising the Copolymer. PCT/SG2015/050159

• H. Guo, E. Ye, X. J. Loh, Z. Li, S. Zhang, Å-coat: a sub-nanometer surface molecular assembly process to produce multifunctional superhydrophobic fabrics. ETPL Ref: IMR/P/09063/00/SG

• J. M. Ang, X. Lu, Z. Li, C. He, Facile fabrication of robust three-dimensional nanofibrous macrostructures with pre-designed shapes and tunable pore size via inter-fiber stereocomplexation of poly(d-lactide) and poly(l-lactide).  IMRE2015041

• Method to develop stable hybrid micelles from Thermo-responsive copolymers and their applications for thermally denatured protein protection. (IMR/P/08527/00/SG, 2014)

• A method of ambient temperature hybrid atomic layer deposition for encapsulation layers on polymeric and biopolymeric materials. (IMRE201454; ETPL IMR/Z/08818)

• A Novel Approach for PHA Hyperbranched Polymers Fabrication. (CN101062973A).

• Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Block Copolymers and Preparation Thereof. (CN101062981A). 

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