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Dr. LIU Connie Kin Man

Scientist II


Structural Materials (STR) Department


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

Research Details

  • Structure and dynamics in bulk phases and colloidal systems
  • Surfactants as templating agents for silica, biominerals and zeolites
  • Consumer Care Technology and Nanomedicine: formulation, encapsulation, drug and gene delivery
  • Small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS and SANS)
  • Chemical education
  • Small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) & small angle neutron scattering (SANS)
  • Self-assembly behaviour of soft matter
  • Emulsions and formulations
  • Soft material templating of inorganic materials
  • Cell culture, gene delivery and cytotoxicity studies

  • August 2012 – present: Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Singapore)
  • March 2012 – July 2012: Research Associate, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • November 2009 – July 2012: Senior Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Matrix Education (Australia)
  • June 2009 – July 2012: Scientists in Schools Partner, CSIRO Education (Australia)
  • March 2007 – June 2011: Laboratory Demonstrator, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • PhD (Chemistry), University of Sydney, Australia (2012)
  • BSc (Advanced), Biochemistry and Chemistry (Hons. 1) University of Sydney, Australia (2007)

  • Certificate of Commercial Law and Technology Transfer: Temasek Polytechnic (2015)
  • Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) PGRA Top-Up Award (2009-2011)
  • Cheiron School Travel Award, Japan (2010)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2008-2011)
  • Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI)

  1. Liu, C.K.*, Xu, W.*, Hierachical zeolite microspheres with flat sheets, wave sheets or agglomerates induced by gemini surfactant counterion. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2017, 253, 160-168 *Co-corresponding Authors
  2. Liu, C.K., Dou, Q., Liow, S.S., Kumar, J.N., Loh, X.J., Cationic Micelles Based on Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes for Enhanced Gene Transfection. Aust. J. Chem. 2016, 69 (4), 363-371
  3. Liu C.K., Warr G.G., Self-Assembly of didodecyldimethylammonium surfactants modulated by multivalent hydrolyzable counterions. Langmuir 2015 31 (10), 2936-2945 [Featured as Journal Cover]
  4. Jain, N., Liu C.K., Hawkett, B.S., Warr G.G., Hamilton, W.A., Application of small-angle neutron scattering to the study of forces between magnetically changed monodisperse ferrofluid emulsion droplets. J. Appl. Cryst. 2014 47,41-52
  5. Liu C.K., Warr G.G., Hexagonal closest-packed spheres liquid crystalline phases stabilised by strongly hydrated counterions. Soft Matter 2014 10(1), 83-87 [Highlighted "Hot Paper"]
  6. Lay, C.L., Kumar, J.N., Liu C.K., Lu X., Liu Y., A rocket-like encapsulation and delivery system with two-stage booster layers: pH-responsive poly(methacrylic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol) complex-coated hollow silica vesicles. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013 34 (19), 1563-1568
  7. Liu, C.K., Warr G.G., AINSE 2012 Annual Report, 2012, 15 [Invited Research Highlight]
  8. Liu C.K., Warr G.G., Resiliently spherical micelles of alkyltrimethylammonium surfactants with multivalent, hydrolyzable counterions. Langmuir 2012 28 (30), 11007-11016 [Featured as Journal Cover]

  1. Liu, C.K., Yong, G., Xu, W., "Silica Particles and Methods of Synthesis Thereof" PCT Patent Application No.: PCT/SG2017/050025 (Filed: 2017)
  2. Yong, G., Xu, W., Liu, C.K., "Simple Synthesis for Hexagonal Silica Platelets" Singapore Patent Application No.: 10201600387Y (Filed: 2016)
  3. Kumar, J.N., Liu, C.K., Loh, X.J., Liu, Y.,"Stimulus-Responsive Core-Shell Particles" 2015, PCT Patent Application No.: PCT/SG2015/050174 (Filed: 2015)
  4. Kumar, J.N., Liu, C.K., Loh, X.J., Liu, Y., "Non-toxic CO2 responsive polymer grafted hollow silica for delivery of active compounds" Singapore Patent Application No.: 10201406265T (Filed: 2014)
  5. Kumar, J.N., Liu, C.K., Liu, Y., "Ionic polymer grafted hollow silica for temperature and CO2 responsive delivery of active compounds" Singapore Patent Application No.: 10201403499U (Filed: 2014)

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