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Dr. LOH Xian Jun

Senior Scientist III/Programme Mgr CCT/Head, Soft Materials


Joint Appointments, Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

  • Water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates
  • Biodegradable Thermogelling Polymers
  • Supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials

  • Water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates: future materials for therapeutic applications
  • Biodegradable Thermogelling Polymers: Working Towards Clinical Applications
  • Supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials for biomedical applications

  • PhD, NUS, 2009
  • B.Appl.Sc, NUS, 2006


  • 2014 - Elsevier Materials Science and Engineering C Young Researcher Award

  • 2016 - A*STAR Most Inspiring Mentor Award

  • 2016 - Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery (SIPCD) 2016 Rising Star Award

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore

  • Adjunct Scientist, Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Editor, Materials Science and Engineering C

  • Associate Editor, RSC Advances (RSC)

  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (Nature)

  • Editorial Board Member, Gels (MDPI)

  • Editorial Board Member, Heliyon (Elsevier)

  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE

  • X. Chen, Y.-K. Qiu, C. Owh, X.J. Loh, Y.-L. Wu, Supramolecular cyclodextrin nanocarriers for chemo- and gene therapy towards the effective treatment of drug resistant cancers, Nanoscale, 8 (2016) 18876-18881.

  • Z. Liu, X. Su, M.J. Tan, Z. Li, R. Lakshminarayanan, V.A. Barathi, X.J. Loh, G. Lingam, Engineering an injectable thermosensitive hydrogel as an internal tamponading agent for vitreo-retinal surgery, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 57(12) (2016) 5819-5819.

  • R. Lakshminarayanan, V.A. Barathi, M. Venkatesh, N.K. Verma, S. Liu, X.J. Loh, R.W. Beuerman, Membrane Selectivity of Cationic Polyamides and Rational Design of Proteolytic-resistant Antimicrobial Peptides, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 57(12) (2016) 333-333.

  • Q. Dou, A. Abdul Karim, X. Loh, Modification of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of PEG-PPG-PEG Copolymer (F127) with MA-POSS, Polymers 8(9) (2016) 341.

  • D. Kai, M.J. Tan, M.P. Prabhakaran, B.Q.Y. Chan, S.S. Liow, S. Ramakrishna, X.J. Loh, Biocompatible electrically conductive nanofibers from inorganic-organic shape memory polymers, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 148 (2016) 557-565.

  • J. Y. Hwang, Z. Li, X. J. Loh, Small molecule therapeutic-loaded liposomes as therapeutic carriers: From development to clinical applications, RSC Advances, 2016,6, 70592-70615

  • B. M. Teo, D. J. Young and X. J. Loh, Magnetic Anisotropic Particles: Toward Remotely Actuated Applications, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2016

  • Y.-L. Wu, H. Wang, Y.-K. Qiu, S. S. Liow, Z. Li and X. J. Loh, PHB-Based Gels as Delivery Agents of Chemotherapeutics for the Effective Shrinkage of Tumors, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2016​.

  • S. Liow, A. Abdul Karim, X. J. Loh, Biodegradable thermogelling polymers for biomedical applications, MRS Bulletin, ​2016, 41(7), 557-566



  • SG189650, US20130095054 COPOLYMERS


  • US20100080795, SG146835, PCT/SG2007/000097, WO/2007/117222 BIODEGRADABLE THERMOGELLING POLYMER

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201501261Q, Mechano-reponsive and self-healing lignin hydrogels and their preparation method

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201501188U, The Synthesis of Multiarm Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) and Its Derivatives

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201500081S, A Method of Ambient Temperature Hybrid Atomic Layer Deposition for Encapsulation Layers on Polymeric and Biopolymeric Materials

  • SG Patent Application 10201403499U Ionic Polymer Grafted Hollow silica for Temperature and CO2 responsive delivery of active compounds

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201407256S, Method of removing heat energy from an object

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201508689X, A-coat: a sub-nanometer surface molecular assembly process to produce multifunctional superhydrophobic fabrics

  • SG Application No. 10201508137R, Novel Method For Chemical Modification Of Polyglycerol Sebacate (PGS) To Produce Multi-Armed Brush Polymers

  • SG Patent Application No. 10201602459U, Free-standing alkaline polymer gel electrolyte and method of making the same

  • SG Patent Application 11201509409Y, Method of laser triggered reversible gelation of an aqueous polymer solution

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