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Ms. NI Xiping

Senior Specialist I


Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation (ACI) Department

6501 1860


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

Research Details

  Characterization of Materials

  Laser Flash Apparatus (LFA)

  Heat Flow Meter (HFM)

  Automatic High Resolution Micropore Physisorption Analyzer (ASAP 2020)

  Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

  Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA)



  SERC Aerospace Projects

  2016-current  Senior Specialist I, IMRE

  2011-2016      Specialist II, IMRE

  2003-2011      Research Officer, IMRE

  B.Sc. Tianjin Normal University, China

 1.  Liu C, Zhang Z, Liu X, Ni XP, Li J*, Gelatin-based hydrogels with β-cyclodextrin as a dual functiona
 component for enhanced drug loading and controlled release, RSC Advances, 3, 25041-25049 (2013)

 2.  Liu C, Zhang Z, Liu KL, Ni XP, Li J*, Biodegradable thermogelling poly(ester urethane)s consisting
 of poly(1,4-butylene adipate), poly(ethylene glycol), and poly(propylene glycol),
Soft Matter, 9 (3), 787-794

 3.  Li Z, Zhang Z, Liu KL, Ni XP, Li J*, Biodegradable Hyperbranched Amphiphilic Polyurethane Multiblock
 Copolymers Consisting of Poly(propylene glycol), Poly(ethylene glycol), and Polycaprolactone as in situ
 Thermogels, Biomacromolecules, 13, 3977-3989 (2012)

 4.  Chen B, Liu KL, Zhang ZX, Ni XP, Goh SH, Li J*, Supramolecular hydrogels formed
 by pyrene-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) star polymers through inclusion complexation of pyrene
 dimers with g-cyclodextrin Chemical Communications, 48, 5638-5640 (2012)

 5.  Yang C, Ni XP, Li J*, Synthesis of polypseudorotaxanes and polyrotaxanes with multiple a-
 and g-cyclodextrins co-threaded over poly[(ethylene oxide)-ran-(propylene oxide)], Polymer, 50, 4496–4504

 6.  Yang C, Yang J, Ni XP, Li J*, Novel Supramolecular Block Copolymer: A Polyrotaxane Consisting
 of Many Threaded alpha- and gamma-Cyclodextrins with an ABA Triblock Architecture, Macromolecules,
 42, 3856–3859 (2009) (Highlighted on issue cover page) 

 7.  Yang C, Ni XP, Li J*, New Thermogelling Copolymers Composed of Heptakis-(2,6-di-O-methyl)-beta-
 cyclodextrin, Poly(propylene glycol), and Poly(ethylene glycol), Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19,
 3755–3763 (2009)

 8.  Yang C, Ni XP, Li J*, Synthesis of Polyrotaxanes Consisting of Multiple alpha-Cyclodextrin Rings
 Threaded on Reverse Pluronic PPO-PEO-PPO Triblock Copolymers Based on Block-Selected
 Inclusion Complexation European Polymer Journal, 45, 1570–1579 (2009) 

 9.  Ni XP, Cheng A, Li J*, Supramolecular hydrogels based on self-assembly between PEO-PPO-PEO
 triblock copolymers and a-cyclodextrin. Journal Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 88A,
 1031–1036 (2009)

 10.  J Li, X Li, XP Ni, X Wang, H Z Li and K W. Leong, Self-assembled supramolecular hydrogels formed
 by biodegradable PEO–PHB–PEO triblock copolymers and-cyclodextrin for controlled drug delivery
 Biomaterials, 27, 4132-4140 (2006)

 11.  J Li, XP Ni, X Li, N K Tan, C T Lim, S Ramakrishna and K W Leong,, Micellization phenomena
 of biodegradable amphiphilic triblock copolymers consisting of poly(b-hydroxyalkanoic acid)
 and poly(ethylene oxide), Langmuir, 21 (19), 8681-8685 (2005)

 12.  Li J, Li X, Ni XP, Wang X, Li H, Zhou Z, Injectable Supramolecular Hydrogels Self-Assembled
 by Polymers and Cyclodextrins for Controlled Drug Delivery. Key Engineering Materials, 288/289,
 117–120 (2005)

 13.  Li J, Li X, Ni X, Leong KW, Synthesis and Characterization of New Biodegradable Amphiphilic
 Poly(ethylene oxide)-b-Poly[ (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate]-b-Poly(ethylene oxide) Triblock
 copolymers. Macromolecules, 36, 2661–2667 (2003)

 14.  Li J, Ni X, Zhou Z, Leong KW, Preparation and Characterization of Polypseudorotaxanes Based on
 Block-Selected Inclusion Complexation between Poly(propylene oxide)-Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly
 (propylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers and a -Cyclodextrin. Journal of the American Chemical
 Society, 125, 1788–1795

 15.  Li J, Ni X, Leong KW, Injectable Drug-Delivery Systems Based on Supramolecular Hydrogels Formed
 by Poly(ethylene oxide)s and CyclodextrinJournal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 65A,
 196–202 (2003)

 16.  Li J, Ni X, Leong KW, Block-Selected Molecular Recognition and Formation of Polypseudorotaxanes
 between Poly(propylene oxide)-Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(propylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers
 and a -Cyclodextrin. Angewante Chemie International Edition, 42, 69–72 (2003)

 1.  Li J, Zhang ZX, Loh XJ, Ni XP, Method for synthesis of cationic brush-like poly(PEG/PPG/DMAEMA)
 copolymers and their use for hair/skin care formulations. USA Patent Application No. 13/654,251
 (17/10/2012); Singapore Patent Application No. 201207735-0. ETPL ref: IMR/P/06831/00/US,
 IMRE ref: 201126.

 2.  Li J, Li X, Ni XP, Leong KW, Biodegradable triblock copolymers, synthesis methods therefore,
 and hydrogels and biomaterials made there from. Singapore Patent No. 109077 (Granted 29/07/2005);
 US Patent No. 7,297,348 (Granted); Australian Patent No. 2003249317 (Granted).

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