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Dr. WANG Guan

Scientist III


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

  • Well-defined polymers for cosmetics and consumer cares
  • Encapsulation systems for consumer care applications
  • organic two-photon absorption materials for bio-imaging applications
  • Conjugated polymers for bio-imaging applications
  • Synthesis and characterization of organic molecules and nanoparticles (NMR; MALDI-TOF; FTIR; HPLC)
  • Fluorescence microscopy cellular imaging
  • Formulations


  • Well-defined polymers/encapsulation systems for cosmetics and personal and consumer cares


Apr 2019-Present, Scientist III, IMRE 
Apr 2017-Mar 2019, Secondee, P&G, SgIC 
Apr 2017- Mar 2019, Scientist II, IMRE 
Sept, 2012 – Mar 2017, Scientist I, IMRE 

  • PhD 2013, National University of Singapore
  • BSc. 2008, Soochow University


  • 2008, Outstanding Graduate from Soochow University


  • 2011 – 2013, Member, Royal Society of Chemistry


Journal Publication

[27] Yiheng Song, Meice Lu, Bo Huang, Dali Wang, Guan Wang, Li Zhou, Decoration of defective MoS2 nanosheets with Fe3O4 nanoparticles as superior magnetic adsorbent for highly selective and efficient mercury ions (Hg2+) removal, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2018, 737, 113-121.

[26] Bo Huang, Dali Wang, Guan Wang, Faai Zhang, Li Zhou, Enhancing the colloidal stability and surface functionality of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets with hyperbranched polyglycerol for photothermal therapy, Journal of colloid and interface science, 2017, 508, 21-221.

[25] Weiren Cheng, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Ye Liu, Redox-responsive polymers for anti-cancer drug delivery and bioimaging Journal of Controlled Release, 2017, 259, e140.

[24] Li Zhou, F Wu, J Yu, Q Deng, F Zhang, Guan Wang, Titanium carbide (Ti 3 C 2 T x) MXene: A novel precursor to amphiphilic carbide-derived graphene quantum dots for fluorescent ink, light-emitting composite and bioimaging, Carbon  2017 118, 50-57, 2.

[23] Wei Ren, Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Ye  Liu, Developments in antimicrobial polymers, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2017 55 (4), 632-639, 2.

[22] Guan Wang, Wei Ren, Hui Ru Tan, Ye  Liu, Carbon nanoparticle-modified multi-wall carbon nanotubes with fast adsorption kinetics for water treatment Nanotechnology 2017, 28 (8), 085703.

 [21] Wei Ren, Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Ye Liu, Developments in Antimicrobial Polymers, J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted.

[20] Xiaoyong Pan, Wei Ren, Guan Wang, Weiren Cheng, Ye Liu. Preparation of Chitosan Wrapped Fe3O4@SiO2 Nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, 12, 12662-12665.   


[19] Wei Ren, Xiaoyong Pan, Guan Wang, Weiren Cheng, Ye Liu, “Dodecylated lignin-g-PLA for effective toughening of PLA.” Green Chemistry 2016, 18, 5008-5014.

[18] Guan Wang, Junlong Geng, Ye Liu, “Biocompatible Carbon Dots Clusters with Tunable Sizes for Bioimaging Application.” Nano LIFE. 2016, DOI: 10.1142/S1793984416400018, 1640001.

[17] Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Ye Liu, “Surfactant-Free Emulsion-Based Preparation of Redox-Responsive Nanogels.” Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500421.

[16] Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Jatin N. Kumar, Ye Liu, “One-Step Synthesis of Hollow Carbon Nanospheres in Non-Coordinating Solvent.” Carbon. 2015, 83, 180-183. doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.11.045.

[15] Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Liuqun Gu, Wei Ren, Weiren Cheng, Jatin N. Kumar, Ye Liu, “Fluorescent carbon dots (C-dots) nanoclusters.” Nanotechnology. 2014, 25 375601 doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/37/375601.

[14] Xiaoyong Pan, Wei Ren, Liuqun Gu, Guan Wang, Ye Liu “Photoluminescence from Chitosan for Bio-imaging.” Australian Journal of Chemistry. 2014, 67, 1422–1426 doi: 10.1071/CH14274.

[13] Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Yong Zhang, Ben Zhong Tang and Ye Liu. “Redox-Responsive Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) Characteristic for Fluorescence Imaging.” Macromol Biosci. 2014, doi: 10.1002/mabi.201400076.

[12] Ryan T. K. Kwok, Junlong Geng, Jacky Wing Yip Lam, Engui Zhao, Guan Wang, Ruoyu Zhan, Bin Liu and Ben Zhong Tang. “Water-soluble bioprobe with aggregation-induced emission characteristic for light-up sensing of heparin.” 2014,
2, 4134.
[11] Xiaoyong Pan, Guan Wang, Chee Leng Lay, Beng Hong Tan, Chaobin He and Ye Liu. “Photoluminescence from Amino-Containing Polymer in the Presence of CO2: Carbamato Anion Formed as a Fluorophore.” SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 3 : 2763 doi: 10.1038/srep02763.

[10] Guan Wang, Junlong Geng, Xinhai Zhang, Guichuan Xing, Tze Chien Sum, Yee-Hing Lai and Bin Liu. “PEGylated Conjugated Oligomers for Targeted Two-Photon Fluorescence Image of Cancer Cells.” Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials, 2013, 1, 1340011.

[9] Guan Wang, Hui Yin, Jason Cheuk Yin Ng, Liping Cai, Jun Li, Ben Zhong Tang and Bin Liu. “Polyethyleneimine-Grafted Hyperbranched Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Synthesis and Imaging of Gene Delivery.” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 5297.

[8] Li Zhou, Junlong Geng, Guan Wang, Jie Liu and Bin Liu. “A water-soluble conjugated polymer brush with multihydroxy dendritic side chains.” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 5243.

[7] Haibin Shi, Guan Wang, Jing Liang and Bin Liu. “Fluorescence turn-on detection of live cell apoptosis using a hyperbranched conjugated polyelectrolyte.” Med. Chem. Commun., 2013, 4, 554.

[6] Li Zhou, Junlong Geng, Guan Wang, Jie Liu and Bin Liu. “Facile Synthesis of Stable and Water-Dispersible Multi-hydroxy Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles with Tunable Size by Dendritic Crosslinking.”ACS Macro. Lett. 2012, 1, 927.

[5] Dan Ding, Guan Wang, Jianzhao Liu, Kai Li, Kan-Yi Pu, Yong Hu, Jason C. Y. Ng, Ben Zhong Tang, and Bin Liu. “Hyperbranched Conjugated Polyelectrolyte for Dual-Modality Fluorescence and Magnetic Resonance Cancer Imaging.”Small, 2012, 8, 3523.

[4] Guan Wang, Junlong Geng, Xinhai Zhang, Liping Cai, Dan Ding, Kai Li, Long Wang, Yee-Hing Lai and Bin Liu. “Pyrene-Based Water Dispersible Orange Emitter for One- and Two-Photon Fluorescence Cellular Imaging.” Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 2464.

[3] Guan Wang, Xinhai Zhang, Junlong Geng, Kai Li, Dan Ding, Liping Cai, Yee-Hing Lai and Bin Liu. “Glycosylated Star-shaped Conjugated Oligomer for Targeted Two-Photon Fluorescence Imaging.” Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9705.

[2] Guan Wang, Kan-Yi Pu, Xinhai Zhang, Kai Li, Long Wang, Liping Cai, Dan Ding, Yee-Hing Lai and Bin Liu. “Star-Shaped Glycosylated Conjugated Oligomer for Two-Photon Fluorescence Imaging of Live Cells.” Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 4428.

[1]Kan-Yi Pu, Jianbing Shi, Lihua Wang, Liping Cai, Guan Wang and Bin Liu. “Mannose-Substituted Conjugated Polyelectrolyte and Oligomer as an Intelligent Energy Transfer Pair for Label-Free Visual Detection of Concanavalin A.” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9690.

Book Chapter

[1] Kan-Yi Pu, Guan Wang and Bin Liu. “Chapter 1: Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes.” in Conjugated Polyelectrolyte: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley, 2012.



[1] Guan Wang, Ye Liu, “A cosmetic facial mask.” Singapore Patent filed: 10201402009V.

[2] Hendrix Tanoto, Haiwen Gu, Guan Wang, “Protecker Antibacterial Stickers.” Singapore Patent filed: 10201402005X.

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