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Dr. CHENG Weiren

Scientist II/Co-Mgr, CCT, Soft Materials


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

    Stimuli-responsive polymers for biomedical application

    Encapsulation systems for consumer care and skincare

    Superabsorbent polymers

        • Synthesis and characterization of stimuli- responsive polymers for different biomedical applications (drug and gene delivery; MRI; fluorescence imaging)
        • Self-assembly
        • Cellular experiments (cytotoxicity test; fluorescence microscopy cellular imaging; cytometry)
          Encapsulation systems for consumer care and skincare
          May 2014 - To date, Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

          PhD, National University of Singapore. Singapore, 2014

          • 2008/2010, Dean's List, Engineering Faculty, National University of Singapore
          • 2009, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Pre-Graduate Scholarship
          • 2010, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Graduate Scholarship

          Weiren Cheng, Yuan Ping, Yong Zhang, Kai- Hsiang Chuang, Ye Liu. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for tumor diagnosis J. Healthcare Engineering 20134, 23-46.

          Yuan Ping, Decheng Wu, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Weiren Cheng, Chee Leng Lay, Ye Liu. Redox-Responsive Hyperbranched Poly(amido amine)s with Tertiary Amino Cores for Gene Delivery Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 2083-2094.

          Weiren Cheng, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Yong Zhang, Ye Liu. pH- and Redox-Responsive Poly(ethylene glycol) and Cholesterol-Conjugated Poly(amido amine)s Based Micelles for Controlled Drug Delivery Macromol. Biosci. 201414, 347-358.

          Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Yong Zhang, Ben Zhong Tang, Ye Liu. Redox-Responsive Nanoparticles with Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) Characteristic for Fluorescence Imaging. Macromolecular Bioscience, 201414, 1059-1066.

          Weiren Cheng, Reshmi Rajendran, Wei Ren, Liuqun Gu, Yong Zhang, Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Ye Liu. A Facile Synthetic Approach to A Biodegradable Polydisulfide MRI Contrast Agent. Journal of Materials Chemistry B20142, 5295-5301.

          Guan Wang, Xiaoyong Pan, Liuqun Gu, Wei Ren, Weiren Cheng, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Ye Liu. Fluorescent Carbon Dot (C-dot) Nanoclusters. Nanotechnology201425, 375601-375606.

          Weiren Cheng, Liuqun Gu, Wei Ren, Ye Liu. Stimuli-Responsive Polymers for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery. Materials Science and Engineering: C201445, 600-608.

          Weiren Cheng, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Yong Zhang, Ye Liu. pH- and Redox- Responsive Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Poly(amido amine)s for Controlled Doxorubicin Delivery. Biomaterials Science20153, 597-607

          Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Jatin Nitin Kumar, Ye Liu. Surfactant-free emulsion-based preparation of redox-responsive nanogels. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2015, 36, 2102-2106.

          Weiren Cheng, De-cheng Wu, Ye Liu. Michael Addition Polymerization of Trifunctional Amine and Acrylic Monomer: A Versatile Platform for Development of Biomaterials. Biomacromolecules, 201617, 3115-3126.

          Wei Ren, Weiren Cheng, Guan Wang, Ye Liu. Developments in antimicrobial polymers. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/pola.28446.

          Xiaoyong Pan, Wei Ren, Guan Wang, Weiren Cheng, Ye Liu. Preparation of Chitosan Wrapped Fe3O4@SiO2Nanoparticles.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, 16, 12662-12665.

          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.

          Weiren Cheng, Ye Liu. Redox-responsive hydrogels. Ed. By Sougata Jana, Sabyasachi Maiti, Subrata Jana. Elsevier Ltd. 2017. Chapter 2, p31-60.

          Last updated on : 03 Apr 2019 12:01 PM