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Dr. KUANG Jinghao, John

Scientist I


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


kuangjh (at)

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

Research Details

  • Antifouling polymers
  • Catecholamine films and particles
  • Water remediation
  • Surface modification
  • Catecholamine polymerization
  • Melanogenesis
  • Anisotropic wetting
  • 2014 - Present     Research scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
  • 2006 - 2007  Research officer, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2014
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2010
  • B.S. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2006
  • 2003-2006 Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 2003 Agency for Science Technology and Research National Science Scholarship
  • Kuang, J.; Messersmith, P. B. Facile preparation of DHICA-rich DOPA-melanin for heavy metal capture. (in submission to PLOS ONE, 2014)
  • Low, W.C.; Rujitanaroj, P.-O.; Lee, D.-K.; Kuang, J.; Messersmith, P.B.; Chan, J.K.Y.; Chew, S.Y. Mussel-Inspired Modification of Nanofibers for REST siRNA Delivery: Understanding the Effects of Gene-Silencing and Substrate Topography on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Neuronal Commitment. Macromolecular Bioscience 2015. doi:10.1002/mabi.201500101
  • Kuang, J.; Guo, J. L.; Messersmith, P. B. High Ionic Strength Formation of DOPA-Melanin Coating for Loading and Release of Cationic Antimicrobial Compounds. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2014, Early view.
  • Kuang, J.; Messersmith, P. B. Universal Surface-Initiated Polymerization of Antifouling Zwitterionic Brushes Using a Mussel-Mimetic Peptide Initiator. Langmuir 2012, 28, 7258–7266.
  • Statz, A. R.; Kuang, J.; Ren, C.; Barron, A. E.; Szleifer, I.; Messersmith, P. B. Experimental and theoretical investigation of chain length and surface coverage on fouling of surface grafted polypeptoids. Biointerphases 2009, 4, FA22–FA32.
  • Kuang, J.; Messersmith, P. B. “DOPA-Melanin Formation in High Ionic Strength Solutions”, Serial No.:61/969,920, USA. Filing Date: March 25, 2014
  • Kim, N. Y.; Ying, Y. J.; Li, L, Hu, M.; Lee, Y. Y.; Kuang, J.; Kwong J. L.. “Apparatus for processing a sample in a liquid droplet and method of using the same”, Serial No.: EP 2102650 A4, Singapore. Filing Date: Nov 14, 2007

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