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Dr. DOU Qing Qing

Scientist I


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


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

Research Details

  • Fluorescent nanoparticles for biological applications;
  • Light responsive polymeric material;
  • Rheological studies of polymeric materials;

  • Inorganic nanoparticles synthesis

  • Fluorescent materials characterization

  • Nanomaterials characterization

  • Sensory study of personal care products with rheometer



  • Use of novel upconversion technique for photodynamic therapy of cancer in deep tissues.
  • Polymer Bank
Feb 2012-To-date, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
Ph.D. (BioEngineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2012
2008/2012, Research scholarship, National University of Singapore

Journal review panel of ACS Nano, Materials Science and Engineering: C

  • Q. Dou, S. S. Liow, W Weng, X. J. Loh. Dual-responsive Reversible Photo/Thermogelling Polymers Exhibiting High Modulus Change. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Cover page story, 2016, 54, 2837–2844.

  • K. Huang, Q. Dou*, X. J. Loh*, Nanomaterials mediated optogenetics: opportunities and challenges, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 60896-60906.

  • C Liu, Q. Dou*, S. S. Liow, J. N. Kumar, X. J. Loh*, Cationic micelles based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes for enhanced gene transfection, Australian Journal of Chemistry. 2016, 69, 363.

  • S. S. Liow, Q. Dou, D. Kai, A. A. Karim, K. Zhang, X. J. Loh. Thermogels: In-situ Gelling Biomaterial. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2016, 2, 295–316.

  • S.S. Liow, Q. Dou, D. Kai, Karim AA, K. Zhang, F. Xu, X.J. Loh. Thermogelling Polymers: A Cutting Edge Rheology Modifier. Chapter 10 Polymers for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics. 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry; 178-204

  • X. J. Loh*, T-C Lee*, Q. Dou, G. R. Deen, Utilising inorganic nanocarriers for gene delivery, Biomaterials Science, 2016, 4, 70-86.

  • A. A. Karim, Q. Dou, Z. Li, and X. J. Loh,* Emerging Supramolecular Therapeutic Carriers Based on Host-Guest Interactions. Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2016, 11, 1300-1321. (Most read articles in Wiley)

  • Ghislaine B, S. S. Liow, Q Dou, H. Ye, O Clement, X. J. Loh, S M Guillaume, New linear and star shaped thermogelling poly([R]-3-hydroxybutyrate) copolymers for controlled drug delivery. Chemistry-An European Journal. 2016, 22 (30), 10501-10512.

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

  • H Liu*, Q. Dou, CS Chua, Integration of p-typeβ-In2S3 thin films on III-nitride heterostructures for multiple functional applications, RSC Advances. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA22548A.

  • S. S. Liow, Q. Dou, D. Kai, X. J. Loh, B. Z. Tang. Long-term Real-time in vivo Drug Release Monitoring with AIE Thermogelling Polymer, Small. Accepted.

  • Q. Dou, A. Rangaramchandran, S. T. Selvan*, R. Paulmurugan, Y. Zhang*. Core-shell upconversion nanoparticle- semiconductor heterostructures for photodynamic therapy. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 8252.The figures in this paper was selected as the theme picture for the item of Core–shell semiconductor nanocrystal in Wikipedia

  • Q. Dou, C. P. Teng, E. Ye, X. J. Loh*, Effective NIR Photodynamic Therapy Assisted by Upconversion Nanoparticles Conjugated with Photosensitizer. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2015, 10, 419–432.

  • Q. Dou, X. Fang, S. Jiang, P. L. Chee, T-C Lee, X. J. Loh*, Multi-functional fluorescent carbon dots with antibacterial and gene delivery properties, RSC Adv., 2015,5, 46817-46822   

  • S. Jiang, D Kai, Q. Dou, X. J. Loh*, Multi-arm carriers composed of an antioxidant lignin core and poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-poly(ethylene glycol)methacrylate) derivative arms for highly efficient gene delivery, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015,3, 6897-6904 

  • Q. Dou, S. S. Liow, E. Ye, Rajamani L, X. J. Loh*, Biodegradable thermogelling polymers: working towards clinical applications. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2014, 3, 977-988.

  • Q. Dou, H. C. Guo, E. Ye*, Near-infrared upconversion nanoparticles for bio-applications. Materials Science and Engineering C, 2014, 45, 635-643

  • Q. Dou, N. M. Idris, Y. Zhang*, Sandwich-structured upconversion nanoparticles with tunable color for multiplexed cell labeling. Biomaterials. 2013, 34, 1722-1731

  • K. Narayanan, S.K. Yen, Q. Dou, P. Padmanabhan, T. Sudhaharan, S. Ahmed,    Jackie Y. Ying, S. T. Selvan*, Mimicking cellular transport mechanism in stem cells through endosomal escape of new peptide-coated quantum dots. Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 2184

  • Y.J. Zhang, F. Zheng, T.L. Yang, W. Zhou, Y. Liu, N. Man, L. Zhang, N. Jin, Q. Dou, Y. Zhang, Z.Q. Li, L.P. Wen*, Tuning the autophagy-inducing activity of lanthanide-based nanocrystals through specific surface-coating peptides. Nature Materials. 2012, 11,817

  • Q. Dou, Y. Zhang*, Tuning of the Structure and Emission Spectra of Upconversion Nanocrystals by Alkali Ion Doping. Langmuir. 2011, 27, 13236.


 Q. Dou, N.M. Idris, Y. Zhang, Upconversion Fluorescent Nanoparticle. US Patent Provisional Application No.: 61/670,887, 12 July 2012

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