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Bin Yang

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Dr Bin Yang completed her PhD on the topic of surfactant and polyelectrolytes templated mesostructured film at the air/water interface under the supervision of Professor Karen Edler in Department of Chemistry at University of Bath in Dec. 2010, Followed her PhD, she investigated the interaction transmitted by lipid membranes between inserted biomolecules and nanoparticles by small angle X-ray scattering in the Soft Matter Group at Laboratory of Solid Physics (CNRS), University of Paris Sud. After that she returned to Bath and undertook an MRC funded project covering design novel multifunctional polymer based nano-carriers loaded with therapeutically active species for delivery into brain tissue via convection enhanced delivery. In 2013, she moved to Physics Department at University of Nottingham and focused on the plastic deformation mechanism in the drying film of colloidal suspension and stimuli-responsive hydrogels. Currently She works as a research fellow in the Zelzer Group.

Until now, she has produced patents and high quality publications in peer viewed journals, including ACS Nano, Scientific Reports and Chemical Society Review. She was awarded the UK Overseas Research Scholarship, University of Bath International Scholarship and 2013 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize. She has also successfully co-authored an EPSRC grant ( EP/R001308/1, 2017-2019) and an EPSRC Directed Assembly Networks pump-priming grant (2013-2014) and several beam-time proposals from synchrotron facilities both in UK and France.

Research Summary

Her research covers a variety of topics of soft matter, macromolecular self-assembly, colloids, functional nanomateials, polymer processing, biomaterials and rheology. Her curret project, funded by… read more

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Her research covers a variety of topics of soft matter, macromolecular self-assembly, colloids, functional nanomateials, polymer processing, biomaterials and rheology. Her curret project, funded by Leverhulme Trust and supervised by Dr. Mischa Zelzer, Dr Maria Marlow and Professor Dave Adams, is to systematically explore the effect of surface chemistry on gel properties, explore the underlying mechanism for surface directed self-assembly, aim to develop new materials with homogenous chemistry and controllable heterogeneous physical properties.

Project Funding Obtained

1. EPSRC Directed Assembly Networks Pump-priming Grants .Towards mesostructured Film Encapsulation of Biopharmaceuticals and Biocatalysts using Directed Assembly at the Air-water Interface, Dr. Alexander Edwards, Professor Karen J. Edler, Dr. Bin Yang, 2013-2014.

2. EPSRC Funding, EP/R001308/1. Multi-stimuli responsive smart hydrogels for energy ecient carbon dioxide capture, Dr Chonggong Sun, Dr. Bin Yang, Professor Hao Liu, Professor Colin E. Snape Value: £202,285, 2017-2019.

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