Researcher

Dr Chin Ken Wong

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Polymers and plastics, Macromolecular and materials chemistry

Biography

I am a currently a postdoc in the School of Chemistry at UNSW Sydney. Prior to this appointment, I held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2019-2020) at the University of Münster in Germany.

My research interest primarily focuses on innovating approaches to self-assemble block copolymers into complex architectures. Some self-assembly concepts/topics, which I have expertise in, include (i) polymersome (polymer vesicle) shape transformation,...view more

I am a currently a postdoc in the School of Chemistry at UNSW Sydney. Prior to this appointment, I held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2019-2020) at the University of Münster in Germany.

My research interest primarily focuses on innovating approaches to self-assemble block copolymers into complex architectures. Some self-assembly concepts/topics, which I have expertise in, include (i) polymersome (polymer vesicle) shape transformation, (i) hierarchical self-assembly at nanometre to micrometre length scale, and (iii) inverted polymer morphologies such as cubosomes and hexosomes. More recently, I have ventured into using continuous flow setups to explore end-to-end manufacturing of polymer nanoparticles.

Besides my knowledge in block copolymer self-assembly, I have years of experience in soft matter electron microscopy (cryo-TEM, cryo-ET, 3D reconstructions, polymer staining) and a strong personal interest in topological defects in polymer particles.

I am open to collaborations and peer review requests in any of the area of studies listed above.

Below are some of my recent selected publications (in no particular order):

  • Wong* et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10989–10995
    • Paper on the discovery of topological defects in polymer hexosomes - https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.0c02009
  • Wong et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 7335 –7340
    • Paper describing a methodology to encapsulate molecules into two separate compartments which are only tens of nanometres apart -https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/anie.201901880
  • Wong* et al. Chem. Soc. Rev. 201948, 4019-4035
    • Tutorial review on non-spherical polymersomes - https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/CS/C8CS00856F
  • Wong et al. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 102, 101211
    • Review on making internally ordered microparticles from block copolymers - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079670020300046
  • Qiang, Wong* et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202160, 21668-21672
    • Paper describing a method to produce size-controlled janus polymer discs - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/anie.202105235

 


My Qualifications

PhD, Chemistry (UNSW) 2018


My Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Duisburg-Essen and University of Münster, Germany (2019-2020)

Explore Materials Chain (EXMAC) International Postdoc Travel Grant (2018)

Australian Centre for Nanomedicine Seed Funding (2018)

Australian Centre for Nanomedicine Seed Funding (2016)

Australian Synchrotron Competitive Beamtime and Travel Funding (2016)

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