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 interests lie in innovating methods to self-assemble block copolymers into complex nanostructures. Some self-assembly concepts/topics that I specialise in include (i) polymersomes (polymer vesicles) shape transformation, (i) hierarchical...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 interests lie in innovating methods to self-assemble block copolymers into complex nanostructures. Some self-assembly concepts/topics that I specialise in include (i) polymersomes (polymer vesicles) shape transformation, (i) hierarchical self-assembly from the nm-to-µm length scale, (iii) inverted solution polymer morphologies such as cubosomes and hexosomes, and (iv) scalable manufacturing of polymer nanoparticles.

In addition to block copolymer self-assembly, I have extensive experience in soft matter electron microscopy (cryo-TEM, cryo-ET, 3D reconstructions, selective polymer staining) and a personal fascination in topological defects.

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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