Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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2016- Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2013-2016 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
Group Leader and BHRC Senior Translational Research Fellow (tenure-track), Biomedical and Health Research Centre, Centre for Molecular Nanoscience and School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK 
2006-2007 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK
2003-2007 PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
2000-2003 MSc in Materials Science, Tsinghua University, China
1995-1999 BEng in Chemical Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, China

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Dong R, Liu R, Gaffney P, et al., Sequence-defined multifunctional polyethers via liquid-phase synthesis with molecular sieving, Nature Chemistry, ISSN:1755-4330

Wang S, Chen R, 2017, pH-Responsive, Lysine-Based, Hyperbranched Polymers Mimicking Endosomolytic Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Efficient Intracellular Delivery, Chemistry of Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0897-4756, Pages:5806-5815

Chen S, Wang S, Kopytynski M, et al., 2017, Membrane-anchoring, comb-like pseudopeptides for efficient, pH-mediated membrane destabilization and intracellular delivery, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:9, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:8021-8029

Chen S, Chen R, 2016, A Virus-Mimicking, Endosomolytic Liposomal System for Efficient, pH-Triggered Intracellular Drug Delivery, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:8, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:22457-22467

Bachelet M, Chen R, 2016, Self-assembly of PEGylated gold nanoparticles with satellite structures as seeds, Chemical Communications, Vol:52, ISSN:1364-548X, Pages:9542-9545

Wang S, Liu X, Villar-Garcia IJ, et al., 2016, Amino acid based hydrogels with dual responsiveness for oral drug delivery, Macromolecular Bioscience, Vol:16, ISSN:1616-5195, Pages:1258-1264

Zhang W, Wang F, Wang Y, et al., 2016, pH and near-infrared light dual-stimuli responsive drug delivery using DNA-conjugated gold nanorods for effective treatment of multidrug resistant cancer cells., J Control Release, Vol:232, Pages:9-19

Song L, Guo Y, Roebuck D, et al., 2015, Terminal PEGylated DNA-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates Offering High Resistance to Nuclease Degradation and Efficient Intracellular Delivery of DNA Binding Agents, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:7, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:18707-18716

Watkins KA, Chen R, 2015, pH-responsive, lysine-based hydrogels for the oral delivery of a wide size range of molecules, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol:478, ISSN:0378-5173, Pages:496-503

Khormaee S, Choi Y, Shen MJ, et al., 2013, Endosomolytic Anionic Polymer for the Cytoplasmic Delivery of siRNAs in Localized In Vivo Applications, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:23, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:565-574

Liechty WB, Chen R, Farzaneh F, et al., 2009, Synthetic pH-Responsive Polymers for Protein Transduction, Advanced Materials, Vol:21, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:3910-+

Ho VHB, Slater NKH, Chen R, 2011, pH-responsive endosomolytic pseudo-peptides for drug delivery to multicellular spheroids tumour models, Biomaterials, Vol:32, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:2953-2958

Song L, Ho VHB, Chen C, et al., 2013, Efficient, pH-Triggered Drug Delivery Using a pH-Responsive DNA-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticle, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2192-2640, Pages:275-280


Gaffney P, Livingston A, Chen R, et al., 2017, Defined Monomer Sequence Polymers, WO/2017/042583

Chen R, Chen S, Wu L, 2016, Modified Peptide, GB1612150.1

Slater NKH, Lynch A, Chen R, 2011, Mammalian cell preservation methods, WO/2011/089391

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