Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Biomaterials Engineering



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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

Huang Y, Yu L, Ren J, et al., 2019, An activated-platelet-sensitive nanocarrier enables targeted delivery of tissue plasminogen activator for effective thrombolytic therapy, Journal of Controlled Release, Vol:300, ISSN:0168-3659, Pages:1-12

He M, Huang L, Hou X, et al., 2019, Efficient ovalbumin delivery using a novel multifunctional micellar platform for targeted melanoma immunotherapy, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol:560, ISSN:0378-5173, Pages:1-10

Tascini AS, Noro MG, Seddon JM, et al., 2019, Mechanisms of lipid extraction from skin lipid bilayers by sebum triglycerides, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:21, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:1471-1477

Dong R, Liu R, Gaffney P, et al., 2018, Sequence-defined multifunctional polyethers via liquid-phase synthesis with molecular sieving, Nature Chemistry, Vol:11, ISSN:1755-4330, Pages:136-145

Wang S, Ha Y, Huang X, et al., 2018, A new strategy for intestinal drug delivery via pH-responsive and membrane-active nanogels, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:10, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:36622-36627

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

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

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

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

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-+


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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