Educational Background

  • B.E., Tsinghua University
  • Ph.D. & Postdoc, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Current Research Interests

  • Protein-based multifunctional nanomaterials, Targeted drug delivery with triggered and controlled release properties, Functional biodegradable materials for biomedical and environmental applications.

Selected Publications

  1. Jianglong Kong, Rui Zou, Ga-Lai Law, Yi Wang* Biomimetic multifunctional persistent luminescence nanoprobes for long-term near-infrared imaging and therapy of cerebral and cerebellar gliomas. Science Advances. 2022, 8(10), eabm7077. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm7077.
  2. Dong Zhang, Yi Wang* Functional protein based bioinspired nanomaterials: From coupled proteins, synthetic approaches, nanostructures to applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019, 20 (12), 3054.
  3. Jie Zeng, Wenxuan Yu, Xiaoli Dong, Shanting Zhao, Zhe Wang, Yajie Liu, Man-sau Wong, Yi Wang*. A nanoencapsulation suspension biomimetic of milk structure for enhanced maternal and fetal absorptions of DHA to improve early brain development. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 2019, 15 (1), 119-128.
  4. Heting Hou, Dong Zhang, Jie Zeng, Liping Zhou, Zhe Wang, Maojin Yao, Jiaoyan Ren, Nan Hu, Yi Wang*. Bilayer nanocarriers with protein-acid conjugation for prolonged release and enhanced anticancer effects. Langmuir. 2019, 35 (10), 3710-3716.
  5. Heting Hou, Dong Zhang, Jiewen Lin, Yingying Zhang, Chengyong Li, Zhe Wang, Jiaoyan Ren, Maojin Yao, Ka-hing Wong, Yi Wang*. Zein-paclitaxel prodrug nanoparticles for redox-triggered drug delivery and enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2018, 66 (44), 11812-11822.
  6. Fangyuan Dong, Xiaoli Dong, Liping Zhou, Huihui Xiao, Pui-Yu Ho, Man-Sau Wong, Yi Wang*. Doxorubicin-loaded biodegradable self-assembly zein nanoparticle and its anti-cancer effect: preparation, in vitro evaluation, and cellular uptake. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2016, 140, 324-331.
  7. Fangyuan Dong, Mi Zhang, Wenyu Huang, Liping Zhou, Man-Sau Wong, Yi Wang*. Superhydrophobic/hydrophobic nanofibrous network with tunable cell adhesion: Fabrication, Characterization and Cellular Activities. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2015, 482, 718-723.
  8. Wai-Wa Tang, Fangyuan Dong, Ka-Hing Wong, Yi Wang*. Preparation, characterization and in vitro release of a zein-pectin capsule for target delivery. Current Drug Delivery. 2015, 12 (4), 397-405.
  9. Fangyuan Dong, Mi Zhang, Wai-Wa Tang, Yi Wang*. Formation and Mechanism of Superhydrophobic/hydrophobic Surfaces Made from Amphiphiles Through Droplet-mediated Evaporation-induced Self-assembly. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2015, 119 (16), 5321-5327.