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Bin Yan

Name: Bin Yan

Title: Professor

Department and Major: Department of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Material Science

Laboratory or Office: Lab @ Textile Building A Room 421, office@ Textile Building A Room 316

Telephone number: 028-85460645


Research Field: development of advanced functional materials with novel engineering and biomedical applications, Green chemistry for advanced textile materials, polymer/inorganic hybrid materials for environmental science and technology


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada 2013-2017

Ph.D. Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, 2012

M.S. Sichuan University, China, 2009

B.S. Sichuan University, China, 2006

Recent Publications:

1.    Yan, B.; Huang, J.; Han, L.; Gong, L.;  Li, L.; Israelachvili, J.N.; Zeng, H*. “Duplicating Dynamic Strain-Stiffening Behavior and Nanomechanics of Biological Tissues in A Synthetic Self-Healing Flexible Network Hydrogel”, ACS nano, 2017, 11, 11074-11081.

2.    Guo, B.; Li, D.; Li, C.; Mao, Y.; Zheng, Q.*; Tan, L.; Yan, B.* “A facile and eco-friendly strategy to prepare synthetic syntans for after-treatment of dyed nylon fabrics”, Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 146, 199-202.

3.    Li, L.; Yan, B.*; Yang, J.; Huang, W.; Chen, L.; Zeng, H*. “Injectable self-healing hydrogel with antimicrobial and antifouling properties”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 9221-9225.

4.    Zhang, S.; Ran, C.; Chen, S*.; Gu, Y.; Jiang, M.; Hu, F.; Yan, B*, “Enhanced Electrochromic Performances of Polyaniline-Coated Rod-Like ATO/TiO2 Nanocomposites”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2017, 164, H1021-H1027.

5.    Li, L.#; Yan, B.#; Yang, J.; Chen, L.; Zeng, H. “Novel Mussel‐Inspired Injectable Self‐Healing Hydrogel with Anti‐Biofouling Property”, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 1294-1299. (# co-first author)

6.    Yan, B.; Boyer, J.-C.; Habault, D.; Branda, N. R.; Zhao, Y. “Near Infrared Light Triggered Release of Biomacromolecules from Hydrogels Loaded with Upconversion Nanoparticles", Journal of American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 16558-16561. (Highlighted in C&EN and Therapeutic Delivery)

7.    Yan, B.; Boyer, J.-C.; Branda, N. R.; Zhao, Y. “Near-Infrared Light-Triggered Dissociation of Block Copolymer Micelles Using Upconverting Nanoparticles", Journal of American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 19714-19717.

8.     Xie, Y.#; Yan, B.#; Zeng, H.; and Liu, Q. “Highly Regenerable Mussel-Inspired Fe3O4@Polydopamine-Ag Core–Shell Microspheres as Catalyst and Adsorbent for Methylene Blue Removal”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 8845–8852. (# co-first author)

9.    Yan, B.; He, J.; Ayotte, P.; Zhao, Y. “Optically Triggered Dissociation of Kinetically Stabilized Block Copolymer Vesicles in Aqueous Solution", Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2011, 32, 972-976.

10.  Yan, B; Han, D.; Boissière, O.; Ayotte, P.; Zhao, Y. “Manipulation of Block Copolymer Vesicles Using CO2: Dissociation or "Breathing"”, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 2011-2016.

11.  Yan, B.; Tong, X.; Ayotte, P.; Zhao, Y. “'Light-Responsive Block Copolymer Vesicles Based on a Photo-Softening Effect", Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 10001-10009. (selected as One of Most Read Articles in September 2011).

12.  Yan, B.; He, J.; Qin, A.; Du, X.; Zhang, Q.; and Wang, Y. “Effect of Molecular Weight of Macro-iniferter on Electro-optical Properties of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Films Prepared by Iniferter Polymerization”, Journal of polymer Science Part B: Polymer. Physics, 2009, 47, 1530-1534.

13.   Yan, B.; He, J.; Fang, Y.; Du, X.; Zhang, Q.; Wang, S.; Pan, C.; and Wang, Y. “The effect of the resultant microphase-separated structures of polymer matrices on the electro-optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films by Iniferter polymerization”, European Polymer Journal, 2009, 45, 1936-1940.

14.  Yan, B.; He, J.; Bao, R.; Wang, S.; Zeng, Y.; and Wang, Y. “Modification of Electro-optical Properties of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Films by Iniferter Polymerization”, European Polymer Journal, 2008, 44, 952-958.

15.  Yan, B.; He, J.; Du, X.; Zhang, Q.; Wang, S.; Pan, C.; and Wang, Y. “Configuration Control of Liquid Crystal Droplets in Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal with Macro-iniferter Polystyrene”, Liquid Cystals, 2009, 36, 933-938.

16.  Chen, J.; Yan, B.; Wang, X.; Huang, Q.; Thundat, T.; Zeng, H. “Core cross-linked double hydrophilic block copolymer micelles based on multiple hydrogen-bonding interactions”,Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8, 3066-3073.

17.  Lu, Q.; Yan, B.; Xie, L.; Huang, J.; Liu, Y.; Zeng, H. “A two-step flocculation process on oil sands tailings treatment using oppositely charged polymer flocculants”, Science of the Total Environment 2016, 565, 369-375.

18.  Shi, C.; Yan, B.; Xie, L.; Zhang, L.; Wang, J.; Takahara, A.; Zeng, H. “Long‐Range Hydrophilic Attraction between Water and Polyelectrolyte Surfaces in Oil”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 15017-15021.

19.  Xu, Z.; Yan, B.; Riordon, J.; Zhao, Y.; Sinton, D.; Moffitt, M. “Microfluidic Synthesis of Photoresponsive Spool-Like Block Copolymer Nanoparticles: Flow-Directed Formation and Light-Triggered Dissociation" Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 8094-8104.

20.  Li, L.; Yan, B.; Zhang, L.; Tian, Y.; Zeng, H. “Mussel-inspired antifouling coatings bearing polymer loops”, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 15780-15783.

21.  Wang, S.; Zhang, L.; Yan, B.; Xu, H.; Liu, Q.; Zeng, H. “Molecular and Surface Interactions between Polymer Flocculant Chitosan-g-polyacrylamide and Kaolinite Particles: Impact of Salinity”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 7327–7339.

22.  Xie, Y.; Yan, B.; Tian, C.; Liu, Y.; Liu, Q.; Zeng, H. “Efficient removal of elemental mercury (Hg 0) by SBA-15-Ag adsorbents”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 17730-17734.

23.  Xuan, J.;  Boissière, O.; Zhao, Y.; Yan, B.; Tremblay, L.; Lacelle, S.; Xia, H.; Zhao, Y. “Ultrasound-responsive Block Copolymer Micelles Based on a New Amplification Mechanism", Langmuir 2012, 28, 16463-16468.

24.  Huang, J.; Yan, B.; Zeng, H. Understanding Nanorheology of Confined Thin Films and Associated Molecular Surface Forces. Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, 2014, 26, 3-14.

25.  He, J.; Yan, B.; Tremblay, L.; Zhao, Y. “Both Core- and Shell-Cross-Linked Nanogels: Photoinduced Size Change, Intra-particle LCST and Inter-particle UCST Thermal Behaviours", Langmuir 2011, 27, 436-444. (selected as One of Most Read Articles in December 2010)

26.   Du, X.; Yan, B.; Li, M.; Chen, S.; Yao, J.; Wang, Y. “Macro reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer agent mixture as a means to enhance the electro-optical performance of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals”, Polymer International, 2011, 60, 971-975.

27.   Du, X.; Yan, B.; Yao, J.; Chen, S.; Li, M.; Wang, Y. “The improvement of electro-optical properties of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals using copolymer macroinitiator with different glass transition temperature”, Journal of polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 48, 5557-5561.

28.  Du, X.; Yan, B.; Wang, Y. “Influence of matrix glass transition temperature on the memory effect of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals”, Journal of polymer Science Part B: Polymer. Physics, 2010, 48, 729-732.

29.  He, J.; Yan, B.; Yu, B.; Wang, S.; Zeng, Y.; Wang, X.; Wang, J.; Ran, R.; and Wang, Y. “Fine Adjustment of Network in Polymer Network Liquid Crystal Film Employing RAFT Polymerization”, Journal of polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 46, 3140-3144.

30.  Wang, S.; Tang, X.; He, J.; Zeng, Y.; Yan, B.; and Wang, Y. “The Effect of Polymer Structures on the Electro-Optical Properties of Polymer Network-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Films”, Polymer Material Science and Engineering, 2008, 1, 63-66. (In Chinese)

31.  He, J.; Yan, B.; Wang, S.; Yu, Y.; Wang, X.; and Wang, Y. “RAFT Copolymerization as a Mean to Enhance the Electro-optical Performance of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Films”, Journal of polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2007, 45, 4144-4149.

32.   He, J.; Yan, B.; Yu, Y.; Bao, R.; Wang, X.; and Wang, Y. “The Effect of the Structure of Gelators on Electro-optical Properties of Liquid Crystal Physical Gels, Journal Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 316, 825-830.

33.  He, J.; Yan, B.; Yu, Y.; Wang, S. Zeng, Y.; and Wang, Y. “The Effect of Molecular Weight of Polymer Matrix on Properties of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals”, European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 2745-2749.

34.  He, J.; Yan, B.; Wang, X.; Yu, Y.; Wang, S.; and Wang, Y. “A Novel Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Film Prepared by Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization”, European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 4037-4042.

35.   He, J.; Su, Z.; Yu, Y.; Xiang, L.; Yan, B.; and Wang, Y. “Synthesis and Characterization of Copolythiophene, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 105, 3543-3550.

36.  He, J.; Su, Z.; Yan, B.; Xiang, L.; and Wang, Y. “The Effects of Different Side Groups on the Properties of Polythiophene”, Journal of Macromolecular Science–Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2007, 44, 989-993.

37.  Wang, X.; He, J.; Yan, B.; and Wang, Y. “Improvement of Electro-optical Properties of Polymer Network Liquid Crystal Films”, Liquid Crystal and Display, 2007, 4, 372. (In Chinese)


Honors & Awards

2014-2016 Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Postdoctoral Fellowship

2007  “Guanghua” Award (Top 5%)

2006  Sichuan University Award for Excellent Academic Performance (Top 5%)

2005  “China Telecom” Award (Top 1%)

2004  Chinese National Award (Top 1%)

2003  Student Excellence Fellowship Award, Sichuan University (Top 5%)

Sichuan University and Monash University 2+2 Chemical Engineering Program[组图]
Our teachers attended the 6th East Asia International Conference of Food Industry Status and Directi
Leather experts from Rumania were invited to visit National Engineering Laboratory for Clean Technol


Main campus address:

Wangjiang campus: section of Chengdu No. 24 Southern Yihuan Code: 610065 | 29 Jiuyanqiao WangjiangRoad,
Chengdu Zip: 610064
Huaxi Campus: Chengdu, People’s SouthRoad was on the 17th Zip: 610041
Jiang’an Campus: Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan road Zip: 610207

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