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  • 5/12/2017
    Congratulation to Arman. His poster has been selected as the 3rd place of outstanding poster award, out of 120 posters presented in 2017 CSPS annual meeting.
  • 5/10-12/2017
    Kamal, Arman, and Sung Hwa present the posters in Annal Meeting of Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Science (CSPS) held in Montreal.
  • 5/12/2017
    Congratulation to Kamal. Her review paper entitled "Stimuli-responsive degradable polylactide-based block copolymer nanoassemblies for controlled/enhanced drug delivery" has been accepted in Molecular Pharmaceutics (ACS).
  • 5/2/2016
    Congratulation to Sungmin. His paper entitled "Ambient temperature induced Diels-Alder crosslinked networks based on controlled methacrylate copolymers for enhanced thermoreversibility and self-healability" has been accepted in RSC Advances.
  • 4/20/2017
    Congratulation to John. The US patent US 8367051with Canegie Mellon University (Prof. K. Matyjaszewski) entitled "Preparation of functional gel particles with a dual crosslink network" has been issued.
  • 4/10/2017
    Congratulation to John. The paper led by University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (Prof. T. Govender) entitled "Enhancing targeted antibiotic therapy via pH responsive solid lipid nanoparticles from an acid cleavable lipid" has been accepted in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.
  • 2/23/2017
    John has delivered a keynote lecture in Canadian Biomaterials Society/Montreal Biomaterials Research Day, Montreal, entitled "Tumor-targeting smart nanomedicines for enhanced drug release".
  • 2/21/2017
    Congratulation to our group. We are participated in an NSERC CREATE grant entitled "Polymer-based Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery (POND) with University of Toronto, Laval, and Victoria until 2013.
  • 2/21/2017
    Congratulation to our group. An NSERC Engage grant has been awared for collaborative research with Precision NanoSystems (Vancouver-based company) to develop "microfluidic assembly of dual enezyme and oxdiation-responsive polyesters".
  • 2/16/2017
    Congratulation to Dipa and Soyoung. Their paper entitled "Intracellular delivery colloidally-stable core-crosslinked triblock copolymer micelles with glutathione-responsive enhanced drug release for cancer therapy" has been accepted in Molecular Pharmaceutics (ACS).
  • 1/20/2017
    Congratulation to Soyoung. Her paper entitled "Multiblock copolymer-based dual dynamic disulfide and supramolecular crosslinked self-healing networks" has been accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications (wiley).
  • 1/8/2017
    Welcome Twinkal and Tam. They have joined our group as CHEM419 project students.
  • 1/1/2017
    Congratulation to Kamal. Her application for fast-track to PhD program has been approved with an International Tuition Waiver Scholarship wortho of $35,000.
  • 12/10/2016
    Congratulation to Sungmin, SungHwa, and Peter. Their paper entitled "A new reactive polymethacrylate bearing pendant furfuryl groups: synthesis, thermoreversible reactions, and self-healing" has been accepted in Polymer.
  • 11/30/2016
    Congratulations to So Young. She has defended her master thesis. She will pursue her PhD studies at the University of Toronoto.
  • 11/01/2016
    Congratulationsto Yifen (a former MSc). She has accepted an offer from Advanced Polymer Materialsin Dorval, QC.
  • 10/14/2016
    John delivers the keynote lecture in the workshop for development of core technology held in Ulsan, Korea.
  • 8/24/2016
    John delivers the invited lecture in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta.
  • 8/18/2016
    Congraturation to our group. Our group reaches 90 peer-reviewed publications including 5 book chapters. Thank you for all your great contributions
  • 8/18/2016
    Congraturation to Puzhen and Wangchuan. Their paper entitled "Extremely small iron oxide nanoparticles stabilized with catechol-functionalized multidentate block copolymer for enhanced MRI" has been accepted in ChemistrySelect.
  • 8/15/2016
    Congraturation to John. His paper with Prof Zhang (a former PDF) entitled "New Design of Phenol-containing polymers as radical scavengers" has been accepted in a book chapter.
  • 8/12/2016
    Congraturation to So Young. Her paper entitled "Photo-induced thiol-ene crosslinked polymethacrylate networks reinforced with Al2O3 nanoparticles" has been accepted in Polymer.
  • 8/9-11/2016
    Congratulation Arman. He has won the 3rd place of outstanding poster award out of 30 posters in 2016 CHPF, Gananogue, ON.
  • 8/9-11/2016
    Sung Hwa has given an oral presentation and Arman, Wangchuan, and Sungmin have given poster presentations in 2016 CHPF, Gananogue, ON.
  • 8/9-11/2016
    John has delivered an invited presentation in 2016 CHPF, Gananogue, ON.
  • 7/30/2016
    Congratulation to John! He is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship for Mid-Career in 2016.
  • 7/20/2016
    Congratulation! Our group has been awarded NSERC Connect grant for "Development of integrated protocols utilizing microfluidic technology for cancer therapy"
  • 7/13/2016
    Congratulation to Peter Liu (a former CHEM 419 undergraduate student)! He has accepted an offer from 1-Materials Inc (a local polymer-based company) as a lab technician.
  • 7/10/2016
    Congratulation to Dr. Arunbaru (A former PDF)! His paper entitled "Thermoreversible self-healing networks based on a tunable polymethacrylate crossslinker having pendant maleimide groups" has been accepted for the publication in Macromlecular Chemistry and Physics.
  • 6/19/2016
    Congratulation to Dr. Arunbabu, a former PDF (2015). He has been appointed as an assistant professor at Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science in India.
  • 6/16/2016
    Congratulation to So Young and Sung Wha! Their paper entitled "Rosin-based block copolymer intracellular delivery nanocarriers with reduction-responsive sheddable coronas for cancer therapy" has been accepted for the publication in Polymer Chemistry (Impact = 5.7, withhin top 5% in the category of Polymer Science out of 82 journals).
  • 6/5-6/9/2016
    John delivered two invited lectures in the 99th CSC meeting, Halifax, NS.
  • 6/5-6/9/2016
    So Young has presented her oral and poster presentations and Wangchuan has presented his poster in the 99th Canadian Society of Chemisry Annual Meeting, Halifax, NS.
  • 6/8/2016
    Congraturation to So Young! She receives a full entrance scholarship to PhD program at the University of Toronto ($35,000/year).
  • 6/3/2016
    Congraturation to Dr. Jung! He receives a PDF top-up award ($5,000) from Concordia Office of the VP Research.
  • 6/3/2016
    Sung Hwa presents his poster entilted "Development of dual stimuli/enzyme-responsive degradable systems with for cancer therapy with controlled/enhanced drug release" in 10th IRIC International Symposium on The Cell Cycle: from Mechanisms to Therapy, Montreal, QC.
  • 6/1/2016
    Congraturation to So Young! She is accepted in the PhD program at the University of Toronoto.
  • 5/4/2016
    Congraturation to John! His nomination to the renewal of Canada Research Chair Award is successful. He will be named "Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nanobioscience" over the next five years (2016-2021).
  • 5/4/2016
    John delivered an invited presentation in CSCAS/CQMF Advanced Materials Annual Meeting in Montreal.
  • 5/3/2016
    So Young and Arman presented their posters in CSCAS/CQMF Advanced Materials Annual Meeting in Montreal.
  • 5/2/2016
    Welcome Dr. Sungmin Jung from POSTECH in Korea. He has joined our group as a postdoctoral fellow, conducting self-healing project.
  • 4/19/2016
    John delivered an invited lecture in the Department of Chemistry at Université de Sherbrooke.
  • 3/29/2016
    Welcome Prof. Nailling Liu from Xian Univerisity of Technology. He will stay with us for 1 year as a visiting scholar.
  • 1/22/2016
    Congratulation to So Young! Her paper entitled "Reduction-responsive sheddable carbon nanotubes dispersed in aqueous solution" has been accepted for the publication in Macromoelcular Rapid Communications (Impact = 4.9, withhin top 10% in the category of Polymer Science out of 82 journals).
  • 1/22/2016
    Congratulation! Our group has been awarded a research team grant with Prof. Ma at INRS from CQMF to develop novel multidentate block copolymer to stabilize quantum dots.
  • 12/18/2015
    John delivered an invited lecture in Pacifichem 2016 in Hawaii.
  • 12/10/2015
    Congratulation to John! He was selected as one of the four "Emerging Materials Chemistry Investigators" for the special symposium in CSC meeting, Halfax 2016.
  • 12/10/2015
    Congratulation to Depannita! Her paper entitled "Enhanced encapsulation of superparamagnetic Fe3O4 in acidic core-containing micelles for magnetic resonance imaging" has been accepted for the publication in RSC Advances (RSC).
  • 12/3/2015
    Our research about stimuli-responsive drug delivery has been highlighted in the special theme of "International Innovation-disseminating science, research and technology" pubished in the magazine of "Research Media".
  • 11/31-11/1/2015
    John delivered invited lectures at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
  • 11/27/2015
    John delieved an invited lecture in the 9th International Conference on Multi-functional Materials and Applications, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China.
  • 11/18/2015
    Congratulation to Puzhen. He has successfully defended his master thesis.
  • 11/12/2015
    Congratulation to So Young! She is named the 1st place winner of both poster and oral presentations in CQMF Annual Symposium in 2015.
  • 11/12/2015
    So Young, Sung Wha, and Dipannita present their posters in CQMF Annual Symposium in 2015.
  • 11/5/2015
    Congratulation to John! Two papers co-authored with his former PDF (Prof Zhang in Xian University of Technology) are accepted in RSC Advances and Journal of Polymer Science: Part A Polymer Chemistry.
  • 9/30/2015
    Congratulation to Puzhen! His paper entitled "Mussel-inspired multidentate block copolymer to stabilize ultrasmall superparamagnetic Fe3O4 for magnetic resonance imaging contrast enhancement and excellent colloidal stability" is accepted in Chemistry of Materials (Impact = 8.3).
  • 9/11/2015
    Welcome Eden, Peter, and Jun-Ray taking CHEM 419 joining our research group.
  • 7/18/2015
    Welcome So Young, Sung Wha, and Arman as master students joining our research group.
  • 7/15/2015
    Congratulation to Tongbing and our group on the 80th publication! His paper entitled "Dual location dual reduction and photo-responsive degradable block copolymer micelles: disassembly and synergistic release" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.
  • 7/9/2015
    Congratulation to Na Re! She has successfully defended her PhD thesis.
  • 7/8/2015
    Congratulation to So Young! She is a recipient for the prestigious award entitled "Concordia Merit Scholarship" with $10,000 a year in 2015.
  • 6/24/2015
    Congratulation to So Young! Her review paper with Arun entitled "Recent advances of self-healable polymeric networks" is accepted in Chemical Communications (IF = 6.8).
  • 6/16/2015
    John delivered an oral presentation in the 98th CSC meeting in Ottawa, ON.
  • 6/14/2015
    Puzhen gave an oral presentation for his wonderful master work entitled "Multidentate block copolymer strategy to stabilize ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for MRI" in the 98th CSC meeting in Ottawa, ON.
  • 6/10/2015
    Na Re (a PhD student) received Concorida Accelerate Award ($5,000) for her completion of excellent PhD research within 4 years.
  • 6/7/2015
    Congratulation to Yifen! Her paper entitled "Intracellular delivery cellulose-based bionanogels with dual temperature/pH-response for cancer therapy" is accepted in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.
  • 6/1/2015
    John has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.
  • 5/15/2015
    John delieved an invited lecture in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.
  • 4/17/2015
    Congratulation to Yifen! She has successfully defended her master thesis entitled "Synthesis of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)-based bionanogels for dual stimuli-responsive drug release and cancer therapy
  • 4/16/2015
    Congratulation! Our group has been awarded a research team grant from Concordia to develop integrated protocols for cancer treatment.
  • 4/13/2015
    Congratulation to So Young! Her paper entitled "Dual sulfide-disulfide crosslinked networks with rapid and room temperature self-healability" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.
  • 3/29/2015
    John delivered the lecture in a special symposium to celebrate "the 65th birthday of Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski at Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA .
  • 1/28-29/2015
    John delivers lectures at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at theUniversity of Waterloo.
  • 1/09/2015
    Congratulation! Our group has been awarded a research team grant from CQMF to develop a new "link-cut" technology to functionalize graphene as catalyst supports in fuelcells.
  • 12/27/2014
    Congratulation to Kaiwan and Yifen! Their paper entitled "Redox-responsive cellulose-based thermoresponsive grafted copolymers and in situ disulfide crosslinked nanogels" is accepted in Polymer.
  • 12/19/2014
    Congratulation to Nick, Na Re, and So Young! Their ACS book chapter entitled "Dual-location reduction-responsive degradable nanocarriers: a new strategy for intracellular anticancer drug delivery with accelerated release" is accepted in ACS Symposium Series.
  • 12/5/2014
    Congratulation to Na Re! Her paper entitled "Reductively-sheddable cationic nanocarriers for dual chemotherapy and gene therapy with enhanced release" is accepted in Colloids and Interfaces B: Biointerfaces.
  • 12/5/2014
    John gave an invited lecture at Xerox Research Center in Mississauga, ON.
  • 11/28/2014
    John gave an invited presentation in 8th ICMMA (International Conference on Multi-functional Materials and Applications held in Hoseo University, Korea, as well as gave an invited lecture in the Deparment of Chemistry at Inha University.
  • 10/28/2014
    Congratulation to Na Re! She is named the 1st place winer of CSChE Graduate Student Poster in Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in 2014
  • 10/02/2014
    Congratulation! Our group has been awarded a research grant to develop novel methods to syntehsize crosslinking materials with self-healability from KRICT in Korea
  • 10/15-16/2014
    John delivered the lectures at Xian Jiaotong University and Xian University of Technology in China.
  • 1/1/2015
    Welcome Arun joining as a postdoctoral fellow in our research group.
  • 8/18/2014
    Welcome Tongbing as postdoctoral fellow joining our research group.
  • 8/22/2014
    Congratulation to Yifen. Her review paper entitled Recent development of polysaccharide-based nanomaterials for biomedical application is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.
  • 8/14/2014
    John gave an invited presentation in American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting in the symposium entitiled "Controlled Radical Polymerization" in San Francisco, CA.
  • 8/4-7/2014
    So Young, Yifen, Puzhen, and Jaric gave poster/or oral presentations in Canadian High Polymer Forum in 2014 in Kingston, ON.
  • 8/7/2014
    Alex sucessfully defends his master thesis. He will advance to PhD program in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal. Congratulation!
  • 8/3/2014
    So Young's researach paper entitled "Photo-induced thiol-ene polysulfide-crosslinked materials with tunable thermal and mechanical propertiest " is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science Part A. Congratulation!
  • 8/2/2014
    Alex's researach paper entitled "Synthesis and reduction-responsive disassembly of PLA-based mono-cleavable micelles " is accepted in Colloids and Surfaces B. Biointerfaces (Elsevier). Congratulation!
  • 6/15/2014
    Na Re's researach paper entitled "Glutathione-triggered disassembly of dual disulfide located degradable nanocarriers of polylactide-based block copolymers for rapid drug release" is accepted in Biomacromolecules. Congratulation!
  • 6/14/2014
    John's researach paper entitled "Scratch recovery characteristics of automotive clearcoats containing blocked polyisocyanate crosslinkers" is accepted in Journal of Coatings Technology and Research. Congratulation!
  • 6/1-5/2014
    So Young and Yifen presented their posters in 2014 CSC meeting, Vancourver.
  • 6/1-5/2014
    John gave two invited and one contributed oral presentations in 2014 CSC meeting, Vancourver.
  • 5/27/2014
    Nick and Puzhen's researach paper entitled "Chain length effect of multidentate block copolymer strategy to stabilize ultrasmall Fe3O4 nanoparticles", which is nominated by Prof. matyjaszewski for a special edition entitled "Early Career Series", is accepted in ChemPlusChem. Congratulation!
  • 5/13-23/2014
    John delivered the lectures in Hanyang University, Ulsan University, Hoseo University, and Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology.
  • 5/13/2014
    So Young, Yifen, and Na Re gave their poster presentations in ACFAS in Montreal, QC.
  • 5/12/2014
    John and So Young's invention disclosure entitled "SELF-HEALABLE COPOLYMERS AND METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF" is filed. Congratulation!
  • 5/1/2014
    Nick's researach paper entitled "Multidentate block copolymer stabilized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as contrast agents with enhanced stability for magnetic resonance imaging" is accepted in Biomacromolecules. Congratulation!
  • 5/1/2014
    Nathan sucessfully defended his CHEM 450 thesis. He will join a master program at McGill University. Congratulation!
  • 4/16/2014
    Nick, Nathan, and So young's researach paper entitled "Tuning amphiphilic and thermoresponsive self-assembly and in situ disulfide crosslinking of reduction-responsive block copolymers" is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 2/12/2014
    John delivered an invited lecture at INRS.
  • 2/3/2014
    Sam successfully defended his master research. Congratulation!
  • 1/25/2014
    John and Nick's book chapter entitled "Designing hydrogels by ATRP" is accepted. Congratulation!
  • 1/7/2014
    Nathan joins our research group as a CHEM450 project student. Welcome.
  • 12/27/2013
    Nick's researach paper entitled "Dual redox and thermo-responsive double hydrophilic block copolymers with tunable thermoresponsive properties and self-assembly behavior " is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Commmunications. Congratulation!
  • 12/2/2013
    Sam's researach paper entitled "Thiol-responsive hydrogel scaffolds for rapid change in thermoresponsiveness " is accepted in RSC Advances. Congratulation!
  • 11/8/2013
    John gave an invited lecture in 2013 CQMF Annual Symposium in Shawinigan, QC.
  • 11/7/2013
    Nathan, an undergraduate project student for CHEM450, won the 1st place of the poster awards in 2013 CQMF Annual Symposium in Shawinigan, QC. Congratulation!
  • 11/7/2013
    Na Re, Yifen, Alex, and Soyoung gave poster and oral presentations in 2013 CQMF Annual Symposium in Shawinigan, QC.
  • 11/4/2013
    Yifen's researach paper entitled "Dual-stimuli reduction and acidic pH-responsive bionanogels: intracellular delivery nanocarriers with enhanced release" is accepted in RSC Advances. Congratulation!
  • 11/2/2013
    Soyoung's researach paper entitled "Multifunctional linear methacrylate copolymer polyenes having pendant vinyl groups: synthesis and photo-induced thiol-ene crosslinking polyaddition" is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 10/29/2013
    Nick's researach paper entitled "Functional amphiphilic oligo(ethylene oxide) methacrylate based block copolymers: synthesis by ARGET ATRP and aqueous micellization", an Invited article for a special issue entitled -Controlled radical synthesis/ATRP", is accepted in Polymer International. Congratulation!
  • 10/3/2013
    John gave an invited lecture in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, ON.
  • 9/3/2013
    Welcome! Puzhen Li as a master student joining our group. He is going to explore the novel strategy with the use of block copolymers to stablize metal nanoparticles
  • 9/3/2013
    Welcome! Azadeh Joshani as a master student joining our group. She will explore thiol-ene polyaddition to synthesize functional crosslinked hydrogels and nanogels
  • 8/30/2013
    Na Re and Alex's researach paper in collaboration with the Prof. Laroche's group at University Laval entitled "Air-spun PLA fibers modified with reductively-sheddable hydrophilic surfaces for vascular tissue engineering: synthesis and surface modification" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications (IF=4.9).
  • 8/6/2013
    Nick and Soyoung's researach paper entitled "Dual location disulfide degradable interlayer-crosslinked micelles with extended sheddable coronas exhibiting enhanced colloidal stability and rapid release" is accepted in Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 7/23/2013
    Behnoush has successfuly defended her mater thesis. Congratulation! She will start her PhD program in the Department of Pharmacy at The University of Iowa in USA from this Fall, 2013
  • 6/25/2013
    Nick's researach paper entitled "Dual location stimuli-responsive degradation strategy of block copolymer nanocarriers for accelerated release" is accepted in Chemical Communications (IF = 6.2). Congratulation!
  • 6/16/2013
    John delivered the lecture in European Polymer Federation (EPF2013) in Pisa, Italy, supported by CNC/IUPAC Travel Award 2013.
  • 6/16/2013
    Nare has passed her proposal and comprehensive exam for PhD program. Congratulation!
  • 5/30/2013
    Nick gave an oral presentation entitled "Amphiphilic multidentate block copolymer stabilization strategy for preparation of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with enhanced stability and biocompatibility" in the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, QC.
  • 5/27/2013
    John delivered the lecture entitled "Stimuli-responsive degradation (SRD): a versatile platform for developing PLA-based block copolymer micelles with enhanced/controlled release" in the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, QC.
  • 5/15/2013
    Natalie joins the group for the summer research. Welcome!
  • 5/6/2013
    John delivered the lecture in the 81st ACFAS Congress in Quebec City, QC.
  • 5/6/2013
    Behnoush's researach paper entitled "Intracellular drug delivery nanocarriers of glutathione-responsive degradable block copolymers having pendant disulfide linkages" is accepted in Biomacromolecules (IF = 5.8). Congratulation!
  • 4/22/2013
    Nathan, a recipient of prestigious NSERC USRA schlolarship, joins the group for this summer research. Welcome!
  • 3/11/2013
    John is nominated as an editorial board memer for "International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry ".
  • 3/8/2013
    Dr. Zoya Zarafshani joins the group. Welcome!
  • 3/8/2013
    Qian's researach paper in collaboration with PPG Korea entitled "New photo-induced thiol-ene crosslinked films based on linear methacrylate copolymer polythiols " is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science Part A. Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 2/8/2013
    John delivered the lecture in the Département de Génie des Mines, de la Métallurgie et des Matériaux at Université Laval.
  • 2/7/2013
    John was named a winner of CNC IUPAC Travel Award in 2013. Congratulation!
  • 1/14/2013
    Soyoung An, a potential graduate student, joins the group. Welcome
  • 12/10/2012
    Behnoush's researach paper entitled "pH-responsive destabilization and facile bioconjugation of new hydroxyl-terminated block copolymer micelles" is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science-Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 12/04/2012
    Kaiwan's (an undergraduate/NSERC USRA 2012) researach paper entitled "Tuning LCST with thiol-responsiveness of thermoresponsive copolymers containing pendent disulfides" is accepted in Chemical Communications (Impact Factor = 6.17). Congratulation!
  • 11/23/2012
    Sam, Behnoush, and Na Re presented their research (oral) in CBGRC conference at Concordia University, QC.
  • 11/4-13/2012
    John delivered lectures at Korea University in Seoul, Hoseo University in Chenan, and Ulsan Technical University in Ulsan, Korea.
  • 11/2/2012
    Sam, Behnoush, Alex, and Na Re presented posters in 2012 CQMF annual meeting in Trois-Rivières, QC.
  • 9/07/2012
    Alex's research paper entitled "New design of thiol-responsive degradable polylactide-based block copolymer micelles" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Congratulation!
  • 8/30/2012
    Qian and Sam's research paper entitled "Thiol-responsive block copolymer nanocarriers exhibiting tunable release with morphology changes" is accepted in Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 8/18/2012
    Yifen Wen, a master student, joins the group. Welcome
  • 8/16/2012
    Kaiwan (Undergraduate with NSERC USRA) presented a poster entiled "Tuning LCST with controlling thiol-responsive degradation of thermoresponsive polymers containing pendent" in 2012 Canadian High Polymer Froum in Gananoque, ON.
  • 8/150/2012
    John gave a presentation in 2012 Canadian High Polymer Froum in Gananoque, ON.
  • 7/25/2012
    Na Re's research paper entitled "Synthesis and thiol-responsive degradation of polylactide-based block copolymers having disulfide junctions using ATRP and ROP" is accepted in Journal of Polymer Science Part A. Polymer Chemistry. Congratulation!
  • 7/1/2012
    Dr. Nicky Chan with PhD degree at Queens' University joins the group. Welcome.
  • 6/20/2012
    Qian and Na Re's research paper entitled "Modulated morphologies and tunable thiol-responsive shedding of aqueous block copolymer aggregates" is accepted in RSC Advances. Congratulation!
  • 6/5/2012
    Mathias, an undergraduate student from Brazil who is supported by Mitacs Globalink Program joins the group. Congratulation.
  • 5/26/2012
    John was invited to the presentation in the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, AB.
  • 5/26-29/2012
    Na Re and Behnoush presented posters in the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, AB.
  • 5/25/2012
    Qian and Na Re's research paper entitled "Recent advances of stimuli-responsive degradable block copolymer micelles: synthesis and controlled drug delivery applications" is accepted in Chemical Communications as a feature article. Congratulation!
  • 5/11/2012
    Qian's research paper entitled "Dual temperature and thiol-responsive POEOMA-multisegmented polydisulfides: synthesis and thermoresponsive properties" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Congratulation!
  • 5/1/2012
    Kaiwan Rahimian-Bajgiran, a summer undergraduate researcher with a NSERC USRA Award, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 5/1/2012
    Sangin Woo, a summer undergraduate researcher, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 4/12/2012
    Congratulation! Sam's research paper entitled "Rapidly thiol-responsive degradable block copolymer nanocarriers with facile bioconjugation" is accepted in Polymer Chemistry.
  • 3/30/2012
    Congratulations!! Our research group is funded for the collaborative project with the Prof. Fortin research group at the Laval University entitled "Multidentate block copolymers: a novel platform to stabilize (super)paramagnetic nanoparticles for tumor diagnosis using MRI" from CQMF (Center for Quebec Functional Materials).
  • 3/30/2012
    Congratulations!! Our research group is funded for the collaborative project with the Prof. Laroche research group at the Laval University entitled "Characterization of plasmas used for deposition of coatings anti-microbiens/anti-bactériens" from CQMF (Center for Quebec Functional Materials).
  • 3/22/2012
    Congratulations!! Our research group is funded for the collaborative project with the Prof. Wiles group entitled "development of dual oligonucleotide therapeutic and drug delivery nanocarriers" from the Office of the VP Research at Concordia University.
  • 3/20/2012
    Sam presented a poster entiled "Rapid redox-responsive degradation and facile bioconjugation of polyester-based block copolymer micelles as controlled drug delivery nanocarriers" in 2012 NanoQuebec Conference in Montreal, QC.
  • 3/20/2012
    Alex presented a poster entiled "Biodegradable and Thiol-Responsive Block Copolymer Micelles as Drug-Delivery Carriers" in 2012 NanoQuebec Conference in Montreal, QC.
  • 2/28/2012
    Congratulation! John is nominated as editorial board for the journal of "Dataset Papers in Nanotechnology".
  • 1/31/2012
    Congratulation! Patrick's research paper entitled "Rapid and tunable reductive-degradation of disulfide-labeled polyesters" is accepted in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (Wiley).
  • 1/31/2012
    Congratulation! Qian, Alex, and Sam's book chapter entitled "New Design of Thiol-Responsive Degradable Block Copolymer Micelles as Controlled Drug Delivery Vehicles" is accepted in a Book entitled "Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization Materials" (ACS).
  • 1/4/2012
    Congratulation! Our research group is funded from PPG Korea for the developmetn of uv-curable thiol-ene automotive top coatings for two years from 2012.
  • 11/18/2011
    John delievers the seminar at Xerox Research Center in Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga, Canada.
  • 11/18/2011
    Sam gave an oral presentation in CBGRC Conference in Montreal, entitled "New design of block copolymer micelles for controlled drug delivery"
  • 11/18/2011
    Alex presented a poster in CBGRC Conference in Montreal, entitled "New design of stimuli-responsive biodegradable amphiphilic block copolymer micelles"
  • Nov/2011
    John was nominated to be a member of Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF) funded by FQRNT.
  • 11/3/2011
    Behnoush presented a poster in CQMF 2011 symposium in Quebec City, Canada, entitled "pH-responsive block copolymer micelles for controlled drug delivery"
  • 11/3/2011
    Alex presented a poster in CQMF 2011 symposium in Quebec City, Canada, entitled "New design of sheddable micelels of block copolymers having disulfides at block junctions prepared by ROP and ATRP"
  • Oct/2011
    Our paper entitled "Biodegradable block copolymer micelles with thiol-responsive sheddable coronas" published in Biomacromolecules is selected as one of the top 5 most reead articles in October.
  • Sept/2011
    John delievers the seminars at Busan University in Busan, Hanyang University in Ansan, Inha University in Incheon, and PPG Korea in Cheonan, Korea.
  • 8/31/2011
    Congratulations! Behnoush, Alex, and Qian's research paper entitled "Biodegradable block copolymer micelles with thiol-responsive sheddable coronas" is accepted in Biomacromolecules (impact factor = 5.33).
  • 8/1/2011
    Dr. Qian Zhang, a postdoctoral fellow who earned his PhD from the University of Montreal, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 8/1/2011
    Nare Ko, a PhD student, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 7/14/2011
    John's review paper entitled "ATRP in the design of functional polymeric materials for biomedical application" is accepted in Progress in Polymer Science (Impact factor = 27.4).
  • 7/13/2011
    Our first research paper entitled "Reductively-degradable polyester-based block copolymers prepared by facile polycondensation and ATRP: synthesis, degradation, and aqueous micellization" in Soft Matter is available on-line as an advanced article.
  • 6/30/2011
    Congratulations! Behnoush research paper entitled "New thiol-responsive mono-cleavable block copolymer micelles labeled with single disulfides" is accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications (impact factor = 4.39).
  • June/2011
    Behnoush presented a poster in 94th CSC meeting in Montreal, Canada, entitled "Enhanced stability of iron oxide nanoparticles stabilized with functional block copolymers"
  • June/2011
    Sam presented a poster in 94th CSC meeting in Montreal, Canada, entitled "Synthesis, micellization, and degradation of thiol-responsive degradable amphiphilic block copolymers for drug delivery "
  • June/2011
    John presented in 94th CSC meeting in Montreal, Canada.
  • 6/6/2011
    Congratulation! Our first research paper authored by Andrew and Sam entitled "Reductively-degradable polyester-based block copolymers prepared by facile polycondensation and ATRP: synthesis, degradation, and aqueous micellization" is accepted in Soft Matter.
  • May 2011
    John's paper entitled "Polylactide (PLA)-based amphiphilic block copolymers: synthesis, self-assembly, and biomedical applications" is available on-line in Soft Matter. This paper was recognized as one of the top 10 most-read articles from on-line version of Soft Matter for March 2011
  • 5/23/2011
    Alex Cunningham, a master student, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 5/1/201
    Priya Veerlapin, a summer undergraduate volunteer from UdM, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 5/1/2011
    Shelby Wams, a summer undergraduate FRSQ Award, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 4/17/2011
    John's paper entitled "Selection of coalescing solvents for coatings derived from polyurethane dispersions utilizing high throughput research methods" is accepted in Progress in Organic Coatings.
  • 3/10/2011
    John delievers the seminar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen's University in Kington, Canada.
  • 2/24/2011
    John's paper entitled "Polylactide (PLA)-based amphiphilic block copolymers: synthesis, self-assembly, and biomedical applications" is accepted in Soft Matter.
  • 1/6/2011
    John's paper entitled "Thermoresponsive hydrogel scaffolds with tailored hydrophilic pores" is now available in Asian Journal of Chemistry.
  • 1/3/2011
    Samuel Aleksanian, a master student, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 1/3/2011
    Behnoush Khorsand Sourkohi, a master student, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 1/3/2011
    Badr Benassila, an undergraduate student, joins the group. Welcome!
  • 12/6/2010
    John delievers the seminar at Korea University in Chochiwon, Korea.
  • 12/3/2010
    John delievers the seminar at Ulsan University in Ulsan, Korea.
  • 12/2/2010
    John delivers the seminar as a specially invited speaker at 2010 Workshop for development of Industrial Core Technology funded by Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Busan, Korea.
  • 12/1/2010
    John delievers the seminar at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.
  • 11/30/2010
    John delievers the seminar at PPG Korea in Cheonan, Korea.
  • 11/29/2010
    John's review entitled "Iron oxide-based superparamagnetic polymeric nanomaterials: Design, preparation, and biomedical application" is now available in Progress in Polymer Science.
  • 11/08/2010
    John's new patent application entitled "HASE-thickened composition" (DN 70563) is filed in US patent office.
  • 11/01/2010
    Our research group successfully carries out atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) at Concordia to prepare well-controlled polymers.
  • 9/29/2010
    John's review entitled "Surface modification of colloidal CdX-based quantum dots for biomedical applications" is now available online in Journal of Materials Chemistry.
  • 9/16/2010
    John delivers the seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University.
  • 8/20/2010
    Andrew Nelson-Mendez, an undergraduate student (CHEM 419), joins the group. Welcome!
  • 7/21/2010
    John's review entitled "Iron oxide-based superparamagnetic polymeric nanomaterials: Design, preparation, and biomedical application" is accepted in Progress in Polymer Science (impact factor = 23.75).
  • 7/1/2010
    John arrives in Montreal to start his new position as an assistant professor in the Department.

 
 

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