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  We focus on the material engineering based on light atoms for the purpose of realizing a wide-range electronic/band property tuning, from insulators (e. g. h-BN), semiconductors (carbon nitride) to conductors (carbon). This should be of fundamental importance in understanding many other interesting properties for a material, including optical, luminescent, optoelectrical properties, etc. We explore these materials for drug delivery, bioimaging, and implantable device applications.

  Light atoms including boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen can form various building blocks that could be used for further construction of many materials. These atoms locate at the neighboring positions at the second row of the periodic table, which are close with each other and can effectively form conjugated structures. It is expected that the structures and properties of this type of materials are highly tunable through rational designs.



Open positions are availale in our group for Postdoc Researchers and Research Associates.

(2024.02.19) Red-fluorescent COF nanocarriers were developed for trackable drug delivery; further alkoxylation induces crystallization and cellular uptake of COF nanocarriers.

                   Reported by Biomaterials, BioMed

(2023.10.26) A concept on injectable shape-memory electronic device (SMED) is proposed to solve the invasive implantation problems faced by implantable medical devices.

                    Reported by Cell Press, BioMed, SCI Materials Hub

(2023.09.15) Macroporous BCN nanocarrier: MOF-templating synthesis and PTX delivery.

                   Collected in 2023 Emerging Investigators

(2023.06.25) Red-emitting 1D zinc coordination polymer realized targeted drug delivery to nucleus.

(2023.03.31) B dopants enable CQDs targeted imaging of lysosomes due to borate esterification. Link

                    Reported by BioMed.

(2022.06.13) An all-printed glucose sensor integrated with a zinc ion microbattery as the micropower source for portable and onsite quick glucose detections.

                     Reported by Mat+, Materials Views China.

(2022.02.25) Gram-scale fabrications of BN nanosheets by NaCl-template method and their applications for CPT drug delivery.



Acknowledgement of our financial supporters:

§ Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Hunan University

§ National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

§ Department of Science and Technology, Hunan Province

§ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Germany

§ Japan Society for Promotion Science (JSPS), Japan

School of material science and engineering, Hunan University

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