Li Lin

Li Lin
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 6285
Email: mlli@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-01-07
  • PhD Kyoto University 1989
  • MS Kyoto University 1986
  • BS Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology 1982

Prof. Li received the Bachelor degree in Polymer Engineering from Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology in 1982, and the Master and PhD degrees in Polymer Science from Kyoto University in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He did his postdoctoral research in the group of Professor Mitchell A Winnik at the University of Toronto, Canada. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

  • Interest:
    Polymer rheology, Polymeric gels, Biomaterials, Nanocomposites, 3D printing
  • Projects:
    Validity of Scaling Laws for Physical Gels
    The scaling concepts have been widely accepted in polymer physics. Some scaling laws are applied to polymeric gels, but they are not always valid. This project is being carried out in order to find (a) what gels obey the scaling laws and why and (2) what gels don’t obey the scaling laws and why through rheological studies.
    Development of Magnetorheological Elastomers via Additive Manufacturing
    Magnetorheological elastomers (MR elastomer) are a type of smart materials, which deform upon applying an external magnetic field. This project is aimed to develop MR elastomers with high MR effect using a 3D additive manufacturing technology.

Research Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Liu Sijun Research Fellow SJLIU@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Student
Name Project
Divya Kumar Multi-functional Coatings for Large Structure Protection
Jing Qifei Improved Performance of Polyurethane Based CNT-nanocomposites for Footwear Sole Materials
Li Huijun Study of 3D printability of hydrogels for 3D biofabrication

Selected Publications
  • Q. Jing, J. Y. Law, L. P. Tan, V. V. Silberschmidt, L. Li*, Z. Dong*,  “Preparation, Characterization, and Properties of Polycaprolactone Diol-functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composite,” Composites Part A, in press (2014).
  • N. G. Sahoo, Y. Pan, L. Li*, C. He, “Nanocomposites for Bone Tissue Regeneration,” Special Issue on "Advanced Nanobiomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine" (Guest Editor: Chee Kai Chua), Nanomedicine, 8(4), 639-653 (2013).
  • Y. Pan, L. Li*, “Percolation and Gel-like Behavior of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Polypropylene Composites Influenced by Nanotube Aspect Ratio,” Polymer, 54, 1218-1226 (2013).
  • N. G. Sahoo, Y. P. Tan, L. Li*, S. H. Chan, “Graphene-based Materials for Energy Conversion,” Advanced Materials , 24(30), 4203-4210 (2012).
  • H. Bao, Y. Ping, Y. Pan, L. Li*, J. Li, L. H. Gan, “Thermo-Responsive Transfection of DNA Complexes with Well-Defined Chitosan Terpolymers,” Soft Matter,  8, 2518-2526 (2012).
  • N. Hirun, H. Bao, L. Li, G. R. Deen, V. Tantishaiyakul*, “Micro-DSC, Rheological and NMR Investigation of the Gelation of Gallic Acid and Xyloglucan,” Soft Matter,  8, 7258-7268 (2012).
  • H. Bao, Y. Pan, Y. Ping, N. G. Sahoo, T. Wu, L. Li*, J. Li, L. H. Gan, “Chitosan Functionalized Graphene Oxide as a Nanocarrier for Drug and Gene Delivery,” Small7(11), 1569-1578 (2011).
  • Y. Pan, H. Bao, N. G. Sahoo, T. Wu, L. Li*, “Water-Soluble Poly(N-isopropyl- acrylamide)-Graphene Sheets Synthesized via Click Chemistry for Drug Delivery,” Advanced Functional Materials, 21(14), 2754–2763 (2011).
  • Y. Pan, H. Bao, L. Li*, “Aqueous Dispersion of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes by Chitosan-grafted Reduced Graphene Oxide and Application in Reinforcing Chitosan,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, , 3(12), 4919-4830 (2011).
  • N. G. Sahoo, H. Bao, Y. Pan, M. Pal, M. Kakran, H. K. F. Cheng, L. Li*, L. P. Tan, “Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials as Nanocarriers for Loading and Delivery of Poorly Water-soluble Anticancer Drug: A Comparative Study,” Chemical Communications,  47(18), 5235-5237 (2011).

  • Effects of Cutting Parameters on Surface Roughness of Turned Parts
  • Mat for Biomedical App
  • Fundamental Engineering Materials
  • Biofabrication
  • Biomaterials