Rong WANG, PhD, Associate Professor


Address: No. 99 Xuelin Road, Cixi, Ningbo, Zhejiang, PR China

Research Areas

Biomedical Polymers, Hydrogels, Antimicrobial Materials, Surface Modification


2009-08--2015-06   National University of Singapore, PhD

2005-09--2009-06   Zhejiang University of Technology, BSc

Work Experience

2019-09~                   Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Group Leader of Biomedical Polymer Lab

2018-01~                   Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Associate Professor

2017-01~2017-12      ACI Medical Pte Ltd, Singapore, R&D Manager

2015-07~2017-12      National University of Singapore, Visiting Scholar

2015-03~2016-12      ACI Medical Pte Ltd, Singapore, Research Engineer

2014-10~2015-02      National University of Singapore, Research Associate

Selected Publications


9. Fang K, Wang R*, Zhang H, Zhou L, Xu T, Xiao Y, Zhou Y, Gao G, Chen J, Liu L*, Ai F, Fu J*, Mechano-responsive, tough, and antibacterial zwitterionic hydrogels with controllable drug release for wound healing applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 52307–52318.

8. Zhang H, Cong Y, Osi A R, Zhou Y, Huang F, Zaccaria R P, Chen J, Wang R, Fu J*, Direct 3D Printed Biomimetic Scaffolds Based on Hydrogel Microparticles for Cell Spheroid Growth, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30, 1910573.

7. Sun P, Zhang H, Xu D, Wang Z, Wang L, Gao G, Hossain G, Wu J*, Wang R*, Fu J*. Super Tough Bilayer Actuators Based on Multi-Responsive Hydrogels Crosslinked by Functional Triblock Copolymer Micelle Macro-Crosslinkers. J. Mater. Chem. B 20197, 2619-2625.

6. Xu D, Xu T, Gao G, Xiao Y, Wang Z, Chen J, Zhou Y, Wang R*, Yin J*, Fu J*. Effect of solvent–matrix interactions on structures and mechanical properties of micelle‐crosslinked gels. J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 201957, 473-483.

5. Wang R, Chua KL*, Neoh KG*. Bifunctional coating with sustained release of 4-amide-piperidine-C12 for long-term prevention of biofilm formation on silicone. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 20151, 405-415.

4. Wang R, Neoh KG*, Kang ET, Tambyah PA, Chiong E. Antifouling coating with controlled and sustained silver release for long-term inhibition of infection and encrustation in urinary catheters. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B Appl. Biomater. 2015103, 519-528.

3. Wang R, Neoh KG*, Kang ET. Integration of antifouling and bactericidal moieties for optimizing the efficacy of antibacterial coatings. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2015438, 138-148.

2. Neoh KG, Wang R, Kang ET. “Surface nano engineering for combating biomaterials infections” in Biomaterials and medical device-associated infections, editors: Lara Barnes and Ian Cooper, Chapter 7, Woodhead Publishing UK. 2014. (Book Chapter)

1. Wang R, Neoh KG*, Shi ZL, Kang ET, Tambyah PA, Chiong E. Inhibition of Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis adhesion and biofilm formation on medical grade silicone surface. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2012109, 336-345.


1 PCT patent, 1 patent in Singapore (granted), 1 patent in China (granted), 6 patents in China (Pending)

Current Grants

1. Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2021.01-2024.12, PI

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (International Cooperation and Exchanges), 2020.04-2022.03, PI

3. National Key Research & Development Program of China (Intergovernmental International Cooperation on S&T Innovation), 2018YFE0119400, 2020.01-2021.12, PI

4. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 51803229, 2019.01-2022.12, PI

5. S&T Innovation 2025 Major Special Program of Ningbo, 2018B10040, 2018.07-2022.12, Co-PI

6. "Chunlei" Talent Program of CNITECH, CAS, 2018.01-2022.01, PI