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Dr. Yuan Wei, Functional Materials, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Dongguan University of Technology, China


Dr. Yuan Wei is an Assistant Professor at Dongguan University of Technology with a background in Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on Biomimetic Interface Science and Cellulose-based Functional Materials. Dr. Wei has published extensively in reputable journals and holds patents in his field. He is known for his innovative contributions to the development and application of cellulose-based materials and adhesive hydrogels.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2019.09-2023.12): South China University of Technology

Master of Chemical Engineering (2016.09-2019.06): Guangzhou University, China

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (2012.09-2016.06): Guangzhou University, China

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (2024.03-present): Dongguan University of Technology
  • Research Assistant (2019.09-2023.12): South China University of Technology

Research and Innovations:

Dr. Yuan Wei has been actively involved in numerous research projects, including those at the Key Laboratory of Storage & Processing of Fruits and Vegetables of Hainan Province and the Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Project General Program. His work has garnered significant recognition, reflected in his impressive citation index of 680 and an H-index of 11 on Google Scholar. Though he has not published any books, he holds 2 patents, either published or under process, and has authored 24 papers in esteemed journals such as Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and Carbohydrate Polymers.

Dr. Wei is also a dedicated reviewer for several scientific journals, including Nano Letters, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Cellulose, and Small Method. His collaborative network includes esteemed researchers like Prof. Gang Chen (South China University of Technology), Prof. Boxin Zhao (University of Waterloo), Prof. Xu Wu (Guangzhou University), Prof. Cheng Zheng (Guangzhou University), Dr. Feng Jiang (University of British Columbia), and Dr. Penghui Zhu (University of British Columbia). Additionally, he is a member of The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China.

Areas of Research:

Publications Top Noted: 

MXene‐based Conductive Organohydrogels with Long‐term Environmental Stability and Multifunctionality

  • Authors: Y. Wei, L. Xiang, H. Ou, F. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Qian, L. Hao, J. Diao, M. Zhang, G. Chen
  • Journal: Advanced Functional Materials
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Volume and Issue: 30(48)
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202005135
  • Citations: 243

Electrostatic Self-assembly Enabled Flexible Paper-based Humidity Sensor with High Sensitivity and Superior Durability

  • Authors: P. Zhu, Y. Kuang, Y. Wei, F. Li, H. Ou, F. Jiang, G. Chen
  • Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Volume and Issue: 404
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.127105
  • Citations: 128

Multifunctional Organohydrogel-based Ionic Skin for Capacitance and Temperature Sensing Toward Intelligent Skin-like Devices

  • Authors: Y. Wei, L. Xiang, P. Zhu, Y. Qian, B. Zhao, G. Chen
  • Journal: Chemistry of Materials
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Volume and Issue: 33(22)
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01935
  • Citations: 59

Polyhydroxyl Gemini Surfactant-modified Montmorillonite for Efficient Removal of Methyl Orange

  • Authors: S. Peng, T. Mao, C. Zheng, X. Wu, Y. Wei, Z. Zeng, R. Xiao, Y. Sun
  • Journal: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Volume and Issue: 578
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.123602
  • Citations: 35

Porous and Conductive Cellulose Nanofiber/Carbon Nanotube Foam as a Humidity Sensor with High Sensitivity

  • Authors: P. Zhu, Y. Wei, Y. Kuang, Y. Qian, Y. Liu, F. Jiang, G. Chen
  • Journal: Carbohydrate Polymers
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Volume and Issue: 292
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2022.119684
  • Citations: 32
Yuan Wei | Functional Materials | Best Researcher Award

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