Dr Lei   Lei
Research Associate

Dr Lei Lei

Sch: Chemical Engineering


Lei is a Research Fellow (FSI project) in Dr. Boyer's group at the School of Chemical Engineering. Lei’s research interests particularly focus on the development and application of stimuli-responsive polymers, functional coatings, emulsion templated materials, nano-particles fabrication & self-assembling, and fire-retardant materials.

F10 Level 5


  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Lei L; Shiping Z; He Z; Bogeng L, 2018, 'Development of Novel Materials from Polymerization of Pickering Emulsion Templates', in Polymer Reaction Engineering of Dispersed Systems, Springer
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Wong EHH; Fan KW; Lei L; Wang C; Baena JC; Okoye H; Fam W; Zhou D; Oliver S; Khalid A; Yeoh GH; Wang CH; Boyer C, 2021, 'Fire-Resistant Flexible Polyurethane Foams via Nature-Inspired Chitosan-Expandable Graphite Coatings', ACS Applied Polymer Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c00580
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang D; Xia Y; Gong H; Zhang D; Chen X; Shi S; Lei L, 2021, 'Preparation and Self-Assembling of PLA-b-PNIPAM-b-PS Triblock Copolymer Thin Films', JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 21, pp. 2174 - 2184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2021.19072
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liang Y; Zhang D; Zhou M; Xia Y; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Bio-based omniphobic polyurethane coating providing anti-smudge and anti-corrosion protection', Progress in Organic Coatings, vol. 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105844
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang D; Xia Y; Zhang D; Sun X; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Hydrogen-Bonding Reinforced Injectable Hydrogels: Application As a Thermo-Triggered Drug Controlled-Release System', ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS, vol. 2, pp. 1587 - 1596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.9b01232
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chen K; Lei L; Lou H; Niu J; Yang D; Qiu X; Qian Y, 2020, 'High internal phase emulsions stabilized with carboxymethylated lignin for encapsulation and protection of environmental sensitive natural extract', International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 158, pp. 430 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.04.106
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang Q; Xia Y; Zhang D; Wang X; Oliver S; Chen X; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'One-pot polyvinyl chloride preparation utilizing polyacrylate latex with tertiary amine groups for improved thermal stability, toughness, and reduced reactor scaling', Polymer Testing, vol. 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2020.106691
    Journal articles | 2020
    Xia Y; Zhang D; Li Z; Lin H; Chen X; Oliver S; Shi S; Lei L, 2020, 'Toughness modification of cationic UV-cured cycloaliphatic epoxy resin by hydroxyl polymers with different structures', European Polymer Journal, vol. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2020.109594
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lei L; Buddingh J; Wang J; Liu G, 2020, 'Transparent omniphobic polyurethane coatings containing partially acetylated Β–cyclodextrin as the polyol', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 380, pp. 122554 - 122554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.122554
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mirkovic I; Lei L; Ljubic D; Zhu S, 2019, 'Crystal Growth of Metal-Organic Framework-5 around Cellulose-Based Fibers Having a Necklace Morphology', ACS Omega, vol. 4, pp. 169 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b02332
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen K; Lei L; Qian Y; Xie A; Qiu X, 2019, 'Biomass Lignin Stabilized Anti-UV High Internal Phase Emulsions: Preparation, Rheology, and Application As Carrier Materials', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 810 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04422
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen K; Lei L; Qian Y; Yang D; Qiu X, 2019, 'Development of anti-photo and anti-thermal high internal phase emulsions stabilized by biomass lignin as a nutraceutical delivery system', Food and Function, vol. 10, pp. 355 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8fo01981a
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang D; Xia Y; Chen X; Shi S; Lei L, 2019, 'PDMS-Infused Poly(High Internal Phase Emulsion) Templates for the Construction of Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces with Self-cleaning and Self-repairing Properties', Langmuir, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01115
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen K; Qian Y; Wu S; Qiu X; Yang D; Lei L, 2019, 'Neutral fabrication of UV-blocking and antioxidation lignin-stabilized high internal phase emulsion encapsulates for high efficient antibacterium of natural curcumin', Food and Function, vol. 10, pp. 3543 - 3555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9fo00320g
    Journal articles | 2019
    Xia Y; Cheng H; Duo L; Zhang D; Chen X; Shi S; Lei L, 2019, 'Anticorrosion reinforcement of waterborne polyacrylate coating with nano-TiO2 loaded graphene', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.48733
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gong H-L; Lei L; Shi S-X; Xia Y-Z; Chen X-N, 2018, 'Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers Containing Temperature Sensitive and Degradable Chain Segments', JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 18, pp. 3266 - 3273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2018.14708
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhang Q; Wang Z; Lei L; Tang J; Wang J; Zhu S, 2017, 'CO2-Switchable Membranes Prepared by Immobilization of CO2-Breathing Microgels', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, pp. 44146 - 44151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b15639
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2017, 'Highly Porous Poly(high internal phase emulsion) Membranes with "open-Cell" Structure and CO2-Switchable Wettability Used for Controlled Oil/Water Separation', Langmuir, vol. 33, pp. 11936 - 11944, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02539
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhang Q; Lei L; Zhu S, 2017, 'Gas-Responsive Polymers', ACS Macro Letters, vol. 6, pp. 515 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00245
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2017, 'Breathable Microgel Colloidosome: Gas-Switchable Microcapsules with O2 and CO2 Tunable Shell Permeability for Hierarchical Size-Selective Control Release', Langmuir, vol. 33, pp. 6108 - 6115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01092
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhou YN; Lei L; Luo ZH; Zhu S, 2017, 'CO2/N2-Switchable Thermoresponsive Ionic Liquid Copolymer', Macromolecules, vol. 50, pp. 8378 - 8389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01456
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2016, 'Oxygen-switchable thermo-responsive random copolymers', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 5456 - 5462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py01145d
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2016, 'Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Dual Gas-Switchable Thermoresponsive Homopolymers', ACS Macro Letters, vol. 5, pp. 828 - 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00426
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2016, 'High internal phase emulsion with double emulsion morphology and their templated porous polymer systems', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 483, pp. 232 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.08.034
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li M; Lei L; Zhang Q; Zhu S, 2016, 'CO2-Breathing Induced Reversible Activation of Mechanophore within Microgels', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 37, pp. 957 - 962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201600119
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lei L; Zhang Q; Shi S; Zhu S, 2015, 'Oxygen and carbon dioxide dual gas-responsive and switchable microgels prepared from emulsion copolymerization of fluoro- and amino-containing monomers', Langmuir, vol. 31, pp. 2196 - 2201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la504829j
    Journal articles | 2014
    Lei L; Xia Y; Chen X; Shi S, 2014, 'Long-Range-Ordered, Hexagonally Packed Nanoporous Membranes from Degradable-Block-Containing Diblock Copolymer Film Templates', JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol. 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.39638


Awards received during doctoral study 

  • 2015 International Excellence Award
  • 2015 Shell Canada Graduate Research Fellowships for research excellence
  • 2016 International Excellence Award