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Yan, W. C., Chua, Q. W., Ong, X. J., Sharma, V. K., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Fabrication of ultrasound-responsive microbubbles via coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization for triggered release of tPA. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science501, 282-293.

Liang, Y., Clay, N. E., Sullivan, K. M., Leong, J., Ozcelikkale, A., Rich, M. H., ... & Tong, Y. W. (2017). Enzyme‐Induced Matrix Softening Regulates Hepatocarcinoma Cancer Cell Phenotypes. Macromolecular Bioscience.

Zhang, J., Loh, K. C., Li, W., Lim, J. W., Dai, Y., & Tong, Y. W. (2017). Three-stage anaerobic digester for food waste. Applied Energy194, 287-295.

Wang, C. H., Tong, Y. W., Loh, K. C., Wang, R., & Li, X. (2017). Advanced Technologies on Sustainable Energy and Environment: SET2016 Virtual Special Issue.

Li, W., Loh, K. C., Zhang, J., Tong, Y. W., & Dai, Y. (2017). Two-stage anaerobic digestion of food waste and horticultural waste in high-solid system. Applied Energy.

Zhang, J., Loh, K. C., Lee, J., Wang, C. H., Dai, Y., & Tong, Y. W. (2017). Three-stage anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and horse manure.Scientific Reports7(1), 1269.

Yao, Z., Li, W., Kan, X., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Anaerobic digestion and gasification hybrid system for potential energy recovery from yard waste and woody biomass. Energy124, 133-145.

Kan, X., Yao, Z., Zhang, J., Tong, Y. W., Yang, W., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Energy performance of an integrated bio-and-thermal hybrid system for lignocellulosic biomass waste treatment. Bioresource technology228, 77-88.

Zhang, J., Li, W., Lee, J., Loh, K. C., Dai, Y., & Tong, Y. W. (2017). Enhancement of biogas production in anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and waste activated sludge by biological co-pretreatment. Energy.

You, S., Neoh, K. G., Tong, Y. W., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Variation of household electricity consumption and potential impact of outdoor PM 2.5 concentration: A comparison between Singapore and Shanghai. Applied Energy188, 475-484.

Zhen, X., Ng, W. C., Tong, Y. W., Dai, Y., Neoh, K. G., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Toxicity assessment of carbon black waste: A by-product from oil refineries. Journal of hazardous materials321, 600-610.

Dong, P., Maneerung, T., Ng, W. C., Zhen, X., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., ... & Neoh, K. G. (2017). Chemically treated carbon black waste and its potential applications. Journal of hazardous materials321, 62-72.


Yan, W. C., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic Atomization towards Large Scale Production of Core‐shell Structured Microparticles. AIChE Journal.

Yan, W. C., Ong, X. J., Pun, K. T., Tan, D. Y., Sharma, V. K., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Preparation of tPA-loaded microbubbles as potential theranostic agents: A novel one-step method via coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization technique. Chemical Engineering Journal307, 168-180.


Yan, W. C., Davoodi, P., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2016). Computational study of core‐shell droplet formation in coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization process. AIChE Journal62(12), 4259-4276.

You, S., Tong, Y. W., Neoh, K. G., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2016). On the association between outdoor PM 2.5 concentration and the seasonality of tuberculosis for Beijing and Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution218, 1170-1179.

You, S., Wang, W., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2016). Comparison of the co-gasification of sewage sludge and food wastes and cost-benefit analysis of gasification-and incineration-based waste treatment schemes. Bioresource technology218, 595-605.

Wolf, I., & Tong, Y. W. (2016). 10 Biotechnology for Water Sustainability.Sustainable Water Technologies, 297.

Jain, S., & Tong, Y. W. (2016). 11 Biodegradation/Bioremediation for Soil and Water. Sustainable Water Technologies, 321.

Yang, Z., Koh, S. K., Ng, W. C., Lim, R. C., Tan, H. T., Tong, Y. W., ... & Wang, C. H. (2016). Potential application of gasification to recycle food waste and rehabilitate acidic soil from secondary forests on degraded land in Southeast Asia. Journal of environmental management172, 40-48.

Zhen, X., Rong, L., Ng, W. C., Ong, C., Baeg, G. H., Zhang, W., ... & Tong, Y. W.(2016). Rapid toxicity screening of gasification ashes. Waste Management50, 93-104.

Chaudhary, R., Tong, Y. W., & Dikshit, A. K. (2016). Comparison between Normal Air and CO 2-enriched Air for Municipal Wastewater Treatment by Chlorella vulgaris. American Journal of Environmental Engineering6(3), 99-103.



Chen, Yiren; Gan, Hui Xian; Tong, Y. W. pH-Controlled Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Peptide Amphiphile. MACROMOLECULES Volume: 48 Issue: 8 Pages: 2647-2653 Published: APR 28 2015

Jain, S., Jain, S., Wolf, I. T., Lee, J., & Tong, Y. W. (2015). A comprehensive review on operating parameters and different pretreatment methodologies for anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews52, 142-154.

Xie, W., Tong, Y. W., Wang, H., Wang, B., He, F., Jeyaseelan, K., & Armugam, A. (2015). U.S. Patent No. 20,150,136,690. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Guo, Zhi; Phooi, Wei Boon Alfred; Lim, Zi Jian; Tong, Y. W. Control of CO2 input conditions during outdoor culture of Chlorella vulgaris in bubble column photobioreactors. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY Volume: 186 Pages: 238-245 Published: JUN 2015

Gao, Penghui, Wangliang Li, Yongpan Cheng, Y. W. Tong, Yanjun Dai, and Ruzhu Wang. "Thermodynamic performance assessment of CCHP system driven by different composition gas." Applied Energy 136 (2014): 599-610.

Z. Ong, YP Cheng, T. Maneerung, Z. Yao, Y. Dai, Y.W. Tong, C.H. Wang, “Co-gasification of woody biomass and sewage sludge in a fixed-bed downdraft gasifier”, AIChE Journal, 61, 2508-2521 (2015).

P. Davoodi, F. Feng, Q. Xu, W.C. Yan, Y.W. Tong, M.P. Srinivasan, V. K. Sharma, C.H. Wang, “Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic Atomization: Microparticles for Drug Delivery Applications”, Jouirnal of Controlled Release, 205, 70-82 (2015).


L. Rong, T. Maneerung, J. C. Ng , K. G. Neoh, B. H. Bay, Y. W. Tong, Y. Dai, C.H. Wang, Co-Gasification of Sewage Sludge and Woody Biomass in a Fixed-bed Downdraft Gasifier: Toxicity Assessment of Solid Residues, Waste Management, 36, 241-255 (2015).

Yang, Chuan; Ding, Xin; Ono, Robert J. Lee, HaeshinHsu, Li Yang, Tong, Y. W., Hedrick, James, Yang, Yi Yan. Brush-Like Polycarbonates Containing Dopamine, Cations, and PEG Providing a Broad-Spectrum, Antibacterial, and Antifouling Surface via One-Step Coating. ADVANCED MATERIALS Volume: 26 Issue: 43 Pages: 7346-7351 Published: NOV 19 2014

Kodali, Anjaneyulu; Lim, Thiam Chye; Leong, David Tai, Tong, Y. W. Cell-Microsphere Constructs Formed with Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Gelatin Microspheres Promotes Stemness, Differentiation, and Controlled Pro-Angiogenic Potential. MACROMOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE Volume: 14 Issue: 10 Pages: 1458-1468 Published: OCT 2014

Wang, Liang; Loh, Kai-Chee; Tong, Y. W. Immobilization of growing Sphingomonas sp HXN-200 to gelatin microspheres: Efficient biotransformation of N-Cbz-pyrrolidine and N-Boc-pyrrolidine into hydroxypyrrolidine derivatives. JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  Volume: 182   Pages: 74-82   Published: JUL 20 2014

Yong, Wai Fen; Li, Fu Yun; Chung, Tai Shung; Tong, Y.W. Molecular interaction, gas transport properties and plasticization behavior of cPIM-1/Torlon blend membranes. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE  Volume: 462   Pages: 119-130   Published: JUL 15 2014

Cheng, Xi-Yu; Tong, Y.W.; Loh, Kai-Chee. An immersed hollow fiber membrane bioreactor for enhanced biotransformation of indene to cis-indandiol using Pseudomonas putida. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL  Volume: 87   Pages: 1-7   Published: JUN 15 2014

Guo, Zhi; Tong, Y. W . The interactions between Chlorella vulgaris and algal symbiotic bacteria under photoautotrophic and photoheterotrophic conditions. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY  Volume: 26   Issue: 3   Pages: 1483-1492   Published: JUN 2014

He, Fang; Tong, Y. W.. A mechanistic study on amphiphilic block co-polymer poly(butadiene-b-(ethylene oxide)) vesicles reveals the water permeation mechanism through a polymeric bilayer. RSC ADVANCES  Volume: 4   Issue: 29   Pages: 15304-15313   Published: 2014

Xi-Yu Kea, Victor Wee Lin Ng, Shu-Jun Gao, Y. W. Tong, James L. Hedrick, Yi Yan Yang, Co-delivery of thioridazine and doxorubicin using polymeric micelles for targeting both cancer cells and cancer stem. BIOMATERIALS  Volume: 35   Issue: 3   Pages: 1096-1108   Published: JAN 2014


Liang, Youyun; Kong, Hyunjoon; Tong, Y. W., Generation of Cell-Instructive Collagen Gels through Thermodynamic Control. ACS MACRO LETTERS  Volume: 2   Issue: 12   Pages: 1077-1081   Published: DEC 2013

Wang, Honglei; Chung, Tai-Shung; Tong, Y. W., Study on water transport through a mechanically robust Aquaporin Z biomimetic membrane. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE  Volume: 445   Pages: 47-52   Published: OCT 15 2013

Xie, Wenyuan; He, Fang; Wang, Bingfang; Chung, TS ; Jeyaseelan, K; Armugam, A; Tong, Y.W., An aquaporin-based vesicle-embedded polymeric membrane for low energy water filtration. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A  Volume: 1   Issue: 26   Pages: 7592-7600   Published: 2013

N. Sankarakumar and Y.W. Tong, “Preventing viral infections  with polymeric virus catchers: A novel nanotechnological approach to anti-viral  therapy”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 1 (15), 2031-2037 (2013). (Front cover article)

N.  Sankarakumar and Y.W. Tong, “Probing protein adsorption  behavior in batch and competitive conditions using nanoparticle surface  imprinting”, RSC Adv., 3 (5), 1519-1527 (2013).

H. Wang, T.S. Chung, Y.W. Tong, K. Jeyaseelan, A. Armugam, H.H.P. Duong, F. Fu, H.Seah, J. Yang, and M. Hong, “Mechanically robust and highly permeable Aquaporin Z biomimetic membranes”, J. Membr. Sci., 434, 130-136 (2013).

S. Venkataraman, Z.A. Chowdhury, A.L. Lee,Y.W. Tong, I. Akiba, and Y.Y. Yang, “Access to different nanostructures via self-assembly of thiourea-containing PEGylated amphiphiles”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2013 (accepted).

S.C.L. Ho, Y.W. Tong, and Y. Yang, “Generation of monoclonal antibody-producing mammalian cell lines”, Pharm. Bioproc., 2013 (accepted). S. Sundar, Y. Chen, and Y.W. Tong, “Delivery of therapeutics and molecules using self-assembled peptides”, Curr. Med. Chem., 2013 (accepted).



H.Y.G. Lim and Y.W. Tong, “Effect of collagen gel structure on fibroblast phenotype”, J. Emerging Investigators, 1-9, Nov 28 (2012).

H. Wang, T.S. Chung,Y.W. Tong, K. Jeyaseelan, A. Armugam, Z. Chen, M. Hong, and W. Meier, “Highly permeable and selective pore-spanning biomimetic membranes embedded with Aquaporin Z”, Small, 8 (8), 1185-1190 (2012).

W.F. Yong, F.Y. Li, Y.C. Xiao, P.Li, K.P. Pramoda,Y.W. Tong, and T.S. Chung, “Molecular engineering of PIM-1/matrimid blend membranes for gas separation”, J. Membr. Sci., 407-408, 47-57 (2012).

S.C.L. Ho, M. Bardor, H. Feng, Mariati,Y.W. Tong, Z. Song, M.G.S. Yap, and Y. Yang+, “IRES-mediated tricistronic vectors for enhancing generation of high monoclonal antibody expressing CHO cell lines”, J. Biotech., 157 (1), 130-139 (2012).

W. Chen. and Y.W. Tong, “PHBV microspheres as neural tissue engineering scaffold support neuronal cell growth and axon-dendrite polarization”, Acta Biomater., 8 (2), 540-548 (2012).


Wang, H., Chung, T.-S., Tong, Y.W., Meier, W., Chen, Z., Hong, M., Jeyaseelan, K., Armugam, A. Preparation and characterization of pore-suspending biomimetic membranes embedded with Aquaporin Z on carboxylated polyethylene glycol polymer cushion (2011) Soft Matter, 7 (16), pp. 77274-7280.

Luo, J., Tong, Y.W. Self-Assembly of Collagen-Mimetic Peptide Amphiphiles into Biofunctional Nanofiber (2011) ACS Nano, 5 (10), pp. 7739-7747.

Liang, Y., Jeong, J., DeVolder, R.J., Cha, C., Wang, F., Tong, Y.W., Kong, H. A cell-instructive hydrogel to regulate malignancy of 3D tumor spheroids with matrix rigidity (2011) Biomaterials, 32 (35), pp. 9308-9315.

Chen, W., Tong, Y.W. PHBV microspheres as neural tissue engineering scaffold support neuronal cell growth and axon-dendrite position (2011) Acta Biomaterialia, 8 (2), pp. 540-548.

Liang, Y., Jensen, T.W., Roy, E.J., Cha, C., DeVolder, R.J., Kohman, R.E., Zhang, B.Z., Textor, K.B., Rund, L.A., Schook, L.B., Tong, Y.W., Kong, H. Tuning the non-equilibrium state of a drug encapsulated poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel for stem and progenitor cell mobilization (2011) Biomaterials, 32 (7), pp. 2004-2012.

Chen, W., Tong, Y.W. Mechanisms and promotion of 3D neurite bridging between PHBV microspheres in a microsphere-hydrogel hybrid scaffold (2011) Soft Matter, 7 (24), pp. 11372 -11379

Ho., S.C.L., Bardor, M., Feng, H., Mariati, Tong, Y.W., Song, Z.W., Yap, M.G.S., Yang, Y. IRES-mediated Tricistronic vectors for enhancing generation of high monoclonal antibody expressing CHO cell lines (2011) Journal of Biotechnology, 157 (1), pp. 130-139.



Chen, W., Tabata, Y., Tong, Y.W., Wang, C.-H. Fabricating tissue engineering scaffolds for simultaneous cell growth and drug delivery (2010) Current Pharmaceutical Design, 16 (21), pp. 2388-2394.

Wiradharma, N., Tong, Y.W., Yang, Y.-Y. Design and Evaluation of Peptide Amphiphiles with Different Hydrophobic Blocks for Simultaneous Delivery of Drugs and Genes (2010) Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31 (13), pp. 1212-1217.


Nie, H., Khew, S.T., Lee, L.Y., Poh, K.L., Tong, Y.W., Wang, C.-H. Design and Evaluation of Peptide Amphiphiles with Different Hydrophobic Blocks for Simultaneous Delivery of Drugs and Genes (2010) Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31 (13), pp. 1212-1217.

Wiradharma, N., Tong, Y.W., Yang, Y.-Y. Self-assembled oligopeptide nanostructures for co-delivery of drug and gene with synergistic therapeutic effect(2009) Biomaterials, 30 (17), pp. 3100-3109.

Xin, H.Z., Wang, C.-H., Tong, Y.W. In vitro characterization of hepatocyte growth factor release from PHBV/PLGA microsphere scaffold (2009) Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Part A, 89 (2), pp. 411-423.


Zhu, X.H., Tabata, Y., Wang, C.-H., Tong, Y.W. Delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor from gelatin microsphere scaffold for the growth of human umbilical vein endothelial cell (2008) Tissue Engineering - Part A, 14 (12), pp. 1939-1947.

Zhu, X.H., Lee, L.Y., Jackson, J.S.H., Tong, Y.W., Wang, C.-H. Characterization of porous poly(D,L-Lactic-co-glycolic Acid) sponges fabricated by supercritical CO2 gas-foaming method as a scaffold for three-dimensional growth of hep3b cells (2008) Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 100 (5), pp. 998-1009.

Khew, S.T., Yang, Q.J., Tong, Y.W. Enzymatically crosslinked collagen-mimetic dendrimers that promote integrin-targeted cell adhesion (2008) Biomaterials, 29 (20), pp. 3034-3045.

Zeugolis, D.I., Khew, S.T., Yew, E.S.Y., Ekaputra, A.K., Tong, Y.W., Yung, L.-Y.L., Hutmacher, D.W., Sheppard, C., Raghunath, M. Electro-spinning of pure collagen nano-fibres - Just an expensive way to make gelatin? (2008) Biomaterials, 29 (15), pp. 2293-2305.

Wiradharma, N., Khan, M., Tong, Y.W., Wang, S., Yang, Y.-Y. Self-assembled cationic peptide nanoparticles capable of inducing efficient gene expression in vitro (2008) Advanced Functional Materials, 18 (6), pp. 43-951.

Tan, C.J., Wangrangsimakul, S., Bai, R., Tong, Y.W. Defining the interactions between proteins and surfactants for nanoparticle surface imprinting through miniemulsion polymerization (2008) Chemistry of Materials, 20 (1), pp. 118-127.


Khew, S.T., Tong, Y.W. The specific recognition of a cell binding sequence derived from type I collagen by Hep3B and L929 cells (2007) Biomacromolecules, 8 (10), pp. 3153-161.

Tan, C.J., Tong, Y.W. Molecularly imprinted beads by surface imprinting(2007) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 389 (2), pp. 369-376.

Tan, C.J., Tong, Y.W. Preparation of superparamagnetic ribonuclease A surface-imprinted submicrometer particles for protein recognition in aqueous media (2007) Analytical Chemistry, 79 (1), pp. 299-306.


Zhang, X., Bai, R., Tong, Y.W. Selective adsorption behaviors of proteins on polypyrrole-based adsorbents (2006) Separation and Purification Technology, 52 (1), pp. 161-169.

Xu, F.J., Zhong, S.P., Yung, L.Y.L., Tong, Y.W., Kang, E.-T., Neoh, K.G. Thermoresponsive comb-shaped copolymer-Si(1 0 0) hybrids for accelerated temperature-dependent cell detachment(2006) Biomaterials, 27 (8), pp. 1236-245.


Liu, S.Q., Tong, Y.W., Yang, Y.Y. Thermally sensitive micelles self-assembled from poly(N- isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N- dimethylacrylamide)-b-poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) for controlled delivery of paclitaxel (2005) Molecular BioSystems, 1 (2), pp. 158-165.

Xu, F.J., Zhong, S.P., Yung, L.Y.L., Tong, Y.W., Kang, E.T., Neoh, K.G. Collagen-coupled poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-Si(111) hybrid surfaces for cell immobilization (2005) Tissue Engineering, 11 (11-12), pp. 1736-1748.

Liu, S.Q., Tong, Y.W., Yang, Y.-Y. Incorporation and in vitro release of doxorubicin in thermally sensitive micelles made from poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N,N-dimethylacrylamide)-b-poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) with varying compositions(2005) Biomaterials, 26 (24), pp. 5064-5074.