Electrohydrodynamic Atomization Research Team


Electrohydrodynamic Atomization Team has five members presently. The research interestsinclude electrohydrodynamic atomization (electrospinning, Electrospraying and e-jet printing), biomaterials, food chemistry, advanced drug delivery systems, and environmental friendly materials. The group has developed a series of new electrospinning processes for creating nanostructures from multiple working fluids.

Team leader

  • Professor Deng-Guang Yu, Dean of Material Formation and Control Engineering Speciality


  • Associate Professor Xiaoyan Li

  • Lecture Ke Wang

  • Lecture Yaoyao Yang

  • Lecture Yanan Liu

    Research Fields

  • Electrohydrodynamic atomization methods

  • Nanomaterials

  • Drug delivery

  • Polymer engineering

  • Environmental protection

  • Polymernanocomposites

  • Metal based-composites

  • Biomaterials, electromagnetic interference shielding materials, thermal insulation materials, and water treatment materials.

  • Functionalnanocomposites(nanofibers, nanoparticles, etc.) for nanomedicine, catalysis, and environmentalapplications.

    Important research and development projects

  • Basic research center for nanonetwork based foldable electrode fabrication Organization supporting research fund: National research foundation of Korea

    Research fund NO. 2014R1A4A1008140, 2015-2017.

  • Mass production technology of bi-component nanofibers by centrifugal-electrospinning system Organization supporting research fund: Commercialization promotion agency for R&D outcomes Research fund NO. 2016K000206, 2016-2017.Total research fund: 120,000,000 won

  • Manipulation on individual steps in combustion of IFR/SEBS using functionalized montmorillonite and investigation on its mechanism, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2015-2017

  • Program of Shanghai Pujiang Program (2018-2020).

  • Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Young Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning (2019-2022).

  • Study on the mechanism of triaxial electrospinning of fiber-particle composite structure and its key mechanism of drug release release, The National Science Foundation of China (No. 51803121) (2019.1 to 2021.12).

  • Joint project of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology withCaritas Institute of Higher Education(Hongkong) (No.190326775, 2019.01-2022.12).

  • Joint project of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology with Queen's University Belfast (UK) (2017.01-2018.12)

  • The National Science Foundation of China (No. 51373101) (2014.1 to 2017.12).

  • The China NSFC/UK Royal Society Cost Share International Exchanges Scheme (No. 51411130128/IE131748) (2014.4 to 2016.3).

  • The Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai (No. 13ZR1428900).

  • The Key Project of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (No. 13ZZ113).

  • The relationship between the rheological characteristics of liquid binders and their printability in three-dimensional printing systems.ChinesePostdoctoral Science Foundation, NO. 20080440565.

  • Improvement effects of electrospun drug-loaded nanofiber membranes on the potencies of poorly water soluble drugs. ChinesePostdoctoral Science Foundation, NO. 200902195.

  • Improving pharmaco-technical properties of medicated fibers aimed for preparing transdermal drug delivery systems.Ministry of Education of P.R. China.No.B07024.

  • Researches on preparation of medicated composite fibers and the drug controlled-release mechanisms. Shanghai Commission of Science and Technology.No: 08JC1400600.

  • Research and development of medicated textiles, UK-CHINA Joint Laboratory for Therapeutic Textiles and Biomedical Textile Materials, London Metropolitan University -Donghua University.

  • Development ofInsulin Buccal Spray from micro-emulsions.State Development Planning Commission of China.No:2003BA310A27.

    Important papers and publications

  • Highly flexible, erosion resistant and nitrogen doped hollow SiC fibrous mats for high temperature thermal insulators. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 2664-2672.

  • One-step synthesis of robust nitrogen-doped carbon dots: acid-evoked fluorescence enhancement and their application for Fe3+detection. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 17747-17754.

  • Ultrafine fibrils formation of optical transparent Polyacrylonitrile/polyacrylic acid nanofibers by Electrospinning at high relative humidity. Composites Science and Technology, 2015, 117, 404-409.

  • Fabrication and durable antibacterial properties of electrospun chitosan nanofibers with silver nanoparticles. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2015, 79, 638-643.

  • Composites of nanoporous gold and polymer. Advanced Materials, 25(2013), 1280-1284

  • Local flow stresses in interpenetrating-phase composites based on nanoporous gold-in situ diffraction. Scripta Materialia, 127(2017), 151-155.

  • A nanoporous gold-polypyrrole hybrid nanomaterial for actuation. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 248(2017), 622-629.

  • Electrospun hydrophilic Janus nanocomposites for the rapid onset of therapeutic action of helicid. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(2018), 2859-2867.

  • Electrosprayed hydrophilic nanocomposites coated with shellac for colon-specific delayed drug delivery. Materials & Design, 143(2018), 248-255.

  • Fluorinated Nanosilica Size Effect on Hierarchical Structure and Superhydrophobic Properties of the Epoxy Nanocomposite Film. ACS Appl Polym Mater, 2020, 2:418-426.

  • Corrosion Resistance of Stretchable Electrospun SEBS/PANi Micro-Nano Fiber Membrane. Eur Polym J, 2020,123:1-9.

  • Durable superamphiphobic nano-silica/epoxy composite coating via coaxial electrospraying method. Appl Surf Sci, 2018,436: 283–292.

  • Tunable drug release from nanofibers coated with blank cellulose acetate layers fabricated using tri-axial electrospinning,Carbohydrate Polymers 203(2019) 228-237.

  • Meletin sustained-release gliadin nanoparticles prepared via solvent surface modification on blending electrospraying,Applied Surface Science 434(2018) 1040-1047.

  • Colon-specific pulsatile drug release provided by electrospun shellac nanocoating on hydrophilic amorphous composites,International Journal of Nanomedicine 13(2018) 2395-2404.

  • Nanofibersfabricatedusingtriaxialelectrospinning aszeroorderdrugdeliverysystems. ACSAppliedMaterials &Interfaces, 2015,7(33):18891-18897. (Cited times: 155 ) DOI:10.1021/acsami.5b06007

  • Electrospun pH-sensitive core-shell polymer nanocomposites fabricated using a tri-axial processes. Acta Biomaterialia, 2016, 35(15): 77-86. (Cited times: 117) DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2016.02.029

  • High-quality Janus nanofibers prepared using three-fluid electrospinning. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53 (33), 4542 - 4545. (Cited times: 98) DOI:10.1039/C7CC01661A

  • Electrospun hypromellose-based hydrophilic composites for rapid dissolution of poorly water-soluble drug. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017, 174: 617-625. (Cited times: 108) DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.06.075

  • Electrospun hydrophilic Janus nanocomposites for the rapid onset of therapeutic action of helicid. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10(3): 2859-2867. (Cited times: 60) DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b17663

  • Electrospun amorphous solid dispersions of poorly water-soluble drugs: A review. Journal of Controlled Release, 2018, 292, 91-110. (Cited times: 80) DOI:10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.08.016

  • Tunable drug release from nanofibers coated with blank cellulose acetate layers fabricated using tri-axial electrospinning. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, 203, 228-237. (Cited times: 52) DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.09.061

    Important patents and proprietary rights

  • Electrospun nanofibers with radial drug isolation and its preparation, China Patent, ZL201710010388.7, 2019

  • Method of manufacturing nanofiber membranes with excellent transparency and flexibility. KR101524638B1, 2013.

  • Method of manufacturing chitosan/poly(vinyl achol) hybrid nanofibers with insolubility by water. KR101362286B1, 2013.

  • Method of manufacturing high transparent polyester nanofibers sheet. KR101816735B1, 2016.

  • Method of manufacturing nitrogen-doped carbon dots. KR101663748B1, 2015.

  • Method and device for preparing vertical aligned carbon nanotube/polyaniline composite film, China Patent, ZL 2014 1 0581837. X, 2017

  • A capillary parallel spinning head, spinning device and spinning method with uniform distribution in the outer Garden, China Patent, ZLZL201611004751, 2018

  • Microfluidic control nozzle, spinning device and spinning method of multi-stage eccentric casing, China Patent, ZL201611122984, 2018

  • A microfluidic control nozzle, spinning device and spinning method with the same core and parallel sheath,China Patent, ZL201611122996, 2019

  • A method of electrospun coating inorganic functional particles on nanofiber membrane, China Patent, ZL201611014806.1, 2019

  • Electrospun nanofibers with radial drug isolation and its preparation, China Patent, ZL201710010388.7, 2019

    Activities in professional associations

  • 2019-Now: Editor-in-chief of Materials Highlights

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