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Yuyu Sun


Yuyu Sun, CHEMISTRY, POLYMER SCIENCE/BIOMATERIALS  Professor
Yuyu Sun, Ph.D.Professor
  • College
    College of Sciences
  • Department
    Chemistry
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4000
  • Email

Research Interests

Polymers and Biopolymers in Biomedicine; Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Systems, Drug Delivery and Biomedical Devices.

Functional polymers; Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Polymeric Biomaterials; Drug Delivery; Bioadhesives.

Education

  • Ph D: Polymer Chemistry and Physics, (1998), Fudan University - Shanghai China
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Acrylic Polymer-Silk Fibrion Blend Fibers
  • MS: Textile Chemical Engineering, (1995), Donghua University - Shanghai, China
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Additives for One Bath, One Step Dyeing of Reactive/Disperse Dyes
  • BS: Textile Chemical Engineering, (1992), Qingdao University - Qingdao, China

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Chemistry Department Teaching Award (2014) - Umass Lowell
  • Wong Research Fund Award (2013) - UMass Lowell
  • President's Research Excellence Award (2010) - USD
  • Chemistry Department Teaching Award (2007) - UMass Lowell
  • Research Award at the Department of Human Ecology (2007) - UT Austin

Selected Publications

  • Wijesinghe, M.S., Wen, J., Oh, J., Chow, K., Sun, Y. (2018). Demonstration of biofilm removal from type 304 stainless steel using pulsed-waveform electropolishing. Biofouling, 34(7) 731-739.
  • Fan, X., Ren, X., Huang, T., Sun, Y. (2016). Cytocompatible Antibacterial Fibrous Membranes Based on Poly (3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-4-Hydroxybutyrate) and Quaternarized N-Halamine Polymer. RSC Advances, 6(48) 42600–42610.
  • Wen, J., Yeh, C., Sun, Y. (2016). Functionalized Denture Resins as Drug Delivery Biomaterials to Control Fungal Biofilms. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2(2) 224–230.
  • Ghimire, N., Foss, B.L., Sun, Y., Deng, Y. (2016). Interactions Among Osteoblastic Cells, Staphylococcus Aureus, and Chitosan-Immobilized Titanium Implants in a Postoperative Coculture System: An in Vitro Study. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104(3) 586–594.
  • Tang, R., Jiang, F., Wen, J., Deng, Y., Sun, Y. (2016). Managing Bacterial Biofilms with Chitosan-Based Polymeric Nitric Oxides: Inactivation of Biofilm Bacteria and Synergistic Effects with Antibiotics. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers: Biomedical Applications, 0883911515623798.
  • Malakhov, A., Wen, J., Zhang, B., Wang, H., Geng, H., Chen, X., Sun, Y., Yeh, C. (2016). Rechargeable Anticandidal Denture Material with Sustained Release in Saliva. Oral diseases, 22(5) 391–398.
  • Luo, J., Porteous, N., Lin, J., Sun, Y. (2015). Acyclic N-Halamine-Immobilized Polyurethane: Preparation and Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Functions. J. Bioact. Compat. Polym., 30(2) 157-166.
  • Foss Berit, L., Ghimire, N., Tang, R., Sun, Y., Deng, Y. (2015). Bacteria and Osteoblast Adhesion to Chitosan Immobilized Titanium Surface: A Race for the Surface. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 134 370-6.
  • Tang, R., Sun, Y. (2015). Chitosan-Based Polymeric Nitric Oxides: Preparation, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Effects. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-299.
  • Wen, J., Jiang, F., Yeh, C., Sun, Y. (2015). Controlling Fungal Biofilms with Functional Drug Delivery Denture Biomaterials. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 140 19-27.
  • Wen, J., Sun, Y. (2015). Effects of Functionalities on Drug Binding, Drug Releasing, and Biofilm-Controlling Properties of PMMA Based Denture Biomaterials. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-541.
  • Lin, J., Jiang, F., Wen, J., Lv, W., Porteous, N., Deng, Y., Sun, Y. (2015). Fluorinated and Un-Fluorinated N-Halamines as Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Additives for Polymers. Polymer, 68 92-100.
  • Wen, J., Yeh, C., Sun, Y. (2015). Functionalized Denture Resins as Drug Delivery Biomaterials to Control Fungal Biofilms. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., Ahead of Print.
  • Ghimire, N., Foss Berit, L., Deng, Y., Sun, Y. (2015). Interactions Among Osteoblastic Cells, Staphylococcus Aureus and Chitosan-Immobilized Titanium Implants in a Post-Operative Co-Culture System: An in Vitro Study. J Biomed Mater Res A.
  • Jiang, F., Yeh, C., Wen, J., Sun, Y. (2015). N-Trimethylchitosan/Alginate Layer-By-Layer Self Assembly Coatings Act as "Fungal Repellents" to Prevent Biofilm Formation on Healthcare Materials. Adv. Healthcare Mater., 4(3) 469-475.
  • Srivastava, R., Sun, Y. (2015). Silver Sulfadiazine-Immobilized Inorganic Fillers: Preparation, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Functions. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-222.
  • Jing, Z., Sun, Y. (2015). Water-Based Polymeric N-Halamine Biocides. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-537.
  • Sun, Y. (2014). A Review of "Introduction to Polymer Chemistry: A Biobased Approach" (605: pp. 263).
  • Jiang, F., Deng, Y., Yeh, C., Sun, Y. (2014). Quaternized Chitosans Bind onto Preexisting Biofilms and Eradicate Pre-Attached Microorganisms. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2(48) 8518-8527.
  • Ghimire, N., Luo, J., Tang, R., Sun, Y., Deng, Y. (2014). Novel Anti-Infective Activities of Chitosan Immobilized Titanium Surface with Enhanced Osteogenic Properties. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 122 126-133.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Rechargeable Antimicrobial Dental Unit Waterline Tubing (2012), Grant - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
    Sun, Y. (Principal)
  • Rechargeable Infection-responsive Anticandidal Denture Materials (2013), Contract -
    Sun, Y. (Principal)
  • Orthopedic Implant Materials with Bacteria-Resistant and Osteogenic Functions (2013), Grant -
    Sun, Y. (Principal)
  • Rechargeable Long-term Anticandidal Denture Materials (2012), Grant -
    Sun, Y. (Principal)