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Yuyu Sun

Yuyu Sun, CHEMISTRY, POLYMER SCIENCE/BIOMATERIALS  Professor
Yuyu Sun, Ph.D.Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Sciences
  • DepartmentChemistry
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailYuyu_sun@uml.edu

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

  • 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 92-100
  • Wen, J., Yeh, C., Sun, Y. (2015) "Functionalized Denture Resins as Drug Delivery Biomaterials to Control Fungal Biofilms," ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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)