主講簡介：Prof. Hongwei Duan completed his PhD study at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and received postdoctoral training at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering as a Nanyang Assistant Professor in 2009 and was promoted to associate professor in 2015 and professor in 2020. He has also held a joint appointment (by courtesy) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine since 2021. He currently serves as an associate editor of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research-A and sits in the advisory editorial board of Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Biomaterials Science. He has been the Singapore representative at the Asian Biomaterials Federation since 2021. In his interdisciplinary research based on surface and interface engineering of colloidal particles, he has made seminal contributions in surface chemistry, plasmonics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, and colloidal assembly, which have led to the developments of in vitro diagnostics and controlled release systems for therapeutics. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals of his field.