David Tai Wei LEONG

Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 7262

E5 02-18



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  • PhD (Biology) NUS 2006
  • PG Dip Edn NIE, NTU 1999
  • B Eng (Chemical Engineering) NUS 1998

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechianics of Metastasis
  • Cellular Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Cancer Biology

Selected Publications

Setyawati M.I.; Tay C.Y.; Chia S.L.; Goh S.L.; Fang, W.; Neo, M.J.; Chong, H.C.; Tan, S.M.; Loo, S.C.; Ng, K.W.; Xie, J.P.; Ong. C.N.; Tan, N.S.; Leong, D.T*. TiO2 nanomaterials cause endothelial cell leakiness by disrupting the homophilic interaction of VE-cadherin. NATURE Communications, 4, 1673, 2013. (IF 10)

Yuan, X.; Setyawati, M.I.; Tan, A.S.; Ong, C.N.; Leong, D.T.* and Xie, J.* “Highly Luminescent Silver Nanoclusters with Tunable Emissions: Cyclic Reduction-Decomposition Synthesis and Antimicrobial Property”, NATURE Publishing Group Asia Materials 2013, DOI: 10.1038/am.2013.3 (IF 9).

Luo, Z.; Yuan, X.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Leong, D.T.; Lee, J.Y. and Xie, J* “From Aggregation-Induced Emission of Au(I)-Thiolate Complexes to Ultra-bright Au(0)@Au(I)-Thiolate Core-Shell Nanoclusters”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 16662-16670 (IF 11).

Setyawati, M.I.; Fang, W.; Chia, S.L.; Leong, D.T.*. Nanotoxicology of common metal oxide based nanomaterials: their ROS-y and non-ROS-y consequences. Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2012. DOI: 10.1002/apj.1680.

Wu, Y.L.; Putcha, N.; Ng, K.W.; Leong, D.T.; Lim, C.T.; Loo, S.C.; Chen, X. Biophysical Responses upon the Interaction of Nanomaterials with Cellular Interfaces. Accounts of Chemical Research. 2012. DOI: 10.1021/ar300046u. (IF 21)