Terry W.J. Steele


School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Office: N4.1-01-29
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

email: wjsteele@ntu.edu.sg
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Dr. Terry W.J. Steele currently holds an Assistant Professor position at Materials Science & Engineering-NTU. Formerly, Dr. Steele has studied pulmonary drug delivery at the Philipps-Marburg University in Marburg, Germany and earned his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include adhesives, biosensors, and drug delivery.

Research Interests

On-demand adhesives, Bioadhesives, Drug Delivery, Biosensors, Wastewater treatment.


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[46]T. Cheng et al., "Self-assembled photoadditives in polyester films allow stop and go chemical release", Acta Biomaterialia, 2017. [doi]
[45]R. D. O'Rorke et al., "Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs with UV Bioadhesives", Biomacromolecules, 2017. [doi]
[44]J. L. Chen, T. W. Steele and D. C. Stuckey, "Stimulation and Inhibition of Anaerobic Digestion by Nickel and Cobalt: A Rapid Assessment Using the Resazurin Reduction Assay", Environ Sci Technol, 2016. [doi]
[43]Y. Zhou* et al., "Organic additives stabilize RNA aptamer binding of malachite green", Talanta, 2016. [doi]
[42]G. Feng* et al., "Elastic Light Tunable Tissue Adhesive Dendrimers", Macromolecular Bioscience, 2016, pp. 10.1002/mabi.201600033. [doi]
[41]M. Bagheri et al., "Nanomaterial coatings applied on stent surfaces", Nanomedicine, vol. 11, no. 10, 2016, pp. 1309-1326. [doi]
[40]D. Pines et al., Dual Fluorescence Phenomenon in ‘Push-Pull’ Stilbenes, Springer International Publishing, 2016, ch. ch. 13, pp. 337-352. [doi]
[39]T. Steele, J. S. Loo and S. Venkatraman, CH3: Tailoring thin films for implant specific applications, Woodhead Publishing, 2016.
[38]R. D. O’Rorke, T. W. J. Steele and H. K. Taylor, "Bioinspired fibrillar adhesives: a review of analytical models and experimental evidence for adhesion enhancement by surface patterns", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 4, 2016, pp. 362-391. [doi]
[37]J. Ping et al., "Recent advances in aptasensors based on graphene and graphene-like nanomaterials", Biosens Bioelectron, vol. 64C, 2015, pp. 373-385. [doi]
[36]M. Cottat et al., "Highly sensitive detection of paclitaxel by surface-enhanced Raman scattering", Journal of Optics, vol. 17, no. 11, 2015. [doi]
[35]J. L. Chen, T. W. J. Steele and D. C. Stuckey, "Modeling and Application of a Rapid Fluorescence-Based Assay for Biotoxicity in Anaerobic Digestion", Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 22, 2015, pp. 13463-13471. [doi]
[34]J. Ping1 et al., "Adhesive curing through low-voltage activation", Nat Commun, vol. 6, 2015. [doi]
[33]Y. Wu* et al., "New Photochrome Probe Allows Simultaneous pH and Microviscosity Sensing", Journal of Fluorescence, 2015, pp. 1-12. [doi]
[32]J. L. Chen et al., "Rapid fluorescence-based measurement of toxicity in anaerobic digestion", Water Research, vol. 75, 2015, pp. 123-130. [doi]
[31]Y. Zhou* et al., "Real-time colorimetric hydration sensor for sport activities", Materials & Design, vol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2015.06.078, 2015. [doi]
[30]R. Mundargi et al., "Novel Sensor Enabled Ex-Vivo Bioreactor: A New Approach Towards Physiological Parameters and Porcine Artery Viability", BioMed Research International, 2015, pp. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/aip/958170/.
[29]S. A. Irvine1 et al., "Quantification of aldehyde terminated heparin by SEC-MALLS–UV for the surface functionalization of polycaprolactone biomaterials", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol. 132, 2015, pp. 253-263. [doi]
[28]T. Schaller et al., "High throughput screening of valganciclovir in acidic microenvironments of polyester thin films", Materials, vol. Special Issue: Materials Drug Delivery, 2015.
[27]T. Cheng* et al., "Tunable chemical release from polyester thin film by photocatalytic zinc oxide and doped LiYF4 upconverting nanoparticles", Biomacromolecules, 2014. [doi]
[26]J. L. Chen et al., "Toxicants inhibiting anaerobic digestion: A review", Biotechnol Adv, vol. 32, no. 8, 2014, pp. 1523-1534. [doi]
[25]V. Papper et al., "Novel Photochrome Aptamer Switch Assay (PHASA) for Adaptive Binding to Aptamers", J Fluoresc, vol. 24, no. 6, 2014, pp. 1581-91. [doi]
[24]V. Papper et al., "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of N,N-Dimethyl-N'-Picryl-4,4'-Stilbenediamine", J Fluoresc, 2014, pp. 1-7. [doi]
[23]V. T. Mogal* et al., "Tuning model drug release and soft-tissue bioadhesion of polyester films by plasma post-treatment", ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, vol. 6, no. 8, 2014, pp. 5749-58. [doi]
[22]B. H. Lee et al., "Influence of soluble PEG-OH incorporation in a 3D cell-laden PEG-fibrinogen (PF) hydrogel on smooth muscle cell morphology and growth", J Biomater Sci Polym Ed, vol. 25, no. 4, 2014, pp. 394-409. [doi]
[21]V. Mogal* et al., "Novel on-demand bioadhesion to soft tissue in wet environments", Macromol Biosci, vol. 14, no. 4, 2014, pp. 478-84. [doi]
[20]C. L. Huang et al., "The influence of additives in modulating drug delivery and degradation of PLGA thin films", Npg Asia Materials, vol. 5, 2013, pp. e54. [doi]
[19]T. W. Steele et al., "Collagen-cellulose composite thin films that mimic soft-tissue and allow stem-cell orientation", J Mater Sci Mater Med, vol. 24, no. 8, 2013, pp. 2013-27. [doi]
[18]T. W. J. Steele et al., "Tuning drug release in polyester thin films: terminal end-groups determine specific rates of additive-free controlled drug release", Npg Asia Materials, vol. 5, 2013. [doi]
[17]C. L. Huang et al., "Modulating drug release from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) thin films through terminal end-groups and molecular weight", Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 98, no. 2, 2013, pp. 619-626. [doi]
[16]V. Subbu et al., Drug Delivery Systems for Vascular Disease Therapy, CRC Press, 2012, pp. 5-38. [doi]
[15]T. W. Steele et al., "Novel gradient casting method provides high-throughput assessment of blended polyester poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) thin films for parameter optimization", Acta Biomater, vol. 8, no. 6, 2012, pp. 2263-70. [doi]
[14]T. W. Steele et al., "Factors influencing polycation/siRNA colloidal stability toward aerosol lung delivery", Eur J Pharm Biopharm, vol. 80, no. 1, 2012, pp. 14-24. [doi]
[13]T. W. Steele et al., "The effect of polyethylene glycol structure on paclitaxel drug release and mechanical properties of PLGA thin films", Acta Biomater, vol. 7, no. 5, 2011, pp. 1973-83. [doi]
[12]T. W. Steele et al., "High-throughput screening of PLGA thin films utilizing hydrophobic fluorescent dyes for hydrophobic drug compounds", J Pharm Sci, vol. 100, no. 10, 2011, pp. 4317-29. [doi]
[11]T. W. J. Steele, J. S. Loo and S. S. Venkatraman, "Bioadhesive, Drug Impregnated Thin Films for Vascular Restenosis Treatment", Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 58, no. 20, 2011, pp. B66-B66.
[10]K. M. Podetz-Pedersen et al., "Gene expression in lung and liver after intravenous infusion of polyethylenimine complexes of Sleeping Beauty transposons", Hum Gene Ther, vol. 21, no. 2, 2010, pp. 210-20. [doi]
[9]Y. Liu, T. Steele and T. Kissel, "Degradation of Hyper-Branched Poly(ethylenimine)-graft-poly(caprolactone)-block-monomethoxyl-poly(ethylene glycol) as a Potential Gene Delivery Vector", Macromol Rapid Commun, vol. 31, no. 17, 2010, pp. 1509-15. [doi]
[8]T. W. Steele, W. T. Shier, "Dendrimeric alkylated polyethylenimine nano-carriers with acid-cleavable outer cationic shells mediate improved transfection efficiency without increasing toxicity", Pharm Res, vol. 27, no. 4, 2010, pp. 683-98. [doi]
[7]Y. Liu et al., "A new synthesis method and degradation of hyper-branched polyethylenimine grafted polycaprolactone block mono-methoxyl poly (ethylene glycol) copolymers (hy-PEI-g-PCL-b-mPEG) as potential DNA delivery vectors", Polymer, vol. 50, no. 16, 2009, pp. 3895-3904. [doi]
[6]J. Nguyen1 et al., "Fast degrading polyesters as siRNA nano-carriers for pulmonary gene therapy", J Control Release, vol. 132, no. 3, 2008, pp. 243-51. [doi]
[5]X. Y. Wang et al., "Biodegradable branched polyesters poly(vinyl sulfonate-covinyl alcohol)-graft poly(D,L-lactic-coglycolic acid) as a negatively charged polyelectrolyte platform for drug delivery: Synthesis and characterization", Macromolecules, vol. 41, no. 8, 2008, pp. 2791-2799. [doi]
[4]K. M. Podetz-Pedersen et al., "181. Quantitative Evaluation of Long Term Gene Expression In Vivo after Delivery of Polyethylenimine-Conjugated Sleeping Beauty Transposon DNA", Molecular Therapy, vol. 13, 2006, pp. S70. [doi]
[3]W. T. Shier et al., "Yellow pigments used in rapid identification of aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus strains are anthraquinones associated with the aflatoxin biosynthetic pathway", Bioorg Chem, vol. 33, no. 6, 2005, pp. 426-38. [doi]
[2]T. W. J. Steele, W. T. Shier, "Polyethyleneimine oligolysine block-polymers for use as transfection agents.", Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 227, 2004, pp. U359-U359.
[1]M. Steffen et al., "Metabolism of S-nitrosoglutathione in intact mitochondria", Biochem J, vol. 356, no. Pt 2, 2001, pp. 395-402. [doi]