Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications and Patents


  1. Ying Li, Jian Liu, John R. de Bruyn, Wankei Wan, “Optimization of the Electrospinning Process for Core-Shell Fiber Preparation” Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 4: 975-980 (2014)

  2. Marko Spaic, Darcy P. Small, Justin R. Cook, Wankei Wan, “Characterization of Anionic and Cationic Functionalized Bacterial Cellulose Nanofibres for Controlled Release Applications” Cellulose 21: 1529-1540 (2014)

  3. Wankei Wan, A. Dawn Bannerman, Lifang Yang, and Helium Mak, “Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Cryogels for Biomedical Applications” Advances in Polymer Science 263: 283-321 (2014)

  4. Suanne Mahabir; Darcy Small; Ming Li; Wankei Wan; Norbert Kucerka; Kenneth Littrell; John Katsaras; Mu-Ping Nieh, “Growth Kinetics of Lipid-Based Nanodiscs to Unilamellar Vesicles - A Time-Resolved Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) Study” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes 1828: 1025–1035 (2013)

  5. Leonardo E. Millon, Donna T. Padavan, Amanda Hamilton, Derek Boughner, Wankei Wan, “Exploring Cell Compatibility of a Fibronectin Functionalized Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Hydrogel” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 100B (1): 1-10 (2012)

  6. Darcy Small, Norm Huner, Wankei Wan, “Effect of Static Magnetic Fields on the Growth, Photosynthesis and Ultrastructure of Chlorella Kessleri” Bioelectromagnetics 33(4): 298-308 (2012)

  7. Ian M. Power, Siobhan A. Wilson, Darcy Small, Gregory M. Dipple, Wankei Wan, and Gordon Southam, “Microbially Mediated Mineral Carbonation: Roles of Phototrophy and Heterotrophy” Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 9061-9068 (2012)

  8. Xiaobo Zeng, Darcy P. Small, Wankei Wan, “Statistical Optimization of Culture Conditions for Bacterial Cellulose Production by Acetobacter xylinum BPR 2001 from Maple Syrup” Carbohydrate Polymers 85: 506 – 513 (2011)

  9. Karen L. Kennedy, Alexandra R. Lucas, Wankei Wan, “Local Delivery of Therapeutics for Percutaneous Interventions” Current Drug Delivery 8(5): 534 – 556 (2011)

  10. Mina Mekhail, Kenneth Wong, Yan Wu, David B. O'Gorman, Wankei Wan, “Genipin-Crosslinked Electrospun Collagen Fibers” Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition 22: 2241 – 2259 (2011)

  11. Donna Padavan, Amanda Hamilton, Derek Boughner and Wankei Wan, “Synthesis and In Vitro Biocompatibility Assessment of a Poly(amic Acid) Derived from Ethylenediaminetetraacetic dianhydride” Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition 22: 683 – 700 (2011)

  12. Donna T. Padavan, Amanda M. Hamilton, Leonardo E. Millon, Derek D. Boughnera, and Wankei Wan, “Synthesis, Characterization and in Vitro Cell Compatibility Study of a Poly(amic Acid) Graft Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Hydrogel” Acta Biomaterialia 7: 258 – 267 (2011)

  13. Donna Padavan and Wankei Wan, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Versatile Poly(amic Acid) Derived from Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Dianhydride” Materials Chemistry and Physics 124: 427 – 433 (2010)

  14. Nermen Maximous, George Nakhla, Wankei Wan, Kenneth Wong, “Effect of the Metal Oxide Particle Distributions on Modified PES Membranes Characteristics and Performance” Journal of Membrane Science 361: 213–222 (2010)

  15. Suanne Mahabir, Wankei Wan, John Katsaras and Mu-Ping Nieh, “The Effects of Charge Density and Thermal History on the Morphologies of Spontaneously Formed Unilamellar Vesicles” Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 114: 5729-5735 (2010).

  16. Nermen Maximous, George Nakhla, Kenneth Wong and Wankei Wan, “Optimization of Al2O3/PES Membranes for Wastewater Filtration” Separation and Purification Technology 73(2): 294-301(2010)

  17. Nermen Maximous, George Nakhla, Wankei Wan and Kenneth Wong, “Performance of a Novel ZrO2 /PES Membrane for Wastewater Filtration” Journal of Membrane Science 352: 222–230 (2010)

  18. Anne Hsieh, Tasneem Zahir, Yakov Lapitsky, Brian Amsden, Wankei Wan, Molly S. Shoichet, “Hydrogel/Electrospun Fiber Composites Influence Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Fate” Soft Matters 6: 2227–2237 (2010)

  19. Kenneth Wong, Martin Zinke-Allmang, Wankei Wan, “Effect of Annealing on Aqueous Stability and Elastic Modulus of Electrospun Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Fibers” Journal of Materials Science 45:2456–2465 (2010)

  20. Kenneth Wong, Martin Zinke-Allmang, Jeffrey L. Hutter, Sabahudin Hrapovic, John H.T. Luong, Wankei Wan, “The Effect of Carbon Nanotube Aspect Ratio and Loading on the Elastic Modulus of Electrospun Poly(vinyl Alcohol)-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Fibers” Carbon 47(11): 2571–2578 (2009)

  21. Nermen Maximous, George Nakhla, Wankei Wan, Kenneth Wong, “Preparation, Characterization and Performance of Al2O3/PES Membrane for Wastewater Filtration” Journal of Membrane Science 341(1–2): 67–75 (2009)

  22. Kenneth Wong, Jeffrey L. Hutter, Martin Zinke-Allmang, Wankei Wan, “Physical Properties of Ion Beam Treated Electrospun Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Nanofibers”. European Polymer Journal 45(5): 1349–1358 (2009)

  23. Stephen D. Hudson, Jeffrey L. Hutter, Mu-Ping Nieh, Jeremy Pencer, Leonardo E. Millon and Wankei Wan, “Characterization of Anisotropic Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Hydrogel by Small and Ultra Small-Angle Neutron Scattering” Journal of Chemical Physics 130: 034903 (2009)

  24. Leonardo E. Millon, Christine J. Oates, Wankei Wan, “Compression Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol – Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 90B: 922–929 (2009)

  25. Hadi Mohammadi, Fereshteh Bahramian, Wankei Wan, “Advanced Modeling Strategy for the Analysis of Heart Valve Leaflet Tissue Mechanics using High-Order Finite Element Method” Medical Engineering and Physics 31: 1110-1117 (2009)

  26. Hadi Mohammadi, Derek Boughner, Leonardo E. Millon, Wankei Wan, “Design and Simulation of a Poly(vinyl Alcohol)-Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite Mechanical Aortic Heart Valve Prosthesis” Journal of Engineering in Medicine 223 (H6): 697-712 (2009)

  27. Hadi Mohammadi, Wankei Wan, “A Novel Numerical Corrective Technique to Mass Spring Systems” International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics 2, 81-85 (2009)


  1. US Patent 9,206,414 (2015)
    Wankei Wan, Leonardo Millon, Anisotropic nanocomposite hydrogel

  2. US Patent 9,200,086 (2015)
    Wankei Wan, Ganesh Guhados, Nanosilver coated bacterial cellulose

  3. US Patent 9,186,436 (2015)
    Wankei Wan, Leonardo Millon, Poly(vinyl alcohol)-bacterial cellulose nanocomposite

  4. US Patent 8,956,638 (2015)
    Wankei Wan, Donna Padavan, Biocompatible poly(amic acid) and method of preparation thereof

  5. US Patent 8,940,337 (2015)
    Xinsheng Li, Wankei Wan, Chandrakant Panchal, Transparent bacterial cellulose nanocomposite hydrogel

  6. US Patent 8,870,576 (2014)
    Leonardo Millon, Wankei Wan, Mackenzie Quantz, Surgical Training Aids and Methods of Fabrication Thereof

  7. US Patent 8,551,502 (2013)
    Wankei Wan, Leonardo Millon, Process for producing poly(vinyl alcohol)-bacterial cellulose nanocomposite

  8. US Patent 8,465,771 (2013)
    Wankei Wan, Leonardo, Hadi Mohammadi, Anisotropic Hydrogel

  9. US Patent 8,367,089 (2013)
    Wankei Wan, Ganesh Guhados, Nanosilver coated bacterial cellulose

  10. Canadian Patent CA 2,539,087 (2014)
    W. Wan, L. Millon “Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite”