Welsh Crucible 2012
Hongyun Tai obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She obtained a PhD from the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2005 to 2007 in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham. In 2007, she was awarded EPSRC oversea postdoctoral research fellowship, working independently on the development of injectable smart materials for tissue engineering scaffold applications. In 2008, she worked at the Bioengineering Department in the University of Washington on the development of PH sensitive hyperbranched materials for drug delivery. In 2009, Dr Tai was appointed as a lecturer in Organic and Polymer Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at Bangor University. Her current research interests focus on design, synthesis, engineering and formulation of functional synthetic biomacromolecules as polymeric macro/micro/nano- devices or polymeric/biopolymer hybrid systems for tissue engineering and drug delivery.
2016 Update: Hongyun has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Organic and Polymer Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at Bangor University.