About the PI 
Ruibing WANG, PhD, FRSC

Director of Global Affairs Office, University of Macau

Associate Professor
SKL of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences; and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau
Phone: +853-8822-4689




Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (2007) in Organic Chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Donal H. Macartney, Professor of Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (2002) in Chemistry (Gifted Class), Jilin University, China
    Advisor: Prof. Bai Yang, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science

Working Experience

  • Jan 2021-Present, Director of Global Affairs Office,
    University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Aug 2019-Present, Associate Professor of Supramolecular Pharmaceutics and Nanomedicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences,
    University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Oct 2014-Aug 2019, Assistant Professor of Supramolecular Pharmaceutics and Nanomedicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences,
    University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Nov 2009-Oct 2014, Senior Scientist, BTG plc. (Canadian branch, formerly a part of Nordion Inc., now part of Boston Scientific), Ottawa, Canada
  • May 2008–Nov 2009, Associate Research Officer (started as a Research Associate) at Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences,
    National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Aug 2007-May 2008, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University, Canada

Awards and Honors

2021                 Faculty-Level Outstanding Academic Staff Award, University of Macau
2020                 Macau Science and Technology Awards (3rd Prize, Technological Invention Award), Macau
2019                 2018-2019 Top 1% Reviewer in Cross-Fields by Publons
2019                 2018-2019 Top 1% Reviewer in Chemistry by Publons
2019                 Chinese Periodic Table of Young Chemist
2019                 UM Teaching Excellence Award (only 1 awardee each year at UM), Macau
2019                 China Macrocyclic Arenes and Supramolecular Chemistry Rising Star Award, China
2019                 Faculty-Level Best Teacher Award, Macau
2018                 Macau Science and Technology Awards (3rd Prize, Natural Science Award), Macau
2018                 Faculty-Level Academic Award, Macau
2016                 CNRS Visiting Professorship, Marseille, France
2013                 BTG Business Excellerator Stage Award, Ottawa, Canada
2011                 Nordion Business Excellerator Sprinter Award, Ottawa, Canada
2008                 Outstanding Thesis Award at Queen’s, Kingston, Canada
2003-2007       Queen’s Graduate Awards, Kingston, Canada
2004-2007       Queen’s Conference Travel Awards, Kingston, Canada
2005-2006       Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant at Queen’s, Kingston, Canada
2002                 Outstanding Graduate of Jilin University, Changchun, China
1998-2002       Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Jilin University, Changchun, China
1998-2002       Excellent Student Leadership, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Representative Publication

  1. Cheng Gao, Qingfu Wang, Junyan Li, Cheryl H.T. Kwong, Jianwen Wei, Beibei Xie, Siyu Lu, Simon M. Y. Lee,* and Ruibing Wang,* “In vivo hitchhiking of immune cells by intracellular self-assembly of bacteria-mimetic nanomedicine for targeted therapy of melanoma,” Science Advances, 2022, 8, eabn1805 (Selected as Science Advances feature article, with artworks showcased online).
  2. Kuikun Yang, Zhiqing Yang, Guocan Yu*, Zhihong Nie*, Ruibing Wang*, Xiaoyuan Chen*,“Polyprodrug Nanomedicines: An Emerging Paradigm for Cancer Therapy,” Advanced Materials, 2022, 34, 2107434.
  3. Meng Xu, Jinsong Tao, Zhengjie Wei, Qian Cheng, Hongmei Yang, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Kathy Qian Luo, Wei Ge, Ruibing Wang,* and Ying Zheng,*,“Visualization of host-guest interactions driven bioorthogonal homing effects at the single cell level in vivo,” Nano Today, 2022, 43, 101450.
  4. Shuwen Guo, Qiaoxian Huang, Jianwen Wei, Shengpeng Wang, Yitao Wang, Leyong Wang, and Ruibing Wang,*,“Efficient Intracellular Delivery of Native Proteins Facilitated by Preorganized Guanidiniums on Pillar[5]arene Skeleton,” Nano Today, 2022, 43, 101396. Selected as a front cover article.
  5.  Qian Cheng, Meng Xu, Chen Sun, Kuikun Yang, Zhiqing Yang, Junyan Li, Jun Zheng, Ying Zheng and Ruibing Wang*,“Enhanced antibacterial function of a supramolecular artificial receptor-modified macrophage (SAR-Macrophage),” Materials Horizons, 2022, 9, 934-941. Selected as a front cover article.
  6. Beibei Xie, Huichao Zhao, Mingju Shui, Yuan-Fu Ding, Chen Sun, Ziyi Wang, Cheng Gao, Guosong Chen, Ruibing Wang,* “Spermine-Responsive Intracellular Self-Aggregation of Gold Nanocages for Enhanced Chemotherapy and Photothermal Therapy of Breast Cancer,”  Small, 2022, in press.
  7. Meng Xu, Haidong Zha, Run Han, Yaxin Cheng, Jiamao Chen, Ludan Yue, Ruibing Wang* and Ying Zheng,* “Cyclodextrin-derived ROS-generating nanomedicine with pH-modulated degradability to enhance tumor ferroptosis therapy and chemotherapy,” Small, 2022, 18, 202200330.
  8. Kuikun Yang, Guocan Yu, Zhiqing Yang, Ludan Yue, Xiangjun Zhang, Chen Sun, Jianwen Wei, Lang Rao, Xiaoyuan Chen,* and Ruibing Wang,* “Supramolecular Polymerization-induced Nanoassemblies for Self-augmented Cascade Chemotherapy and Chemodynamic Therapy of Tumor,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 17570-17578.
  9. Shuwen Guo, Qiaoxian Huang, Yuan Chen, Jianwen Wei, Jun Zheng, Leyong Wang, Yitao Wang and Ruibing Wang,* “Synthesis and Bioactivity of Guanidinium‐Functionalized Pillar[5]arene as a Biofilm Disruptor,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 618-623 (hot paper and frontipiece highlight).
  10. Xue Yang, Qian Cheng, Valerie Monnier, Laurence Charles, Hakim Karoui, Olivier Ouari, Didier Gigmes, Ruibing Wang,* Anthony Kermagoret,* and David Bardelang,* “Guest exchange by a partial energy ratchet in water,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 6617–6623.
  11. Cheng Gao, Qian Cheng, Junyan Li, Jia Chen, Qingfu Wang, Jianwen Wei, Qiaoxian Huang, Simon M. Y. Lee,* Dayong Gu,* Ruibing Wang,* ”Supramolecular macrophage-liposome marriage for cell-hitchhiking delivery and immunotherapy of acute pneumonia and melanoma,” Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, 2102440.
  12. Kuikun Yang, Guocan Yu, Rui Tian, Zijian Zhou, Hongzhang Deng*, Ling Li, Zhen Yang, Guofeng Zhang, Dahai Liu, Jianwen Wei, Ludan Yue, Ruibing Wang,* and Xiaoyuan Chen,* “Oxygen-Evolving Manganese Ferrite Nanovesicles for Hypoxia-Responsive Drug Delivery and Enhanced Cancer Chemoimmunotherapy,” Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, 2008078.
  13. Hang Yin, David Bardelang* and Ruibing Wang,* “Macrocycles and Related  Hosts as supramolecular antidotes,” Trends in Chemistry, 2021, 3, 1-4.
  14. Kuikun Yang, Ludan Yue, Zhiqing Yang, Guocan Yu, Lang Rao, Rui Tian, Jianwen Wei, Chen Sun, Xiangjun Zhang, Mengze Xu, Zhen Yuan, Xiaoyuan Chen,* and Ruibing Wang,* “A Hypoxia Responsive Nanoassembly for Tumor Specific Oxygenation and Enhanced Sonodynamic Therapy,” Biomaterials, 2021,  275, 120822.
  15. Chen Sun, Ziyi Wang, Kuikun Yang, Ludan Yue, Qian Cheng, Yan-long Ma, Siyu Lu, Guosong Chen, and Ruibing Wang,* “Polyamine-responsive Morphological Transformation of a Supramolecular Peptide for Specific Drug Accumulation and Retention in Cancer Cells,” Small, 2021, 17, 202101139.
  16. Ludan Yue, Kuikun Yang, Junyan Li, Qian Cheng and Ruibing Wang* “Self-Propelled Asymmetrical Nanomotor for Self-Reported Gas Therapy,” Small, 2021, 17, 202102286.
  17. Qian Cheng, Ludan Yue, Junyan Li, Cheng Gao, Yuanfu Ding, Chen Sun, Mengze Xu, Zhen Yuan, and Ruibing Wang,* “Supramolecular tropism driven aggregation of nanoparticles in situ for tumor-specific bioimaging and photothermal therapy,” Small, 2021, 17, 202101332.
  18. Junyan Li, Qian Cheng, Ludan Yue, Cheng Gao, Jianwen Wei, Yuanfu Ding, Yitao Wang, Ying Zheng and Ruibing Wang* “Macrophage-hitchhiking supramolecular aggregates of CuS nanoparticles for enhanced tumor deposition and photothermal therapy,” Nanoscale Horizons, 2021, 6, 907-912. Featured as an inside cover article.
  19. Jia Chen, Shengke Li, Zeyu Wang, Yating Pan, Jianwen Wei, Siyu Lu, Qing-Wen Zhang, LianHui Wang and Ruibing Wang* “Synthesis of AIEgen Functionalized Cucurbit[7]uril for Subcellular Bioimaging and Synergistic Photodynamic Therapy and Supramolecular Chemotherapy“, Chemical Science, 2021,  12, 7727-7734. Selected as a Chem Sci Pick!
  20. Ludan Yue, Kuikun Yang, Jianwen Wei, Mengze Xu, Chen Sun, Yuanfu Ding, Zhen Yuan, Shu Wang* and Ruibing Wang* “Supramolecular vesicles based on gold nanorods for precise control of gene therapy and deferred photothermal therapy,” CCS Chemistry, 2021, 3, 1860–1872.
  21. Ludan Yue, Kuikun Yang, Xin-Yue Lou, Ying-Wei Yang* and Ruibing Wang,* “Versatile roles of macrocycles in organic-inorganic hybrid materials for biomedical applications,” Matter, 2020, 3, 1557–1588.
  22. Chen Sun, Ziyi Wang, Ludan Yue, Qiaoxian Huang, Qian Cheng and Ruibing Wang,* “Supramolecular Induction of Mitochondrial Aggregation and Fusion,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 16523–16527 (featured as a Supplementary Cover Article).
  23. Qiaoxian Huang, Hong Zhao, Mingju Shui, Dong-Sheng Guo* and Ruibing Wang,* “Heparin Reversal by an Oligoethylene Glycol Functionalized Guanidinocalixarene,” Chemical Science, 2020, 11, 9623-9629.
  24. Cheng Gao, Qian Cheng, Jianwen Wei, Chen Sun, Siyu Lu, Cheryl H.T. Kwong, Simon M.Y. Lee, Zhiyuan Zhong* and Ruibing Wang,* “Bioorthogonal supramolecular cell-conjugation for targeted hitchhiking drug delivery,” Materials Today, 2020, 40, 9-17 (selected as an Inside Cover Feature Article).
  25. Xue Yang, Ruibing Wang,* Anthony Kermagoret,* and David Bardelang,* “Oligomeric Cucurbituril Complexes: from Peculiar Assemblies to Emerging Applications,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 132, 21464–21476.
  26. Cheng Gao, Qiaoxian Huang, Conghui Liu, Cheryl H.T Kwong, Ludan Yue, Jian-Bo Wan, Simon M. Y. Lee* and Ruibing Wang,* “Treatment of atherosclerosis by macrophage-biomimetic nanoparticles via targeted pharmacotherapy and sequestration of proinflammatory cytokines,” Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 2622. Highlighted by Nature Review Cardiology, 2020.
  27. Chenwen Li, Yang Zhao, Juan Cheng, Jiawei Guo, Qixiong Zhang, Xiangjun Zhang, Jiong Ren, Fengchao Wang, Jun Huang, Houyuan Hu, Ruibing Wang,* and Jianxiang Zhang,* “A Proresolving Peptide Nanotherapy for Site-Specific Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Regulating Proinflammatory Microenvironment and Gut Microbiota,” Advanced Science, 2019, 6, 1900610.
  28. Sébastien Combes, Khoa Truong Tran, Mehmet Menaf Ayhan, Hakim Karoui, Antal Rockenbauer, Alain Tonetto, Valérie Monnier, Laurence Charles, Roselyne Rosas, Stéphane Viel, Didier Siri, Paul Tordo, Sylvain Clair, Ruibing Wang,* David Bardelang,* and Olivier Ouari,* “Triangular regulation of cucurbit[8]uril 1:1 complexes,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 5897-5907 (selected as a Supplementary Cover Article).
  29. Cheng Gao, Qiaoxian Huang, Qingping Lan, Yu Feng, Fan Tang, Maggie P.M. Hoi, Jianxiang Zhang, Simon M. Y. Lee,* and Ruibing Wang,* “A user-friendly herbicide derived from photo-responsive supramolecular vesicles,” Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 2967.
  30. Songling Han, Siyu Chen, Lanlan Li, Jin Li, Huijie An, Hui Tao, Yi Jia, Shan Lu, Ruibing Wang,* and Jianxiang Zhang,* “Multiscale and Multifunctional Emulsions by Host-Guest Interaction-Mediated Self-Assembly,” ACS Central Science, 2018, 4, 600-605 (banner highlight).

Community Services

University and Faculty Services

Committee Member, UM Scholarship Committee, Nov. 2018-Present
Fellow, Chao Kuang Piu College, University of Macau, Oct. 2014-Present
Deputy Director, Editorial Office of Chinese Medicine, ISCM and University of Macau, Nov. 2016-Present
Coordinator, Social and Academic Affairs, Academic Staff Association at University of Macau, March, 2016-2018

External Services

Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Jan. 2020-Present
Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials, February 2012-Present
Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Chemical Education (Chinese Core journal), Jan 2017-Present
Examiner for National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Examiner for French National Research Agency (ANR)
Examiner for Czech Science Foundation (GACR)

Funding Agencies