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Dr Bin Fei
Associate Professor
Fashion & Textile Technology - Chemistry
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Dr FEI Bin obtained his B Sc at the University of Science & Technology of China in 1996, and PhD at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. He joined ITC as an Assistant Professor in 2010. His research covered wide areas including fiber spinning and textile finishing, smart biopolymers and green nanotechnology, with current interest in Advanced Fibers and Protective Textiles, Photo/Electro- Catalysis, and Sustainable Energy. He has published his most papers (>100) in rank-A journals (e.g. Adv Funct Mater, Nano Energy, Small, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, J Mater Chem, Carbon, J Hazard Mater, Macromolecules) and got a few patents granted.    Orcid: 0000-0002-4274-1873   

Applications for PhD & Postdoc are welcome.

Research Overview

Fei Bin

Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught (for the past 3 years) 

Undergraduate:  Foundation of Materials I, Quality Evaluation for Fashion & Textiles, Color Management & Technology, Sustainability in Fashion  

Postgraduate:  Research Methodology, Biomimicry in Fashion   

(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students

On-going:  4 PhD as chief supervisor, 2 PhD as co-supervisor  

Graduated:  3 PhD, 1 MPhil      

Awards and Honours

Awards (selected)

  • IAAM Medal, by the European Advanced Materials Congress, 2017.
  • Silver Medal & Special Merit Award, by the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2017.
  • Silver Medal, by the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, 2016
  • The Best Paper Award – Textile Materials (Textile Composite Materials), by the Cross-straits Conference on Textiles (CSTC14), 2014
  • Outstanding Investigator of Shenzhen Virtual University, by Shenzhen Base of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013
  • Chen Weiji Prize for Outstanding Articles, by China Textile Engineering Society, 2013

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Publications (H-index: 32) (selected)

  • Chang Liu, Jiachuan Hua, Pui Fai Ng, Bin Fei*. Photochemistry of bioinspired dityrosine crosslinking. Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 2020, online.
  • Pui Fai Ng, Jiachuan Hua, Chang Liu, Yidi Wang, Rong Yin, Bin Fei*. Solar Energy Storage Silks via Coaxial Wet Spinning. ACS Materials Letters, 2020, accepted. 
  • Yidi Wang, Liangfeng Luo, Ziqi Wang, Benjamin Tawiah, Chang Liu, John H. Xin, Bin Fei*, Wai-Yeung Wong. Growing poly(norepinephrine) layer over individual nanoparticles to boost hybrid perovskite photocatalyst. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, accepted.
  • Ziqi Wang, Weiyuan Huang, Jiachuan Hua, Yidi Wang, Haocong Yi, Wenguang Zhao, Qinghe Zhao, Hao Jia, Bin Fei*, Feng Pan. An anionic-MOF-based bifunctional separator for regulating lithium deposition and suppressing polysulfides ahuttle in Li-S batteries. Small Methods, 2020, 2000082. 
  • Hao Jia, Ziqi Wang, Benjamin Tawiah, Yidi Wang, Cheuk-Ying Chan, Bin Fei*, Feng Pan. Recent advances in zinc anodes for high-performance aqueous Zn-ion batteries. Nano Energy, 2020, 70, 104523. 
  • Liangfeng Luo, Yidi Wang, Siping Huo, Peng Lv, Jun Fang, Yang Yang, Bin Fei*. Cu-MOF assisted synthesis of CuS/CdS(H)/CdS(C): enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible light. Int J Hydrog Energy, 2019, 44, 30965-73.
  • Benjamin Tawiah, Bin Yu, Richard K.K. Yuen, Yuan Hu, Ruichao Wei, John H. Xin, Bin Fei*. Highly efficient flame retardant and smoke suppression mechanism of boron modified graphene Oxide/Poly(Lactic acid) nanocomposites. Carbon, 2019, 150, 8-20.
  • Bin Yu, Benjamin Tawiah, Lin-Qiang Wang, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Zhen-Cheng Zhang, Lu-Lu Shen, Bo Lin, Bin Fei, Wei Yang, Ao Li, San-E Zhu, En-Zhu Hu, Hong-Dian Lu, Guan Heng Yeoh. Interface decoration of exfoliated MXene ultra-thin nanosheets for fire and smoke suppressions of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. J Hazard Mater 2019, 374, 110-119. 
  • Pui Fai NG, Ka I LEE, Shengfei MENG, Jidong ZHANG, Yuhong WANG, Bin FEI*. Wet spinning of silk fibroin-based core-sheath fibers. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2019, 56, 3119-30. 
  • Lei Chen, Feng Wu, Yangling Li, Yidi Wang, Liping Si, Ka I. Lee, Bin Fei*. Robust and elastic superhydrophobic breathable fibrous membrane with in situ grown hierarchical structures. J. Membrane Sci. 2018, 547, 93-8.
  • Ka I Lee, Xiaowen Wang, Xia Guo, Ka-Fu Yung, Bin Fei.* Highly water-absorbing silk yarn with interpenetrating network via in situ polymerization. Int J Biol Macromol 2017, 95, 826-32.
  • Lei Chen, Liping Si, Feng Wu, Shuk Ying Chan, Puiyan Yu, Bin Fei*. Electrical and mechanical self-healing membrane using gold nanoparticles as localized “nano-heaters”. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 10018-25.
  • Lei Chen, Yunzhe Du, Yudong Huang, Pui Fai Ng, Bin Fei*. Facile fabrication of hierarchically structured PBO-Ni(OH)2/NiOOH fibers for enhancing interfacial strength in PBO fiber/epoxy resin composites. Compos. Sci. Technol. 2016, 129, 86-92.
  • Guodong Liang, Xiaodong Li, Bin Fei*, Xiaomei Wang, Fangming Zhu. Tiny nanoparticles of organometallic polymers through direct disassembly- assisted synthesis strategy for hydrogen peroxide sensing. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 7179-87.
  • Jianqiang Wang, Xinkun Lu, Pui Fai Ng, Ka I Lee, Bin Fei*, John H. Xin, Jian-Yong Wu. Polyethylenimine coated bacterial cellulose nanofiber membrane and application as adsorbent and catalyst. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2015, 440, 32-8.
  • Xinkun Lu, Ching Ying Chan, Ka I Lee, Pui Fai Ng, Bin Fei*, John H. Xin, Jun Fu. Super-tough and thermo-healable hydrogel – promising for shape- memory absorbent fiber. J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 7631-8.
  • Suping Bao, Jianhua Li, Ka I Lee, Sijie Shao, Jianhua Hao, Bin Fei*, John H. Xin. Reversible mechanochromism of a luminescent elastomer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 4625-31.
  • Bin Fei, Baitai Qian, Zongyue Yang, Ronghua Wang, W.C. Liu, C.L. Mak, John H. Xin.* Coating carbon nanotubes by spontaneous oxidative polymerization of dopamine. Carbon 2008, 46, 1795-7.