First-author Publications   († joint first author)

K. Zhang, W. Yan, R. Simic, E. M. Benetti, N. D. Spencer.
Versatile Surface Modification of Hydrogels by Surface-Initiated, Cu0-Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12 (5), 6761–6767.

2020-ACS AMI

K. Zhang, R. Simic, W. Yan, N. D. Spencer.
Creating an Interface: Rendering a Double-Network Hydrogel Lubricious via Spontaneous Delamination.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11 (28), 25427–25435.

2019-ACS AMI

K. Zhang,† X. Feng,† C. Ye, M. A. Hempenius, G. J. Vancso.
Hydrogels with a Memory: Dual-Responsive, Organometallic Poly(ionic liquid)s with Hysteretic Volume-Phase Transition.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (29), 10029–10035.


K. Zhang, M, Zhang, X. Feng, M. A. Hempenius, G. J. Vancso.
Switching Light Transmittance by Responsive Organometallic Poly(ionic liquid)s: Control by Cross Talk of Thermal and Redox Stimuli.
Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27 (41), 1702784. (Back Cover)


L. Folkertsma,† K. Zhang,† O. Czakkel,† H. L. de Boer, M. A. Hempenius, A. van den Berg, M. Odijk, G. J. Vancso.
Synchrotron SAXS and Impedance Spectroscopy Unveil Nanostructure Variations in Redox-Responsive Porous Membranes from Poly(ferrocenylsilane) Poly(ionic liquid)s.
Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (1), 296–302.


X. Feng,† K. Zhang,† P. Chen, X. Sui, M. A. Hempenius, B. Liedberg, G. J. Vancso.
Highly Swellable, Dual-Responsive Hydrogels Based on PNIPAM and Redox Active Poly(ferrocenylsilane) Poly(ionic liquid)s: Synthesis, Structure and Properties.
Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2016, 37 (23), 1939–1944. (Back Cover)

2016-Macromol Rapid Commun

K. Zhang, X. Feng, X. Sui, M. A. Hempenius, G. J. Vancso.
Breathing Pores on Command: Redox-Responsive Spongy Membranes from Poly(ferrocenylsilane)s.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53 (50), 13789–13793. (Very Important Paper)
(UTwente,, Membrane Technology News)


Q. Li,† K. Zhang,† T. Wang, X. Zhou, J. Wang, C. Wang, H. Lin, X. Li, Y. Lu, G. Huang.
Color-encoded Microcarriers based on Nano-silicon Dioxide Film for Multiplexed Immunoassays.
Analyst, 2012, 137 (16), 3760–3766.


Other Publications   (* corresponding author)

R. Simic, M. Yetkin, K. Zhang, N. D. Spencer.
Importance of Hydration and Surface Structure for Friction of Acrylamide Hydrogels.
Tribol. Lett., 2020, 68 (2), 64.

Y. A. Meier, K. Zhang, N. D. Spencer, R. Simic.
Linking Friction and Surface Properties of Hydrogels Molded against Materials of Different Surface Energies.
Langmuir, 2019, 35 (48), 15805–15812.

Y. Liu, S. Tas, K. Zhang, W. M. de Vos, J. Ma, G. J. Vancso.
Thermoresponsive Membranes from Electrospun Mats with Switchable Wettability for Efficient Oil/Water Separations.
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (13), 8435–8442.

Y. Liu, K. Zhang, W. Li, J. Ma, G. J. Vancso.
Metal Nanoparticle Loading of Gel-Brush Grafted Polymer Fibers in Membranes for Catalysis.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6 (17), 7741–7748.

L. Peng, Y. Liu, J. Gong, K. Zhang,* J. Ma.*
Continuous Fabrication of Multi-Stimuli Responsive Graphene Oxide Composite Hydrogel Fibers by Microfluidics.
RSC Adv., 2017, 7 (31), 19243–19249.

Y. Liu, K. Zhang, J. Ma, G. J. Vancso.
Thermo-Responsive Semi-IPN Hydrogel Microfibers from Continuous Fluidic Processing with High Elasticity and Fast Actuation.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (1), 901–908.

2017-ACS AMI

L. Folkertsma, K. Zhang, M. A. Hempenius, G. J. Vancso, A. van den Berg, M. Odijk.
Comparison of Three Types of Redox Active Polymer for Two Photon Stereolithography.
Polym. Adv. Technol., 2017, 28 (9), 1194–1197.

H. Wu, X. Feng, B. D. Kieviet, K. Zhang, H. J. W. Zandvliet, G. W. Canters, P. M. Schön, G. J. Vancso.
Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy Reveals Potential Stimulated Height Changes of Redox Responsive Cu-azurin on Gold.
Eur. Polym. J., 2016, 83, 529–537.

X. Feng, K. Zhang, M. A. Hempenius, G. J. Vancso.
Organometallic Polymers for Electrode Decoration in Sensing Applications.
RSC Adv., 2015, 5 (129), 106355–106376. (Review Article)


J. Ye, K. Zhang, W. Xing, J. Cheng.
Microfluidic Device with Integrated Pneumatic Microvalve.

J. Ye, K. Zhang, W. Xing, J. Cheng.
Microvalve Integrated in a Microfluidic Device and Method of Use.

J. Ye, K. Zhang, W. Xing, J. Cheng.
Microfluidic Devices for Multi-Index Biochemical Detection.
WO2013166857; EP 2846913; US 20150132753.