Kwan Research Group


Publications, Patents,

and Funding


  1. X. Su; R.G. Thomas; L.D. Bharatula; J.J. Kwan, ”Remote targeted implantation of sound-sensitive biodegradable multi-cavity microparticles with focused ultrasound”, Scientific Reports, 9, Article number: 9612, 2019

  2. R.G. Thomas; U.S. Jonnalagadda; J.J. Kwan, “Biomedical applications for Gas-Stabilizing Solid Cavitation Agents”, Langmuir, 2019

  3. J.J. Kwan; G. Lajoinie; E. Stride; M. Versluis; C.C. Coussios, “Ultra-high Speed Imaging of Cavitation Dynamics from Nanocups”, Physical Review Applied, 2016: 6 (4), 044004

  4. S. Bhatnagar; J.J. Kwan; S.A. Yeh; A. Shah; R. Carlisle; C.C. Coussios, “Acoustic cavitation-enhancing polymeric nanoparticles for transdermal vaccination and the generation of vaccine-specific antibodies in mice”, Journal of Controlled Release, 238, 22-30

  5. R. Myers; C.M. Coviello; P. Erbs; C. Rowe; J.J. Kwan; C. Crake; S. Finn; E. Jackson; J.M. Balloul; C. Story; C.C. Coussios; R. Carlisle, “Polymeric Cups for Cavitation Mediated Delivery of Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus”, Molecular Therapy, 24, 9, 1627-1633

  6. J.J. Kwan; R. Myers; C.M. Coviello; S.M. Graham; A. Shah; R. Carlisle; E. Stride; C.C. Coussios, “Ultrasound-propelled Nanocups for Drug Delivery”, Small, 2015

  7. J.J. Kwan; S.M. Graham; R. Myers; R. Carlisle; E. Stride; C.C. Coussios, “Ultrasound-induced Inertial Cavitation from Gas-stabilizing Nanoparticles”, Physical Review E, 2015

  8. J.J. Kwan and M.A. Borden, “Lipid Monolayer Collapse and Microbubble Stability”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2012: 183-4; pp 82 – 99

  9. J.J. Kwan; M. Kaya; M.A. Borden; P.A. Dayton, “Theranostic Oxygen Delivery Using Ultrasound and Microbubbles”, Theranostics, 2012

  10. J.J. Kwan and M.A. Borden, “Lipid Monolayer Dilatational Mechanics during Microbubble Gas Exchange”, Soft Matter, 2012: 8; pp. 4756 – 66

  11. L. Mullin; R. Gessner; J.J. Kwan; M. Kaya; M.A. Borden; P.A. Dayton, “Effect of Anesthesia Carrier Gas on In Vivo Circulation Times of Ultrasound Microbubble Contrast Agents in Rats”, Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, 2011: 6; pp. 126 – 3

  12. S. Sirsi; J. Feshitan; J.J. Kwan; M.A. Borden, “Effect of Microbubble Size on Fundamental Mode High Frequency Ultrasound Imaging in Mice”, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2010: 36; 935 – 48

  13. J.J. Kwan and M.A. Borden, “Microbubble Dissolution in a Multigas Environment”, Langmuir, 2010: 26; pp. 6542 – 48

  14. J. Feshitan; C.C. Chen; J.J. Kwan; M.A. Borden, “Microbubble Size Isolation by Differential Centrifugation”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 2009: 329; pp. 316 – 24


  1. Cavitation Inducing Polymeric Nanoparticles – (PCT/GB2014/053416)

  2. Isolation of Microbubbles of Selected Size Range from Polydisperse Microbubbles (US2011/0300078 A1)


  1. Surgery ACP HealthTech NTU Clinical Device Development 2019 (2019 - 2021)

  2. NTU Edex Grant (2018 - 2020)

  3. Specialty Chemicals AME IAF-PP Grant [Co-I] (2018 - 2021)

  4. NMRC Young Investigator Research Grant (2017 - 2020)

  5. NTU-ICES (A*STAR) Seed Funding Research Award (2016 - 2018)

  6. NTU-SCBE Start Up Grant (2016 - 2020)