Researcher biography

Dr Chun-Xia Zhao is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Assoicate group leader at AIBN. Dr Zhao joined Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland (UQ) in early 2008 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Anton Middelberg's group, after obtained her PhD degree in Zhejiang University.

In 2011, Dr Zhao was awarded an ARC Discovery project along with the Australian Postdoctoral Fellow as the sole investigator. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellow and appointed as the Associate Group Leader. Her research in bio-inspired nanotechnology and microfluidics has attracted more than $2 M in research funding since 2011, including three Australian Research Council projects (two ARC discovery projects and one ARC Linkage project) as the lead investigator, two national prestigious fellowship (Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and Australian Research Council Future Fellowship), UQ Early Career Award and UQ New Staff Start-Up grant. She was invited to visit Harvard University as Fellow of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Oct - Dec, 2014).

Dr Zhao has contributed substantial high quality scientific papers in international top refereed journals such as Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemical Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry, AIChE Journal, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vaccine, and so on. Dr Zhao has been focusing on innovative research, and have been active in patent application to transfer her research into practical applications, as evidenced by her four patents.