Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Sustainable Ecology

Speaker: Prof. Chengzhong Yu (The University of Queensland)
Title: Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Sustainable Ecology
Time: 10:00 AM, June 7th (Thursday)
Location: 909-B, Dushu Lake Campus
Abstract:
Rationally designed nanomaterials hold great promise as next-generation drug delivery systems. Over the years we have developed skillsets in nanoparticle design, characterization and understanding of the relationship between nanoparticle structure and delivery performance. We have prepared engineered nanoparticles with adjustable compositions and structures for various drug delivery applications. In this presentation we will answer to three questions: why nanoparticles, where to deliver, and what to deliver? Highlights will be given to applications of nanostructured materials for sustainable ecology. Our research in other areas and the University of Queensland will be briefly introduced to promote collaborations.  
Speaker Biography:
Prof. Yu is a chemist and materials scientist in functional nanostructured composites and their applications. He received his PhD from Fudan University in 2002. Since 2000, he has published over 260 peer-reviewed journal articles, which have been cited over 17,000 times and resulted in an H-index of 65. He has developed broad industrial collaborations to extend the applications of functional materials in a real world. He has received several awards including the Le FĂ©vre Memorial Prize from the Australian Academy of Science, the ARC Future Fellowship, and the Second prize of the National Science Award of China (3/5).