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Dr Jiangbo Zhao

Dr Jiangbo Zhao

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering

Summary

Dr Jiangbo (Tim) Zhao is currently a lecturer at the Department of Engineering, commencing his post in April 2021. He received his PhD degree from Macquarie University, Australia (in 2015). He undertook post-doctoral trainings at the University of Adelaide, Australia (2015-17, 20-21), and at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Jena, Germany (2018-2019, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship).

Up until April 2022, his work has led to 34 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index 18) and 3 international patents. He, as co-inventor and co-managing director, founded startup EZY-GLAS Technology during a short stint in Adelaide (20-21).

He is the recipient of several prestigious awards for ECRs, such as 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 7th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates (JSPS HOPE Fellow), National Awards for Outstanding Chinese Students Studying Overseas, and Royal Society of NSW Scholarship. Since 2012, he has given 14 invited talks and lectures at major international conferences or institutes. He serves as a regular referee of international journals (> 50), including Chemical Society Reviews, Nature Communications, Advanced Science, Advanced Optical Materials, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, etc.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Sensing Intra- and Extra-Cellular Ca 2+ in the Islet of Langerhans

Huang, W., Wu, T., Xie, C., Rayner, C. K., Priest, C., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Zhao, J. (. (2022). Sensing Intra- and Extra-Cellular Ca 2+ in the Islet of Langerhans. Advanced Functional Materials, 32(3), Article 2106020. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202106020

Ultralong Tracking of Fast-Diffusing Nano-Objects inside Nanofluidic Channel-Enhanced Microstructured Optical Fiber

Gui, F., Jiang, S., Förster, R., Plidschun, M., Weidlich, S., Zhao, J., & Schmidt, M. A. (2021). Ultralong Tracking of Fast-Diffusing Nano-Objects inside Nanofluidic Channel-Enhanced Microstructured Optical Fiber. Advanced Photonics Research, 2(10), Article 2100032. https://doi.org/10.1002/adpr.202100032

Cytoplasmic delivery of quantum dots via microelectrophoresis technique

Han, M., Zhao, J., Fabian, J. M., Evans, S., Mustafa, S., Ruan, Y., …Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H. (2021). Cytoplasmic delivery of quantum dots via microelectrophoresis technique. ELECTROPHORESIS, 42(11), 1247-1254. https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.202000388

Direct observation of modal hybridization in nanofluidic fiber [Invited]

Gomes, A. D., Zhao, J. T., Tuniz, A., & Schmidt, M. A. (2021). Direct observation of modal hybridization in nanofluidic fiber [Invited]. Optical Materials Express, 11(2), 559-568. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.413199

Smart windows – Transmittance tuned thermochromic coatings for dynamic control of building performance

Aburas, M., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Lei, L., Li, M., Zhao, J., Williamson, T., …Soebarto, V. (2021). Smart windows – Transmittance tuned thermochromic coatings for dynamic control of building performance. Energy and Buildings, 235, Article 110717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.110717

Research interests

Dr Zhao's research revolves around materials. His deep interest here has been motivating his trainings and activities, which will continue to play as a main driver for his career.

His main focus looks at fundamentals and applications of nanoscale, amorphous and composite (often a hybrid of the two former ones) materials, in such as liquid and solid forms at various length scales. Broad topics of his study often invoke complementary collaborations, with the aim of pursuing its fullness as much as possible.

On the fundamental part, he has been endeavouring to quest for a deeper understanding of the physics and chemistry of the materials, aided primarily by a variety of spectroscopic techniques, based on active (e.g., luminescence) and passive (e.g., absorption and scattering) processes in a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum, in tandem with classical, semiclassical or quantum approaches.

He has also been devoting considerable efforts to exploiting the applications of materials and of the new knowledge therein (e.g., light-matter interaction, radical reactions, dynamics of molecular and nanoscale objects), for such as functions engineering (e.g., about optically active nanoparticles, coloured glasses and nanoparticles-in-glass composites) and technologies development (e.g., in upconversion luminescence, glass mechanochemistry, optical biosensors), by which they have been or are being made practically useful in different ways.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Zhao, as principal or associate advisor, has taken part in supervision of 6 PhD and 3 Masters (by research) students.

Please get in touch with him for higher degree research opportunities in areas of mutual interests.

Committee/Steering group role

Scientific program committee of SOLARIS 2018

2018

Asia Nano Forum Young Leaders Committee

2014

Honorary position

Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Adelaide

2021

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship

2018

Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide

2017

JSPS HOPE Fellow

2015

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