Zi (Sophia) Gu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Zi (Sophia) Gu is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney). She leads a NanoBiotechnology Research Group at UNSW, and is currently a principal investigator in Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and UNSW RNA Institute. After obtaining PhD at the University of Queensland, she secured a NHMRC Fellowship and joined UNSW in 2016. Her research focuses on developing advanced nanomaterials and delivery strategies to address critical issues in health and medicine. To date, she has published over 80 journal papers in the areas of nanomaterials and nanomedicine.
Her research focuses on developing advanced nanomaterials to address critical issues in health and medicine. She utilises interdisciplinary approaches that integrate material chemistry, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology to synthesise functional nanoparticles, optimise their biomedical properties, and develop advanced delivery nanoparticles, smart bioimaging probe, and other bio-functional nanomaterials. She has published over 70 research papers on Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Science, Small, Small Methods, Biomaterials etc., with a total citation of >3500 and H-index of 34 (Google scholar, Mar 2023). She has been awarded competitive grants from ARC, NHMRC and NSW Health (>1M as Lead CI in recent 3 years). She organised several international nanomedicine and advanced materials conferences. She serves as an Associate Editor for Exploration and Journal of Nanobiotechnology, and an active reviewer for ARC and NHMRC.
Subject Keywords: Drug delivery, molecular bioimaging, nanosheet, nanomedicine, nanobiotechnology
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