Researcher Profiles

Dr Philip van Eyk

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr Philip van Eyk is a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. His PhD was on the use of in-situ laser induced fluorescence to provide mechanistic insights into the release of sodium during the combustion of brown coal particles.

Associate Professor Jian Zuo

Associate Professor
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Jian Zuo is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. His PhD, completed in 2008 was entitled “Project culture in the Australian construction industry: lessons for China”. He has developed a specialist model to measure the culture (which is a significant social sustainability issue in construction projects) at the project level and its impacts on the performance of construction projects.

Dr Alec Zuo

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Alec Zuo is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on environmental and agricultural economics, water markets, climate change, migration and social secuirty in China.

Dr Zuo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with First Class Honours from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and a PhD from the University of South Australia.

Professor George Zillante

Head of School
Faculty of the Professions

Professor George Zillante is the Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide. Professor Zillante brings a multidisciplinary background in architecture, urban and regional planning, building surveying, business administration and construction to his research and teaching. He has a strong track record in teaching, research and government advisory roles.

Dr Hu Zhang

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

My Research Interests:
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicines
Antibacterial Coating and Bacterial Capture/Detection
Nanoparticle-based Drug/Gene Delivery
Bioprocess Scale-up and Scale-Down and Simulation and Modelling
Fermentation Technology /Mammalian Cell Culture
Simulation and Modelling/ Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am presently a senior lecturer at Petroleum Engineering at the Australian School of Petroleum- the University of Adelaide.

Working with Formation Damage & IOR Research Group at Australian School of Petroleum I perform research on “Mathematical and laboratory modelling of suspension flow in porous media”, “Low salinity water flooding”, “Formation Damage” and "application of Nano-particles in enhanced recovery ".

I hold a PhD in Petroleum engineering from the University of Adelaide, M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and B.Sc. in Production Engineering.

Professor Michael Young

Faculty of the Professions

Mike Young holds a Research Chair in Environmental and Water Policy at the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He was the Founding Executive Director of the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Mike holds an honorary Chair at the University College London.

Associate Professor Richard Young

Head Intestinal Nutrient Sensing Group
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Associate Professor Richard L Young is a Senior Research Fellow within the Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, based at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He is a member of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health (2013-18, University of Adelaide), an exceptional framework for linkage between basic and clinical researchers in endocrinology and gastroenterology.