Hu Zhang

Dr Hu Zhang

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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
Nanobiocatalysis

My research area (1) Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine; (2) Antibacterial coating and nano composites; (3) Drug / Gene delivery; (4) Bioprocessing; (5) Process simulation and modelling 

2011    Project Grant by Meat & Livestock Australia, Zhang, W., Franco, C., Bi, J.X. Zhang, H. Transient production of therapeutic compounds. $298,000

2014    Project Grant by The Medical Advancements Without Animals Trust, Zhang, H., Dai, S. An Animal-Free Model for Anti-Cancer Drug Evaluation: Multi-Cellular Tumour Spheroids Fabricated in Thermosensitive Microgels. $27,000

2014    University Infrastructure Innovative by the University of Adelaide, Dai, S. and Zhang, H. Fluorescence microscope for tissue engineering. $35,000

2015    North Caroline -Adelaide Collaboration Initiative, Zhang, H. and Cheng, K. Cardiac patches for heart disease by intelligent injectable hydrogels. $20,000

2015    Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Fund, Green, E., and Zhang, H. Quantification and modelling of spatial structures in colorectal (bowel) cancer. $29,872

2015    Australian Research Council Discovery Project (160104632), Xie, Z.H., Dai, S., Zhang, H., Xu, J. A universally efficient antibacterial coating with remarkable durability. $340,000

2017 MaynePharm Contracted Research, $10,000

2017 AC21 Fund US$10,000

Completed:

CHEM ENG 1007 – Introduction to Process Engineering

CHEM ENG 3014 - Process Design and Plant Engineering

CHEM ENG 3018 - Fluid & Particle Dynamics

CHEM ENG 3019 - Pharmaceutical Plant Design and Process Engineering

CHEM ENG 3021 - Advanced Pharmaceutical Unit Operation (Pharmaceutical Dosage and Manufacturing)

CHEM ENG 3024 - Professional Practice III

CHEM ENG 3025 - Pharmaceutical Project and Process Design

CHEM ENG 3030 - Simulation and Concept Design

CHEM ENG 3036 - Unit Operations Laboratory

CHEM ENG 4034 - Professional Practice IV

CHEM ENG 4014 – Plant Design Project

CHEM ENG 4035 - Pharmaceutical Engineering Design Project

CHEM ENG 7054 - Simulation and Concept Design 

CHEM ENG 4060 Pharmaceutical Formulation and Manufacturing

CHEM ENG 2014 Heat and Mass Transfer

2017 

CHEM ENG 4060 Pharmaceutical Formulation and Manufacturing (Sole Lecturer)

CHEM ENG 2010 Principle of Process Engineering (Project advisor)

CHEM ENG 7054 - Simulation and Concept Design  (Sole Lecturer)

CHEM ENG 3030 - Simulation and Concept Design (Sole Lecturer)

CHEM ENG 3036 - Unit Operations Laboratory (Pharm Eng Lab projects)

CHEM ENG 4014 – Plant Design Project (1 Pharm Eng Project)

CHEM ENG 4056 Research Practice (7 UG projects)

CHEM ENG 7046A&B Master Project ( 1 Master Project)

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor A study of hybride desalination process using Forward osmosis and Reverse osmosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sun Jin Nam
    2017 Principal Supervisor Computational Study and Experiments of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks as Drug Carrier for Brain Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yechuan Zhang
    2017 Principal Supervisor Developing a Nanocomposite Device for Rapid analysis of Bacteria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Thai Thao Ly
    2016 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Cell Growth Inside Hydro-Gel Using Lattice Boltzmann Method Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Foad Farivar
    2015 Co-Supervisor Smart Hybrid Materials for Advanced Gene/Drug Delivery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Seonho Yun
    2015 Principal Supervisor High Cell Density Proliferation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiabin Zhang
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Development of effective antimicrobial nanocomposites / nanomaterials Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Afshin Karami
    2014 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Explicit Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Liquid Flows in Micro-Packed Bed Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Moein Navvab Kashani
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Study of Immiscible Liquid-Liquid Microfluidic Flow Using SPH-based Explicit Numerical Simulation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hamideh Elekaei Behjati
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Thermoresponsive Microgels for Multicellular Spheroids Formation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiaolin Cui
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Microfluidic System Development for Drug Delivery Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mengjue Zhang
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Mechanism of Bevacinzumab Adsorption with Affinity Ligands and Bioprocess Optimization for Antibody Purification Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Yuzhe Tang
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Preparation and Characterization of Beta-galactosidase Nanobiocatalysts and its Application for Galacto-oligosaccharides Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mailin Misson
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Quality by Design for the Downstream Processing of Biopharmaceuticals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Phillip Wayne Elliott
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Thermoresponsive Hydrogels for Mimicking Three-dimensional Microenvironment of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Cartilage Tissue Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amir Mellati
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133810
  • Email: hu.zhang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Room: 2 08
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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