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Dr Tim Zhao

Tim Zhao
ARC Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Dr. Jiangbo (Tim) Zhao is an Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics and a Research Associate at University of Adelaide. He is from Inner Mongolia, China, and holds Ph.D from Macquarie University, Australia. His research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of photonics, materials, and biomedical science, focusing on light-matter interactions, luminescence in solid state and nanoscale structures, and photonics-based devices for practical applications. His experimental and theoretical work in lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals has led to a better understanding of upconversion luminescence, and to broadband advanced applications from single molecule imaging, rare-event cells detection, remote fibre sensor, to security printing. Tim’s primary research in nanoparticles-embedded glass/fibre provides insight in their chemical, structural and optical properties and is expected to impact applications in the areas of optics and photonics (e.g., light source), imaging and sensing, energy saving (e.g., smart window), and human health (e.g., diabetes, neuroscience).

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Dr Tim Zhao

Dr. Jiangbo (Tim) Zhao is an Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics and a Research Associate at University of Adelaide. He is from Inner Mongolia, China, and holds Ph.D from Macquarie University, Australia. His research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of photonics, materials, and biomedical science, focusing on light-matter interactions, luminescence in solid state and nanoscale structures, and photonics-based devices for practical applications. His experimental and theoretical work in lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals has led to a better understanding of upconversion luminescence, and to broadband advanced applications from single molecule imaging, rare-event cells detection, remote fibre sensor, to security printing. Tim’s primary research in nanoparticles-embedded glass/fibre provides insight in their chemical, structural and optical properties and is expected to impact applications in the areas of optics and photonics (e.g., light source), imaging and sensing, energy saving (e.g., smart window), and human health (e.g., diabetes, neuroscience).

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

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) The University of Adelaide
2013 - 2016 Research Associate The University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Fellowship Humboldt Research Fellowship Germany
2017 Distinction Seal of Excellence of Marie Curie Fellowship
2017 Award IPAS Best Early Career Research Paper for 2016 IPAS/The University of Adelaide Australia
2016 Scholarship Early Career Researcher International Conference Travel Scholarship
2015 Invitation 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
2015 Invitation Science at the Shine Dome
2015 Invitation 7th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates
2014 Award National Awards for Outstanding Chinese Students Studying Overseas, 2013
2013 Award Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarships

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2015 Macquarie University Australia Ph.D, in Nano-/Bio-photonics
2009 University of Science & Technology of China China M.Sc., in Luminescent Nanomaterials
2006 Inner Mongolia University China B.Sc., in Applied Physics

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Riesen, N., Pan, X., Badek, K., Ruan, Y., Monro, T., Zhao, J., . . . Riesen, H. (2018). Towards rewritable multilevel optical data storage in single nanocrystals. Optics Express, 26(9), 12266-12276.
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2017 Liu, Y., Lu, Y., Yang, X., Zheng, X., Wen, S., Wang, F., . . . Jin, D. (2017). Amplified stimulated emission in upconversion nanoparticles for super-resolution nanoscopy. Nature, 543(7644), 229-233.
DOI Scopus79 WoS66 Europe PMC24
2017 Son, J., Lee, H., Byeon, J., Zhao, J., & Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H. (2017). Electro-holographic display using a ZBLAN glass as the image space. Optics Letters, 42(7), 1317-1320.
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2017 Ma, C., Xu, X., Wang, F., Zhou, Z., Liu, D., Zhao, J., . . . Jin, D. (2017). Optimal sensitizer concentration in single upconversion nanocrystals. Nano Letters, 17(5), 2858-2864.
DOI Scopus24 WoS21 Europe PMC6
2017 Ballato, J., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Zhao, J., Petit, L., & Troles, J. (2017). Glass and process development for the next generation of optical fibers: A review. Fibers, 5(1), 1-25.
DOI Scopus8
2016 Zheng, X., Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Zhang, Y., Ren, W., Liu, D., . . . Jin, D. (2016). High-precision pinpointing of luminescent targets in encoder-assisted scanning microscopy allowing high-speed quantitative analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 88(2), 1312-1319.
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2016 Zheng, X., Zhu, X., Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Feng, W., Jia, G., . . . Jin, D. (2016). High-contrast visualization of upconversion luminescence in mice using time-gating approach. Analytical Chemistry, 88(7), 3449-3454.
DOI Scopus19 WoS19 Europe PMC3
2016 Nadort, A., Zhao, J., & Goldys, E. (2016). Lanthanide upconversion luminescence at the nanoscale: fundamentals and optical properties. Nanoscale, 8(27), 13099-13130.
DOI Scopus51 WoS48 Europe PMC14
2016 Zhao, J., Zheng, X., Schartner, E., Ionescu, P., Zhang, R., Nguyen, T., . . . Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H. (2016). Upconversion nanocrystal-doped glass: a new paradigm for photonic materials. Advanced Optical Materials, 4(10), 1507-1517.
DOI Scopus15 WoS10
2014 Lu, Y., Lu, J., Zhao, J., Cusido, J., Raymo, F., Yuan, J., . . . Jin, D. (2014). On-the-fly decoding luminescence lifetimes in the microsecond region for lanthanide-encoded suspension arrays. Nature Communications, 5(1), 3741-1-3741-8.
DOI Scopus47 WoS45 Europe PMC33
2014 Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Zhang, R., Liu, Y., Liu, D., Goldys, E., . . . Jin, D. (2014). Tunable lifetime multiplexing using luminescent nanocrystals. Nature Photonics, 8(1), 33-37.
DOI Scopus192 WoS186
2013 Song, Z., Anissimov, Y., Zhao, J., Nechaev, A., Nadort, A., Jin, D., . . . Zvyagin, A. (2013). Background free imaging of upconversion nanoparticle distribution in human skin. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(6), 061215-1-061215-10.
DOI Scopus24 WoS17 Europe PMC4
2013 Zhao, J., Jin, D., Schartner, E., Lu, Y., Liu, Y., Zvyagin, A., . . . Monro, T. (2013). Single-nanocrystal sensitivity achieved by enhanced upconversion luminescence. Nature Nanotechnology (online), 8(10), 729-734.
DOI Scopus264 WoS251 Europe PMC76
2013 Zhao, J., Lu, Z., Yin, Y., McRae, C., Piper, J., Dawes, J., . . . Goldys, E. (2013). Upconversion luminescence with tunable lifetime in NaYF₄:Yb,Er nanocrystals: role of nanocrystal size. Nanoscale, 5(3), 944-952.
DOI Scopus168 WoS155 Europe PMC60
2013 Walker, D., Britton, J., He, Y., Keshani, M., Aradhya, S., Malkhasyan, V., . . . Kappeler, N. (2013). Thoughts on an education. Nature Nanotechnology, 8(11), 794-796.
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2012 Lu, J., Martin, J., Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Yuan, J., Ostrowski, M., . . . Jin, D. (2012). Resolving low-expression cell surface antigens by time-gated orthogonal scanning automated microscopy. Analytical Chemistry, 84(22), 9674-9678.
DOI Scopus14 WoS11 Europe PMC6
2011 Deng, W., Sudheendra, L., Zhao, J., Fu, J., Jin, D., Kennedy, I., & Goldys, E. (2011). Upconversion in NaYF₄:Yb, Er nanoparticles amplified by metal nanostructures. Nanotechnology, 22(32), 325604-1-325604-8.
DOI Scopus55 WoS49 Europe PMC15
2010 Wei, X., Zhao, J., Chen, Y., Yin, M., & Li, Y. (2010). Quantum cutting downconversion by cooperative energy transfer from Bi <sup>3+</sup> to Yb<sup>3+</sup> in Y<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> phosphor. Chinese Physics B, 19(7), 5 pages.
DOI Scopus27 WoS18
2010 Xiantao, W., Jiangbo, Z., Weiping, Z., Yong, L., & Min, Y. (2010). Cooperative energy transfer in Eu<sup>3+</sup>, Yb<sup>3+</sup>codoped Y<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>phosphor. Journal of Rare Earths, 28(2), 166-170.
DOI Scopus23 WoS23
2010 Li, Y., Wang, C., Wei, X., Zhao, J., Zhang, W., & Yin, M. (2010). Synthesis and luminescent properties of nanoscale Gd 2Si 2O 7:Eu 3+ phosphors. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10(3), 2219-2222.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2009 Wang, C., Zhao, J., Li, Y., Zhang, W., & Yin, M. (2009). Influence of dispersant on Y₂O₃: Eu³⁺ powders synthesized by combustion method. Journal of Rare Earths, 27(6), 879-885.
DOI Scopus12 WoS10
2009 ZHAO, J., WANG, Z., WANG, C., WEI, X., LI, Y., ZHANG, W., & YIN, M. (2009). Synthesis and luminescent properties of Pr-doped Lu<inf>3</inf>Al<inf>5</inf>O<inf>12</inf>translucent ceramic. Journal of Rare Earths, 27(3), 376-380.
DOI Scopus8 WoS6

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Zhao, J., Zheng, X., Schartner, E., Ionescu, P., Zhang, R., Nguyen, T., . . . Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H. (2016). Upconversion nanocrystals doped glass: A new paradigm for integrated optical glass. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Vol. Part F3-ACOFT 2016 (pp. 1-2). Sydney.
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2013 Schartner, E., Jin, D., Zhao, J., & Monro, T. (2013). Sensitive detection of NaYF₄: Yb/Tm nanoparticles using suspended core microstructured optical fibers. In W. J. Parak, M. Osinski, & K. Yamamoto (Eds.), Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications VIII Vol. 8595 (pp. 0 pages). Online: SPIE.
DOI Scopus1
2013 Zhao, J., Lu, Z., Yin, Y., Zhang, L., McKay, A., McRae, C., . . . Dawes, J. (2013). Characterisation of upconversion nanoparticles for imaging. In Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP.
2011 Zhao, J., Piper, J., Dawes, J., Jin, D., & Goldys, E. (2011). Mechanisms of size-dependent lifetime quenching in luminescent upconverting colloidal NaYF4:Yb, Er nanocrystals. In 2011 Int. Quantum Electron. Conf., IQEC 2011 and Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 Incorporating the Australasian Conf. Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conf. (pp. 384-386). Sydney.
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2011 Jin, D., Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Deng, W., Lu, J., & Piper, J. (2011). Advances in lanthanide bioprobes and high-throughput background-free biophotonics sensing. In 2011 Int. Quantum Electron. Conf., IQEC 2011 and Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 Incorporating the Australasian Conf. Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conf. (pp. 80-82).
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Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Fabrication of Microstructured Optical Fibre as Multifunctional Neural Probe Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mengke Han
2017 Co-Supervisor Develop Transparent Conductive Material Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xuanzhao Pan
2017 Co-Supervisor The fabrication of a multiplexing Optimal fibre sensor to detect metal ion and glucose. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Weikun Huang
2015 Co-Supervisor Transparent Glass-Ceramics Serve as Spectral Layers for Photovoltaic Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunle Wei

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Tellurite Glass Film for Enhanced Emission and Collection Efficiency of NV Centre in Nanodiamond Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Xuanzhao Pan

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - ongoing Member International Program Committee - BIOIMAGING
2014 - ongoing Member Asia Nano Forum Young Leaders Committee
Position
ARC Research Associate
Phone
83132326
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
The Braggs Buidling, floor 1
Room Number
1 81
Org Unit
Physics

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