Dr Tim Zhao

Jiangbo 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).

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 Amount
2017 Fellowship Humboldt Research Fellowship
2017 Distinction Seal of Excellence of Marie Curie Fellowship
2017 Award IPAS Best Early Career Research Paper for 2016 IPAS/The University of Adelaide
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

Glass, Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics

Journals

Year Citation
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.
10.1364/OL.42.001317
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.
10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b05331
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.
10.1038/nature21366
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, 11-11.
10.3390/fib5010011
2016 Nadort, A., Zhao, J. & Goldys, E. (2016). Lanthanide upconversion luminescence at the nanoscale: fundamentals and optical properties. Nanoscale, 8, 27, 13099-13130.
10.1039/c5nr08477f
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.
10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03767
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.
10.1002/adom.201600296
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.
10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04626
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.
10.1038/nphoton.2013.322
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, 3741-1-3741-8.
10.1038/Ncomms4741
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.
10.1038/nnano.2013.171
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.
10.1117/1.Jbo.18.6.061215
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.
10.1039/C2NR32482B
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.
10.1038/nnano.2013.239
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.
10.1021/Ac302550u
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.
10.1088/0957-4484/22/32/325604
2010 Wei, X., Zhao, J., Chen, Y., Yin, M. & Li, Y. (2010). Quantum cutting downconversion by cooperative energy transfer from Bi 3+ to Yb3+ in Y2O3 phosphor. Chinese Physics B, 19, 7, -.
10.1088/1674-1056/19/7/077804
2010 Xiantao, W., Jiangbo, Z., Weiping, Z., Yong, L. & Min, Y. (2010). Cooperative energy transfer in Eu3+, Yb3+codoped Y2O3phosphor. Journal of Rare Earths, 28, 2, 166-170.
10.1016/S1002-0721(09)60073-9
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.
10.1166/jnn.2010.2144
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.
10.1016/S1002-0721(08)60354-3
2009 ZHAO, J., WANG, Z., WANG, C., WEI, X., LI, Y., ZHANG, W. & YIN, M. (2009). Synthesis and luminescent properties of Pr-doped Lu3Al5O12translucent ceramic. Journal of Rare Earths, 27, 3, 376-380.
10.1016/S1002-0721(08)60254-9

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. Australasian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology. Sydney.
10.1364/ACOFT.2016.AM5C.7
2013 Schartner, E., Jin, D., Zhao, J. & Monro, T. (2013). Sensitive detection of NaYF₄: Yb/Tm nanoparticles using suspended core microstructured optical fibers. Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications. W. J. Parak, M. Osinski & K. Yamamoto (Eds.) San Francisco, CA.
10.1117/12.2004236
2013 Zhao, J., Lu, Z., Yin, Y., Zhang, L., McKay, A., McRae, C. ... Dawes, J. (2013). Characterisation of upconversion nanoparticles for imaging.
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.
10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194134
2011 Zhao, J., Piper, J., Dawes, J., Jin, D. & Goldys, E. (2011). Mechanisms of size-dependent lifetime quenching in luminescent upconverting colloidal NaYF 4:Yb, Er nanocrystals.
10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194145
Research Supervision (eligible as a Principal Supervisor)
Current PhD Students
  • 2016 –     Marina Aburas (PhD, School of Architecture and Built Environment) [co-supervisor]
  • 2015 –     Yunle Wei (PhD, IPRS holder, School of Physical Sciences) [co-supervisor]
Current Masters Students
  • 2017 –     Weikun Huang (School of Physical Sciences & Adelaide Medical School) [co-supervisor]
Completed Masters Students
  • 2015 – 2017    Xuanzhao Pan (School of Physical Sciences, High Distinction for thesis) [co-supervisor]
Completed Honours Students
  • 2014     Jeremy Wong (School of Chemical Engineering)
International Summer Students/Internships
  • 2017                Peishu Shi (undergraduate, Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)
  • 2016                Roman Sajzew (master, Otto Scholt Institute of Materials Research, University of Jena, Germany)
  • 2015                Laura Strodtmann (undergraduate, Otto Scholt Institute of Materials Research, University of Jena, Germany)
  • 2015                Michel Woy (master, Otto Scholt Institute of Materials Research, University of Jena, Germany)

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
Room Number
1 81
Org Unit
Physics

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