Yue Hui

Yue Hui

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


As an Investigator Grant recipient, I am an NHMRC EL1 fellow (2024-2028), and my research focuses on the development of advanced biomaterials for biomedical applications.

My current research primarily involves the development of hydrogel-based bioelectronics for reparing cardiac infarction, utilising soft matters (hydrogels), flexible electronics, and extrusion-based additive manufacturing (3D printing). I have developed materials and methods for embedded 3D printing to fabricate conductive hydrogels and hydrogel-based functional soft electronic devices for biomedical purposes such as signal sensing, electrical stimulating and tissue engineering.

I also have extensive experience in engineering nano- and micro-sized biomaterials for tumour-targeted drug delivery. I have developed nano-systems with adjustable mechanical properties (Young’s moduli) and have investigated how nanoparticle’s mechanical properties affect the interactions at the bio-nano interface. Currently, I am supervising PhD students working on the development of nano- and microparticle-based artificial antigen presenting cells (aAPCs) with varying stiffness for T cell activation for cancer immunotherapy.

Additionally, I possess experiece in microfluidics, organs-on-chips, and light-based 3D printing techniques.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Westlake University
    2019 - 2019 Senior Research Technician University of Queensland
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2019 University of Queensland Australia PhD
    2010 - 2014 Xi'an Jiaotong University China BEng
  • Research Interests

  1. AEA Seed grant: AU$ 299K, 2024-2025, leading CI.
  2. NHMRC Investigator Grant (EL1): AU$ 662K, 2024-2028, Sole CI.
  3. Westlake University postdoc research grant: Approx. AU$ 20K, 2019-2021, Sole CI.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Development of integrated microfluidic chips for making mRNA nanomedicines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Vincent Patrick Linden
    2024 Principal Supervisor Development of anti-swelling hydrogels for next-generation soft electronics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Geng Yang
    2023 Co-Supervisor Development of Cancer-on-a-Chip Platforms for Drug Screening Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Max George Higham
    2023 Co-Supervisor Comparative Analysis of mRNA Loading, Cargo Release, and Cellular Uptake Between Virus-Like Particles and Lipid Nanoparticles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiaoyan Wang
    2022 Co-Supervisor Engineering Microparticle-based Artificial Antigen Presenting Cells for T-cell Activation in Immunotherapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fei Hou
    2022 Co-Supervisor Development of Lymph-node-on-chip microfluidic platform for vaccine evaluation. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Supun Akash Ranaweera
    2022 Co-Supervisor Effects of mechanical properties of precision-engineered nanoscale aAPCs on T cell activation and expansion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zichao Guo
    2022 Co-Supervisor Development of novel lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xing Wang
    2022 Co-Supervisor Development of mRNA loaded Lipid Nanoparticles for CAR T Cell Therapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Minh Trang Ho
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2020 - 2021 A 3D-printed microfluidic gradient concentration chip for rapid antibiotic-susceptibility testing Westlake University Huilin Zhang
    2020 - 2021 Colloidal oxide nanoparticle inks for micrometer-resolution additive manufacturing of three-dimensional gas sensors Westlake University Hehao Chen
    2020 - 2020 3D printing of soft hydrogel electronics Westlake University Zheng Qiao
    2018 - 2018 Impact of nanoparticle stiffness in cancer drug delivery The University of Queensland Fei Hou
    2018 - 2018 Impact of nanoparticle stiffness in cancer drug delivery The University of Queensland Mingxuan Wan
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member The Australian Nanotechnology Network Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2020 - 2021 Member of Postdoc Committee Public Community Engagement Westlake University -
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 2022 Exploration Australian Multidisciplinary Webinar Conference 2022 Australian Australian Multidisciplinary Webinar Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Aggregate Journal Review The University of Adelaide -
    2022 - ongoing Examine MPhil thesis Thesis Review The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - ongoing MethodsX Journal Review Westlake University -

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