Yue Hui

Yue Hui

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

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 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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