Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Zhao Yanli

Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Chair (Faculty), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)

Prof Zhao Yanli

Dr. Zhao received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Nankai University. He was a postdoctoral scholar with Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart at University of California Los Angeles and subsequently at Northwestern University. When he was at University of California Los Angeles, he also conducted research work with Professor Jeffrey Zink. He is currently a Professor in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.
Research Interests
The research programs in the Zhao group focus on the development of integrated systems for diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as porous materials for gas/energy storage and catalysis. They utilize interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the emerging problems at the forefront of chemistry and materials sciences.
Current Projects
  • An Advanced Air Treatment Unit for New Generation HVAC Systems
  • Concomitant Delivery Of Radiosensitizing And Brachytherapeutic Agents For Targeted Cancer Treatment
  • Developing Biocompatible Materials for 3D Printing
  • Light- and pH-Operated Mechanized Nanoparticles as Controllable Drug Delivery Systems
  • Mesoporous Material Supported Single-Site Pd(II) for C-H Functionalization
  • Molecular Switch-Functionalized Porous Particles for Controlled Release of Pesticides
  • Nanowire Forest for Electrochemical Sensing of Heavy Metal Ions and Glucose
  • Near Infrared Hybrid Systems for Deep Tissue Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Novel Color-Tunable Materials for Organic Light Emitting Devices
  • Novel Metal-Organic Porous Materials for Heterogenous Catalysis
  • Novel Porous Materials for High-Efficient CO2 Capture and Catalytic Conversion
  • Porous Materials-Supported Heterogeneous Catalysts for Alcohol Activations
  • Producing Titanium-Rich TS-1 Catalyst for Catalytic Applications
  • Self-Assembled Organic Nanoparticles for Efficient Three-Photon Imaging
  • Smart Supramolecular Prodrug Systems for Combination Cancer Theranostics
  • Start Up Grant
  • Start Up Grant
  • Super hydrophobic Boron Nitride nanotube aerogel for selective CO2 adsorption
  • Synthetic Therapeutic Systems for Photoresponsive Drug Release
  • Three-Dimensional Visualization of Stereochemistry Facilitates Student Learning in Organic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Ultra-Small Nanoparticle-Based Platform for Photodynamic Skin Cancer Therapy
Selected Publications

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