|Asst Prof Zhao Yanli|
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF)
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
- PhD (Chem) Nankai University 2005
- BS (Chem) Nankai University 2000
|Dr. Zhao received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Nankai University in 2000 and his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry there in 2005 under the supervision of Professor Yu Liu. He was a postdoctoral scholar with Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart at University of California, Los Angeles (October 2005 to November 2008) and subsequently at Northwestern University (January 2010 to August 2010). In between times (December 2008 to December 2009), he was a postdoctoral scholar performing research work in the group of Professor Jeffrey I. Zink at University of California, Los Angeles. He received a National Research Foundation Fellowship in 2010. He is currently a Nanyang Assistant Professor and a National Research Foundation Research Fellow in both the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.|
|The research programs in the Zhao group focus on organic and materials chemistry and branch out into the related fields of biological, physical, and medicinal chemistry. We utilize interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the emerging problems at the forefront of chemistry and materials, aiming to address some of the technological needs in today’s society, such as responsive nanomaterials, general approach for controlled drug delivery, and sensing devices for medical diagnostics and gene-chip technologies. The applications in cancer therapy, energy, and sensor technology are keenly investigated at the more advanced stages. Those undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who get involved in these programs will gain multi-faceted knowledge in several areas. They will participate in the transformation of simple compounds into more complex ones, and ultimately into advanced materials for real life applications.|
|Research Grant |
- A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2012-2017) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
- NRF CREATE (2011-)
- NRF CREATE (2011-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
- NRF Research Fellowship (2010-)
- Start Up Grant (-)
- Start Up Grant (2010-)
|Current Projects |
- AIN Resonators Coated with Polymers For Improved Sensitivity
- Light- and pH-Operated Mechanized Nanoparticles as Controllable Drug Delivery Systems
- SPURc Subproject 1.1 - Physical CO2 Capture and Separation
- SPURc Subproject 2.2 - Electrochemical Route for Syngas Production
- Start Up Grant
- Start Up Grant
- H. Li, A. C. Fahrenbach, A. Coskun, Z. Zhu, G. Barin, Y.-L. Zhao, Y. Y. Botros, J.-P. Sauvage, J. F. Stoddart. (2011). A Light-Stimulated Molecular Switch Driven by Radical–Radical Interactions in Water. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
, 50(30), 6782–6788.
- M. W. Ambrogio, C. R. Thomas, Y.-L. Zhao, J. I. Zink, J. F. Stoddart. (2011). Mechanized Silica Nanoparticles: A New Frontier in Theranostic Nanomedicine. Accounts of Chemical Research, 44(10), 903–913.
- Y.-L. Zhao, A. K. Shveyd, J. F. Stoddart. (2011). Solid-state structures and superstructures of two charged donor-acceptor rotaxanes. Tetrahedron Letters, 52(17), 2044-2047.
- H Li, Y.-L. Zhao, A. C. Fahrenbach, S.-Y. Kim, W. F. Paxtona, J. F. Stoddart. (2011). Degenerate rotaxanes with electrostatic barriers. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 9(7), 2240-2250.
- H. Meng, M. Xue, T. Xia, Y.-L. Zhao, S. Kabehie, F. Tamanoi, J. F. Stoddart, J. I. Zink, A. E. Nel. (2010). Autonomous in Vitro Anticancer Drug Release from Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles by pH-Sensitive Nanovalves. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(36), 12690-12697.