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Professor Xunli Zhang

Professor Xunli Zhang

 PhD, DIC, FRSC, CChem, CEng
Head of Department-Chemical Engineerg

Research interests

  • Xunli’s key expertise lies in the area of microfluidics technology from design and fabrication of microfluidic devices, through the development of in-situ monitoring methods for bio/chemical processes, to microfluidic modelling, microsystems integration and automation. The application is largely associated with biomedical challenges like patient specific design of microfluidic devices for cancer treatment, rapid diagnosis, and tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The continuous flow reactors have been used for the synthesis of a range of nanoparticles, both organic and inorganic, for application in drug delivery and energy saving. The technologies developed in his research have also found great potential for industrial applications through a variety of industrial collaborations. 

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Xunli

Email: xl.zhang@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 5099

Address: B7, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research groups

Research interests

  • Xunli’s key expertise lies in the area of microfluidics technology from design and fabrication of microfluidic devices, through the development of in-situ monitoring methods for bio/chemical processes, to microfluidic modelling, microsystems integration and automation. The application is largely associated with biomedical challenges like patient specific design of microfluidic devices for cancer treatment, rapid diagnosis, and tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The continuous flow reactors have been used for the synthesis of a range of nanoparticles, both organic and inorganic, for application in drug delivery and energy saving. The technologies developed in his research have also found great potential for industrial applications through a variety of industrial collaborations. 

Current research

  • Micro bioanalysis, using microfluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip platforms to manipulate and analyse single cells, and address antimicrobial resistance challenges.
  • Drug delivery systems, synthesised with continuous-flow microfluidic reactors for controllable size and shape.
  • Biomicrofluidics for therapeutic applications including chemo/embolisation, ureteric stenting, and sclerosis of varicose veins.
  • Nano materials, synthesised with continuous-flow microfluidic reactors for controllable properties for a variety of applications such as drug delivery and energy saving. 

Research projects

Completed projects

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