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My research experience covered a wide range of material chemistry, and my current projects are focusing on followings:

1) Formulation, functionality, dispersibility, and toxicity of antiviral & antimicrobial nanoparticles (AVNP/AMNP) for biomedical and healthcare applications. My most recent research was centering on antiviral & antimicrobial filtration systems for water/air for a hospital surgical filtration system in collaborations with UCL Civil, Engineering and GOSH (EP/N034368/1 and EP/N034228/1, 06-09).

2) Conjugations of antiviral/antimicrobial nanoparticles (metals and organics) with antivirals, antibiotics or small molecules aiming at enhancing antibiotics and repurposed antivirals.

3) Characterization of antiviral & antimicrobial nanoparticles (organics and inorganics) as a continuation of the AVNP Consortium sponsored by DTI-SEEDA (£3.2M, 05-10), which achieved 3 key antiviral patents as outcomes (i.e. US2013/0091611A1 (13-14).

Previous research sponsored by the EPSRC, IUK/BIS, Euratom and FCO also covered lightweight polymeric and ceramic matrix composites, natural fiber's sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA), Radar Cross-section (RCS) reduction using carbon-based nanoparticles, a collaborative activity for fission energy targeting engineering-barrier system (EBS) using silicates-bentonite minerals, and for storage canisters using antimicrobial materials (Cu/Steels) for the possible geological nuclear waste repository.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials, PhD, Queen Mary University of London

20 Sep 199420 Jul 1997

Award Date: 10 Nov 2000

External positions

Senior Overseas Student Tutor and Senor Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

20 Jan 200012 Jan 2008

Research Assistant in Composites (Polymer Matrix and Processing), Queen Mary University of London

20 Jul 199720 Jan 2000

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