Zhibing Zhang

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

Zhibing Zhang’s research interests cover the mechanical characterisation of micro- and nanoparticles, tissue engineering, microrheology of structural fluids, biomechanics, cartilage engineering, biomaterials, biofilms and probiotics.

Current research projects include:

Formulation of micro- and nanoparticles: microencapsulation, bioencapsulation, stabilisation and targeted delivery
Manufacture and preservation of probiotics and neutraceuticals
Particle adhesion on surfaces
Fouling: biofilm growth and detachment, food fouling and control
Tissue engineering: cell mechanics, bioencapsulation, biomaterials, cell-substrate interactions and finite element analysis
Development of functional products from sustainable resources
Understanding the contact mechanics between razor blades and skin