Dr Wenbo Zhan

Dr Wenbo Zhan


Dr Wenbo Zhan
Dr Wenbo Zhan

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Wenbo Zhan is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering. After receiving his BEng and BEc from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2008, he studied in Harbin Institute of Technology for MSc. He gained his PhD from Imperial College London in 2014, and then worked as a project consultant at Imperial College London and a postdoctoral research fellow at the National University of Singapore until 2016. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen in 2019, he was a research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.


PhD, Chemical Engineering Imperial College London 2014
MSc, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Harbin Institute of Technology 2010
BEng, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Xi'an Jiaotong University 2008
BEc, Finance Xi'an Jiaotong Univerisity 2008

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Deputy coordinator of MSc Biomedical Engineering programme
  • Member of School of Engineering Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Guest editor for special issue of Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, 2021
  • Guest editor for special issue of Pharmaceutical Research, 2021
  • Grant reviewer for the French National Research Agency, 2021
  • Adjunct to the chair of the 18th CAOS Annual Conference, 2018 
  • Assistant to the editor for theme issue of Advanced Drug Delivery Review, 2017
  • Executive manager of the 8th GCCES Conference, 2016 
  • Local organising committee member of the 21st CLSS-UK Annual Conference, 2015
  • Reviewer for journals, including Journal of Controlled Release, Fuel, Applied Energy, Powder Technology, PLOS One, Pharmaceutical Research, Scientific Reports, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Journal of the Royal Society Interface, etc.

Research Overview

Wenbo Zhan's research centres on biological engineering and bioprocessing, with a particular focus on the biomechanics and transport processes in biological and physiological systems.

  •  Multiscale modelling of drug delivery processes 
  •  Soft tissue deformation
  •  Image-based analysis of cardiovascular fluid mechanics

Teaching Responsibilities

Deputy coordinator 

  • MSc Biomedical Engineering programme

Course coordinator

  • EG555L - Modelling of Biological Systems
  • EG504Q - Introduction to Engineering for Life Scientists
  • EG59F1 - MSc Individual Project (Biomedical Engineering)

Course contributor  

  • EG555J - Research Methods for Bioengineers
  • EG4578 - Group Design Project (Chemical Engineering)


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  • Towards an Optimized Path Planner for the EDEN2020 Neurosurgical Steerable Needle

    Pinzi, M., Galvan, S., Zhan, W., Dini, D., Baena, F. R. y.

    Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. Deligianni, F., Yang, G. (eds.). pp. 5-6, 2 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Convection enhanced delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs into brain tumour

    Zhan, W., Wang, C.

    Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 271, pp. 74-87

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 3D-Bioprinting and Micro-/Nano-Technology: Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences (Preface)

    Wang, C., Xu, X. Y., Zhan, W., Davoodi, P.

    Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol. 132, pp. 1-2

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A Multiphysics Model for Focused Ultrasound Activated Thermosentitive Liposome Drug Delivery to Tumour

    Huang, Y., Zhan, W., Liu, C., Xu, X. Y.

    BioMedEng18 Conference Proceedings. BioMedEng pp. 335, 1 page.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • A Pilot Study on Aortic Flow before and after Endovascular Repair with a Novel Branched Stent-Graft for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Zhu, Y., Zhan, W., Hamady, M., Xu, X. Y.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Mathematical Modelling of Cerebral Infusion of Nanoparticle Encapsulated Anticancer Drugs for Brain Tumour Therapy

    Zhan, W.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Micromechanical Modelling of Brain White Matter

    Bernardini, A., Zhan, W., Ge, S., Vidotto, M., Dini, D.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Numerical Simulation of Convection Enhanced Delivery of Nano Drug Carriers into Brain Tumour

    Zhan, W., Baena, F. R. y.

    BioMedEng18. BioMedEng pp. 348, 1 page.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Numerical Study on Cerebral Infusion Induced Backflow for Convection Enhanced Delivery

    Zhan, W., Bernardini, A., Konstantinou, I., Dini, D., Baena, F. R. y.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

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