Dr Wenbo Zhan

Dr Wenbo Zhan
Dr Wenbo Zhan

Dr Wenbo Zhan



R353, Fraser Noble Building

School of Engineering

King's College

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB24 3UE, UK


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

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Deputy coordinator of MSc Biomedical Engineering programme
  • Member of School of Engineering Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Committee
External Memberships
  • 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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  • Study on the Impact of Friction Model on Hydrodynamic Behavior in Bubbling Fluidized Bed

    Zhan, W., Zhang, S., Liu, W., He, Y.
    Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Multiphase Flow.
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Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals