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 in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2015, and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National University of Singapore until 2016. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, he was a research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.

External Memberships and Affiliations

  • Guest editor for theme 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 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

I am the deputy coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering MSc programme, and the course coordinator of:

EG555L - Modelling of Biological Systems

EG595D - Individual Project in Biomedical Engineering


I also contribute to the following courses: 

EG555J - Research Methods for Bioengineers

EG4578 - Group Design Project in Chemical Engineering



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