Dr Wenbo Zhan

Dr Wenbo Zhan
Dr Wenbo Zhan
Dr Wenbo Zhan

Lecturer

About
Email Address
w.zhan@abdn.ac.uk
Office Address

R353, Fraser Noble Building

School of Engineering

King's College

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB24 3UE, UK

School/Department
School of Engineering

Biography

Wenbo Zhan is a Lecturer in Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering. He received his undergraduate degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2008 and a master degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. He graduated from Imperial College London with his PhD degree 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 at Imperial College London.

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Overall coordinator of the School MSc individual projects
  • Deputy coordinator of MSc Biomedical Engineering programme
  • Member of School Postgraduate Education Committee
External Memberships
Research

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

Funding and Grants

  • Evaluation and optimisation of thermosensitive hydrogel for controllable drug delivery against brain tumour, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, PI, 01/02/2023 - 30/09/2023
  • Image-based modelling and optimisation of convection-enhanced delivery for combination therapy against heterogeneous human brain tumour, The Royal Society, PI, 12/08/2022 - 11/08/2024
  • Gender differences in sex hormone transport in abdominal aortic aneurysm, The Royal Society, PI, 31/03/2022 - 30/03/2024
  • Optimisation of infusion catheter posture for improving convection-enhanced drug delivery to brain cancer, Children's Brain Tumour Drug Delivery Consortium, Children with Cancer UK, PI, 01/03/2022 - 30/09/2022
  • Pore-scale investigation of drug transport in brain tumour tissue, University of Aberdeen, PI, 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2025
  • Novel nanoparticle-embedded membranes for long-term bioactive SARS-CoV2 prevention, Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Co-I, 01/04/2021 - 31/03/2023
  • Multifunctional liquid crystals stabilised by hydrogen-bounding and their integration in new devices for energy harvesting, conversion and storage, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Co-I, 23/10/2020 - 30/12/2021
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Programme

   MSc Biomedical Engineering programme

Course coordinator

  • EG555L - Modelling of Biological Systems
  • EG504Q - Introduction to Engineering for Life Scientists
  • EG555N,EG59F1,EG59F2,EG59M2 - MSc Individual Project (all MSc programmes)

Course contributor  

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