Bioprocessing and Biotechnology
Dr. Hu Zhang received his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Department of Biochemical Engineering at University College London in 2004. He continued his postdoctoral research at University College London from 2004-2006 and at the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele University in the UK from 2006-2009. In March 2009, he took a lectureship at the University of Adelaide in Australia to develop the Pharmaceutical Engineering program in the School of Chemical Engineering. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 2014. He joined KGI in April 2018 as a Professor in Bioprocessing.
A complete list of publications can be found on Dr. Zhang’s google scholar profile.
Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on applying emerging techniques to biological processes and systems to produce valuable biological or chemical products. He has three active research themes: tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; bioprocessing; and process simulation, model;ing, and detection. The themes are closely correlated, and emerging techniques for optical detection, bioreactor design, material-protein interaction, and material-cell interactions have been applied to biotechnological processes or tissue engineering, while process simulation, modelling, and modelling monitor the process in-silico or in-line/online to enhance understanding of the complex bioprocessing in cell culture or tissue regeneration process.
Ongoing research projects