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Dr Zhan Yuin Ong

Molecular and Nanoscale Physics Group

Contact details

Room: 8.50c
Tel: +44 (0)113 3430051
Email: @


Drug/gene/peptide/protein delivery
Inorganic nanomaterials
Antimicrobial peptide

Research interests

My research focuses on the design and development of well-defined and biocompatible nanomaterials for healthcare applications. By adopting a highly interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine, we hope to formulate nanoparticle-mediated solutions to address unmet needs in medicine based on a set of design criteria. To this end, the laboratory is developing novel strategies to obtain well-characterised multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles (Au, Ag, ZnO, mSiO2) and inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterials, and evaluating their safety and efficacy for targeted drug delivery and photothermal therapy in cancer, and overcoming antimicrobial resistance.