Ziyu Gao


I obtained my bachelor degree of Materials Science and Engineering from the Jinling Insitute of Technology in 2018 and came to the University of Leeds for my PhD study under the supervision of Dr Paul Thornton at the School of Chemistry.

Research interests

I am interested in biomaterials for tissue engineering, such as natural polysaccharide-based hydrogels for scaffold materials to promote cell proliferation and induce cell migeration so as to achieve tissue regeneration. I am also interested in responsive self-assembly nanoparticles for controllable/ targetable drug delivery system.


  • Bachelor of Engineering