Dr Zhan Yuin Ong


  • Jun 2016 - present : University Academic Fellow in Health Engineering (Tenure-track), School of Physics and Astronomy and Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • May 2014 - May 2016: Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
  • Mar 2012 - May 2014 : Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR, Singapore 
  • Aug 2007 - Mar 2012 : PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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. To this end, the laboratory is developing novel strategies to obtain well-characterised multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles and inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterials, and evaluating their safety and efficacy for targeted drug delivery and photothermal therapy in cancer and infectious disease applications.

Research groups and institutes

  • Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/156-multifunctional-inorganic-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-novel-antimicrobial-agents">Multifunctional Inorganic Hybrid Nanoparticles for Delivery of Novel Antimicrobial Agents</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/352-multifunctional-hybrid-porous-silica-nanoparticles-for-stimuli-responsive-delivery-of-novel-antimicrobial-agents">Multifunctional hybrid porous silica nanoparticles for stimuli-responsive delivery of novel antimicrobial agents</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/736-nanoparticle-based-therapeutics-to-combat-multidrug-resistance-and-biofilms-in-chronic-wound-infections">Nanoparticle-based Therapeutics to Combat Multidrug Resistance and Biofilms in Chronic Wound Infections</a></li>