Xu Zhi Ping

The University of Queensland, Australia


Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu holds a Ph.D. degree in materials science. He works as an Associate Professor in ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. The research in his group focuses on controlled preparation of layered double hydroxide (LDH) materials and their applications in biomedicine and environment, including the following: (1) controlled preparation of LDH nanoparticles with the desirable size, size distribution, and shape; in some cases, these particles need to be homogeneously dispersed in aqueous solution; (2) in vitro and in vivo cellular delivery vehicles of anionic drugs, such as some pharmaceutical drugs, oligonucleotides, DNA/RNA segment, and heparin for the treatment of cancer diseases, neuronal diseases, and cardiovascular diseases; (3) development of LDH nanomaterials into effective adjuvant of protein vaccines; and (4) wastewater treatment via adsorption and degradation using modified LDH materials. Xu has published two book chapters and over 120 papers in high impact international journals, including Nano Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Chemistry of Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B and C, and Journal of Materials Chemistry. His papers have been cited more than 2500 times and the h-index was 26 in 2012.

Biography Updated on 3 September 2013

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