Associate Professor

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


Department of Ophthalmology, Western

Biomedical Engineering, Western

Medical Biophysics, Western


Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, NUS, Singapore (2003)

NSERC VF, National Research Council Canada (2003-2005)

NSERC PDF, Molecular & Cellular Medicine, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada (2006-2007)



Dr. Zhang’s expertise and research interests include the design, processing, surface modification, and characterization of nanocomposites for the applications in bioengineering, tissue regeneration, and sustainable energy.

The goal of the Multifunctional Nanocomposites Lab (MNL) led by Dr. Zhang at Western is to develop multifunctional nanomaterials used for the advanced biomedical devices and food packaging. We are working with different types of materials, including biopolymers, inorganic, and organic molecules. To achieve the goal, the Zhang group is dedicated to the study on the interface of hybrid nanomaterials, and the interaction between nanomaterials and biological system.

Currently, the research activities of the Zhang group focus on developing advanced nanomaterials with enhanced chemical, magnetic, and optical properties. Three research directions in the Zhang group include (1) multifunctional nanocomposites-processing & properties, (2) targeted drug delivery, and (3) protein and chemical sensor.

Recently, Zhang is rewarded by the Grand Challenges Canada-Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health for her research work on "Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Diabetes".

Please contact Dr. Zhang (jzhang@eng.uwo.ca) for further information.





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Contact Info

Western Engineering

Office: Rm 465, Thompson Engineering Building.

Phone:519-661-2111 ext. 88322 (Office);

519-661-2111 ext. 89092 (Lab)

Fax: 519-661-3498

email: jzhang@eng.uwo.ca