Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Research Interests

Development of top-down and bottom-up processes for the synthesis of new materials at nano-scale

  1. Laser-assisted process for hybrid nanocomposites film deposition
  2. Wet chemical reaction

Multifunctional nanocomposite-based protein and chemical sensors

The biocompatible nanocomposite-based contact lens sensor has been attracting worldwide media attention;

Multifunctional nanoparticles used for the bioengineering

e.g. targeted drug delivery, etc.

My Research Group

Current Group

  • Dr. Yi Chen (PDF)
  • Andrew Tse (Graduate Student)
  • Guobang Huang (Graduate Student)
  • Longyi Chen (Graduate Student)
  • Horace Wu (Undergraduate)

Opportunities in My Group

Are you Interested in working on nanotechnology & biomaterials engineering? Please contact Dr. Zhang for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc positions in the Lab for Multifunctional Nanocomposites.


  • Longyang Chen (PhD)
  • Robert Bi (M.E.Sc.)
  • Lingyun Hao (Visiting Professor)
  • PeiYin (M.E.Sc.)
  • Hong Hai (RA)
  • Ashely Ling (co-supervised, AMBI Undergraduate Research Award)
  • Rahul Sharma (co-supervised, 2012 CGS/Allergan BestStudent Award,Canadian Glaucoma Society)
  • Mike Tsui (Undergraduate)
  • Helen lockhart(Undergraduate)
  • Anu Thomas (M.E.Sc.)
  • Adrienne Willoughby(Undergraduate)
  • Elvy Camesha(Undergraduate)
  • Jiaxin Li (Post-doctoral Fellow)
  • MuminMdAbdul (M.E.Sc.)
  • Kazi Farida Akhter (M.E.Sc.,co-supervised)
  • Kevin Luzak (with NSERC USRA)
  • Jing Hua (visiting Professor,co-supervised)
  • Yongsheng Zhang (Researcher)
  • Xueru Zhang (Researcher)
  • Hyung Kim (Researcher)
  • Taylor Davis(Undergraduate, co-supervised)

Research Funding

Research funded by NSERC, Centre Foundation for Innovation, Province of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Grand Challenges Canada.