Optimisation of peptide-stablised emulsiong engineering using microfluidics

Emulsions are extensively used across spanning fields incluiding food,cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. However, surfactant-modified emulsion enginnering have to compromise between physical stability and biological functionality, owing to a coupling antagonistic design effect. Yuan's phd project aim to investigate bio-surfactant adsorption behavior at oil/water interface, thus providing insight into rational design of functional emulsions with good stability.

​Yuan obtained her B.Eng degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shenyang University of Technology, China in 2013 and M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2016. Yuan have won a National scholarship of China and excellent postgraduate student's award during her master study, she joined AIBN as a phd student in 2017 with a full scholarship (RTP scholarship) provided by UQ. 

Key Publications

  1. Yuan Gao; Ming-Wei Chang; Zeeshan Ahmad; Jing-Song Li, Magnetic-responsive microparticles with customized porosity for drug delivety. RSC Advances. 2016, 6 (91), 88157-88167.
  2. Yuan Gao; Ding Zhao; Ming-Wei Chang; Zeeshan Ahmad; Jing-Song Li, Optimising the shell thickness-to- radius ratio for the fabrication of oil-encapsulated polymeric microspheres. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 284, 963-971. 
  3. Yuan Gao; Yongtong Bai; Ding Zhao; Ming-Wei Chang; Zeeshan Ahmad; Jing-Song Li, Tuning Microparticle Porosity during Single Needle Electrospraying Synthesis via a Non-Solvent-Based Physicochemical Approach. Polymers. 2015, 7, 2701-2710. 
  4. Yuan Gao; Ding Zhao; Ming-Wei Chang ; Zeeshan Ahmad; Xiang Li; Hairui Suo; Jing-Song Li, Morphology control of electrosprayed core-shell particles via collection media variation. Materials Letters. 2015, 146, 59-64.