Qiaoyun specialises in MOF materials, high spatial resolution MRI technology, cancer diagnosis and treatment

Qiaoyun completed her Master's degree in China in 2018 before commencing her Ph.D. journey at UQ under the guidance of Professor Andrew Whittaker at the AIBN in 2019. During her Master's program, she gained substantial knowledge in the synthesis of MOF materials and delved into exploring their properties in relation to their structural aspects. Later, throughout her PhD studies, Qiaoyun devoted herself to comprehensive research on MOF materials, with a specific focus on their utilization in MRI imaging and their applications in cancer diagnosis through imaging techniques.


​​Industrial Research Internship (Capricornia Contact Lens Pty Ltd) – Chemist (May 2023 – June 2023)

Funding: Career Development Scholarship

Key tasks:

  • Assist with the preparation of formulations for the manufacture of contact lenses.
  • Assist in the evaluation of material safety.
  • Contribute to the analysis of spectroscopic data for certain lenses, aiming to comprehend the impact of the lens surface's chemical composition on lens wettability.

Key Publications

  1. Wang, Q., Yu, Y., Chang, Y., Xu, X., Wu, M., Ediriweera, G.R., Peng, H., Zhen, X., Jiang, X., Searles, D.J., Fu, C., and Whittaker, A.K., 2023. Fluoropolymer-MOF Hybrids with Switchable Hydrophilicity for 19F MRI-Monitored Cancer Therapy. ACS Nano, 17(9), pp.8483-8498. (IF: 17.1)
  2. Xu, X., Wang, Q., Chang, Y., Zhang, Y., Peng, H., Whittaker, A.K. and Fu, C., 2022. Antifouling and Antibacterial Surfaces Grafted with Sulfur-Containing Copolymers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14(36), pp.41400-41411. (IF: 9.5)
  3. Dai, Z., Wang, Q., Tang, J., Wu, M., Li, H., Yang, Y., Zhen, X. and Yu, C., 2022. Immune-regulating bimetallic metal-organic framework nanoparticles designed for cancer immunotherapy. Biomaterials, 280, p.121261.
  4. Chang, Y., Wang, Q., Xu, W., Huang, X., Xu, X., Han, F.Y., Qiao, R., Ediriweera, G.R., Peng, H., Fu, C., Liu, K.and Whittaker, A.K., 2022. Low-Fouling Gold Nanorod Theranostic Agents Enabled by a Sulfoxide Polymer Coating. Biomacromolecules, 23(9), pp.3866-3874. (IF: 6.2)
  5. Fu, C., Yu, Y., Xu, X., Wang, Q., Chang, Y., Zhang, C., Zhao, J., Peng, H. and Whittaker, A.K., 2020. Functional polymers as metal-free magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents. Progress in Polymer Science, 108, p.101286. (IF: 27.1)
  6. Wang, Q., Xu, H., Huang, W., Pan, Z. and Zhou, H., 2019. Metal organic frameworks-assisted fabrication of CuO/Cu2O for enhanced selective catalytic reduction of NOx by NH3 at low temperatures. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 364, pp.499-508. (IF: 13.6)