Yixin Chang's research focuses on the design and synthesis of bio-inspired nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Yixin Chang completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at Jilin University. Then, she commenced her Ph.D. research under the guidance of Prof. Andrew Whittaker and Dr. Changkui Fu at The University of Queensland in 2020, focusing on the design and synthesis of nanoparticles for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Following the completion of her Ph.D., she joined the Qiao Group in 2024 as a research officer, working on the development of bio-inspired nanomaterials.


Industrial Internship at Herston Biofabrication Institute - Metro North Health (October 2023-November 2023)

Key Publications

Yixin Chang, Xin Xu, Run Zhang, Hui Peng, Kun Liu, Andrew K. Whittaker*, and Changkui Fu* Oxidation-Responsive Polymeric Fluorinated Nanoparticles Prepared by Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly. Macromolecules 2024, 57, 1, 263–271.

Yixin Chang, Qiaoyun Wang, Weizhi Xu, Xumin Huang, Xin Xu, Felicity Y. Han, Ruirui Qiao, Gayathri R. Ediriweera, Hui Peng, Changkui Fu*, Kun Liu, and Andrew K. Whittaker* Low-Fouling Gold Nanorod Theranostic Agents Enabled by a Sulfoxide Polymer Coating. Biomacromolecules 2022, 23, 9, 3866–3874.

Yi-Xin Chang, Ning-Ning Zhang, Yu-Chen Xing, Qingfeng Zhang, Aram Oh, Hui-Min Gao, Yun Zhu, Hionsuck Baik, Byeongyoon Kim, Yang Yang, Wei-Shun Chang, Tianmeng Sun, Junhu Zhang, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Kwangyeol Lee, Stephan Link, and Kun Liu* Gold Nanotetrapods with Unique Topological Structure and Ultranarrow Plasmonic Band as Multifunctional Therapeutic Agents. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 16, 4505–4510.

Chang, Yi-Xin, Gao, Hui-Min, Zhang, Ning-Ning, Tao, Xing-Fu, Sun, Tianmeng, Zhang, Junhu, Lu, Zhong-Yuan, Liu, Kun*, and Yang, Bai Synergistic Reducing Effect for Synthesis of Well-Defined Au Nanooctopods With Ultra-Narrow Plasmon Band Width and High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018, 6, 335.

Gayathri R. Ediriweera, Yixin Chang, Qiaoyun Wang, Yutong Gong, Dewan T. Akhter, Huiwen Pang, Felicity Y. Han, Chunying Chen, Andrew K. Whittaker*, and Changkui Fu* Stimuli-Responsive Sulfoxide Polymer–Protein Conjugates with Improved Pharmacokinetics and Tumor Delivery. Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 17, 7252–7265.

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