Surface Science and Bio-nanomaterials Laboratory Group

Zhao’s group focuses on the studies of surface science and bionanomaterials towards the development of high-performance advanced materials and innovative functional devices, including smart polymers, biopolymers, sustainable polymers, antimicrobial coatings and composites, hydrogels, bionanomaterials, soft materials and interface, biomimetic adhesion, soft robotic devices, 3D printing, etc. It is well known for its interdisciplinary research capacity to take on both fundamental and applied research projects, providing an outstanding training environment for future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

  1. Aug. 11, 2022A-Reum's paper on Capillary Pressure Mediated Long-Term Dynamics of Thin Soft Films

    A-Reum's paper was accepted in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, entitled Capillary pressure mediated long-term dynamics of thin soft films. 

  2. July 28, 2022Cancan's paper on Adhesive Hydrogels Tailored with Cellulose Nanofibers and Ferric Ions for Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors

    Cancan's paper was accepted in Chemical Engineering Journal, entitled Adhesive Hydrogels Tailored with Cellulose Nanofibers and Ferric Ions for Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors.

  3. July 20, 2022NSERC Idea to Innovation grant project award

    Prof Zhao is awarded a NSERC Idea to Innovation grant (2022-2023) entitled “ The Development of Magic-E Materials as Smart Window Films” towards novel materials commercialization.

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