Lecturer in Energy Storage and Bioelectronics, University of Surrey

Dr. Yunlong Zhao joined the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and with a joint appointment at the National Physical Laboratory (UK) as the Senior Research Scientist since October 2018. Prior to this appointment, he carried out his postdoctoral research and joint doctoral research under the advice of Prof. Charles Lieber at Harvard University (2014-2018), where he conducted research in nano-semiconductor devices and flexible electronics for electrophysiology and nano-bio interface. He also received his undergraduate and postgraduate research training at Wuhan University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Liqiang Mai and Prof. Qingjie Zhang (2009-2014), with focus on electrochemical energy storage and electrochemical probing.

Dr. Zhao gained highly multidisciplinary research experience in materials science, electrochemistry, energy storage, bioelectronics and nano-bio interface, and has deep interest in understanding and further optimising electron/ion transport at the interface between electrode material and energy conversion/storage systems, as well as understanding electrical/chemical/biological signal processing at the interface between electronics and biological systems, via engineering micro-/nanoscale materials to enable novel energy conversion/storage devices, electrochemical/bio- sensors, and their integration in flexible electronics. His works led to over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, PNAS and Nano Letters with citation over 4200, and H-index of 29.

Research interests
- Advanced materials synthesis, assembly and in-situ characterization
- Novel energy conversion/storage devices and electrochemical probing
- Nanoelectronic devices, sensors and 3D soft electronic systems
- Interface between electronics and biosystems


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    Lecturer in Energy Storage and Bioelectronics, University of Surrey