Dr Yan Zhao

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Materials, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2008

Contact

yan.zhao@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72200

Career highlights

07/2014 - present: Research Fellow (Grade 2), Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin Universtiy
02/2011 - 06/2014: ARC APD Fellow, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin Universtiy
07/2008 - 01/2011: Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University

Research interests

Zhao's research focuses on interfacial functionalization of fibrous materials and nanoparticles for many applications including self-cleaning textile, antibacterial textile and bioscaffold, oil-water separation, and smart liquid marble based microfluidics. 

Awards

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher (2011)
  • The 12th National Top 100 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Nominee Award granted by the Ministry of Education of China (2010)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award granted by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, China (2009)
  • Award for the Outstanding Poster Presentation by an Early Career Researcher in ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM) Annual Event (2008)

Publications

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2017

Directional fluid transport in thin porous materials and its functional applications

Y Zhao, H Wang, H Zhou, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 1-22, Small, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Improving heat-retaining property of cotton fabrics through surface coatings

A Abbas, Y Zhao, U Ali, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 108, pp. 1808-1814, Journal of The Textile Institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

A waterborne coating system for preparing robust, self-healing, superamphiphobic surfaces

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, Y Zhao, Z Xu, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 1-8, Advanced functional materials, London, Eng., C1

journal

Argon plasma treatment of fluorine-free silane coatings: a facile, environment-friendly method to prepare durable, superhydrophobic fabrics

S Liu, H Zhou, H Wang, Y Zhao, H Shao, Z Xu, Z Feng, D Liu, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 4, pp. 1-8, Advanced materials interfaces, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Wet-spinning of highly conductive nanocellulose-silver fibers

J Wang, S Huang, X Lu, Z Xu, Y Zhao, J Li, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 9673-9679, Journal of materials chemistry C, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Fluorine-free superhydrophobic coatings with pH-induced wettability transition for controllable oil-water separation

Z Xu, Y Zhao, H Wang, H Zhou, C Qin, X Wang, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 5661-5667, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

One-way water-transport cotton fabrics with enhanced cooling effect

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, C Zeng, Y Zhao, Z Xu, S Fu, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, Advanced materials interfaces, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Barrier textiles for protection against microbes

Y Zhao, Z Xu, T Lin

(2016), pp. 225-245, Antimicrobial textiles, Cambridge, Eng., B1

chapter

Superhydrophobic and luminescent cotton fabrics prepared by dip-coating of APTMS modified SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ particles in the presence of SU8 and fluorinated alkyl silane

J LI, Y ZHAO, M GE, S FU, T LIN

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 653-660, Journal of rare earths, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Electrochromic/supercapacitive dual functional fibres

Y Zhou, Y Zhao, J Fang, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 110164-110170, RSC advances, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Recent development in durable super-liquid-repellent fabrics

H Zhou, Y Zhao, H Wang, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-20, Advanced materials interfaces, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal
2015

A superamphiphobic coating with an ammonia-triggered transition to superhydrophilic and superoleophobic for oil-water separation

Z Xu, Y Zhao, H Wang, X Wang, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 54, pp. 4527-4530, Angewandte chemie international edition, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Fabrication and visible-light photocatalytic behavior of perovskite praseodymium ferrite porous nanotubes

C Qin, Z Li, G Chen, Y Zhao, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 285, pp. 178-184, Journal of power sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Superstrong, Chemically Stable, Superamphiphobic Fabrics from Particle-Free Polymer Coatings

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, J Fang, Y Zhao, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. n/a-n/a, Advanced Materials Interfaces, C1

journal

Superamphiphobic fabrics: superstrong, chemically stable, superamphiphobic fabrics from particle-free polymer coatings (Adv. Mater. Interfaces 6/2015)

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, J Fang, Y Zhao, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-1, Advanced materials: interfaces, London, Eng., J2-1

works

Influence of non-hydrolysable groups in silane precursor on pore dimension and photochromic properties of sol-gel silica embedded with a spirooxazine dye

M Parhizkar, Y Zhao, Z Xu, A Gestos, Z Xie, Z Liu, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 2318-2324, Fibers and polymers, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Photochromic fabrics with improved optical performance

M Parhizkar, Y Zhao, T Lin

(2015), Saarbrücken, Germany, A1

book

Selective, spontaneous one-way oil-transport fabrics and their novel use for gauging liquid surface tension

H Wang, H Zhou, W Yang, Y Zhao, J Fang, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 22874-22880, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2014

Layer-by-layer assembly of silica nanoparticles on 3D fibrous scaffolds : enhancement of osteoblast cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation

Y Tang, Y Zhao, X Wang, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 102, pp. 3803-3812, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, NJ, United States, C1

journal

Multi-responsive janus liquid marbles: The effect of temperature and acidic/basic vapors

Z Xu, Y Zhao, L Dai, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 839-842, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, London, Eng., C1

journal

Photostability and durability properties of photochromic organosilica coating on fabric

M Parhizkar, Y Zhao, X Wang, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 65-73, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Cary, NC, C1

journal

Magnetic liquid marbles : Toward "Lab in a Droplet"

Y Zhao, Z Xu, H Niu, X Wang, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 437-444, Advanced Functional Materials, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Photochromic fibers and fabrics

M Parhizkar, Y Zhao, T Lin

(2014), pp. 155-182, Handbook of Smart Textiles, Singapore, B1-1

chapter
2013

Cooling effect of MWCNT-containing composite coatings on cotton fabrics

A Abbas, Y Zhao, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 104, pp. 798-807, Journal of textile institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

A thermally healable polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanocomposite based on Diels-Alder chemistry

Z Xu, Y Zhao, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 6755-6757, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Superhydrophobic and UV-blocking cotton fabrics prepared by layer-by-layer assembly of organic UV absorber intercalated layered double hydroxides

Y Zhao, Z Xu, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 286, pp. 364-370, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Improving thermal conductivity of cotton fabrics using composite coatings containing graphene, multiwall carbon nanotube or boron nitride fine particles

A Abbas, Y Zhao, J Zhou, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1641-1649, Fibers and polymers, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal
2012

Layer-by-layer assembly of antibacterial coating on interbonded 3D fibrous scaffolds and its cytocompatibility assessment

Y Tang, Y Zhao, H Wang, Y Gao, X Liu, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 100 A, pp. 2071-2078, Journal of biomedical materials research - Part A, Hoboken, United States, C1

journal

Photoreactive azido-containing silica nanoparticle/polycation multilayers : durable superhydrophobic coating on cotton fabrics

Y Zhao, Z Xu, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 6328-6335, Langmuir, Washington, D. C., C1

journal

Apatite-coated three-dimensional fibrous scaffolds and their osteoblast response

Y Tang, Y Zhao, C Wong, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 101A, pp. 674-683, Journal of biomedical materials research : Part A, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Magnetic liquid marbles, their manipulation and application in optical probing

Y Zhao, Z Xu, M Parhizkar, J Fang, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 555-564, Microfluidics and nanofluidics, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal
2011

Partial exfoliation of layered double hydroxides in DMSO : a route to transparent polymer nanocomposites

Y Zhao, W Yang, Y Xue, X Wang, T Lin

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 4869-4874, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2010

Magnetic liquid marbles : manipulation of liquid droplets using highly hydrophobic Fe3O4 nanoparticles

Y Zhao, J Fang, H Wang, X Wang, T Lin

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 707-710, Advanced materials, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Superhydrophobic cotton fabric fabricated by electrostatic assembly of silica nanoparticles and its remarkable buoyancy

Y Zhao, Y Tang, X Wang, T Lin

(2010), Vol. 256, pp. 6736-6742, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Magnetic liquid marbles: a "precise" miniature reactor

Y Xue, Y Xue, H Wang, H Wang, Y Zhao, Y Zhao, L Dai, L Dai, L Feng, L Feng, X Wang, X Wang, T Lin, T Lin

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 4814-4818, Advanced materials, London, Eng., C1

journal

Transparent uv-shielding films from organic small molecule-intercalated layered double hydroxide nanoplatelets/polymer composite

Y Zhao, W Yang, Y Xue, X Wang, T Lin

(2010), pp. 587-596, Chemeca 2010 : Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, S. A., E1

conference
2008

Surface patterns induced by laser irradiation on thin polymer bilayer films

Y Zhao, M Li, Q Lu

(2008), Vol. 312, pp. 47-55, Colloids and surfaces A : physicochemical and engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Tunable wettability of polyimide films based on electrostatic self-assembly of ionic liquids

Y Zhao, M Li, Q Lu

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 3937-3943, Langmuir, Washington, D. C., C1-1

journal

Superhydrophobic polyimide films with a hierarchical topography : combined replica molding and layer-by-layer assembly

Y Zhao, M Li, Q Lu, Z Shi

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 12651-12657, Langmuir, Washington, D. C., C1-1

journal
2007

Control over the hydrophobic behavior of polystyrene surface by annealing temperature based on capillary template wetting method

J Xu, M Li, Y Zhao, Q Lu

(2007), Vol. 302, pp. 136-140, Colloids and surfaces A : physicochemical and engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Anisotropic wetting characteristics on submicrometer-scale periodic grooved surface

Y Zhao, Q Lu, M Li, X Li

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 6212-6217, Langmuir, Washington D. C., C1-1

journal
2006

Laser-induced site-selective silver seeding on polyimide for electroless copper plating

D Chen, Q Lu, Y Zhao

(2006), Vol. 253, pp. 1573-1580, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Superhydrophobic modification of polyimide films based on gold-coated porous silver nanostructures and self-assembled monolayers

Y Zhao, Q Lu, D Chen, Y Wei

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 4504-4509, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal
2004

Fabrication and characterization of highly ordered Pt nanotubule arrays

Y Zhao, Y Guo, Y Zhang, K Jiao

(2004), Vol. 6, pp. 1766-1768, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Magnetic Manipulation of Liquid Droplets for Novel Channel-free Microfluidics and Microreactors

Dr Yan Zhao

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2013: $93,183
  • 2012: $112,905
  • 2011: $86,340

DU1501- Novel anti-wetting and self-sterilising cotton fabrics

Dr Xin Liu, Dr Yan Zhao

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2017: $26,187
  • 2016: $102,250
  • 2015: $97,375
  • 2014: $47,500

Other Funding Sources

Macromolecular Characterisation and Purification Facility

Prof Greg Qiao, Prof Qipeng Guo, Prof George Simon, Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Wayne Cook, Dr Yan Zhao, Dr Nishar Hameed

  • 2012: $2,740

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Amol Janardan Patil

Thesis entitled: Durable Antimicrobial and Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabrics

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Amir Abbas

Thesis entitled: Thermal Management of cotton fabrics by surface coating

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2012

Marzieh Parhizkar

Thesis entitled: Photochromic Fabrics with Improved Optical Performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials