Guangzhao Mao

Professor Guangzhao Mao received her BSc degree in chemistry from Nanjing University, China and her PhD degree in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota, USA.  She holds the position of Head of School and Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Professor Mao was Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University in the United States from 2015 to 2020.

Professor Mao’s research is in nanotechnology with ongoing projects in applying electrochemistry for nano-sensor scale up and engineering nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. Professor Mao is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She received a prestigious Faculty CAREER Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, and an ELATE Fellowship for intensive academic leadership training in the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics. Professor Mao collaborates extensively with international and industrial partners including being a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany from 2002 to 2003. Professor Mao is a member of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine.

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