Min Zhao

Dr

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1) Amorphous formulations for improved bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs 2) Development of paediatric oral formulations 3) Electrospun nanofibrication of biopharmaceuticals

20052019

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Personal profile

Research Focus

Dr Min Zhao’s research is focused on the development of advanced oral solid drug delivery systems using novel technologies, including hot melt extrusion, spray drying, and recently electro-spinning nanofabrication, microwaving in-situ amorphization technology, and 3D printing with relevant solid state characterization with particular interests in thermal analysis, structural and imaging techniques and quality control, aiming to address formulation challenges associated with poorly water soluble drugs, amorphous pharmaceuticals and personalized medicines. 

Research Interests

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Advanced polymeric dosage forms for oral administration 
  • Amorphous solid dispersions and In-situ Amorphization 
  • Personalised medicines 
  • Taste masking for paediatric medicines
  • Fixed dose combination for geriatric medicines and cancer therapy. 
  • Electrospun nanofabrication 

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Research Output

  • 19 Article
  • 4 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Review article

A spectroscopic and thermal investigation into the relationship between composition, secondary structure and physical characteristics of electrospun zein nanofibers

Wang, Y. H., Zhao, M., Barker, S. A., Belton, P. S. & Craig, D. Q. M., 01 May 2019, In : Materials Science and Engineering C. 98, p. 409-418 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Immediate release of helicid from nanoparticles produced by modified coaxial electrospraying

    Yu, D. G., Zheng, X. L., Yang, Y., Li, X. Y., Williams, G. R. & Zhao, M., 15 Apr 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 473, p. 148-155

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 31 Citations (Scopus)

    Olanzapine Form IV Discovery of a New Polymorphic Form Enabled by Computed Crystal Energy Landscapes

    Askin, S., Cockcroft, J. K., Price, L. S., Gonçalves, A. D., Zhao, M., Tocher, D. A., Williams, G. R., Gaisford, S. & Craig, D. Q. M., 01 May 2019, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 19, 5, p. 2751-2757

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Tunable zero-order drug delivery systems created by modified triaxial electrospinning

    Liu, X., Yang, Y., Yu, D. G., Zhu, M. J., Zhao, M. & Williams, G. R., 15 Jan 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 356, p. 886-894

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 44 Citations (Scopus)

    Electrospun amorphous medicated nanocomposites fabricated using a Teflon-based concentric spinneret

    Wang, Q., Yu, D. G., Zhou, S. Y., Li, C. & Zhao, M., 26 Jan 2018, In : e-Polymers . 18, 1, p. 3-11 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    A memorandum of student's nomination for individual teaching award

    Zhao, Min (Recipient), Feb 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 'Excellence in Teaching' Team Award

    Zhao, Min (Recipient), Jun 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Faculty Collaboration Seed Funding (GBP4,600)

    Zhao, Min (Recipient), Oct 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 12 Invited talk
    • 6 Editorial activity
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Pharmaceutics (Journal)

    Min Zhao (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Current Development of Paediatric Formulations in China: Challenges and Opportunities

    Min Zhao (Invited speaker)

    11 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Molecules (Journal)

    Min Zhao (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Journal)

    Min Zhao (Editorial board member)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity