DR Xuehua Zhang

DR Xuehua Zhang


  • nanobubbles; nanodroplets; graphene; self-assembly; bio/nano mechanics



  • Dr Xuehua Zhang is an ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • Internation Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists. member 2007 - 2020
  • Australian Colloid and Interface Society (ACIS). Member 2013 - 2018
  • American Chemical Society. membership 2007 - 2016


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • (1) NHMRC Project 2013
    Airway smooth muscle and fixed airway obstruction: strategies for softening muscle
    Alastair Stewart, Michael Schuliga, Peter Lee, Xuehua Zhang 

    (2) Research contract (Sponsor: Ravelesio, Tacoma, Washington)
    Are Nanobubbles Leaky?
    Role: CI

    (3) Endeavour Research Fellowship for Dr. Haijun Yang, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2011
    In-situ fabrication of arrays of lens-shaped nanoparticles
    Role: Supervisor

    (4) The Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI) Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, 2011 Nanolens arrays for sensitive high-resolution fluorescence microscopy
    Trevor Smith, Xiaotao Hao, Xuehua Zhang, Greg Qiao
    Role: CI-C

    (5) Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme (UoM), 2011
    Biomechanical testing of wild type and mutant mouse cartilage by atomic force microscopy
    Amanda Fosang, Fraser Rogerson, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Xuehua Zhang
    Role: CI -D

    (6) National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2009
    Influence of interfacial nanobubbles on photocatalysis
    Guangxia Sheng, Xuehua Zhang
    Role: Partner Investigator

    (7) Endeavour Research Fellowship, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2005
    Effects of nanobubbles on slip boundary conditions
    Xuehua Zhang
    Role: Recipient 

    (8) National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2005
    Influences of interfacial nanobubbles on the adhesion of biomolecules
    Xiaodong Zhang, Xuehua Zhang and 5 others.
    Role:Partner Inverstigator 



Education and training

  • PhD, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2004

Awards and honors

  • ARC Future Fellowship 2013-2015, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2012
  • Endeavour Australia Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • We welcom self-motivated students from the areas of physics, chemistry, engineering and materials. In addition to the scholarships provided by the University, a scholarship is available to support the research of the fundamental colloidal properties of nanosheet systems.