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Bo Zhang

Current Position              D.Phil student


College                            Kellogg college


Supervisor(s)                     Prof. Cathy Ye and Prof. Aidong Yang


Contact Information       Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                      Department of Engineering Science
                                      University of Oxford
                                      OX37DQ, UK
                                      Tel: +44 1865 617653

Research Interests

Mesenchymal stem cells, bioreactor modelling, intracellular pathway mapping.




M.Eng in Chemical Engineering (Cornell University)

B.A.Sc in Chemical Engineering (University of Toronto)

  • Minor in bioengienering
  • Minor in sustainable Energy
  • Minor in environmental engineering


Work Experience

Research Assistantships (Jun15-Sep15 at KAUST; May13-Apr14, May11-Aug11 and May10-Sep10 at U of Toronto)

Environmental Scientist (May14-Aug14, PGL Environmental Consultants)

Nuclear Engineer (intern) (May12-May13, Ontario Power Generation)


Awards and Scholarships

Student Catalyst Award, University of Toronto, JUN 2014

University of Toronto Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, MAR 2014

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Local Chapter Scholarship, OCT 2013

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Research Award, MAY 2013

Canadian Chemical Engineering Student Research Award (runner-up), OCT 2011



Journal Papers

 “Lifecycle optimized ethanol-gasoline blends for turbocharged engines”, Applied Energy (Submitted).


Conference Presentations

“The Determination of Nano-scale Pore Morphology and Pore Size Modification of Activated Carbon”, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) U of T Symposium (Toronto, Canada, Aug 2013)

“The Development of Natural Fiber Reinforced Bio-Composite Panels”, 61st Annual Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) (London, Canada, Oct 2011)