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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 617654

Research Interests

Mesenchymal stem cells, hypoxic cell culture, intracellular pathway modelling.




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 Assistant, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2015  

Environmental Scientist, PGL Environmental Consultants, 2014

Nuclear Engineer, Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Plant, 2012 - 2013


Awards and Scholarships

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Scholarship Jun 2018

Salters Institute Centenary Award Sep 2017

Thomas H. Hogg Overseas Fellowship  Mar 2017

Thomas H. Hogg Overseas Fellowship Mar 2016

CRMI D.Phil. Scholarship Jan 2016



Zhang, B., Ye, H., Yang, A. (2018). Mathematical Modelling of Interacting Mechanisms for Hypoxia Mediated Cell Cycle Commitment for Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. BMC Systems Biology.

Kasoju, N., Wang, H., Zhang, B., George, J., Gao, S., Triffitt, J. T., ... & Ye, H. (2017). Transcriptomics of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: Retrospective Analysis and Future Prospects. Biotechnology Advances.

Zhang, B., Sarathy, S. M., & Abdul-Manan, A. F. (2017). Optimizing Blendstock Composition and Ethanol Feedstock to Reduce Gasoline Well-to-Pump CO2 Emission. Energy Procedia105, 3642-3647.

Zhang, B., & Sarathy, S. M. (2016). Lifecycle optimized ethanol-gasoline blends for turbocharged engines. Applied Energy, 181, 38-53.

(Submitted) Li, Q., Zhang, B., Kasoju, N., ... & Ye, H. (2018). Differential and Interactive Effects of Substrate Topography and Chemistry on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Gene Expression. Advanced Science.

 (Submitted) Firth, A., Yang. A, Zhang, B. (2018). Quantification of Global Waste Heat and Its Environmental Effects. Applied Energy



B11 – Process Design; Chemical Reactors