Prof. Yugen Zhang
Yugen Zhang is a Group Leader at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), A-Star, Singapore. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1987, where he received his PhD in Chemistry in 1992. After his PhD, he joined USTC as a faculty member and was promoted to Professor in 1999. He visited Riken (Japan) (1996 to 1997, 2000 to 2001), where he worked as visiting scholar in Prof. Zhaomin Hou’ group. Before he joined IBN in 2004, he had been working at Harvard University as a post-doctoral research associate in Prof. RH Holm’s group (2002-2004). He has co-authored more than 190 papers and 30 patents. His main research areas include: (1) antimicrobial technologies, focusing on development of green antimicrobial technologies; (2) functional materials, specifically porous organic polymers and their biological applications; (3) green catalysis for industrial applications. His current research work is supported by several major funding agencies, including NRF-CRP (2018-2023), IAF-ICP (2018-2021), ETPL GAP project (2018) and industrial RCAs (2017-2020).