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Zhao, YuLiang


Yuliang Zhao, male, born in 1963. PhD degree in Radiochemistry from Tokyo Metropolitan University (1999). JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at TMU and a researcher at RIKEN prior to becoming a Hundred Elite professor at Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2001.  Founder and director of CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety. Since 2011, member of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute.
Holding adjunct faculty appointments at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston Medical Center (USA). Peking University (Beijing), the Medical School of Jilin University (Changchun), and Sichuan University (Chengdu).
Areas of Research: the toxicological properties and their chemical mechanisms of nanomaterials, and novel cancer Nanomedicine, by integrating with some advanced nuclear techniques like radiochemistry and Synchrotron Radiation techniques.
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Dr Zhao is well-known for his studies on toxicological properties of engineered nanomaterials and cancer nanomedicines. He proposed the nanotoxicology research in 2001 in China and worldwide was one of the earliest pioneers who initiated the researches with innovative ideas on safety issues of engineered nanomaterials. He developed new research method with neutron activation analysis, isotope labeling and tracing, and synchrotron radiation for nanosafety study like several quantitative approaches for quantifying nanomaterials in biological systems. Some methods have been authorized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the International Standards, and adopted by the member countries of ISO and IEC. It is the first and sole ISO nanotechnology standard accomplished by China so far. 
He is the author of over 250 publications, 10 books, and 17 book chapters. He has delivered more than 160 invited talks worldwide. He has been recognized for his accomplishments with about 20 national and international awards, including the Outstanding Youth Scholar by National Natural Science Foundation of China (2005); the Chinese Academy of Sciences-Bayer Award (2006), Beijing Award for Science and Technology (2008), National Award for Natural Sciences (2012), and Scientific Chinese Award (2013).
He now serves as a member of National Steering Council for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology of China (MOST), the Discipline Committee of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Expert Committee of MOST 973 Program. He is the founder and president of Chinese Society for Nanotoxicology. He was the chairperson of eight international conferences, and four Fragrant Hill Scientific Conference (China`s Gordon Research Conference). He serves as Associate Editor/Advisory Editorial Board member for seven scientific research journals in USA, Germany and UK. He have been invited to serve as the expert of nanosafety committee for OECD (2005-), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP, 2006), European Commission (2007-), National Research Council of Canada (2007-), etc.

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