Dr Charlie Cao
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Charlie Cao

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia  
  • Master of Engineering (MEng), School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University, China 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University, China
Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Zhenbang (Charlie) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the supervision of Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh in the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO, http://www.casleo.unsw.edu.au) in the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Engineering in Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. During his PhD candidature in UNSW (2016 - 2020), Charlie had Dr. Sophia Gu and Scientia Prof. Justin Gooding as his supervision team. He focused his research on engineering nano-catalysts for cancer therapeutic purposes. After obtaining PhD, Charlie joined CASLEO and continued his material engineering research towards liquid metal-based nanocatalysts. He is now focusing on liquid metal-based catalytic systems for chemical and environmental processes.

Location
Level 5 North Wing, Science & Engineering Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Echeverria CA; Tang J; Cao Z; Esrafilzadeh D; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2022, 'Ag-Ga Bimetallic Nanostructures Ultrasonically Prepared from Silver-Liquid Gallium Core-Shell Systems Engineered for Catalytic Applications', ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 5, pp. 6820 - 6831, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.2c00802
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tang J; Lambie S; Meftahi N; Christofferson AJ; Yang J; Han J; Rahim MA; Mayyas M; Ghasemian MB; Allioux F-M; Cao Z; Daeneke T; McConville CF; Steenbergen KG; Kaner RB; Russo SP; Gaston N; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2022, 'Oscillatory bifurcation patterns initiated by seeded surface solidification of liquid metals', Nature Synthesis, vol. 1, pp. 158 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s44160-021-00020-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tang J; Tang J; Mayyas M; Ghasemian MB; Sun J; Rahim MA; Yang J; Han J; Lawes DJ; Jalili R; Daeneke T; Saborio MG; Cao Z; Echeverria CA; Allioux FM; Zavabeti A; Hamilton J; Mitchell V; O'Mullane AP; Kaner RB; Esrafilzadeh D; Dickey MD; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2022, 'Liquid-Metal-Enabled Mechanical-Energy-Induced CO2 Conversion', Advanced Materials, vol. 34, pp. e2105789, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202105789
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang H; Zhang L; Cao Z; Cheong S; Boyer C; Wang Z; Yun SLJ; Amal R; Gu Z, 2022, 'Two-Dimensional Ultra-Thin Nanosheets with Extraordinarily High Drug Loading and Long Blood Circulation for Cancer Therapy', Small, pp. e2200299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202200299
    Journal articles | 2021
    Baharfar M; Mayyas M; Rahbar M; Allioux FM; Tang J; Wang Y; Cao Z; Centurion F; Jalili R; Liu G; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2021, 'Exploring Interfacial Graphene Oxide Reduction by Liquid Metals: Application in Selective Biosensing', ACS Nano, vol. 15, pp. 19661 - 19671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.1c06973
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cao Z; Zhang L; Liu J; Wang D; Liang K; Chen Y; Gu Z, 2021, 'A dual enzyme-mimicking radical generator for enhanced photodynamic therapy: Via series-parallel catalysis', Nanoscale, vol. 13, pp. 17386 - 17395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1nr04104e
    Journal articles | 2021
    Han J; Mayyas M; Tang J; Mousavi M; Idrus-Saidi SA; Cai S; Cao Z; Wang Y; Tang J; Jalili R; O'Mullane AP; Kaner RB; Khoshmanesh K; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2021, 'Liquid metal enabled continuous flow reactor: A proof-of-concept', Matter, vol. 4, pp. 4022 - 4041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2021.10.022
    Journal articles | 2021
    Merhebi S; Mohammad M; Mayyas M; Abbasi R; Zhang C; Cai S; Centurion F; Xie W; Cao Z; Tang J; Rahim MA; Zhang J; Razmjou A; Leslie G; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Tang J; Allioux FM, 2021, 'Post-transition metal/polymer composites for the separation and sensing of alkali metal ions', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 9, pp. 19854 - 19864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ta02664j
    Journal articles | 2021
    Xie W; Allioux FM; Namivandi-Zangeneh R; Ghasemian MB; Han J; Rahim MA; Tang J; Yang J; Mousavi M; Mayyas M; Cao Z; Centurion F; Christoe MJ; Zhang C; Wang Y; Merhebi S; Baharfar M; Ng G; Esrafilzadeh D; Boyer C; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2021, 'Polydopamine Shell as a Ga3+Reservoir for Triggering Gallium-Indium Phase Separation in Eutectic Gallium-Indium Nanoalloys', ACS Nano, vol. 15, pp. 16839 - 16850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.1c07278
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cao Z; Li B; Sun L; Li L; Xu ZP; Gu Z, 2020, '2D Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoparticles: Recent Progress toward Preclinical/Clinical Nanomedicine', Small Methods, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.201900343
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liu J; Guo Z; Kordanovski M; Kaltbeitzel J; Zhang H; Cao Z; Gu Z; Wich PR; Lord M; Liang K, 2020, 'Metal-organic frameworks as protective matrices for peptide therapeutics', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 576, pp. 356 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.05.057
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang H; Cao Z; Zhang Q; Xu J; Yun SLJ; Liang K; Gu Z, 2020, 'Chemotaxis-Driven 2D Nanosheet for Directional Drug Delivery toward the Tumor Microenvironment', Small, vol. 16, pp. e2002732, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202002732
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guo Z; Wang T; Rawal A; Hou J; Cao Z; Zhang H; Xu J; Gu Z; Chen V; Liang K, 2019, 'Biocatalytic self-propelled submarine-like metal-organic framework microparticles with pH-triggered buoyancy control for directional vertical motion', Materials Today, vol. 28, pp. 10 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2019.04.022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ping Z; Liu X; Tao Q; Ma Y; Wang Y; Li Z; Wang J; Cao Z; Hao Y; Qian G, 2019, 'Mechanism of Dissolving Tin Solders from Waste Printed Circuit Board Assemblies by Cyclic Fluoboric Acid Composite System', Environmental Engineering Science, vol. 36, pp. 903 - 911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ees.2018.0308
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wu J; Zhang J; Cao Z; Liu Q; Wei F; Zhou J; Wang D; Shi S; Qian G, 2019, 'Improvement on Fluorine Migration from SF 6 to SiF 4 by an Efficient Mediator of Fe 2 O 3 /Cr 2 O 3 Composites', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 16538 - 16545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b01432
    Journal articles | 2019
    Xie W; Guo Z; Cao Z; Gao Q; Wang D; Boyer C; Kavallaris M; Sun X; Wang X; Zhao L; Gu Z, 2019, 'Manganese-Based Magnetic Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoparticle: A pH-Sensitive and Concurrently Enhanced T1/ T2-Weighted Dual-Mode Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 2555 - 2562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01618
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cao Z; Adnan NNM; Wang G; Rawal A; Shi B; Liu R; Liang K; Zhao L; Gooding JJ; Boyer C; Gu Z, 2018, 'Enhanced colloidal stability and protein resistance of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles with phosphonic acid-terminated PEG coating for drug delivery', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 521, pp. 242 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2018.03.006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cao Z; Zhang L; Liang K; Cheong S; Boyer C; Gooding JJ; Chen Y; Gu Z, 2018, 'Biodegradable 2D Fe–Al Hydroxide for Nanocatalytic Tumor-Dynamic Therapy with Tumor Specificity', Advanced Science, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201801155
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gu Z; Yan S; Cheong S; Cao Z; Zuo H; Thomas AC; Rolfe BE; Xu ZP, 2018, 'Layered double hydroxide nanoparticles: Impact on vascular cells, blood cells and the complement system', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 512, pp. 404 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2017.10.069
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cao Z; Zhang J; Zhou J; Ruan X; Chen D; Liu J; Liu Q; Qian G, 2017, 'Electroplating sludge derived zinc-ferrite catalyst for the efficient photo-Fenton degradation of dye', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 193, pp. 146 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.039
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhou J; Shu W; Gao Y; Cao Z; Zhang J; Hou H; Zhao J; Chen X; Pan Y; Qian G, 2017, 'Enhanced arsenite immobilization via ternary layered double hydroxides and application to paddy soil remediation', RSC Advances, vol. 7, pp. 20320 - 20326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra28116h
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhu P; Yang YZ; Cao ZB; Wang LY; Qian GR; Liu JY; Zhou M, 2016, 'The transfers of brominated epoxy resins and metals during exfoliation of waste printed circuit boards with ionic liquid', Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, vol. 55, pp. 328 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00084433.2016.1204103
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wu S; Xu Y; Sun J; Cao Z; Zhou J; Pan Y; Qian G, 2015, 'Inhibiting evaporation of heavy metal by controlling its chemical speciation in MSWI fly ash', Fuel, vol. 158, pp. 764 - 769, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.06.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhou J; Wu S; Pan Y; Zhang L; Cao Z; Zhang X; Yonemochi S; Hosono S; Wang Y; Oh K; Qian G, 2015, 'Enrichment of heavy metals in fine particles of municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash and associated health risk', Waste Management, vol. 43, pp. 239 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2015.06.026
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhu P; Cao ZB; Chen Y; Zhang XJ; Qian GR; Chu YL; Zhou M, 2014, 'Glycolysis recycling of rigid waste polyurethane foam from refrigerators', Environmental Technology (United Kingdom), vol. 35, pp. 2676 - 2684, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2014.918180
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhu P; Cao ZB; Qian GR; Sun Y; Liu Q; Fan ZY; Zhou M, 2014, 'Extractive metals from metallic powders recovered from waste printed circuit boards', Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, vol. 53, pp. 74 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1879139513Y.0000000098
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhu P; Cao ZB; Wang LY; Ye YL; Qian GR; Cao TH; Lu B; Zhou M, 2014, 'Recycling of calcium fluoride sludge as ceramic material using low temperature sintering technology', Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, vol. 16, pp. 156 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10163-013-0138-5
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zhu P; Cao Z; Ye Y; Qian G; Lu B; Zhou M; Zhou J, 2013, 'Reuse of hazardous calcium fluoride sludge from the integrated circuit industry', Waste Management and Research, vol. 31, pp. 1154 - 1159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734242X13502379
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zhu P; Cao ZB; Chen Y; Qian GR; Lu B; Zhou M; Zhou J, 2013, 'Hydrometallurgical process for separation and recovery of product from serpentine waste', Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, vol. 122, pp. 157 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743285513Y.0000000042
    Journal articles |
    Tang J; Tang J; Mayyas M; Ghasemian MB; Sun J; Rahim MA; Yang J; Han J; Lawes D; Jalili R; Daeneke T; Saborio M; Cao Z; Allioux F-M; O'Mullane A; Kaner R; Esrafilzadeh D; Dickey M; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 'Mechanical energy-induced CO2 conversion using liquid metals', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-112257/v1
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Zhu P; Tang J; Tao Q; Wang Y; Wang J; Li Z; Cao Z; Qian G; Theiss F; Frost RL, 2019, 'The kinetics study of dissolving SnPb solder by hydrometallurgy', in Environmental Engineering Science, pp. 1236 - 1243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ees.2019.0087