Miss Diana   Zhang
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Miss Diana Zhang

School of Chemistry

Diana is a multi-award-winning scholar, women in STEM ambassador, young entrepreneur, and professional musician. She is currently completing a PhD in Chemistry as a Fulbright Future and Scientia Scholar at UNSW Sydney. Her PhD research aims to develop new methods and chemical instrumentation that can improve the speed and accuracy of disease diagnosis.

Diana is passionate about increasing female representation and leadership in STEM and growth of research translation and commercialisation in the university sector. She has served in numerous scientific and leadership positions including as a scientific presenter where she has conducted over 80 science workshops across NSW, and as Vice-President of UNSW Postgraduate Council (2020-21) where she was responsible for overseeing 1,000+% growth in postgraduate engagement. She is currently serving as Early Career Representative on the Executive Board of Science & Technology Australia.

Diana holds dual first-class honours degrees and the University Medal in Bachelor of Advanced Science and Bachelor of Music, and has co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications in music psychology and analytical chemistry.

School of Chemistry Science and Engineering Building, K-E8
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Zhang JD; Mohibul Kabir KM; Donald WA, 2019, 'Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Chiral Analysis of Small Molecules', in Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, Elsevier, pp. 51 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.coac.2018.08.009
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang JD; Baker MJ; Liu Z; Kabir KMM; Kolachalama VB; Yates DH; Donald WA, 2021, 'Medical diagnosis at the point-of-care by portable high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Breath Research, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/ac135e
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang JD; Susino M; McPherson GE; Schubert E, 2020, 'The definition of a musician in music psychology: A literature review and the six-year rule', Psychology of Music, vol. 48, pp. 389 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735618804038
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miller ZM; Zhang JD; Donald WA; Prell JS, 2020, 'Gas-Phase Protonation Thermodynamics of Biological Lipids: Experiment, Theory, and Implications', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 92, pp. 10365 - 10374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00613
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang JD; Donor MT; Rolland AD; Leeming MG; Wang H; Trevitt AJ; Kabir KMM; Prell JS; Donald WA, 2020, 'Protonation isomers of highly charged protein ions can be separated in FAIMS-MS', International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2020.116425
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang JD; Schubert E; McPherson GE, 2020, 'Aspects of Music Performance That Are Most Highly Related to Musical Sophistication', PSYCHOMUSICOLOGY, vol. 30, pp. 64 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000252
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang JD; Schubert E, 2019, 'A single item measure for identifying musician and nonmusician categories based on measures of musical sophistication', Music Perception, vol. 36, pp. 457 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/MP.2019.36.5.457
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang JD; Kabir KMM; Donald WA, 2018, 'Metal-ion free chiral analysis of amino acids as small as proline using high-definition differential ion mobility mass spectrometry', Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 1036, pp. 172 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2018.06.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang JD; Mohibul Kabir KM; Lee HE; Donald WA, 2018, 'Chiral recognition of amino acid enantiomers using high-definition differential ion mobility mass spectrometry', International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 428, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2018.02.003
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Murari M; Chmiel A; Tiepolo E; Zhang JD; Canazza S; Rodà A; Schubert E, 2020, 'Key Clarity is Blue, Relaxed, and Maluma: Machine Learning Used to Discover Cross-Modal Connections Between Sensory Items and the Music They Spontaneously Evoke', in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 214 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7801-4_22
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zhang D; Susino M; McPherson G; Schubert E, 2018, 'Using the Three-Component Model of the Musician Definition, A Musician is Someone Who Has Six Years of Musical Expertise', in Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10, Graz, Montreal, La Plata, Sydney, presented at ICMPC15/ESCOM10, Graz, Montreal, La Plata, Sydney

Fulbright Future Scholarship (2021)

Scientia PhD Scholarship (2019-22)

University Medal (2019)