Researcher biography

Dr Meili (Amelia) Zhang is currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow with University of Queensland (UQ) and Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Foundation. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and then PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012. Her PhD research area was silicate bioceramics for bone tissue regeneration. After her PhD study, she worked in industry (Unilever R&D) on biomaterials for teeth remineralization for 7 years. During her PhD study, she had a total of 14 publications and 7 as the 1st author with an H-index of 13 in Scopus. In 2019 she went back to academia and started her postdoctoral Research Fellowship with UQ and CCRG. Her current research area is biomaterials for mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).