Weian Zhao, Ph.D.
Dr. Weian Zhao is an Assistant Professor at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Zhao is also a founder of Velox Biosystems. His research aims to to develop novel miniaturized devices for disease diagnosis and monitoring. He has edited 1 book and 4 journal special issues and co-authored ~50 journal articles, 7 book chapters, over 50 abstracts, and 5 patent/disclosure applications. His work has been published in top journals including Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology, PNAS, Blood, Neurology, Biomaterials, Lab on a Chip, JACS, Advanced Materials, and Angewandte Chemie, which has been cited >1600 times to date. In addition, he has given over 40 invited seminars. Dr. Zhao has received numerous awards including the MIT’s Technology Review TR35 Award: the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 and and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.