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Dr Yunhong Jiang

Assistant Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Dr Yunhong Jiang is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Science at Northumbria University. He obtained a PhD in Biochemical Engineering at the University of Leeds. His postdoctoral experience included positions at University of Leeds, University of Bath, and University of Bristol. 

His research experience covered a wide range including, Microbial Cell and Materials Interactions, Antimicrobial Surfaces, Biological MOFs, Functional Living Materials, Sustainable Biopolymer and Hygrothermal Performance of Living Construction Materials in Built Environment. Currently, his group works on developing thermally insulating materials based on environment-friendly or widely abundant raw materials with functional properties and investigating fundamental aspects of heat transfer including moisture-dependence. His collaborative projects have extensively involved between biologists, chemists and engineers.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Microbiology Society, and a Certified Passive House Designer. 

His research has been funded by Engineering and Physics Science Research Council (EPSRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), The Leverhulme Trust and Royal Society of Chemistry.

Yunhong Jiang

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Co-immobilization multienzyme nanoreactor with co-factor regeneration for conversion of CO2, Ren, S., Wang, Z., Bilal, M., Feng, Y., Jiang, Y., Jia, S., Cui, J. 15 Jul 2020, In: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
  • Physico-chemical Characterization and Development of Hemp Aggregates for Highly Insulating Construction Building Materials, Jiang, Y., Hussain, A., Heidari, D., Lawrence, M., Ansell, M. 13 May 2020, Physico chemical characterization and development of hemp aggregates for highly insulating construction building materials , Cham, Springer
  • Development of novel building composites based on hemp and multi-functional silica matrix, Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Lawrence, M., Ansell, M., Jiang, Y., Schorr, D., Blanchet, P. 1 Jan 2019, In: Composites Part B: Engineering
  • Improvement of Water Resistance of Hemp Woody Substrates through Deposition of Functionalized Silica Hydrophobic Coating, while Retaining Excellent Moisture Buffering Properties, Jiang, Y., Bourebrab, M., Sid, N., Taylor, A., Collet, F., Pretot, S., Hussain, A., Ansell, M., Lawrence, M. 6 Aug 2018, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Role of physical and chemical interactions in the antibacterial behavior of ZnO nanoparticles against E. coli, Jiang, Y., Zhang, L., Wen, D., Ding, Y. 1 Dec 2016, In: Materials Science and Engineering C
  • Characterization of nanoparticle batch-to-batch variability, Mülhopt, S., Diabaté, S., Dilger, M., Adelhelm, C., Anderlohr, C., Bergfeldt, T., de la Torre, J., Jiang, Y., Valsami-Jones, E., Langevin, D., Lynch, I., Mahon, E., Nelissen, I., Piella, J., Puntes, V., Ray, S., Schneider, R., Wilkins, T., Weiss, C., Paur, H. 8 May 2018, In: Nanomaterials

Peregrine Greenhope Modifying the Hydrophobicity of Bacterial Cellulose Utilising an In-Situ Method. Start Date: 01/10/2020

  • Philosophy PhD January 27 2011
  • Certified Passive House Consultant CPHC 2018
  • Member of Microbiology Society 2020
  • Member of RSC Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2019


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