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Associate Professor Aimin Yu

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Biography

Dr Aimin Yu received her PhD in Chemistry at Nanjing University (China). After being a Lecturer at the same university for three years, Aimin took a postdoctoral position at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany). Aimin moved to Australia in 2003 and worked as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Materials (University of Queensland). Aimin joined Swinburne in 2010. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Chemistry, as well as the Academic Director of Research Training for the School of Science. Aimin is a member of Faculty Research Committee and served the University Higher Degree Research Committee in 2017-2018.

Her main research fields are focused on the synthesis, functionalization and application of nanostructured materials, including nanoparticles, 2D nanosheets, thin film/coatings and nanocomposites. The applications of materials have been focused on but not limit to biosensing, drug delivery, catalysis, functional coatings and waste water treatment. Aimin has co-authored more than 210 publications including160 journal articles in these areas with an h-index of 36. Currently she leads the Swinburne Functional Materials and Surfaces Group.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9606-6255
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=kf8PdpcAAAAJ

Research interests

Nanostructured Materials; Colloids and Interface Science; Analytical Chemistry; Surface Analysis; Graphene

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Nanotechnology - 100700
  • Synthesis Of Materials - 030306
  • Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) - 030600

Teaching areas

Colloids and Interface Science;Food Science;Materials Science;Organic Chemistry

Awards

  • 2019, International, Visiting Professorship of University of Clermont Auvergne, University of Clermont Auvergne
  • 2019, Swinburne, FSET Researcher of the Year, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, National, Swinburne Delegate of WATTLE Women Leadership Program, WATTLE Committee
  • 2018, Swinburne, FSET Women Researcher of the Year, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, National, The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award, The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • 2012, National, The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award, The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • 2006, Other, The First-level Prize of Science and Technology Award of Chinese University, Education Ministry of China
  • 2003, International, JSPS PostDoc Research Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency of Japan
  • 2001, Other, The First-level Prize of Science and Technology Award of Chinese University, Education Ministry of China

Publications

Also published as: Yu, Aimin; Yu, A.; Yu, A. M.; Yu, Ai-Min
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Development of Cost-effective and Sustainable Technology for PFAS Remediation *; Ixom Pty Ltd_PT
  • 2019: PFAS Remediation using MIEX Technique *; Ixom Pty Ltd_PT
  • 2019: Research on nanostructured materials *; Japan Patent Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • 2017: Product Development: High Purity Azelaic Acid Production from SHOSO *; CRC Projects
  • 2015: Research in Material Science *; Visiting Researcher Scheme
  • 2014: New avenues for the treatment or early detection of nasopharyngeal cancers. *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2013: Development of Novel Enzymeless Signal Tracing Strategies for Ultrasensitive Immunoassay *; ANZ Trustee Program
  • 2013: Optimising synergy of aminoglycoside conjugates with B-lactam anitbiotics *; Monash University
  • 2013: Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013 - Prof Yu *; Research Advisory Group - Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013
  • 2012: Effect of Ph and salt on the structure change of polypeptide multilayer films *; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • 2012: Smart Interfaces *; Australia China Science and Research Fund - Grant
  • 2012: Visiting Researcher Scheme 2012 - Lai *; Research Advisory Group- Visiting Researcher Scheme 2012

* Chief Investigator


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