Guangzhao Mao

Current Position Held

Professor & Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney


Professor Guangzhao Mao received her BSc degree in chemistry from Nanjing University, China and her PhD degree in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota, USA.  She holds the position of Professor and Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Professor Mao was a professor at Wayne State University, USA and served as the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University from 2015 to 2020.

Professor Mao’s research is in nanotechnology including applying electrochemistry to make chemical sensors and engineering nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. Specific to this Hub, Professor Mao will contribute her expertise in electrocrystallisation to make nanosensors for health and safety monitoring in mining environments. Professor Mao is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Professor Mao has received a Faculty CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a Fulbright Senior Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, and an ELATE Fellowship from the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics. Professor Mao has established worldwide collaborations including being a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany.