Associate Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu
Associate Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu

BSc and MSc USTC, China; MSc NUS, Singapore; PhD NUS, Singapore
ARC Future Fellow and Associate Group Leader


Telephone: +61 7 3346 3809 Email:

Research: Clay nanomaterials for drug delivery and vaccines

Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2013-2016). Since 2004, He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007), ARC Australian Research Fellowship (2008-2012), and UQ Foundation’s Research Excellence Award (2009). Professor Xu and his colleagues have received funding from the ARC and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) totalling more than $5 million. Professor Xu is an ARC and NHMRC referee.

Visit Professor Xu's site at UQ's Nanomaterials Centre here.

Key publications

Gu Z, Rolfe BE, Xu ZP, Campbell JH, Lu GQ, Thomas AC. (2012) Antibody-targeted drug delivery to injured arteries using layered double hydroxide nanoparticles. Adv Healthcare Mater 1, 669-673.

Zhu Y, Li Z, Chen M, Cooper H, Lu GQ, Xu ZP. (2012) Synthesis of robust sandwich-like SiO2@CdTe@SiO2 fluorescent nanoparticles for cellular imaging. Chem Mater 24, 421-423.

Li P, Xu ZP, Hampton MA, Vu DT, Huang LB, Rudolph V, Nguyen AV. (2012) Control Preparation of Zinc Hydroxide Nitrate Nanocrystals and Examination of the Chemical and Structural Stability. J Phys Chem C 116, 10325-10332.

Xu ZP, Niebert M, Porazik K, Walker TL, Cooper HM, Middelberg APJ, Gray PP, Bartlett PF, Lu GQ. (2008) Subcellular compartment targeting of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles. J Control Release 130, 86-94.

Gu Z, Thomas A, Xu ZP, Campbell J, Lu GQ. (2008) In vitro sustained release of low molecular weight heparin from MgAl-layered double hydroxide nanohybrids. Chem Mater 20, 3715-3722.

Recent publications

Full list of publications available at UQ eSpace.

Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu section

Associate Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu's research

Includes research controlled preparation of anionic clay nanomaterials
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