Dr Wenyue Zou

Postdoctoral Researcher

RMIT University

Dr Wenyue Zou is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Sir Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility at RMIT University. Her work focuses on the discovery of light-responsive materials and their applications in solving real-world problems, such as smart antibacterial agents to combat antibiotic resistance, and colorimetric sensor technologies for wearable sensing and point-of-care devices.

Wenyue has a B.Sc. in pharmaceutic preparation and an M.Sc. in pharmaceutical analysis from China Pharmaceutical University. She came to Australia in 2014 with the intention to be a homemaker. However, her passion for research and drive to study further resulted in her deciding to do a PhD. She joined Prof. Vipul Bansal’s Nanobiotechnology Research Laboratory (NBRL) at RMIT in 2015 and obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry in December 2018.

Wenyue is passionate about using scientific knowledge to achieve viable solutions to problems we face on a day-to-day basis and believes her story can inspire others to pursue careers in STEM. She was the recipient of top 10 innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review (2019), Australia’s most innovative engineers (2020), and Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (2020, postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19).

Dr Wenyue Zou is a Superstar of STEM.