Dr Zhugen Yang, NERC Fellow, MC Fellow, MRSC, AFHEA
Lecturer & NERC Fellow
PhD(2012 Lyon), MSs(SYSU) & BSc(HIT)
Profile at Cranfield
Research ID, Google Scholar (H=23, 1/2021)
Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
Tel: +44 1234 758310
Dr Zhugen Yang is currently heading UKCRIC-funded sensors lab at Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI). His multidisciplinary team focuses on the development of low-cost, rapid and point-of-use sensors and devices for environmental science (e.g. microbial contamination in drinking water), public health (e.g. wastewater epidemiology for infectious disease including COVID-19, illicit drugs), and biomedical diagnostics (e.g. infectious disease and cancer).
Dr Yang was awarded a prestigious UK NERC Fellowship to start his independent academic career in 2018, leading a group on Advanced Sensors for Water-Environment-Health nexus. He was appointed as a Lecturer (UK tenure) at The University of Glasgow's James Watt School of Engineering, before relocating to Cranfield University in 2019. He completed a postdoc at the University of Cambridge and EU Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Bath, after he earned his PhD in Micro and Nanotechnology at the University of Lyon (Ecole Centrale, France), MSc (SYSU) and BEng (HIT) in China.
His research has been sponsored with over £2.5M, from UKRI (EPSRC, NERC, BBSRC), Royal Academy of Engineering and industry, leading to over 50 referred articles (including PNAS, ES&T, Water Res, ACS Nano, AC, B&B, TrAC), several patents and a number of invited/keynote talks at international conference. He serves as editor of special issue for “TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry”(IF 9.8), and editor of the book on Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier). His work has been featured in Science Magazine, as well as media coverages including BBC (BBC News, Science Action), Washington Post, Yahoo, China Daily etc.
Fellowship, Awards & Honours (Selected)
2020 Outstanding presentation for ECR at UK EBNet
2019 Outstanding academic presentation at UK-CARE
2018 UK NERC NPIF Independent Personal Fellowship
2013 EU Marie Curie Fellowship, EU FP7;
2013-8 Travel grant from UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), British Council etc.( > £15K, ~10 times);
2011 Doctoral Travel grant for international conference, University of Lyon, France;