Professor Gordon Xu

Senior Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
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Associate 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). Associate Professor Xu and his colleagues have received funding from the ARC and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) totalling more than $5 million. Associate Professor Xu is an ARC and NHMRC referee.

Research Impacts


Clay nanomaterials for drug delivery and vaccines.


  • Bachelor of Science, U.S.T China
  • Master of Science, National University of Singapore
  • Doctor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore


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Book Chapter

  • Wu, Miaomiao, Zhang, Zexi, Yong, Jiaxi, Schenk, Peer M., Tian, Dihua, Xu, Zhi Ping and Zhang, Run (2022). Determination and Imaging of Small Biomolecules and Ions Using Ruthenium(II) Complex-Based Chemosensors. Metal Ligand Chromophores for Bioassays. (pp. 199-243) Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-19863-2_6

  • Tran, Huong D.N., Akther, Fahima, Xu, Zhi Ping and Ta, Hang T. (2022). Effects of nanoparticles on the blood coagulation system (nanoparticle interface with the blood coagulation system). Nanotechnology for hematology, blood transfusion, and artificial blood. (pp. 113-140) edited by Adil Denizli, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Mariappan Rajan, Mohammad Feroz Alam and Khaliqur Rahman. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-823971-1.00007-6

  • Li, Li, Zhou, Chun Hui and Xu, Zhi Ping (2019). Self-nanoemulsifying drug-delivery system and solidified self-nanoemulsifying drug-delivery system. Nanocarriers for drug delivery: nanoscience and nanotechnology in drug delivery. (pp. 421-449) edited by Shyam S. Mohapatra, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Raghvendra Kumar Mishra and Sabu Thomas. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814033-8.00014-X

  • Liang, Xiaowen, Wang, Haolu, Liu, Xin, Grice, Jeffrey, Xu, Zhi Ping and Roberts, Michael S. (2017). Related topic: Safety evaluation of nanomaterials. Skin permeation and disposition of therapeutic and cosmeceutical compounds. (pp. 313-322) edited by Kenji Sugibayashi. Tokyo, Japan: Springer Japan. doi: 10.1007/978-4-431-56526-0_28

  • Murthy, Vinuthaa, Xu, Zhi Ping and Smith, Sean C. (2015). Molecular Modeling of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery. Computational Pharmaceutics: Application of Molecular Modeling in Drug Delivery. (pp. 197-216) edited by Defang Ouyang and Sean C. Smith. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118573983.ch10

  • Zhou, J. Z., Xu, Z. P. and Qian, G. (2013). Effective phosphate removal using Ca-based layered double hydroxide materials. Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment. (pp. 153-168) edited by P. Lens, J. Virkutyte, V. Jegatheesan, Seung-Hyun Kim and S. Al-Abed. London, UK: IWA Publishing.

  • Gu, Z., Rolfe, Barbara E., Thomas, A. C., Campbell, Julie H., Lu, G. Q. Max and Xu, Z. P. (2012). Heparin-related nanomaterials. Heparin, properties, uses and side effects. (pp. 159-178) edited by David E. Piyathilake and Rhong Liang. New York, United States: Nova Science.

  • Jegatheesan, V., Virkutyte, J., Shu, L., Allen, J., Wang, Y., Searston, E., Xu, Z. P., Naylor, J., Pinchon, S., Teil, C., Navaratna, D. and Shon, H. K. (2012). Removal of lower molecular weight substances from water and wastewater: challenges and solutions. Wastewater treatment: Advanced processes and technologies. (pp. 275-318) edited by D. G. Rao, R. Senthilkumar, J. Anthony Byrne and S. Feroz. Boca Raton, FL, United States: Taylor & Francis.

  • Braterman, P. S., Xu, Z. P. and Yarberry, F. (2004). Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs). Handbook of Layered Materials. (pp. 373-474) edited by Scott M. Auerbach, Kathleen A. Carrado and Prabir K. Dutta. New York, N.Y. U.S.A.: Marcel Dekker. doi: 10.1201/9780203021354.ch8

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