Dr Ruirui Qiao

Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr. Ruirui Qiao is a research fellow in ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology at Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland. She received her BSc (2005) and MSc (2007) in pharmaceutical science in Peking University in China. From 2007 to 2016, she worked as a research assistant and associate in Institue of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS). In 2016, she was promoted to be an associated Professor in Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2017, she joined Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) as a research fellow within ARC Centre of Bio-Nano Science (CBNS) under the leadership and mentorship of Professor Tom Davis. In 2019, she relocated to AIBN, UQ as a research fellow and project co-leader on the development of improved contrast agent for molecular imaging of dieases.

Dr Qiao has made significant contributions to both research fields with work in synthetic methodology development, surface functionalisation, enhancing the physical properties of inorganic nanoparticles, as well as bioapplications in molecular imaging and drug delivery. She has publushed >60 peer reviewed articles in international top refereed journals such as ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Materials, Polymer Chemistry, and so on., with citation >3300 times (H-index = 29). Her current research focuses on the development of improved molecular imaging agents based on the fabrication of inorganic nanomaterials with functional polymers for the controlled delivery of therapeutics and diagnostic agents.


  • Doctor of Natural Science, University of the Chinese Academy of Science


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  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Qiao, Ruirui, Wang, Kun and Zhong, Jian (2018). Tumor-penetrating peptides. Peptide Applications in Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Bioengineering. (pp. 371-386) Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100736-5.00014-4

  • Qiao, Ruirui, Gao, Mingyuan and Galla, Hans-Joachim (2015). Nanoparticles: important tools to overcome the blood-brain barrier and their use for brain imaging. Soft matter nanotechnology: from structure to function. (pp. 109-130) edited by Xiaodong Chen and Harald Fuchs. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9783527682157.ch04

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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