The Electrochemical and Bioelectronic Interface Group is led by Dr Yunlong Zhao. Its current membership is a mix of researchers and students from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey.

Principal Investigator


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Dr Yunlong Zhao

Associate Professor in Energy Storage and Bioelectronics Design


1. Office 1M04A, Dyson Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

2. Room G9-A10, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, TW11 0LW, UK

1. Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London

2. Electromagnetic & Electrochemical Technologies Department, National Physical Laboratory

Dr Yunlong Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. He also holds a joint appointment at the National Physical Laboratory (UK) as a Senior Scientist and a visiting academic position at the University of Surrey. Yunlong carried out his postdoctoral and doctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, where he conducted research in bioelectronic materials and devices, and nano-bio interface. He also received his undergraduate and postgraduate research training at the Wuhan University of Technology, with a focus on electrochemical energy storage and electrochemical probing.

Yunlong gained highly multidisciplinary research experience in material science, electrochemistry, electrophysiology, electronic engineering, biomedical engineering and nano-bio interface. He has developed a series of novel bioelectronics, sensors, energy storage devices, and their integration into 2D on-chip and 3D soft systems for the in-depth studies of electrophysiology and electrochemical energy storage, with over 100 publications published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Materials, PNAS, etc. His work has attracted widespread attention from academics, media and industries. Due to his academic contributions, Yunlong has received numerous prestigious awards, e.g., the Second-Class Prize of State Natural Science Award, the Wiley-VCH Rising Stars, the Top 5 finalist for the USERN prize, etc.

Currently, he leads the Electrochemical and Bioelectronic Interface group at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, as well as a member of the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group, Centre for Processable Electronics, etc. A list of all of Yunlong's papers can be found on his Google Scholar page.


Current group members 

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Yi Gong

Research Assistant/PhD Student 

Implantable sensors for multiparametric battery monitoring

Ming Xu

PhD Student

Injectable power devices for biomedical applications

Surajit Kar

PhD Student

Nanoelectronic probes for high-resolution interrogation of living cells

Shaoyin Li

PhD Student

Patternable solid-state micro-batteries for miniaturized electronics

Berjaeu Officer

PhD Student/NPL Scientist

Bioelectronics and electronic scaffolds for physiological tissue interrogation

Xi Ren

PhD Student

Fully biocompatible power sources for sustainable soft bioelectronics

Guangpeng Zhang

PhD Student 

(Principal Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang, University of Surrey)

Multimodal on-chip electrochemical testing platform

Yunke Wang

PhD Student  / 

(Principal Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang, University of Surrey)

Sensors for pouch cell monitoring


Former Group Members

Name Current Position Affiliation
Dr. Kai Yang Assistant professor University of Surrey
Dr. Xuhui Yao Higher Scientist National Physical Laboratory
Dr. Dannielle Cox-Pridmore Senior Research Associate  University of East Anglia
Dr. Jinxin Bi Senior Engineering Bruker Corporation
Dr. Manman Wang Publishing Editor The Royal Society of Chemistry