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Dr Yunhong Jiang

Department: Applied Sciences


  • Philosophy PhD January 24 2011
  • Member of Microbiology Society 2020
  • Member of RSC Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2019

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Yunhong Jiang is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) at Northumbria University.

His research interests cover a wide range including, Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanomaterials; Application of Nanotechnology in Built Environment, Food Packages, and Healthcare; Advanced Functional Bio-nanomaterials; Hygrothermal Performance of Composite Building Materials; Interactions between Bacterial Cell and Nanomaterials. His collaborative projects have extensively involved between biologists, chemists, social scientists and engineers.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Microbiology Society and a Certified Passive House Designer.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Chitosan-based melatonin bilayer coating for maintaining quality of fresh-cut products, Zhao, H., Wang, L., Belwal, T., Jiang, Y., Li, D., Xu, Y., Luo, Z., Li, L. 11 Feb 2020, In: Carbohydrate Polymers
  • Moisture buffer, fire resistance and insulation potential of novel bio-clay plaster, Jiang, Y., Phelipot-Mardele, A., Collet, F., Lanos, C., Lemke, M., Ansell, M., Hussain, A., Lawrence, M. 12 Feb 2020, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Natural plant-based aggregates and bio-composite panels with low thermal conductivity and high hygrothermal efficiency for applications in construction, Ansell, M., Lawrence, M., Jiang, Y., Shea, A., Hussain, A., Calabria-holley, J., Walker, P. 2020, Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials, Duxford, UK, Elsevier
  • Comparative moisture and heat sorption properties of fibre and shiv derived from hemp and flax, Jiang, Y., Lawrence, M., Hussain, A., Ansell, M., Walker, P. Jan 2019, In: Cellulose
  • Design and bio-applications of biological metal-organic frameworks, Sun, B., Bilal, M., Jia, S., Jiang, Y., Cui, J. Dec 2019, In: Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Development of novel building composites based on hemp and multi-functional silica matrix, Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Lawrence, M., Ansell, M., Jiang, Y., Schorr, D., Blanchet, P. 1 Jan 2019, In: Composites Part B: Engineering
  • Hygrothermal and mechanical characterisation of novel hemp shiv based thermal insulation composites, Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Lawrence, M., Jiang, Y. 10 Jul 2019, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Resilient hemp shiv aggregates with engineered hygroscopic properties for the building industry, Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Lawrence, M., Jiang, Y. 10 Jul 2019, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Cell wall microstructure, pore size distribution and absolute density of hemp shiv, Jiang, Y., Lawrence, M., Ansell, M., Hussain, A. Apr 2018, In: Royal Society Open Science


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