Dr. Ruikun Zhao
Dr. Ruikun Zhao Senior Lecturer
Bio
Education
Technical Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Senior Lecturer, Preparatory Program

Dr. Ruikun Zhao is a Senior Lecturer in the Preparatory Program at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to his current appointment, he joined London South Bank University in the UK as a Lecturer in 2013. During his PhD study at University of East Anglia (UEA) UK, he carried out the research about the ‘Spectroscopy of Redox States of Flavin relevant to Photoactive Flavoprotein’ with high impact publications in journals such as JACS and PCCP. He is the fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) and was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgCHE) in 2015.

Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgCHE), UK, 2015
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Recognised since 2015
  • PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, 2013
  • MSc in Material Science/Polymer Technology, Loughborough University, UK, 2008
  • BSc in Applied Chemistry, Loughborough University, UK, 2006
Technical Areas
  • General Chemistry;
  • Mathematics/Statistics.
Research Interests
  • Spectroscopy Analysis of Flavin;
  • Photoactive Flavoprotein;
  • Ultrafast Transient Infra-Red/UV;
  • Rheology of Materials;
  • Nano-Particle Centered Protein Crystallization.