A/Prof. Chun-Xia Zhao is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Group Leader at Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland, Australia. She leads a research team with a focus on the development of micro and nanostructures based on bio-inspired engineering and microfluidics for controlled release and drug delivery. She has been focusing on innovative research as evidenced by her five patents. Zhao’s research has attracted more than $4 M in research funding since 2011, including four Australian Research Council projects as the lead investigator, two national prestigious fellowship, ten UQ grants, as well as industry funding. Dr Zhao has been recognised for scientific excellence with a 2016 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award. She has built extensive collaborations with scientists at top universities such as Harvard University, Cornell University, etc. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board member for several journals.