Dr Gang Zheng

Dr Gang Zheng
  • Senior Lecturer

Lectures in

  • Essential Chemistry 2 (300803)
  • Pharmacokinetics (300912)
  • BEng with major in Bioengineering (Hubei University of Technology)
  • MEng with major in Environmental Informatics (HUST)
  • PhD in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Western Sydney University)
Contact DetailsDr Gang Zheng
Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group
School of Science
Campbelltown Campus, Building 21.1.25
Western Sydney University
Penrith South NSW 2751
E-mail: g.zheng@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: [+61 2] 4620 3729


Dr Gang Zheng started his scientific research career in 2003 while pursuing a MEng degree at HUST (China). His early research interests focused on the development of novel QSPR and QSAR models for predicting the chemical and biological properties of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by utilising artificial neural networks (ANNs). In 2005, he moved to Sydney to pursue a PhD in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on an IPRS scholarship under the supervision of Prof. William S. Price. He finished his PhD study in three years with four high quality journal publications that have already received more than 120 citations in total. After working as postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Price’s group for one and half years, he secured a research lecturer position at Western Sydney University in 2010.

Since then, his research has been focusing on the development of novel diffusion NMR techniques and their applications in environmental and food sciences. Recently, he has also developed research interests in the study of proton exchange by NMR saturation transfer. A study on thiol-water proton exchange led by Mr Johnny Chen (Gang’s PhD student) has given birth to some exciting findings, indicating the potential application of a commonly used pharmaceutical drug, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), to the generation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast.

Up to 2020, Dr Zheng has generated 44 journal papers, 5 book chapters, 2 patent cooperation treaty (PCT) publications, and holds an h-index of 13 (Scopus).


Dr G. Zheng publications (PDF, 326.04 KB) (opens in a new window)