Huayu Cao

Huayu Cao

I started my Chemical engineering Ph.D from September, 2012. My research focuses on the polysteren beads and their interactions with the surface of nanofiltration membrane (NF 90, NF 270) and biofilm. I was responsible for the mathematical modelling of the project.
From October 2015, I started to work for DRIVE project as a research engineer in DRIVE project aims to establish a translational research program to develop advanced multimodal therapies and smart biomaterials that meet the stringent demands of islet transplantation to treat insulin-dependent diabetes. The transplanted islets to the type I diabetes patients failed after a short period of time because of anoxia. My research focuses on the oxygen transfer from BETA-gel to the implanted pancreases islets.

Currently I am working on the mass diffusion calculation of oxygen in the PFC emulsions. Also I have developed a diffusion-reaction model to test the oxygen consumption rate of islets.

My hobbies are basketball, photography, playing keyboard and computer games (Warcraft 3, DOTA).