Dr. Zhao is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Dakota, USA. She has worked in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology for 18 years. She has authored for more than 90 publications and holds seven issued patents. Currently, she is the Principle Investigator for three major research grants from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Dr. Zhao’s research group is focused on the development of various nanomaterials and applications of these nanomaterials in biological studies. Dr. Zhao received both her BS and Ph.D. degree from Jilin University, China.