Marine bio-tech innovator

Wei Zhang FTSE

Wei Zhang New Fellows 2022

Professor WeiZhangFTSE 

Research Director, Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre; Founding Director, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development, Flinders University (SA) 

Professor Zhangisan inspiring leader in marine biorefinery and bioproduct development technologies, and he has passionately pursued an overarching career driving translational research with industry impacts. 

An entrepreneurial academic champion, Wei’s vision to connect formerly disparate marine bioproducts research and commercial sectors led to growing Australia’s industry R&D capability and market impacts into a new 3rd-Gen marine bioproducts industry,sustainably utilising Australian untapped marine bioresources. 

He was the driving force behind ground-breaking work in functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and biomaterials, leading to the successful $270m Marine Bioproducts CRC.Wei’s advanced bio-refinery technologiesallowAustralia to use untappeduniquemarinebioresourcessustainably, creating new sectors for Australia’s research ecosystem and economy