Principal Investigator

Dr. Liangfang Zhang
Department of Nanoengineering

Moores Cancer Center

    Prof. Liangfang Zhang received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Steve Granick. He was a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT during 2006-2008. He holds B.E. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China. He joined the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego as Assistant Professor in July 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in March 2012 and to Professor in July 2014.

Our Research

    We work on the design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation of lipid- and/or polymer-based nanostructured biomaterials. One specific interest lies in developing nanomaterials for healthcare and other medical applications, for example, drug delivery to improve or enable treatments of human diseases. In addition, we also seek to understand the fundamental sciences underlying the arenas of nanomedicine. Overall, our research covers a broad scope of multidisciplinary areas including chemical & molecular engineering, materials science, chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine.
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Spotlight [More news...]

Dr. Zhang received the 2014 Allan P. Colburn Award from AIChE (7/1/14)
Dr. Zhang was promoted to Professor (7/1/14)
Our research was featured by Science Nation [video] (4/28/14)
Ronnie's paper was accepted for publication in Nano Letters (3/27/14)
Weiwei's paper was accepted for publication in ACS Nano (2/1/14)
Jack, Ronnie and Brian's paper was accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology (10/29/13)
Dr. Zhang received a 2013 TR35 Innovator Award (8/21/13)
Jack and Ronnie's paper was accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology (3/12/13)