Principal Investigator

Dr. Liangfang Zhang
Professor
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

    Our research aims to create cutting-edge biomimetic nanotechnologies and exploit them to study and solve complex biological problems that are associated with human diseases. One major research goal is to overcome the various therapeutic barriers in the treatment of cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection. We also seek to understand the fundamental sciences at the interface of nanomedicine and biology. Overall, our research program covers a broad scope of multidisciplinary areas including chemical & biomolecular engineering, materials science, chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine.
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Our collaboration paper was accepted for publication in Nature (6/11/15)
Zhiqing's paper was accepted for publication in ACS Nano (5/30/15)
Fei's paper was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials (3/30/15)
Weiwei's paper was accepted for publication in Nano Letters (1/23/15)
Dr. Zhang was elected to the AIMBE's College of Fellows (1/15/15)
Kun's paper was accepted for publication in PNAS (10/24/14)
Jon's paper was accepted for publication in PNAS (8/8/14)
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)