Liangfang Zhang



Research Focus
Biomimetic nanomedicine for drug delivery, detoxification, vaccination and diagnosis

Research Summary

We work on the design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation of lipid- and 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 materials science & engineering, chemical & molecular engineering, chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine. Please visit our group webpage for more detailed information.

Liangfang Zhang
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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 Fall 2008.