Principal Investigator

Dr. Liangfang Zhang
Professor
Department of Nanoengineering

Department of Bioengineering
Moores Cancer Center
Director
Chemical Engineering Program
 

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 postdoc 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. He joined the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego as Assistant Professor in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2012 and to Professor in 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 COVID-19 research paper was published in Nano Letters (6/17/20)
Dr. Zhang was elected to the AAAS Fellows (11/27/18)
Qiangzhe's paper was published in Nature Nanotechnology (9/3/18)
Dr. Zhang was featured by Nature SPOTLIGHT (11/29/17)
Dr. Zhang received the 2017 Kabiller Young Investigator Award (9/27/17)
Dr. Zhang received the 2017 U.S. ASPIRE Award (4/25/17)
Dr. Zhang received Popular Science's 2016 Brilliant 10 Award (9/6/16)
Jack, Ronnie and Brian's paper was published in Nature (9/16/15)
Our collaboration paper was published in Nature (7/22/15)
Dr. Zhang was elected to the AIMBE's College of Fellows (1/15/15)
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)
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)