Dr. Lifeng Kang

Lifeng Kang is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. His laboratory is focused on microscale technologies and 3D printing for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Dr. Kang has published 3 books, 5 book chapters, 69 peer-reviewed journal articles (56 as the main author), 81 abstracts and filed 7 patent applications (2 granted, 3 licensed to 3 companies). His work has been published in leading journals such as Advanced Drug Delivery Review, Journal of Controlled release, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Advanced Functional Materials, Biofabrication, Biomaterials Science.
He is highly interested in innovation. Three of his patents have been licensed to 3 companies, including 2 start-ups, for drug testing (skinetrate.com ) and drug delivery (nusmetics.com), led by his doctorate students and postdoctoral researchers. In addition, another doctorate student also started his own company on pharmaceutical 3D printing (crafthealth.me). He is committed in training students. He has supervised 11 postgraduate students, as their primary advisor. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Dr. Kang obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006 on drug delivery. Afterwards he was awarded a prestigious NUS-OPF fellowship and travelled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study tissue engineering by using microfabricated hydrogel. He returned to NUS in 2009 to work as lecturer for teaching. In 2017, he joined the University of Sydney (USYD) as a lecturer for research and teaching. In 2019, he spent 2 months in Stanford University to study cardiomyocyte biology and was promoted to a senior lecturer. He also studied hydrogel as drug carriers for his MSc degree in China Pharmaceutical University where he completed his undergraduate study as well. More information can be found at his web site: kanglab.net

Dr. Lifeng Kang

Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health University of Sydney

Pharmacy and Bank Building A15, NSW 2006, Australia

Office: +61 286276361

Mobile: +61 403450819

Email: lifeng.kang@sydney.edu.au