Tenure track professors
Hongbo Zhang Associate Professor in Solutions for Health at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Dr. Zhang earned his PhD in Pharmacy in 2012 from the University of Helsinki. From March 2014 to October 2016, he worked as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, USA, focusing on functional materials and bioengineering. Following this, Zhang worked as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2019 at ÅAU on intracellular drug delivery to the heart. Zhang is specialized in nanomedicine, controlled drug delivery, microfluidics, imaging, molecular biology and drug metabolism. The primary aim of his research group is to design functional materials for biomedical and clinical applications. By September 2021, Zhang has published more than 120 papers in e.g. Nature Communications, PNAS, Cell Reports, and Advanced Materials. Moreover, he also has 3 patents and has filed 8 additional patents. Zhang is currently leading a research project on targeted delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 as an Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland (1.9.2019-31.8.2024).
Fang Cheng Assistant Professor in Solutions for Health at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, 2017-2019.