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Dr. ZHANG Kangyi

Scientist II/Co-Mgr, CCT, Soft Materials


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way, #08-03 Innovis, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Nanoparticle and hydrogel drug delivery systems
  • Nanodiamonds for cancer and glaucoma treatment
  • Rational and rapid drug screening and optimization
  • Nanodiamond and fullerene for personal care application

Synthesis, characterization and surface modification of nanoparticles

Automated Liquid Handling Pipet Robot

Cell culture and bacteria culture

Spectroscopy and Microscopy

Fabrication of Thermogels and Hydrogels

Nikon Corporation: Biocompatibility and Anti-Bacteria Characterization of Nikon Coatings

JCS-Echigo Pte Ltd: Improved Detergent Formulations for Sustainable and Efficient Cleaning


2007 – Genome Institute of Singapore (2 months)

2009-2010 – Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

2015-present – Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

BS Brown University

MS Northwestern University

PhD University of California – Los Angeles

A*STAR Honors Roll (2007,2008,2009)

Nanoscale Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry) community board

Tau Beta Pi

Phi Beta Kappa

Characterization of Membrane Materials and Membrane Coatings for Bioreactor Units of Bioartificial Kidneys
Ni M, Teo JC, Ibrahim MS, Zhang K, Tasnim F, Chow PY, Zink D, Ying JY
Biomaterials 2011 32 (6) ; 1465-76

Engineering Nanoparticulate Diamond for Applications in Nanomedicine and Biology
Man HB, Zhang K, Robinson E, Chow EK, Ho D
Chapter 15 Ultrananocrystalline Diamond 2nd Edition 2012 Shenderova, Elsevier

Diamond Nanogel-Embedded Contact Lenses Mediate Lysozyme-Dependent Therapeutic Release
Kim HJ, Zhang K, Moore L, Ho D
ACS Nano 2014 8 (3) ; 2998–3005

Mechanism-Independent Optimization of Combinatorial Nanodiamond and Unmodified Drug Delivery Using a Phenotypically-Driven Platform Technology
Wang H, Lee DK, Chen KY, Chen JY, Zhang K, Silva A, Ho CM, Ho D
ACS Nano 2015 9 (3) ; 3332-3344

Thermogels: In Situ Gelling Biomaterial
Liow SS, Dou Q, Kai D, Karim AA, Zhang K, Xu F, Loh XJ
ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 2016 2 ; 295-316

Biocompatible pH-Responsive Nanoparticles with a Core-Anchored Multilayered Shell of Triblock Copolymers 
for Enhanced Cancer Therapy

Ellis E, Zhang K, Lin Q, Ye E, Poma A, Battaglia G, Loh XJ, Lee TC
Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2017
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00654C

Sustainable and Antioxidant Lignin-Polyester Copolymers and Nanofibers for Potential Healthcare Applications
Kai D, Zhang K, Jiang L, Wong HZ, Li Z, Zhang Z, Loh XJ
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2017
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00850

Electrospun Pectin-Polyhydroxybutyrate Nanofibers for Retinal Tissue Engineering
Chan SY, Chan QY, Liu Z, Parikh BH, Zhang K, Lin Q, Su X, Kai D, Choo WS, Young DJ, and Loh XJ
ACS Omega 2017. 2(12), 8959-8968
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01604

Strong and Biocompatible Lignin / Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Composite Nanofibers
Kai D, Chong HM, Chow LP, Jiang L, Lin Q, Zhang K, Loh XJ
Composite Science and Technology 2018, 158, 26-33
DOI: 10.1016/j. compscitech.2018.01.046

Polyester Elastomers for Soft Tissue Engineering
Ye H*, Zhang K*, Kai D, Li Z, Loh XJ
Chemistry Society Reviews 2018
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00161H

Diamond Nanogel-Embedded Contact Lens for Lysozyme Triggered Glaucoma Therapy
Kim HJ, Zhang K, Ho D
Northwestern University, NU2014-005

Novel Optimized Drug Combinations for Drug-Resistant and Drug-Sensitive Multiple Myeloma Developed using a Systematic Phenotypic Personalized Medicine Platform
Zhang K, Silva A, Ho C-M, Ho D
University of California, Los Angeles, Case No. 2015-795

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