The University of Sydney
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Dr. Lifeng Kang

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Dr. Lifeng Kang is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, School of Pharmacy. His laboratory is focused on microscale technologies and 3D printing for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Dr. Kang has published 3 books, 64 peer-reviewed papers (52 as the main author), 81 abstracts and filed 7 patent applications (2 granted). His work has been published in leading journals such as Advanced Drug Delivery Review, Journal of Controlled release, Advanced Functional Materials, Biofabrication, Biomaterials Science.

He is highly interested in innovation. Two of his patents have been licensed to 2 start-up companies for drug testing ( and drug delivery (, led by his doctorate students and postdoctoral researchers. In addition, another doctorate student also started his own company on pharmaceutical 3D printing ( He is committed in training students. He has supervised 10 postgraduate students. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is also investigating mastery learning in university educations.

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:


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



Kang Lab, Pharmacy and Bank Building A15, Science Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia