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Xiang Zhang

Xiang Zhang

Royal Society Industry Fellow
University of Cambridge
UK

Biography

Dr. Xiang Zhang, Royal Society Industry Fellow of University of Cambridge, has over 33 years combined academia (17 years) and industrial (16 years) experience in advanced materials science and technology, an expert in polymer and polymeric hybrid materials science and technology. Dr Zhang is also Head of the Lucideon Cambridge School of Advanced Materials and Head of Medical Materials and Devices. He is the author of three books “Inorganic Biomaterials”, “Inorganic Controlled Release Technology” and “Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers - Materials and Properties” (to be published by Elsevier). As a materials scientist, he is passionate on “Science for Industry “and believes fundamental but applied sciences are the keys to solve industrial problems as well as develop good products that are much-needed by the society. Dr. Zhang undertook his PhD and postdoctoral research at Cranfield University where he studied materials physics and micro-mechanics and micro-fracture mechanics of polymeric hybrid (organic and inorganic) materials. After spending a further four years on research for industrial applications, he was awarded an industrial fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 1995, where he carried out research on polymer ductile to brittle transition employing synchrotron X-ray (SAXS, WAXS) to study in situ deformation and fracture at nanometre scales, the results of which lead to completion of ductile to brittle transition theories in view of nano-mechanics and nano-fracture mechanics. Dr. Zhang’s industry experience was gained in leading international healthcare companies, where, as Principal Scientist, his work covered almost all aspects of medical materials and devices from R&D and manufacturing support to failure analysis and QC. Prior to joining Lucideon, Xiang worked as Director of a technology company, in the field of nano-conductive materials and diagnostic medical devices.

Research Interest

Medical Materials,Polymers, Materials Physics