Researcher

Dr Kang Liang

My Expertise

Nanostructured materials, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, nanobiointerface, biomimetic materials, porous materials, metal-organic frameworks, polymers, biocatalysis, nanotechnology

Biography

Dr Kang Liang is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and UNSW Scientia Fellow. He received his Bachelor (Hon) and PhD degree from The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2014. After conferral of his PhD, he joined CSIRO Manufacturing under the Office-of-the-Chief-Executive (OCE) scheme in 2014 as a research fellow and then became a research scientist. In 2017, he joined the School of Chemical...view more

Dr Kang Liang is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and UNSW Scientia Fellow. He received his Bachelor (Hon) and PhD degree from The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2014. After conferral of his PhD, he joined CSIRO Manufacturing under the Office-of-the-Chief-Executive (OCE) scheme in 2014 as a research fellow and then became a research scientist. In 2017, he joined the School of Chemical Engineering and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Dr Liang is also an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne and Monash University. He is an awardee of Victoria Fellowship in Physical Sciences in 2017.

 

 Research interests

  • Nano-micro-bio systems

       Nano-structured materials, design, synthesis and applications

  • Composite metal-organic frameworks and coordination polymers

        Fundamental chemistry and new biotechnology applications of coordination network materials 

  • Biomimetics and biomineralization

        Biomimetic synthesis and applications new materials 

  • Nano-bio interfaces

Google Scholar profile

 

Selected publications

  • Y Chu, J Hou, C Boyer, JJ Richardson,* K Liang,* J Xu* "Biomimetic synthesis of coordination network materials: Recent advances in MOFs and MPNs" Appl. Mater. Today 2018, 10, 93-105.
  • JJ Richardson,* K Liang* ”Nano‐Biohybrids: In Vivo Synthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks inside Living Plants“ Small 2018, 141702958.
  • K Liang,* JJ Richardson, CJ Doonan, X Mulet, Y Ju, J Cui, F Caruso, P Falcaro* "An Enzyme‐Coated Metal–Organic Framework Shell for Synthetically Adaptive Cell Survival" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 8510.
  • K Liang,* JJ Richardson, J Cui, F Caruso, CJ Doonan, P Falcaro* "Metal–Organic Framework Coatings as Cytoprotective Exoskeletons for Living Cells" Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 7910.
  • K Liang,* C Carbonell, MJ Styles, R Ricco, J Cui, JJ Richardson, D Maspoch, F Caruso, P Falcaro* "Biomimetic Replication of Microscopic Metal–Organic Framework Patterns Using Printed Protein Patterns" Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7293.
  • K Liang,* R Ricco, CM Doherty, MJ Styles, S Bell, N Kirby, S Mudie, D Haylock, AJ Hill, CJ Doonan, P Falcaro* "Biomimetic mineralization of metal-organic frameworks as protective coatings for biomacromolecules" Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7240.
  • K Liang, JJ Richardson, H Ejima, GK Such, J Cui, F Caruso* "Peptide‐Tunable Drug Cytotoxicity via One‐Step Assembled Polymer Nanoparticles" Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 2398.
  • K Liang, GK Such, APR Johnston, Z Zhu, H Ejima, JJ Richardson, J Cui, F Caruso* "Endocytic pH‐Triggered Degradation of Nanoengineered Multilayer Capsules" Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 1901.
  • JJ Richardson, K Liang, K Kempe, H Ejima, J Cui, F Caruso* "Immersive Polymer Assembly on Immobilized Particles for Automated Capsule Preparation" Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6874.
  • H Ejima, JJ Richardson, K Liang, JP Best, MP van Koeverden, GK Such, J Cui, F Caruso* "One-Step Assembly of Coordination Complexes for Versatile Film and Particle Engineering" Science 2013, 341, 154.
  • K Liang, GK Such, Z Zhu, SJ Dodds, APR Johnston, J Cui, H Ejima, F Caruso* "Engineering cellular degradation of multilayered capsules through controlled cross-linking" ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10186.
  • K Liang, GK Such, Z Zhu, Y Yan, H Lomas, F Caruso* "Charge‐Shifting Click Capsules with Dual‐Responsive Cargo Release Mechanisms" Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, H273.

 

We welcome highly motivated final year research project students and postgraduate students to join our group.

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Location

Chemical Science Building (F10), UNSW Sydney, Kensington

Contact

+61 2 93854337