Liang Luo


Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates

Supervisor of Master's Candidates



Department:School of Life Science and Technology

Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Discipline:Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D., Chemistry, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, USA, May 2009

M.S., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Nankai University, China, June 2004

B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China, June 2001

Professional Experience

Professor, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 02/2016-present

  • Synthesis of functional organic materials for biomedical applications

  • Regulation of tumor microenvironment by nanomedicine

Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA. 04/2012-01/2016

  • Enabled drug delivery through the design of formulations appropriate to the pharmaceutical and pharmacological tasks, including discovery pharmaceutics support to 5 early candidate nominations.

  • Developed novel formulations for sustained release of drug candidates based on lyotropic liquid crystals and applied the formulations in the in vivo studies.

  • Solid form screening of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and key pharmaceutical intermediates for scaled up multi-step synthesis.

  • Inspected the interactions (chemical reactions, hydrogen bonding, salt formation, and charge transfer) between drug molecules and polymer excipients and the impact of the interactions on drug delivery.

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS), University of Minnesota, USA. 06/2009–03/2012.

  • Solid-state polymerization on electrodes

  • Length dependent conduction study on long molecular wires


Public Services

  • Committee member, Nano-Oncology Division of China Anti-Cancer Association 10/2018-present

  • President, Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association-Connecticut Chapter (SAPA-CT), 01/2016–01/2017

  • President-elect, SAPA-CT, 03/2015-01/2016

  • Member, Executive Committee, SAPA-CT, 2014–present 

Project Undertaken:

  •  The National Key R&D Program of China, The Ministry of Science and Technology (Sub-project Leader)

  •  The National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2 projects (Project Leader)

  •  China Young 1000-Talent Plan

  • "3551 Optical Valley Talent Plan" of Wuhan city

  • "Key Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurship Team" of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council

  •  Huazhong University of Science and Technology to tackle COVID-19

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