Research group: Functional Materials for Medicine

Functional Materials have played more and more critical role in development of novel treatment methods for different diseases. Our group focus on designing all kinds of functional materials, at different scales, to solve clinical and biological problems. We have broad collaborations with hospitals, and most of our projects have clinical doctors involved and initial from a real-life clinical question. Our group is multidisciplinary,  which interplay between physics, materials science, synthetic organic chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine. We aim that many of our designs could be clinical applicable in future, and to have a great social impact in treating diseases. 

Contact: hongbo.zhang@abo.fi

Alumni

Marcela Rivera, MSc. Internship, University of Turku (Biomedical imaging) (2021-2022)

Şerife Beyza Türe, MSc. Internship, Bülent Ecevit University, Erasmus, Turkey (2021) 

Bhawana Ghimire, Master student, Internship, ÅAU (2021)

Prof. Sergej Filippov, Visiting Professor, Harvard University, USA (2019-2021)

Cassandre Rouanet, thesis worker, Institut Universitaire Technologique Génie Biologique of Laval, Erasmus, France (2021)​

Brajesh Shrestha, MSc thesis worker, ÅAU (2020-2021)

Assoc. Prof. Junnian Zhou, Visiting Professor, China (2019-2021)

Assoc. Prof. Yong Guo, Visiting Professor, China (2019-2021)

Assoc. Prof. Ye Liang, Visiting Professor, China (2019-2020)

Assoc. Prof. You Zhou, Visiting Scholar, China (2019-2020)

Dr. Yulong Han, Visiting Scholar, Harvard/MIT (2019-2020)

Tzu-Chen Rautio, MSc thesis worker, UTU (2019-2021)

Doroteja Bednjanec, MSc thesis worker, ÅAU (2019-2021)

Deependra Yadav, MSc thesis worker, UTU (2019-2021)

Dado Tokic, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development (2019-2020)

Wanping He, Msc thesis worker, China (2018-2019)

Laura Leenesonne, MSc thesis worker, Ghent University/Erasmus, Belgium (2019)​

Ahmed Hassan Ibrahim, Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Egypt (2018-2019)

​​Abrar Taiseer, MSc thesis worker,  UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)

Mariam Gouda, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)

​Alexandra Manea, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)

Associate Prof. Ming Ma, China (2018)

Associate Prof. Yuezhou Zhang, China (2016-2018)

Tanzeela Bashir, Intership, Oulu University (2018)

Rukiye Nur Akpolat, Intership, Erasmus, Turkey (2018)

Minghua Yao, Tongji University Affiliated Hospital, China (2018)

Korbinian Weisensee, MSc thesis worker, Erasmus, Germany (2017-2018)

Shahadat Hossain, Research Assistant (2017-2018)

Jing Tu, postdoc, the Netherlands/China (2017-2018)

Bram Bogaert, MSc thesis worker, Ghent, Erasmus, Belgium (2017)