Functional Materials for Medicine Research Group

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.

Group leader

Prof. Hongbo Zhang, D.Sc.(Tech.)
Professor in Pharmaceutical Development
Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Åbo Akademi University




Research topics

  • Functional materials
  • Drug delivery
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Clinical translation