LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 31, 2015) — As part of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering’s commitment to bring the best intellectual minds and research creativity to campus, the 2015 Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lecture Series will feature two experts, David Edwards and Kinam Park, who are developing novel techniques for sensory and drug delivery.
Kinam Park, Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor of pharmaceutics at Purdue University, is also at the forefront of developing new innovations in the field of engineering and health. He has studied drug delivery systems for more than three decades, and his research has focused on oral delivery, drug-device combination products, long-term microparticle formulations and targeted delivery.
Park has co-authored and co-edited seven books in the area of controlled drug delivery and edited special journal issues in the area of protein- and cell-repellent surfaces and in the area of hydrogels. In 2001, Park founded Akina, Inc., which specializes in polymers for drug delivery, and he is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Controlled Release.
David J. Love, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Mark S. Lundstrom, the Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Kinam Park, the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering are among seven Purdue faculty members who have been selected to the New York-based Thomson Reuters’ list of "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014".