2017 University Distinguished Visitor - Professor Kinam Park Event as iCalendar

20 November 2017 - 28 November 2017

Venue: See table below

Professor Kinam Park

The School of Pharmacy, FMHS, the University of Auckland is delighted to host Professor Kinam Park, the 2017 University Distinguished Visitor in November 2017.

Professor Kinam Park (Ph.D., Wisconsin) is Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Pharmaceutics at Purdue University, USA. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Controlled Release (JCR), which publishes research articles in all aspects of delivery science and technology.

He is the founder of Akina, Inc., specialising in specialty polymers used in drug delivery systems and biomedical devices.

He started his research career under the guidance of the late Professor Joseph R. Robinson who was one of the pioneers in controlled drug delivery technology.

For the last 30 years, he has been working on controlled release formulations in oral, local, and injectable delivery systems. His current research focuses on mechanistic understanding of long-acting depot formulations.

Professor Park has published more than 500 articles including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and JCR cover stories in the area of drug delivery and pharmaceutics, and delivered invited lectures throughout the world. He has worked with more than 100 students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists.

Professor Park is invited by the New Zealand Local Chapter of CRS (www.nzcrs.org.nz) as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 NZ-Australia CRS joint workshop (22-23 November), also to be held on Grafton Campus.

To register please visit:


 Date Time  Activities / Topics Venues 
Monday 20 November 10am - 3pm  Individual meetings   Building 505, Level 3, Room 505-329B (in
School of Pharmacy) 
Tuesday 21 November 10 am - 12 pm    Writing Workshop:   Building 501, Basement, Room 501-B19
(Robb Lecture Theatre)
Wed 22 and Thur 23 November All day NZ-AUS CRS Workshop - Keynote Speaker Building 505, Ground floor,
Lecture Theatre 505-011
Monday  27 November 2 - 4 pm  School Seminars: The drug delivery field at the inflection point: Time for new thinking. Building 505, Ground floor,
Room 505-003 (Liggins Seminar Room)     
Tuesday  28 November 1.30 - 2.30 pm  Faculty seminar: The role of drug delivery in drug development. Building 505, Ground floor,
Room 505-003 (Liggins Seminar Room)
Wednesday  29 November  10 am – 2 pm  Individual meetings  Building 505, Ground floor,
Room 505-003 (Liggins Seminar Room)

For further information please contact: Dr Zimei Wu, School of Pharmacy, FMHS, UoA