Xiang Zhang


Xiang Zhang

Dr Xiang Zhang, the Royal Society Industry Fellow at University of Cambridge, is a materials scientist and one of the leading biomaterials and medical devices experts in the world with 33 years combined experience, 17 years in academia and 16 years in industry. He places particular emphasis on carrying out fundamental but applied research as he believes that this in depth fundamental understanding of specific scientific issues is the key to the design and development of successful medical products for industry to benefit society. Dr Zhang undertook his PhD and postdoctoral research at Cranfield University where he studied materials physics and nano-fracture mechanics of organic and inorganic hybrid materials and developed new materials for ICI the largest chemical manufacturer in Britain at that time. He was awarded an industrial fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 1995. His industry experience was gained at Abbott in 1999, where, as Principal Scientist, his work covered almost all aspects of medical materials and devices from R&D and manufacturing. Further industrial experiences were gained with Cambridge NanoTech and Lucideon as Consultant Director and Principal Consultant respectively, working for worldwide clients to provide materials solutions for pharmaceutical companies and research institutes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Society Industry Fellow, University of Cambridge and Principal Consultant, Lucideon, Stoke-on-Trent, UK