Song Li

PhD Students

Ph.D. (2015)


Research Interest

  1.      Irradiation controlled drug release from photosensitive polymeric membrane, nanoparticles, or other drug delivery systems (DDS). Novel DDS requires response to environmental factors, such as pH, heat, magnetic fields, irradiation, blood glucose and other molecules. Based on those responses, the release of molecules can be tuned according to the physical environmental changes after administration, or can even be controlled by factors out of body. Among those factors, irradiation is easily available and controllable in real life, and therefore very attractive.

  2.      Design and characterization of controlled drug delivery through non-invasive routes, including oral, gastrointestinal and transdermal DDS. A typical and widely-used invasive administration is injection, which causes pain of patients, extremely lowering their compliance. Besides, long term of injections may result physical injury. On the contrary, Non-invasive administrations, for example, oral solid formulations and transdermal patches, can obtain a higher compliance and therefore be more desirable.

Selected Publications

  • Song Li, Hua Zhang, Xueqing Wang, Jiancheng Wang, Xuan Zhang, Qiang Zhang. Study On An Insulin-loaded Oral Nano-matrix Drug Delivery System. Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal, 2012, accepted.


  • 2011-present    PhD student, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • 2009-2011       M.S., Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Peking University
  • 2005-2009       B.S., School of Pharmaceutical Science, Peking University


  • Nov 2010    3rd-Class Prize for Excellent Academic Poster of 2010 Annual Conference, Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT)
  • Oct 2009    National LIZHI Scholarship, China
  • Oct 2007    DANXIANG Scholarship for Excellent Medicinal Student, Peking University
  • Dec 2006    3rd-Class Prize for Physics Competition of National University Students, China
  • Nov 2006    DANXIANG Award for excellent social activities, Peking University
  • Oct 2006    2nd-Class Scholarship for Excellent Medicinal Student, Peking University