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Frank Gu

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Targeted Delivery Systems

Research interests: nanoparticles in medicine; therapeautic applications; targeted drug delivery


Professor Frank Gu received his PhD at Queen’s University in Canada, where he majored in chemical engineering and was awarded with Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

During his PhD program, he was awarded the Japanese Society the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer fellowship to work under the supervision of Professor Kazunori Kataoka at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

In 2006, he was award with NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship to join the Institute Professor Robert Langer laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In July 2008, Gu joined Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His current research interests are in the development of biomaterials for nanomedicine and biopharmaceutics applications.


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Queens University
  • BSc, Trent University

Frank Gu

    University of Waterloo