Kinam Park named Showalter Distinguished Professor

Kinam Park
Dr. Kinam Park

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Kinam Park as the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Park came to Purdue in 1986 and was promoted to full professor in the School of Pharmacy in 1994. Since 1998 he has had a joint appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on the use of various polymers and materials called hydrogels for controlled drug delivery. His current work includes development of new microencapsulation methods for drug delivery and layer-by-layer coating methods for making arterial stents that dispense medications.