CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research
Achievement Award
Co-sponsored by The Nagai Foundation Tokyo

2014 Awardee

Presentation: Opening Session, Monday, July 14, 08:10 - 09:30

Award Lecture: Design of MMP2-sensitive multifunctional nanocarriers for drug delivery

  Lin Zhu is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M Health Science Center. After receiving his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he did his postdoctoral training at Northeastern University (2010-2013). He has published 25 articles, held two patents, and won several awards, including the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award and an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research focuses on the development of nanocarriers/nanomedicine for targeted and stimuli-sensitive drug delivery.
  Vladimir Torchilin is a university distinguished professor and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, U.S.A. He has published 350+ original papers and 150+ reviews and book chapters, written and edited 10 books, and holds 40+ patents. He is editor-in-chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies and Drug Delivery. He is a member of European Academy of Sciences, fellow of AIMBE, AAPS, and CRS, and received many important awards, including the 2013 Blaise Pascal Medal in Biomedicine. In 2005 he was president of CRS. Times Higher Education ranked him second among top world scientists in pharmacology for 2001–2010.


The CRS. T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award recognizes an individual postdoc who has recently completed postdoctoral research in controlled release science and technology and the postdoc’s advisor, who played an integral role in the achievements. Candidates for the award may be from academia, industry, or government. Candidates must be a CRS member.


The CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award has been established to recognize those who have made an outstanding postdoctoral research achievement in controlled release science and technology.

Nomination Process:

Submit nominations using the online form. Nominations may be submitted by a member of CRS. The submitter is also required to submit the following documentation:

  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae
  • Abstract of work (if available)
  • Examples of quality research papers
  • Patents related to the work, and a list of publications on the subject.
  • Two letters of support for the nominee

These required documents must be sent to CRS attention, Linda Schmitt no later than January 31.

Selection Process:

The CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award Committee will be responsible for the selection of the award.


The awardee will receive:

  • Personalized Award
  • Principal recipient and advisor each receive a $3,000 award honorarium
  • Complimentary Registration to the CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition for the principal recipient and advisor

CRS. T. Nagai Postdoctural Research Achievement Awardees

Past Recipients


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