Mr Marvin Mengyang Liu

BPharm (Pharmaceutical Sciences), MHSc (Pharmaceutics)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Mengyang (Marvin) Liu has received his Bachelor of Pharmacy (in Pharmaceutical Sciences) in 2016 at School of Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, China. He also obtained his Master of Health Sciences Degree with First Class Honours in 2019 at the School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Marvin was employed as a research and teaching assistant since 2018 in the University of Auckland. His researches are focusing on preformulation studies, nanotechnology, peptides drug delivery, topical and transdermal applications, parenteral drug delivery and immunomodulatory delivery.

Research | Current

 The combination approach of prodrug technology and novel formulation for peptide drug delivery

Teaching | Current

GTA: PHARMACY 212 Pharmaceutical Science and Practice (Lab Demonstrator)

GTA: PHARMACY 312 Pharmacy 3 (Lab Demonstrator)



Master of Health Sciences in Pharmaceutical Science with First Class Honours

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Travel Bursary: Best Student Oral Presentation Prize in Drug Delivery Australia 2019

Controlled Release Society (NZ local chapter) Travel Grant 2020

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Controlled Release Society (NZ local chapter)


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Liu, M., Wen, J., & Sharma, M. (2020). Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Topical Drug Delivery: Mechanisms, Dosage Form Perspectives, and Translational Status. Current pharmaceutical design10.2174/1381612826666200526145706
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jingyuan Wen, Manisha Sharma
  • Liu, M., Sharma, M., Lu, G.-L., Yin, N., Gailani, M. A., Sreebhavan, S., & Wen, J. (2020). Preformulation studies of l-glutathione: physicochemical properties, degradation kinetics, and in vitro cytotoxicity investigations. Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 46 (5), 717-731. 10.1080/03639045.2020.1752708
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Manisha Sharma, Leon Lu, Jingyuan Wen
  • Liu, M. (2019). Development of Novel Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Enriched Hydrogels for Topical Delivery of L-Glutathione The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Ma, Y., Wang, Q., Zhu, Q., Liu, M., Chen, D., Han, Z., ... Gu, Y. (2018). Dual fluorescence nanoconjugates for ratiometric detection of reactive oxygen species in inflammatory cells. Journal of biophotonics, 11 (2).10.1002/jbio.201700015

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 301
New Zealand