Kinam Park received his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics from University of Wisconsin in 1983. After postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the same university, he joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1986. Since 1998, he has held a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and became the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2006. He has studied drug delivery systems for four decades with the research focus on the use of polymers for controlled release formulations. His current research focus is PLGA-based injectable, long-acting formulations. He is the founder of Akina, Inc. specializing in specialty polymers used in drug delivery systems and biomedical devices. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Controlled Release.