Our research focuses on 3D bioprinting and biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine applications. We explore new knowledge of cell-material interactions in the full range
of physical dimensions (from nano- to micro- to meso-scale), time span (from femtoseconds to
months), and biological dimensions (from molecular to cellular to tissue). Our group not only
investigates the fundamental scientific issues, such as cell interactions with micro and
nano-environments, biomaterials science, and biomechanics, but also solves the technological
and translational issues associated with tissue/organ repair and regeneration.
Press and interviews about our work have appeared in NIH Director’s Blog, NIH Research Matters,
NSF News, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, EurekAlert!, The Economic Times,
Yahoo News, CNBC News, ABC News, etc. Our research has resulted in many patents/provisional patents.
Some of them were licensed to companies (e.g. Allegro 3D, Inc.) with significant economic impact.
Specific Research Topics are:
1. 3D Printing and Bioprinting
2. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
3. Biomaterials and Nanomaterials