Our group’s overall goal is to develop advanced material systems useful for fundamental biotransport studies, imaging-based diagnosis, infection control, and regenerative therapies and subsequently contributes to improving welfare and sustainability of mankind. Specifically, we focus on creating simple, but novel methods to control nano- and micro-structure of materials inspired by nature and further modulate chemical and physical properties of materials, in an independent manner. We are also using these material systems to detect and treat various acute, chronic, and malignant diseases including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. We are further extending use of these technologies to improve sustainability of various infrastructure and engineering products. In addition, we are developing smart material systems that can present diverse properties and functionality through stimulus-responsive transformation. In this context, our current research projects include:

    • Differential controls of chemical, mechanical and transport properties of bioactive hydrogels for 3D cell culture, cell transplantation, and revascularization therapies

    • Modular assembly of multifunctional nano- and microparticles for diagnosis, imaging, and treatments of cardiovascular diseases

    • Nanomaterials for targeted stem cell delivery

    • Stem/cancer cell clusters for understanding emergent cell behavior towards tissue development and pathogenesis 

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