Current Research Areas:


Synthesis and Fabrication of Smart Hydrogels

  • Self-folding Hydrogel

    (a) Effects of poly(ethylene glycol)diacrylate (PEGDA) molecular weight hydrogel self-folding (a-1 and a-2). (b) Magnetic resonance image of self-folded, multi-walled PEGDA hydrogel.

    In situ self-folding of a PEGDA hydrogel at an implantation site
    Baek et al., Adv. Mat. (2013)

  • Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels

    Images of patterned vasculature formed under microstamp implants
    Jeong et al., Adv. Mat. (2012)

  • Proangiogenic Patch

    Proangiogenic fiber/microparticle patch assembled through in situ electrospinning and electrospraying
    DeVolder et al., Adv. Mat. (2011)


Modular Assembly of Multifunctional Nano- & Microparticles

  • Gadolinium-Coated Liposomes for Vascular Imaging

    (Left) Scheme of liposome particles coated with gadolinium using a chitosan fastener; (Right) MR images of two animal models with injection of Gd-coated liposomes.
    Smith et al., ACS Nano (2013)

  • Ellipsoidal Polymersomes for Highly Efficient Cell Targeting

    Polyaspartamide polymer with a hydrophobic chain can self-assemable into an ellipsoidal naonparticle. This special shape enables efficient adhesion to stem cells.
    Lai et al., Adv. Funct. Mater. (2012)


Directing Stem Cell Transports

  • Chemical Modification of Stem Cell Surface to Induce Adhesion

    (Left) A highly-branched polymer can be easily attached to the surface of a stem cell; (Right) With the polymer attached, bioadhesion kinetics are improved.
    Jeong et al., JACS (2013)


Cell and Tissue Engineering

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