Research Areas

Key Focuses:

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication of 2D and 3D structures
Cell Interactions with 3D Structures: Surface Properties and Cell functions

Controlled Degradation


Biomaterials Guided Tissue Regeneration Antimicrobial Biomaterials Drug Delivery Systems




Current Projects:
  • Nanocomposites for Cartilage Regeneration and Large Osteochondral Defects
  • Engineering Biodegradable Orthopedic Implants and Biomimetic Interfaces
  • Controlling Biodegradation Properties of Magnesium Alloys through Surface Treatment
  • Developing Biodegradable, Conductive Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration
  • Managing Cell-Material Interactions through Surface Modification and Nanopatterning
  • In Vitro and In Vivo Assessment of Biodegradable Orthopedic Implants
  • Cardiovascular Device Design and Testing
  • Nanocomposites for Controlled Drug Delivery at Targeted Sites
Research Featured In Media and News:

6. 10/12/2015 UCR News - ‘Window to the brain’ research ramps up
    10/14/2015 Weekly Hot News - ‘Window to the brain’ research ramps up  
5. 09/23/2014 UCR Living the Promise: Engineering Absorbable Medical Implants
4. 12/5/2011 Medical Design
3. 10/13/2011 ASM International
2. 10/5/2011 Orthotec
1. 10/4/2011 The Press Enterprise