* Indicate students in Liu Lab


1. Liu H. Nanocomposites for Orthopedic Tissue Regeneration and Drug Delivery: Promise and Challenge. VDM Verlag. ISBN 978-3639184228. 2009.

    Book Chapters

    6. Lock JY*, Liu H. “Nano-Reinforced Composite Biomaterials for Cartilage Regeneration”, in Nanomedicine: Technologies and Applications, Webster TJ (ed), Woodhead Publishing, submitted, 2011.


    5. Liu H. “Biodegradable Metals and Responsive Biosensors for Musculoskeletal Applications”, in Nanotechnology Enabled In Situ Sensors for Monitoring Health, Webster TJ (ed), Springer, pp. 115-138, 2010.


    4. Liu H and Webster TJ. “Nanophase Hydroxyapatite in Biodegradable Polymer Composites as Novel Drug-Carrying Implants for Treating Bone Diseases at Targeted Sites”, in Advances in Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials: Ceramic Transactions Volume 206, Narayan RJ, Kumta PN, and Wagner WR (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Inc. pp. 185-191, 2009.

    3. Liu H and Webster TJ. “Nanomaterials as Improved Implants: A Review of Recent Studies”, in Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 29 Issue 7, Narayan R and Colombo P (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Inc. pp. 165-180, 2008.

    2. Liu H and Webster TJ. “Bioinspired Nanocomposites for Orthopedic Applications”, in Nanotechnology for the Regeneration of Hard and Soft Tissues, Webster TJ (ed), World Scientific, pp. 1-52, 2007.

    1. Liu H, Park G and Webster TJ. “Biocomposites”, in Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Edition, Wnek G and Bowlin G (eds.), Informa Healthcare USA, ISBN 9781420078022. pp. 179-194, 2008.

      Journal Articles (Refereed)

      19. Lock JY*, Liu H.  Nanomaterials Enhanced Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Similar to a Short Peptide of BMP-7. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 6: 2769-2777. 2011.
      18. Liu HThe Effects of Surface and Biomolecules on Magnesium Degradation and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Available online (DOI: 10.1002) 16 August 2011.

      17. Liu H and Webster TJ. Enhanced Biological and Mechanical Properties of Well-Dispersed Nanophase Ceramics in Polymer Composites: From 2D to 3D Printed Structures. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 31(2): 77-89, 2011. Available online 3 August 2010.

      16. Liu H and Webster TJ. Mechanical Properties of Dispersed Ceramic Nanoparticles in Polymer Composites for Orthopedic Applications. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 5: 299-313, 2010. (PMID: 20463945)

      15. Liu H and Webster TJ. Ceramic/Polymer Nanocomposites with Tunable Drug Delivery Capability at Specific Disease Sites. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 93(3): 1180-1192, 2010. Epub ahead of print, Sep 23,
            2009 (PMID: 19777574)

      14. Liu H, Jiang W and Malshe A. Novel Nanostructured Hydroxyapatite Coating for Dental and Orthopedic Implants. JOM. September 2009.

            1479, 2008. (PMID: 18394980) 

      * Rated as ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles; Acta Annual Award Paper

      12. Ergun C, Liu H and Webster TJ. Osteoblast Adhesion on Novel Machinable Calcium Phosphate/Lanthanum Phosphate Composites for Orthopedic Applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 89(3): 727-733,
            2009. Epud ahead of print, May 7, 2008. (PMID: 18464257)

      11. Ergun C, Liu H, Webster TJ, Olcay E, Yilmaz S and Sahin FC. Increased Osteoblast Adhesion on Nanoparticulate Calcium Phosphates with Higher Ca/P Ratios. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A. 85(1): 236-241,
            2008 (PMID: 17688268)

      10. Liu H and Webster TJ. Nanomedicine for Implants: A Review of Studies and Necessary Experimental Tools. Biomaterials. 28(2): 354-369, 2007. (PMID: 17049982)

      Rated as ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles

          Featured at

      8. Ergun C, Liu H, Halloran JW and Webster TJ. Increased Osteoblast Adhesion on Nanograined Hydroxyapatite and Tricalcium Phosphate Containing Calcium Titanate. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 80A(4):
          990997,2007 (PMID: 17120201)

          Research. 78A(4): 798-807, 2006. (PMID: 16741979)

          541 545, 2006. (PMID: 17722285)

      5. Liu H, Slamovich EB and Webster TJ. Increased Osteoblast Functions on Nanophase Titania Dispersed in Poly-lactic-co-glycolic Acid Composites. Nanotechnology. 16(7):S601-608, 2005.

      4. Liu H, Slamovich EB and Webster TJ. Increased Osteoblast Functions on Poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid with Highly Dispersed Nanophase Titania. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. 1(1): 83-89, 2005.

      3. Palin E, Liu H, and Webster TJ. Mimicking the Nanofeatures of Bone Increases Bone-forming Cell Adhesion and Proliferation. Nanotechnology. 16(9): 1828-1835, 2005.

      2. Liu H and Xie J. Database System for Design of Extrusion Dies. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing/Beijing Ke Ji Da Xue Xue Bao. 23(1): 63-72, 2001.

      1. Chen J, Xie J and Liu H. Extrusion Characteristics of Composite Powders of Stainless Steel and Zirconia.  Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing/Beijing Ke Ji Da Xue Xue Bao. 19(6): 590-598, 1997.