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Our laboratory was established in 2011 and is focused on fundamental studies and applied research in the world of biomaterials. Specifically, our research involves design, fabrication and evaluation of novel biodegradable materials for tissue regeneration, controlled drug delivery, medical implants and devices. We actively explore medical applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

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October 2017. Anodization of magnesium for biomedical application - Processing, characterization, degradation and cytocompatibility. This article reports anodization of Mg in KOH electrolyte and the associated surface, degradation, and biological properties for bioresorbable implant applications. The preparation procedures for electrodes and anodization setup significantly enhanced reproducibility of samples. The results of anodization performed at the applied potentials of 1.8, 1.9, or 2.0 V showed that the sample anodized at 1.9 V and annealed, referred to as the 1.9 AA sample, had homogenous... 


  • June 2017, Jorge Sanchez will receive Academic Excellence Award at commencement Jorge Sanchez, who is a senior Bioengineering undergraduate student working with Cheyann Wetteland in LIU lab, will receive Academic Excellence Award at commencement 2017 in recognize of his excellence in ...
    Posted May 31, 2017, 1:54 AM by Huinan Liu
  • May 3rd - Jonathan Zhang presented in Undergraduate Research Symposium On May 3rd, 2017, Jonathan Zhang presented in Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in UCR. He is an undergraduate student from Mechanical Engineering and works with Naiyin Zhang in LIU lab ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 12:00 PM by Huinan Liu
  • Dec. 5th - Congratulations to the successful Ph.D. defense of Qiaomu (Tim) Tian! Congratulations to the successful Ph.D. defense of Qiaomu (Tim) Tian, now Dr. Tian!
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:36 PM by Huinan Liu
  • Nov. 12th, Jonathan Zhang gave a talk in SCCUR 2016, at UCR Jonathan Zhang, an undergraduate student in LIU lab, gave an oral talk in Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) 2016 at UC-Riverside.
    Posted Dec 2, 2016, 9:13 PM by Huinan Liu
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