Welcome to the Biomaterials & Nanomedicine Lab

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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Most Recent Journal Article

October 2016. Cytocompatibility and early inflammatory response of human endothelial cells in direct culture with Mg-Zn-Sr alloys. Crystalline Mg-Zinc (Zn)-Strontium (Sr) ternary alloys consist of elements naturally present in the human body and provide attractive mechanical and biodegradable properties for a variety of biomedical applications. The first objective of this study was to investigate the degradation and cytocompatibility of four Mg-4Zn-xSr alloys (x = 0.15, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 wt%; designated as ZSr41A, B, C, and D respectively) in the direct culture with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro. The second objective was ...


  • 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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