June 2017, Jorge Sanchez will receive Academic Excellence Award at commencement

posted May 29, 2017, 5:31 PM by Huinan Liu   [ updated May 31, 2017, 1:54 AM ]

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 academic achievement.

May 3rd - Jonathan Zhang presented in Undergraduate Research Symposium

posted May 15, 2017, 12:00 PM by Huinan Liu

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. His presentation was entitled "Design of electromagnetic field generating device for study of stem cell behavior". His research is funded by STEM success award.

Dec. 5th - Congratulations to the successful Ph.D. defense of Qiaomu (Tim) Tian!

posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:36 PM by Huinan Liu

Congratulations to the successful Ph.D. defense of Qiaomu (Tim) Tian, now Dr. Tian!

Nov. 12th, Jonathan Zhang gave a talk in SCCUR 2016, at UCR

posted Dec 2, 2016, 9:13 PM by Huinan Liu

Jonathan Zhang, an undergraduate student in LIU lab, gave an oral talk in Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) 2016 at UC-Riverside.

May 15-22, 2016 - LIU lab members presented in 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada

posted Jun 3, 2016, 2:53 PM by Huinan Liu   [ updated Jun 4, 2016, 11:40 AM ]

LIU lab members presented in 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada, May 15-22, 2016

From left to right: Qiaomu Tian*, Wensen Jiang*
Dr. Thomas J. Webster§, Cheyann Wetteland* and Nhu-Y Nguyen*


Dr. Yufeng Zheng† (left) and Qiaomu Tian* (right)
with his poster entitled "Investigation of Human Urothelial Cells in Response to Magnesium Alloys and the Resulting Degradation Products"

Wensen Jiang (left) with Dr. Thomas J Webster§ (right)
 and with his poster entitled "Improved Adhesion and Spreading of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells on Polymer-coated Magnesium with Reduced Degradation Rate"

Cheyann L Wetteland* was giving a podium talk in WBC 2016, the title of her presentation was "A Comparison Study on Optical and Biological Properties of Dispersed versus Agglomerated Nanocomposites"

Nhu-Y Nguyen* with her poster entitled "MgO Nanoparticles as an Antimicrobial Agent for Reducing Polymeric Device Infections"

Wensen Jiang* presented another poster entitled "Evaluation of BMSC Viability at the Cell-Biomaterial Interface with Mg-xSr and Mg-1Ca-xSr Alloys"


§ Professor from Northeastern University, Boston, USA
President of Society for Biomaterials
† Professor from Peking University, PR China
* Students from LIU lab, UC Riverside, USA

Congratulations to Jose Mendez on being selected into MARC U STAR Program!

posted May 13, 2016, 3:20 PM by Huinan Liu

Jose Mendez (middle) is a second year undergrad researcher from Mechanical Engineering. He is currently working with his graduate mentors Tim Tian (right), and Dana Rutherford (left) for different projects. He is proficient in using Solidworks and 3D printer. He participated in developing a loading device for in vitro test of orthopedics and dental implants. Jose has won several prestigious awards due to his excellent academic and research performance, such as Hispanic Servicing Institution award.  

April 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS to Jorge Sanchez on being selected as BCOE recipient of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD!

posted May 6, 2016, 4:19 PM by Huinan Liu   [ updated May 6, 2016, 4:41 PM ]


Jorge Sanchez has been working closely with Cheyann Wetteland, on the synthesis of a   thermoreversible hydrogel. He has earned numerous scholarships including the Highlander Excellence Award and the Dr. Manuela and Mr. Randy Sosa Inland Empire Scholarship. Mr. Sanchez has also been a mentor with the Upward Bound program in the larger Riverside community since September 2015, in which he acts as a mentor as well as tutor for a variety of subjects including calculus, biology, and chemistry.

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