Research Areas

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