Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Our research interests are in the areas of biomaterials, implant devices, drug delivery, 3D printing, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In particular, we are interested in developing bio-inspired biomaterials and platform technologies to engineer tissues and organs. We aim to improve understanding of tissue-like chemistry and structure of medical device design using advanced 3D printing, how these lead to tissue-like properties and functions, and the extent to which they can enhance clinical outcomes. Our research methodology includes concept design and development of medical devices as well as advanced 3D printing, characterization and evaluation in vitro, and in vivo validation of novel biomaterials and implant devices. Our current program comprises the following themes: Enabling technology for musculoskeletal tissue engineering and bioprinting, surface nanotechnology for osseointegrated implant devices, and naturally derived novel biomaterials for cancer treatment.