We have a long history and an established track record in world-class research advancing chemical and biological engineering fundamentals and their applications to medical treatments and human health. Our research interests span the gamut from molecular-scale phenomena, single-molecule biophysics, polymer science, drug delivery, stem cell biology, to pre-clinical applications, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Some examples of our research activities include:
- Developing biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.
- Creating biomaterials to examine complex cell behaviours and responses, including cell growth, differentiation and movement.
- Incorporating cutting-edge research of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on materials and formulation design to better suit knowledge translation towards clinical practices.
- Developing technologies for improved nutrition and health through food fortification.
- Designing and manufacturing novel materials with smart functionalities and biostable properties.
- Establishing novel and integrated single-molecule functional imaging techniques that address basic questions related to the physical, chemical, mechanical, and electronic properties of biological materials and how they impact their functional characteristics and performance.
- Regenerative medicine
- Tissue engineering
- Polymer science
- Drug delivery
- Drug development
- Disease modeling
- Food engineering
- Biomolecular assemblies
- Molecular modeling
- Metabolic modeling
Core Principal Investigators
Global health; synthetic biology; diagnostics