Regenerative Medicine

Project Description

Polymer nanofibers possess improved properties as compared to their larger counterparts in that they have high surface to volume ratio and can be easily functionalized with biomolecules to provide a more biomimetic environment for cells to preferentially adhere to and grow. Here we explore the use of multiple polymers to produce biomimetic and bioactive nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering, skin wound healing, dermal reconstruction and directing stem cell fate.

About the MechanoBioEngineering Laboratory

We seek to address important scientific and biomedical problems using interdisciplinary approaches, develop innovative solutions and translate them for biological and healthcare applications. Our focused areas include mechanobiology of human diseases and development of mechanobiologically inspired platforms in microfluidics, tunable nanomaterials and wearable microdevices to better detect, diagnose and treat diseases. We have won numerous research awards and honors and have also spun out several startup companies to translate technologies from our lab to bedside and market. We are affiliated with the BIGHEART, Mechanobiology Institute, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and SMART.

Contact Us
MechBioEng Lab

T-Lab, #08-03, 5A Engineering Drive 1
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
NUS, Singapore 117411
Tel: (65) 6516 6564
Fax: (65) 6773 2205