Biomaterials are used diversely in diagnostics, therapeutics, rehabilitation and tissue engineering. Nanotechnology is an emerging area that will have great impact on future biomedicine. There are three major research directions in the Nano-Biomaterial Area of the School of Biomedical Engineering:

       The research on nanoparticles is led by Professor Hongchen Gu, with the focus on synthesis of nano biomaterials and their biomedical applications. The application areas include bioseparation, diagnostics, drug delivery, and molecular imaging. The results of the research have been reported in over 200 publications in international peer-review journals and 30 licensed patents.

       The research on tissue engineering and biomaterials is led by Professor Chang Jiang, which focuses on investigations of degradable bioactive materials, cell-materials interactions, drug delivery and control release, as well as evaluation of biomaterials for damaged tissue repair and regeneration. Professor Chang's group has published more than 200 papers in international peer-review journals and filed 42 patent applications. Among those patents, 21 have been licensed and 2 have realized technology transfer.

       Professor Jinye Wang leads Biomaterials research group. The research interests of the group include: New type of natural polymers for tissue engineering; intelligent photo-controlled drug delivery system; biomimetic phospholipid-based fluorescent assemblies and the application; and conducting polymers for neural function repair. Professor Wang has published over 70 SCI research papers, 3 books in English, and 1 book in Chinese.