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Biomaterials and Surface Bioengineering Laboratory


May, 2014, Dr. Li's work was accepted for publishing in ACS Nano. The title of the paper is "Capillary Flow Layer-by-Layer: A Microfluidic Platform for the High Throughput Assembly and Screening of Nanolayered Film Libraries."


May, 2014, Visiting scholars Xue Zhang and Ling Tang joined the lab. Welcome!


Jan, 2014, Ph.D. students Samira Abedi and Nadia Sultana joined the lab. Welcome!


Jan, 2014, Dr. Li started at Texas Tech University


Newest Faculty Member - Professor Wei Li



Dr. Wei Li joins the faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering at TTU in the spring of 2014. Dr. Li obtained his Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Materials at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2010. His doctorial thesis was focusing on the development of droplet-based microfluidic systems for complex reactions and processes. During his doctorate program he obtained extensive experience in droplet microfluidics for the synthesis of various microparticles, surface modification of microfluidic devices, cell encapsulation, multiphase reaction kinetics, and micro/nano patterning techniques. As a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2011 to 2013, he has learned a variety of techniques with regard to nano-layered assembly of biofunctional materials. His work at MIT includes the development of a novel microparticle platform to investigate 3D cell microenvironments, the creation of a microfluidic device for the capture and non-invasively release of rare cancer cells, and the invention of high throughput preparation and screening of nano-layered biomaterials.


Dr. Li’s research at Texas Tech will combine cutting-edge microfluidics and nanoassembly techniques to develop novel biofunctional polymer surfaces and microdevices for biological applications, with particular interests in 3D cell microenvironments, cell-surface interactions, bio-imaging sensors, and cancer drug screening.


Dr. Li’s teaching skills are from his experience as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto and as a course co-instructor at MIT. He is teaching Polymerization Engineering in this spring semester. He is interested in developing a graduate-level course on the advanced topics of micro/nano engineering for various biological applications.