Biomaterials and Surface Bioengineering Laboratory


Principle Investigator


Wei Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University
PO Box 43121, Lubbock, TX, 79409-3121


Phone: 806-834-2209


Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, MIT (2011-2013)

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Toronto (2010)

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto (2005)

B.S., Chemistry, Wuhan University, China (1999)




Current Member


Caroline Chopko“Caroline”



Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2015
B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2007
Princeton Universityy

Research Focus:
CTCs, Exosomes




Ziye Dong“Ziye”

Ph.D Student


M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China, 2014
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China, 2011

Research Focus:
Biomimetic 3D cell culture, LbL, exosomes



Zhenya Ding“Zhengya”

Master Student


B.Sc., Bioengineering, Donghua University, China, 2014

Research Focus:
Cancer detection, Hydrogels





Dr. Ling TangLing

Visiting Scholar


M.D. in Oncology (2009)
Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Research Focus:
Circulating tumor cells, Surface modification of medical implants




Vi Cao“Vi”

Undergrauate Research Assistant


B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2014

Research Focus:
High Throughput CF-LbL







Lab Alumni

Nadia Sultana, Master Student, 2015

Samira Abedi, Master Student, 2015

Neftaly Zapata, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2015

Kabindra Sedhain, Undergraduate Student, 2014

Xue Zhang, Visiting Scholar, 2014