Group

Principal Investigator 

Dr. Jianyu Li (李剑宇;McGill website; Google Scholar; Academic Tree; CV)

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Biomaterials and Musculoskeletal Health, CIHR, Tier 2 

Associate Member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Surgery

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Michelle Lan 

Postdoctoral associate (2023.10-present) co-supervised with Prof. Lisbet Haglund

Email: xiaoyi.lan(at)mcgill.ca


Dr. Zhen Yang

Postdoctoral associate (2024.01-present)

Email: zhen.yang3(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Ph.D. Students 

Aram Bahmani 

Ph.D. student co-supervised with Prof. Francois Barthelat (2019-present) with MEDA and FRQNT scholarships 

Email: aram.bahmani(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Xuan Li

Ph.D. student (2019.09-present) with MEITA scholarship

Email: xuan.li3(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Shiyu Liu

Ph.D. student (2019.09-present) with MEDA scholarship 

Email: shiyu.liu(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Shuaibing Jiang

Ph.D. student (2020.01-present) with FRQNT scholarship 

Email: shuaibing.jiang(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Yin Liu

Ph.D. student co-supervised with Prof. David Juncker (2020.01-present)

Email: yin.liu(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Ran Huo

Fast-track Ph.D. student (2021.01-present) with FRQNT and MEDA scholarships 

Email: ran.huo3(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Evan Johnston

Fast-track Ph.D. student (2023.06-present) with MEDA scholarship 

Email: evan.johnston(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Tianqin Ning 

Fast-track Ph.D. student (2023.09-present) with MEDA scholarship 

Email: tianqin.ning(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Master Students 

Portia Rayner 

M.Sc. student co-supervised with Prof. Audrey Sedal (2022.09-present) with MacBain Scholarship 

Email: portia.rayner(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Justin Puma

M.Sc. student co-supervised with Prof. Changhong Cao (2022.09-present)

Email: justin.puma(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Christopher Chung

M.Sc. student (2021.09-present)

Email: christopher.chung13(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Yixun Cheng

M.Sc. student (2022.09-present)

Email: yinxun.cheng(at)mail.mcgill.ca

Alumni

Dr. Binbin Ying: Ph.D. student (2016-2020), co-supervised with Prof. Xinyu Liu of the University of Toronto. Thesis: Hydrogel artificial ionic skins for wearable electronics and soft robotics. Next step: Postdoctoral Fellow with NSERC Postdoctoral Scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Zhenwei Ma: Ph.D. student (2018-2022). Thesis: Multifaceted engineering and functionalization of tough adhesive hydrogels and devices. Next step: Postdoctoral Fellow with Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Guangyu Bao: Ph.D. student (2017-2022). Thesis: Fabrication, surface interactions, and implantation of multiphase hydrogels. Next step: Postdoctoral Fellow with FRQNT Postdoctoral Scholarship and NSERC Postdoctoral Scholarship. 

Dr. Zhen Yang: Ph.D. student (2019.09-2023.12). Thesis: Controllable Hydrogel Adhesion through Mechanics of Contraction and Physics of Polymer Entanglement. Next step: Postdoctoral associate. 

Dr. Farshid Ghezelbash: Visiting Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2022). Project: Biomechanics of intervertebral discs and blood clots. Next step: Biomechanical Scientist in Global Technologies Inc.

Dr. Shengyun Huang: Postdoctoral fellow (2021-2022). Project: Viscoplastic nanocomposite conductors. Next step: Associate Professor, Ganjiang Innovation Academy of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. 

Dr. Baolin Huang: Postdoctoral associate (2022.02-2022.12). Project: Engineering cell coating to attenuate inflammation.  

Dr. Malvika Nagrath: Postdoctoral associate (2023.03-2023.12). Project: Engineered blood clots for regeneration. 

Alex Nottegar: Master student (2021.09-2023.12). Project: Embolization technique based on engineered blood clots. 

Louis-Jacques Bourdages: Master student (2021.01-2023.12): Project: Modeling and Applications of Tridimensional Acoustic Standing Waves.

Xiang Ni: Master student (2018-2021). Thesis: Fracture behaviors of tough adhesive hydrogels. Next step: Ph.D. student with CSC scholarship at the University of Toronto. 

David-Michael Phillips: Master student co-supervised with Prof. Pascal Hubert (2018-2021). Thesis: Effect of material and manufacturing parameters on compression resin transfer moulding of graphene-based multifunctional composite materials. 

Anne Kyung: Undergraduate trainee (2021-2022) of Bioengineering who did a capstone project with us. Next step: M.Sc. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephanie Makhlouf: SURE student (2023.05-2023.08) from McGill Bioengineering. Next step: Master student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University

Celia Zhu: Undergraduate trainee (2021-2022) of Bioengineering. Next step: Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto. 

Sum Lau: Visiting undergraduate student from the University of Hong Kong with Mitacs Globalink Fellowship for Summer Research Internship in 2021.

Alex Nguyen: SURE student from the University of Ottawa in 2021. Next step: Master student at the University of Tokyo in Japan

Kieran Guinan: Undergraduate in Bioengineering at McGill, 2020 SURE student. 

Chaoxuan Gu: Visiting undergraduate student from Sichuan University with Mitacs Globalink Fellowship for Summer Research Internship in 2018. Next step: Ph.D. student at Brown University in the United States.