The research of Prof. Jianyu Li's group is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the interface between Mechanics, Materials and Biomedical Engineering. The core of our research is biomaterial innovation for enabling technologies and therapies to improve health. We synergize principles of mechanics, chemistry, physics, biomimetics and biology to develop novel materials and technologies for broad applications in engineering and medicine, including wearable devices, tissue repair, regenerative medicine, cell therapy and hemostats.
Our research contains the following research themes:
Mechanics of soft materials
Tissue repair and regeneration
Our lab has many exciting ongoing research projects:
Innovation and translation of novel bioadhesive technologies
Hemostatic biomaterials for bleeding control
Regenerative bioadhesives with stem cell therapies for intervertebral disc repair
Stretchable electronics of wearable and implantable devices
Biomechanics of blood clots, intervertebral discs and tissue engineering scaffolds
We are grateful for the generous support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies of Quebec (FRQNT), New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), National Institute of Health (NIH) of the US and National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. Additionally, we gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Mitacs and the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University.