Welcome to the Transformative Biomaterials and
Biotechnology Lab (TBBL) at The Penn State University. Our research
interests are to investigate a methodology for functional biomaterial
development and use biomaterials as a tool to solve unmet clinical
Currently, our research projects include: 1) Methodology for
new biomaterial development; 2) soft and hard tissue engineering;
3) cancer drug delivery and imaging; 4) stem cell/biomaterial
interactions; 5) micro-/nano-medical device fabrication; 6) biosensing.
||News reports on our biodegradable optical fiber work in
10 news; Medgadget.com.
||Congratulation to Gloria Kim who has successfully defended
her PhD dissertation.
Congratulation to the following students.
Graduate students, Dingying Shan, Chuying Ma both received
CAB-BM Young Investigator Merit Award
at the 254th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting
held in Washing DC. They both presented at the ACS Symposium
of Biomaterials Science and Translational Medicine.
Graduate student, Qiyao Li recieved Best
Poster Award at
the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting.
(only 3 poster awards out of nearly 200 posters)
Summer REU student, Kelly Miller won the first
place in the poster competition out of 65
posters of the PSU Multi-Campus REU program.
||Congratulation to Jimin Kim to receive Leighton Riess Graduate
Fellowship in Engineering.
||Yang laboratory has published 100 papers (92 journal articles
and 8 book chapters) as of 3/3/2017. Many thanks to all our
collaborators, current and past students and postdocs.
||Congratulations to Julianne Baker and Hui Xu on their new
Julianne Baker, a junior in biomedical engineering with
a minor in engineering leadership development and Hui Xu,
a senior in biomedical engineering, will be participating
in co-ops at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson,
starting in January 2017. Julianne joined the lab in May
2016 and Hui joined the lab in January 2016. Both will be
able to apply their technical skills and conceptual knowledge
to real industry situations. Congratulations again!
Also, congratulations to undergraduate students, Ye Zhu
and William Tz-Je Su on receiving PSU College of Engineering
Research Initiative (CERI) awards to work in TBBL in Spring
||In collaboration with Prof. Cheng Dong, the immune-cell
mediated cancer drug delivery work was accepted by
NSF weekly banner and highlight
||Congratulation to Jimin Kim whose sweat chloride sensing
paper was just accepted by "Chemical Science".
(Image of the day).
TBBL is proud of supporting all our undergraduate
Congratulations to Demetrius Harris for winning "2016
Undergraduate Exhibition Award" the third place in
Congratulations to John Fadel for having been selected
for PPG Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Summer 2016.
Congratulations to Samantha Kirk for having been selected
for the summer 2016 Erickson Discovery Grant.
Congratulations to Brady Goulden for his $1000 award from
Office of Science Engagement at PSU.
||Scaffold degradation modeling work was featured on IE
Magzine. Congratulation to collaborators Dr. Li Zeng at
Texas A&M and Dr. Xinwei Deng at Virginia Tech.
||Congratulation to Jinshan and all co-authors, the work on
antibacterial and antifungal bioglue was accepted by
||Dr. Jian Yang was elected to the American
Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
College of Fellows Class of 2016. Congratulations. News
Adv Mater 2014 (click polymer)
Adv Mater 2014 (BPLP-PLA)
PNAS 2009 (BPLP)
ACS Nano 2014 (In situ endothelium repair)
Chemical Science 2017 (Fluorescent sensor for cystic fibrosis
Small 2017 (Immune cell-mediated drug delivery)
Acta Biomaterialia 2017 (Complete story of citrate fluorescence