|2014 - Present||Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rowan University ‐ Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering|
|2017 - 2022||CAREER: Post-Processing Polymer Nanofibers for Improved Mechanical Properties|
|NSF - CMMI - Materials Eng. & Processing/Nanofabrication|
|2017 - 2018||REU Supplement for Undergraduate Research---RUI: Continuous Processing for Improved Properties of Nanofibers|
|NSF- CMMI - Materials Eng. & Processing|
|2016 - 2018||MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope for Research and Education|
|Colleague(s): Wei Xue|
Honors and Awards
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2016
- Rowan Office of Technology and Commercialization Rising Innovator Award, 2016
- The Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development Award, 2015
|2011||PhD Bioengineering, Clemson University ‐ Clemson-Medical University of South Carolina Joint Bioengineering Program|
|2005||BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech ‐ University Honors Program|
Recent Journal Articles (7)
Electrospinning and post-drawn processing effects on the molecular organization and ...
MRS Communications (2019)
This paper reports the molecular organization and mechanical properties of electrospun, post-drawn polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibers. Without post-drawing, the polymer chain ...
Cardiomyogenic differentiation of human bone marrow‐derived mesenchymal stem cell ...
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (2018)
Collagen is the major structural protein in myocardium and contributes to tissue strength and integrity, cellular orientation, and cell–cell and ...
Extracellular matrix particle–glycosaminoglycan composite hydrogels for regenerative medicine applications
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (2018)
Tissue extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex material made up of fibrous proteins and ground substance (glycosaminoglycans, GAGs) that are ...
Book Chapters (2)
Older Articles (6)
Comparative Studies of Wet-Stretched and Non-Stretched Electrospun PVDF-HFP Nanofibers
ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2017)
The recent growth in portable electronics has sparked a demand for alternative energy sources. Energy harvesters that utilize piezoelectric materials ...