The goal of our research is to address the unmet clinic need with engineering tools. Specifically, we are interested in utilizing nanotechnology to treat the major diseases in Aisa such as solid cancer, abnormal scar, and bacterial infection et al. On this website, you can learn more about our research and the team. We hope you will visit often. You are also welcomed to drop by our lab in person to discuss the potential collaboration.

Recent News


A. Than, K. Liang, S. H. Xu, L. Sun, H. W. Duan, F. N. Xi, C. J. Xu, P. Chen, Small Methods 2017, 1, 1700269.

Congratulation to Karahan: Best Poster Prize @ The International Symposium on Carbon Research Frontiers (22nd July, The University of Sydney)

Congratulation to Hao: 3rd Poster Award @ The International Symposium on Flexible and Stretchable Devices 2017
Poster title: A Swellable Microneedle Patch to Rapidly Extract Skin Interstitial Fluid for Timely Metabolic Analysis

Congratulation to Karahan: MRS Best Poster Award @ ICMAT 2017
Poster title: Antibacterial Activity of Graphene Oxide Strongly Depends on the Bacterial Physiology

Congratulation to Mengjia: ACS Best Poster Award @ ICMAT 2017
Poster title: Nucleic Acid Assembly for Abnormal Scar Theranostic


Congratulation to Karahan: Best Poster Award @ SIMTech Student Poster Symposium 2017
Poster title: Antibacterial Activity of Graphene Oxide on Young and Mature Bacteria

Karahan, HE; Wei, L; Goh, K; Liu, Z; Birer, O; Dehghani, F; Xu, C; Wei, J; Chen, Y; Bacterial physiology is a key modulator of the antibacterial activity of graphene oxide; Nanoscale; 2016, 17181-17189.

On April 18 2016, our recent innovation of utilizing magnetic microbubbles to directly injecting drugs into tumour cells was published on NPG Asia Materials (NPG Asia Materials (2016) 8, e260; doi:10.1038/am.2016.37). This work was widely reported by the public media including Channel NewsAsia, TODAY, Channel 5 News, Channel 8 News, 938LIVE, Capital 958FM, Lianhe Zaobao, Science Newsline, PhysOrg, Nanowerk (US), Science Codex, Nanotechnology News, Controlled Environments Magazine, Science Daily, News-Medical.net and Health Canal etc.zaobao

In Nov 2015, an injectable glue Prof. Xu initiated and developped several years back at Boston is now on the news and on pipeline as well.

An Injectable Surgical Glue

In June 2015, Prof. Xu was awarded a Grand Challenges explorations grant fromthe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his proposal of developing an antibiotic gel for the infant pneumonia

Sunday Times

On 11-Mar 2015, Dr. David Yeo was invited to give a podium talk at “UK-Singapore Skin Research Sympoium” (Biopolis Singapore) about our work related with keloid treatment.

On 11-Dec 2014, Ms. Malathi was invited to give a podium talk at “Materials Today Asia 2014” (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) about our work related with light-controlled drug delivery to skin.

On 23-June 2014, our work “Drug-eluting Microneedles for the Self-management of Keloids” published on the journal of “Technology” has attracted great attention from both the public and the press worldwidely including World Scientific,ScienceDaily@, MedicalResearch.com, European Medical Device Technology, and Lianhe Zao Bao.

On 13-June 2013, Dr. Yu GAO was rewarded the travel scholarship for “Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications” workshop in Cambridge, MA USA.

On 18-December 2012, Dr. David YEO was rewarded UK-SOUTHEAST ASIA PARTNERS IN SCIENCE COLLABORATION AWARDS by British High Commission (Singapore).