A new Master’s graduate. November 3rd, 2023

Congratulations to Owen for successfully defending his MASc thesis on examining the impact of vitronectin adsorption on polycarbonate versus polyester degradation. Well done Owen!

Dr. Ronghui Qi! August 18th, 2023

Ronghui successfully defends her thesis on photo activated drug delivery devices. Well done Ronghui!

Ontario 3 Minute Thesis April 17th, 2019

Amanda placed third at the Ontario 3 Minute Thesis competition and is off to represent Queen’s and ABiL at the National Competition!

Emily Mundy wins Sullivan Award April 9th, 2019

Emily Mundy has won this year’s Sullivan Award for excellence in Engineering Chemistry undergraduate thesis work. Emily worked under the co-supervision of PhD candidate Ronghui Qi of the ABiL group. Congratulations Emily for a job very well done!

3MT March 29th, 2019

Amanda wins the 3 minute thesis competition at Queen’s! Congratulations Amanda, and good luck at the provincial competition at McMaster.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B March 19th, 2019

Shadi’s paper, entitled “High modulus, enzyme-degradable poly(trimethylene carbonate)-peptide biohybrid networks formed from triblock prepolymers,” has been accepted for publication. Congratulations to Shadi on the acceptance of her first paper from her PhD project. 

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Dr. Shadi Taghavi May 24th, 2018

Congratulations Shadi on the successful defense of you Ph.D. thesis!

CBS poster award May 19th, 2018

Sara Mohajeri awarded a Best Poster Award at the 34th Annual Canadian Biomaterials Society Conference!

Dr. Sara Mohajeri April 23rd, 2018

Sara Mohajeri successfully defends her PhD. Congratulations Sara!

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Dr. Stuart Young! September 28th, 2017

Stuart successfully defends his PhD thesis! Congratulations Stuart on an excellent defense.

STAR Award April 8th, 2017

Stuart received a Student Travel Award Recognition from the US Society for Biomaterials for his presentation at the 2017 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting. Congratulations Stuart!

M.A.Sc. defense March 23rd, 2017

Fiona successfully defended her M.A.Sc. thesis. Congratulations Fiona, and we wish you success in your Ph.D. work with Dr. Lauren Flynn!

First Annual Rock Climbing Outing December 13th, 2016

The group enjoyed a great outing learning how to rock climb. Thanks to the staff at the Boiler Room and to Fiona and Amanda for organizing the event.

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Dr. Chesterman! September 22nd, 2016

Julian successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Julian on a job well done.

Best MASc Research Poster September 9th, 2016

Amanda wins the best MASc poster presentation at the second Annual Chemical Engineering Research day.

Additive Manufacturing of a Photo-Cross-Linkable Polymer via Direct Melt Electrospinning Writing For Producing High Strength Structures December 1st, 2015

This paper, recently accepted in Biomacromolecules, is the result of a collaboration between our group, the Department of Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Würzburg, Germany, and Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Group, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine, University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dr. Moira Vyner! November 6th, 2015

Moira successfully defends her PhD thesis. Well done Moira!

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Mona gets a Professor position October 20th, 2015

Congratulations to Post-doc Mona Gamal-Eldin for obtaining a position within the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Hail, in Saudi Arabia (http://www.uoh.edu.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx). We all wish you the best of luck in your new endeavours.

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Poster Session Success September 11th, 2015

Fiona Serack tied for second place in the People’s Choice category of the first annual Chemical Engineering Poster Research Day. Congratulations Fiona !

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TERMIS award September 4th, 2015

Stuart Young awarded a TERMIS SYIS-AM travel award sponsored by the US National Science Foundation for his abstract on mechanically robust hydrogels for stem cell delivery, presented at the 4th TERMIS World Congress in Boston. Congratulations Stuart!

Effect of Decellularized Adipose Tissue Particle Size on Adipose-derived Stem Cell Proliferation and Adipogenic Differentiation in Composite Methacrylated Chondroitin Sulphate Hydrogels July 30th, 2015

“Effect of decellularized adipose tissue particle size on adipose-derived stem cell proliferation and adipogenic differentiation in composite methacrylated chondroitin sulphate hydrogels” has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials! Feel free to view the publication specifics on the Publications page.

New cells grow on a scaffold at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne, Australia.
Brian Amsden Interview: Organ transplants — without a donor? July 10th, 2015

At Queen’s University, engineering professor Brian Amsden is working on polymer scaffolds that let patients grow new cartilage (for knees and hips) and anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs), which are often damaged in sports. His ACL project will involve biologists, surgeons, a stem cell expert, physiologists, materials researchers and engineers, all involved in turning fat stem cells (the most available kind) into tough, strong ligaments, “because …

Photo-cross-linked Methacrylated Polysaccharide Solution Blends with High Chondrocyte Viability, Minimal Swelling, and Moduli Similar to Load Bearing Soft Tissues January 10th, 2015

Congratulations James Hayami and Brian Amsden for contributing to a newly accepted paper entitled “Photo-cross-linked methacrylated polysaccharide solution blends with high chondrocyte viability, minimal swelling, and moduli similar to load bearing soft tissues.” Feel free to view the publication specifics on the Publications page.