Dr. Ronghui Qi!

August 18th, 2023

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

Dr. Hossein Riahinezhad!

April 13th, 2023

Congratulations Hossein on your successful PhD thesis defense.


Amanda successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis!

September 20th, 2022

Congratulations on a well-defended thesis and we wish you all the best as you start Medical School at the University of Alberta.

Mitchell successfully defends his Master’s thesis.

November 18th, 2020

Congratulations Mitch!

Isaac wins first prize in the Materials, Resources, and Manufacturing category for his poster at the Queen’s Engineering Research Networking Day.

October 12th, 2022

Congratulations Isaac!

Shadi starts at Ripple Therapeutics

February 1st, 2020
Shadi Taghavi portrait

We wish Shadi success in her new position!

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!

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. 

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!

Fei moves to Shenzen Institute of Advanced Technology.

October 15th, 2018

Congratulations on your new position as Associate Professor! We wish you much success in your future research.

Reversibly Photo-Crosslinkable Aliphatic Polycarbonates Functionalized with Coumarin and Cinnamate

June 1st, 2018

Another paper from Julian’s PhD thesis accepted into the European Polymer Journal. Well done Julian!

Adipose-derived stem cells in a resilient in situ forming hydrogel modulate macrophage phenotype

June 4th, 2018

Congratulations Stuart on the acceptance of your paper in Tissue Engineering Part A.

Dr. Shadi Taghavi

May 24th, 2018
Shadi Taghavi portrait

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!

Crimped elastomer scaffolds prepared through MEW with non-linear extension behaviour mimicking that of ligaments and tendon

March 26th, 2018

This paper was achieved through a collaboration between our group and the Biofabrication research group at the University of Wurzburg.

Mechanically Resilient Injectable Scaffolds for Intramuscular Stem Cell Delivery and Cytokine Release

January 3rd, 2018

Congratulations Stuart on having this paper accepted into Biomaterials! This project was funded through a Heart and Stroke Foundation Grant and was a result of a collaboration between our research group and those of Dr. Lauren Flynn and Dr. David Hess at Western University.

Cinnamoyl and Coumarin Functionalized Polycarbonates

November 26th, 2017

Congratulations Julian, Amanda and Fei on the acceptance of this paper in Polymer Chemistry! This project was funded through NSERC.

Highly bioactive SDF-1 delivery from low melting point, biodegradable polymer microspheres

September 26th, 2017

Congratulations Demi, Fei, Nathan and Brandon on the acceptance of this paper into ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. This project was funded through NSERC.

Dr. Stuart Young!

September 28th, 2017
Stuart Young portrait

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.

Tough semi-synthetic hydrogels for stem cell delivery for chondral defect repair

December 5th, 2016

Congratulations to Fraz, Andrew, and Stuart for the acceptance of this paper into Macromolecular Bioscience

Triethylamine-based catalysts for the melt polymerization of carbonate monomers

October 25th, 2016

Congratulations Julian on acceptance of this article into RSC Polymer Chemistry! This work was funded through the 20/20 Ophthalmic Polymer Biomaterials Network.


Best MASc Research Poster

September 9th, 2016

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

Dr. Chesterman!

September 22nd, 2016
Julian Chesterman portrait

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

Long-term sustained release from a biodegradable photo-cross-linked network for intra-ocular corticosteroid delivery

July 11th, 2016

This paper represents work done as part of the 20/20 Ophthalmic Biomaterials Network.