Congratulations to Suh Hee and Alaowei on Publishing a new article!

PhD Student Suh Hee, Alaowei and Dr.Gluck are focusing on regenerating Cardiac Tissue by using induced pluripotent stem and electrospun scaffolds.  And their new article “Electrospun Scaffolds and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes for Cardiac Tissue Engineering Applications” has been published on the journal of Bioengineering 2020.


Congratulations to Monica Deshpande on Publishing her paper!


PhD Student Monica Deshpande and professor Martin King are fabricating and evaluating biodegradable textile scaffolds for regeneration of skeletal muscle in treatment of Craniofacial Microsomia. The research article regarding this study “Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Resorbable Auxetic Designed Knitted Scaffolds for Craniofacial Skeletal Muscle Regeneration” was published online in Bioengineering 2020.

Congratulations to Dr.Jiyang Chen passed his Doctoral Final Oral Examination!


Dr. Jiyang Chen passed his doctoral oral examination on Oct.27 2020 by impressing the five members of his Examining Committee.  His interdisciplinary research project was entitled “Preclinical Evaluation of a Biodegradable Knitted Heart Cap for the Delivery of Cardiosphere-derived Cells to Induce Reverse Remodeling of a Failing Left Ventricle”.

His Examining Committee members were: Professor Ke Cheng (College of Veterinary Medicine), Dr. Bob Dennis (Biomedical Engineering, UNC – Chapel Hill Medical School), Dr Mani A. Daneshmand, MD (Emory University Medical School, Atlanta), Dr Andre West (Wilson College of Textiles) and Dr. Martin King, PhD (Wilson College of Textiles).

Graduate student Fan Zhang and Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science professor Martin King designed a prototype of a vascular graft to replace a damaged or blocked coronary artery. The graft would act as a scaffold to aid in the regeneration of the patient’s own blood vessels. This study, “A hybrid vascular graft harnessing the superior mechanical properties of synthetic fibers and the biological performance of collagen filaments,” was published online in Materials Science and Engineering, Part C. Funding was provided by Donghua University’s 1,1,1 Project B07024 grant from the Ministry of Education of China and from an AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant.

Congratulations to Hamid Hamedi on publishing a review paper!

We are so pleased to announce that one of our group member’s(Hamid Hamedi) paper has been posted in the Carbohydrate Polymer Journal website (impact factor =7.18) as one of the most cited papers since 2017. This paper has received the most cited paper throughout the Wilson College of Textiles twice in February and May 2020  (Based on research gate report) as well.

From left to right: Dr. Bryan Ormond, Fan Zhang,Monica Deshpande, Yihan Huang and Dr.King

Congratulations to Fan Zhang, Yihan Huang and Monica Deshpande!!

Congratulations to Fan Zhang, Yihan Huang and Monica Deshpande for their outstanding achievements in winning grants for their research projects!This is wonderful news!!Their research projects are obviously of a high caliber and clearly presented as it convinced the members of the AATCC Review Committee to provide them with some of the funds they will need to complete the study.

Dr. Bryan Ormond, the College faculty mentor for the AATCC student chapter, announced that Fan, Yihan and Monica’s research projects have received grants from the AATCC Foundation on Dec. 11th, 2019. This is a great achievement to be selected from among many applications nation-wide! We are very proud of you, and we know that you will serve as excellent ambassadors for the Wilson College of Textiles! Read More


Register for Biomaterials Day on October 30th, 2020!

The NC State Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials will host a Virtual Biomaterials Day on Friday October 30th, 2020 over Zoom. Please register here by October 20th, 2020 and if you are interested in giving a lightning talk poster presentation or oral presentation please submit your abstract by October 16th, 2020 by filling out this form.

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For more information about Biomaterials day, please click here.

Register for Tissue Engineering Seminar Series For Fall 2020

  Students call for 09/10, 10/15, and 11/12 presentation, present your research work!

For students’ presentation register, please contact Dr. Jessica Gluck (

Tissue engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and materials methods, and suitable biochemical and physicochemical factors to improve or replace biological tissues. Tissue engineering involves the use of a tissue scaffold for the formation of new viable tissue for a medical purpose. Tissue engineering seminar aims to provide valuable educational opportunities to our members through a virtual webninar series…. Read More


Medical Textiles, also referred to as Bio-Medical Textiles, is a new and one of the fastest growing fields of the textile industry. This field studies how the latest polymers, fibers and textile structures can be used to design advanced products for applications outside as well as inside the human body.

Dr. Martin King, professor of textiles at NC State and an expert in biotextiles, defines the term “biotextiles” to include structures composed of textile fibers designed for use in specific biological environments where their performance depends on biocompatibility and biostability with cells and biological fluids. Biotextiles include devices implanted in the body, such as surgical sutures, hernia repair fabrics, arterial grafts, artificial skin, and parts of artificial hearts.

Medical textiles, on the other hand, include everything from bandages, wound dressings, and splints to orthotic devices and clothing used for rehabilitation. Hospital linens, barrier fabrics, protective clothing, and operating room scrubs are also medical textile products.


The field of Bio-Medical Textiles covers a large number of application areas. Bio-Medical textiles include textile products that are used to:

Improve health and wellness Maintain comfort and hygiene Treat an external injury
Replace damaged tissue with implantable prosthesis Prevent an injury Prevent infection
Surgical aids Deliver a drug Grow new tissue


If you want to learn more about this unique field of textiles, click the following button to be directed to our information page: