Register for Tissue Engineering Seminar Series For Fall 2021

 Virtual Tissue Engineering Seminar Series is continuing for Fall 2021, starting from Auhust 26, 2021! Register here.

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


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).



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


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