Welcome statement:

Nano Biology Research lab (NBRL) at UCO is working on the novel biomedical applications of electrospun nanofiber matrix. The lab has developed an electrospun nanofiber based metal coating system, intervertebral disc implant, functional coating for orthopedic and orthodontic implants, and 3-dimensional (3D) grafts (cartilage, skin, large bone defect). This is a student and faculty centered interdisciplinary research laboratory. Currently, 1 post graduate lab technican, 1 graduate students, 17 undergraduate students, and 10 faculties from engineeing, physics, biology and statistics are actively participating in different projects initiated from the lab. The lab supported more than 140 undergrduate student research and 17 graduate thesis projects. The lab produced granted 8 patents, 33 peer reviewed journals, 8 book chapters, and more than 120 conference presentations/posters.

News and Events:

Published 34th article: Khandaker M, Alkadhem N, Progri H, Nikfarjam S, Jeon J, Kotturi H, Vaughan MB. Glutathione Immobilized Polycaprolactone Nanofiber Mesh as a Dermal Drug Delivery Mechanism for Wound Healing in a Diabetic Patient. Processes . 2022; 10(3):512. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr10030512

Published 33rd article: Khandaker M, Nomhwange H, Progri H, Nikfarjam S, Vaughan MB. Evaluation of Polycaprolactone Electrospun Nanofiber-Composites for Artificial Skin Based on Dermal Fibroblast Culture. Bioengineering. 2022 Jan 6;9(1):19. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering9010019. PMID: 35049727; PMCID: PMC8773077.

Published 32nd article: Khandaker M, Progri H, Arasu DT, Nikfarjam S, Shamim N. Use of Polycaprolactone Electrospun Nanofiber Mesh in a Face Mask. Materials. 2021;14(15):4272. Published 2021 Jul 30. doi:10.3390/ma14154272, PMID: 34361466

Published 31st article: Khandaker M, Kotturi H, Progri H, Tummala S, Nikfarjam S, Rao P, Hosna A, Arasu DT, Williams W, Haleem AM.  In vitro and in vivo effect of polycaprolactone nanofiber coating on polyethylene glycol diacrylate scaffolds for intervertebral disc repair. Biomed Mater. 2021 May 24;16(4). doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/abfd12. PMID: 33915528.

Published 30th article: Konari, P.R.; Clayton, Y.-D.; Vaughan, M.B.; Khandaker, M.; Hossan, M.R. Experimental Analysis of Laser Micromachining of Microchannels in Common Microfluidic Substrates. Micromachines 2021, 12, 138. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12020138. PMID: 33525394