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  • [June 18, 2012]

    BME student granted “Young Scientist Award” at 9th World Biomaterials Congress

  • Liyang Jiang, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently granted the "Young Scientist Award" at the 9th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) for her outstanding work in the biomaterial field.

    Biomaterials are a family of high-tech new materials developed over the last four decades which are used to replace or augment human tissue, bones or organs.

    Established 32 years ago, WBC is the leading event for the global biomaterials community; this is the first time the quadrennial event took place in China. Scholars, government officials and company executives from nearly 60 countries and regions around the world attended the congress.

    This year’s WBC’s theme was “Innovative biomaterials and crossing frontiers in biomaterials and regenerative medicine,” focusing on medical applications, artificial organs, testing, evaluation methods, and biomaterials management and ethics.

    The five-day event included more than 100 lectures, forums and seminars.

    Over 2,900 academic abstracts were submitted to the Congress. Jiang was among 40 grantees of the “Young Scientist Award” for her research paper, “Spatially controlled assembly of microvessels on patterned hydrogel.”

    Jiang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Laboratory for Biofunctional Materials and Regenerative Technologies, directed by Associate Professor Ying Luo in the BME department.


    Liyang Jiang (2nd from the right) was presented with the “Young Scientist Award” at the opening ceremony of WBC 2012 in Chengdu.