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Dr George Wang

ARC DECRA Fellow

Biography

I am a bioengineer. Over the last decade, I focus on biophysical cues on the behaviour of stem cells. We dedicate ourselves to fabricating different surface nanotopographies including nanogrooves, nanopores, nanopillars and nanoparticles for directing stem cell behaviour. We often modify surfaces using different surface grafting technology. In addition, different substrate stiffness of 2D film and 3D scaffold are also fabricated. We are interesting in combinational and high-throughput approaches for studying stem cell-surface interaction. We try to understand key factors for cell fate manipulation and generate a better microenvironment for stem cell culture which is critical in tissue engineered and regenerative medicine. These works have been published on 40 peer reviewed articles including 4 review articles.
I received several prestigious awards including the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from ARC, the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Early Career) at Swinburne, the VESKI Victoria Fellowships, Swinburne Visiting Fellowship Scheme, and Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program.

Research interests

Nanofabrication; Nanostructured Materials; Biomedical science; Biotechnology; Colloids and Interface Science; Materials Science; Nanobiotechnology; Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Bioreactors and Tissue Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Modulation of human stem cell behaviour using novel nanotopographies: 1. Human stem cells including mesenchymal and pluripotent stem cells2. Biomaterial fabrication including 2D thin film coating and 3D scaffold3. Nanotopographical fabrication4. Drug delivery and cell reprogrmming.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Modulation of human stem cell behaviour using novel nanotopographies: 1. Human stem cells including mesenchymal and pluripotent stem cells2. Biomaterial fabrication including 2D thin film coating and 3D scaffold3. Nanotopographical fabrication4. Drug delivery and cell reprogrmming.

Fields of Research

  • Biomaterials - 090301
  • Nanobiotechnology - 100703
  • Regenerative Medicine (incl. Stem Cells And Tissue Engineering) - 100404

Teaching areas

Nanofabrication;Biomedical science;Biotechnology;Nanobiotechnology;Surface Engineering

Awards

  • 2016, International, Veski Victoria Fellowship, Victoria Goverment
  • 2015, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Early Career), Swinburne
  • 2015, International, Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program, ATSE

Publications

Also published as: Wang, George; Wang, G.; Wang, Peng-Yuan; Wang, P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2015: Regulation of cell reprogramming to pluripotency by complex topographies *; ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

* Chief Investigator