Computational Biophysics
and Materials Science Group
-Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Theoretical and Computational Biophysics

My long-term research goal is to explore molecular mechanisms of cellular systems and materials as well as to develop new computational tools in order to understand fundamental physical principles behind biological and materials phenomena.

On-going research projects include

  1. Membrane deformation proteins, e.g., BAR family proteins;
  2. Actin cytoskeleton, which participates in many essential cellular processes such as signal transduction, cell division, cellular shape and volume changes, cell migration, and vesicular trafficking;
  3. Amino acid – water interactions;
  4. Functioning mechanism of photoreceptor protein in plants.

Teaching

AP1203 - General Physics III View Details

AP3114 - Computational Methods for Physicists and Materials Engineers View Details

AP3130 - Biomaterials View Details

AP3240 - Biophysics (NEW!) View Details

AP4172/6172/8172 - Simulation and Modelling in Multidisciplnary Sciences View Details

AP4173/6173/8173 - Biomedical Materials View Details

AP4175/6175/8175 - Advanced Technologies in Biomedical Devices View Details

Collaborators
  • Lanyuan Lu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Fei Sun (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Xiaojing Yang (University of Illinois at Chicago, US)
  • Xiaolin Cheng (Ohio State University, US)
  • Feng Wang (City University of Hong Kong, HK)