时间： 6月6日（周二） 下午16:00
报告题目： Rational Bio-Interface Designs: From Soft-Matter Engineering to Living Materials
Interfacial interactions are at the heart of all biological processes. Ideal bio-interfaces would facilitate signal transductions by providing optimized biomaterial-cell interactions. With the increased capability to manipulate matter at different length scales, new bio-interface materials are being developed through different material selections and designs. Today, my talk will first introduce our efforts on the development of functional soft materials for bio-interfaces. I will showcase a few examples of unconventional, room-temperature patterning techniques with liquid metals and their applications in soft electronics and biomedical applications. Next, I will discuss several strategies for integrating semiconductors with living bacteria for biohybrid systems. The systems enable the discovery of transient signal transduction within the microbial community and the coupling of photo-responsive materials with living bacteria for microbial modulation. Lastly, I will highlight my recent research on soil-inspired chemical systems, where multiscale soft-hard material integration has yielded a responsive matrix. In addition to enhancing the microbial growth in vitro, the responsive matrix can modulate the gut microbiome in vivo for disease therapy. These rational bio-interface studies will help develop multiscale living materials to meet emerging needs, from the human-machine interface in telemedicine, biomedical therapy to sustainable agriculture.
Dr. Yiliang Lin is an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore. He received his B.S. degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2013 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the North Carolina State University in 2018. Dr. Lin worked as a postdoctoral researcher at James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago from 2018 to 2022. Dr. Lin’s research interests include the design and implementation of adaptable and trainable material systems (including liquid metal, polymeric composites, and hybrid living materials) for applications such as stretchable electronics, bioelectronics and biointerfaces, and sustainability. Dr. Lin has been working on interdisciplinary research directions and has published more than 30 papers in prestigious journals, including Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials, Science Advances, and others. Dr. Lin also serves as the associate editor in Analytical Chemistry, promotion editor in Exploration Journal, and guest editors for multiple special issues in different journals. Dr. Lin is also a journal reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Science Advances, ACS Nano, Material Horizon, Advanced Functional Materials and many others.
林艺良博士是新加坡国立大学的助理教授。他于2013年在浙江大学获得高分子科学与工程学士学位，并于2018年在北卡罗来纳州立大学获得化学工程博士学位。2018年至2022年，林博士在芝加哥大学詹姆斯·弗兰克研究所担任博士后研究员。林博士的研究兴趣包括设计和实现可适应性和可训练的材料系统（包括液态金属、聚合物复合材料和杂合活体材料），用于可拉伸电子、生物电子学和生物界面以及可持续性等应用。林博士一直致力于跨学科研究方向，并在著名期刊上发表了30多篇论文，包括《Nature Chemistry》、《Nature Materials》、《Science Advances》等。林博士还担任《Analytical Chemistry》的副主编、《Exploration Journal》的青年编辑，以及不同期刊多期特刊的客座编辑。林博士也是许多著名期刊的审稿人，包括《Science Advances》、《ACS Nano》、《Material Horizon》、《Advanced Functional Materials》和许多其他期刊。