Canada Research Chair, Tier II
Ph.D. Harvard University
B.Eng. Zhejiang University
Most Significant Publications
Jianyu Li, Adam Celiz, Jiawei Yang, Quanshan Yang, Isaac Wamala, William Whyte, Bo Ri Seo, Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Joost J. Vlassak, Zhigang Suo, David J. Mooney, Tough adhesives for diverse wet surfaces, Science, 357, 6349, 378-381 (2017).
Jianyu Li, David J. Mooney, Designing hydrogels for controlled drug delivery, Nature Reviews Materials, 1, 16071 (2016).
Jianyu Li, Widusha R. K. Illeperuma, Zhigang Suo, Joost J. Vlassak, Hybrid hydrogels with extremely high stiffness and toughness, ACS Macro Letters, 3, 6, 520-523 (2014).
Jianyu Li, Yuhang Hu, Joost J. Vlassak, Zhigang Suo, Experimental determination of equations of state for ideal elastomeric gels, Soft Matter, 8, 31, 8121-8128 (2012).
Primary Research Theme: Bioengineering
Second Research Theme: Materials and Structures
Research Group/Lab: Laboratory of Biomaterials Mechanics
My research is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the interface between Mechanics, Chemistry and Biomaterials. My group synergizes mechanics, materials chemistry, bioinspiration principles to develop multifunctional soft biomaterials to solve critical challenges in engineering and medicine, including tissue repair, surgical glues, hemostats, biomedical devices, etc. We also study the fundamental mechanical behaviours of soft materials, including adhesion, fracture, fatigue and stimuli-responsive behaviour.