Materials Engineering | Faculty of Applied Sciences
Director | Advanced Materials & Process Engineering Laboratory
Research Interests:

Electrospinning is a non-mechanical method for the formation of nanoscale fibers electrostatically from polymer solutions or melts. Our research focus is to bridge the dimensional gap by electrospinning of multifunctional nanofibres and organize the nanofibers into linear, planar and 3-D fibrous assemblies. Building on a tradition of creative design and fabrication of fibre based surgical implants the Advanced Fibrous Materials Laboratory is dedicated to the development of a nanofiber platform for tissue engineering scaffolds in orthopedic, vascular and neual prostheses.

Relevant NGDI Articles


Bio-inspired dicalcium phosphate anhydrate/poly(lactic acid)  nanocomposite fibrous scaffolds for hard tissue regeneration: in situ synthesis and electrospinning. Chae T, Yang H, Ko F, Troczynski T. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Feb;102(2):514-22.

Effects of emulsion droplet size on the structure of electrospun ultrafine biocomposite fibers with cellulose nanocrystals. Li Y, Ko FK, Hamad WY. Biomacromolecules. 2013 Nov 11;14(11):3801-7.

Novel biomimetic hydroxyapatite/alginate nanocomposite fibrous scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration. Chae T, Yang H, Leung V, Ko F, Troczynski T. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2013 Aug;24(8):1885-94.

Postelectrospinning modifications for alginate nanofiber-based wound dressings. Leung V, Hartwell R, Elizei SS, Yang H, Ghahary A, Ko F. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2013 Oct 24.

Structure-property relationship of regenerated spider silk protein nano/microfibrous scaffold fabricated by electrospinning. Yu Q, Xu S, Zhang H, Gu L, Xu Y, Ko F. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 Nov 28.


Biomedical applications of nanofibers. Leung V and Ko F. Polymers for Advanced Technologies Vol22:3:350-365.