C.J. Huang Research Group

Cell Mechanics & Soft Materials

About Us

Welcome to the webpage of Prof. Changjin Huang's research group in School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore!

We are a highly interdisciplinary research team devoted to identifying the underlying physcial principles that control the mechanical properties and stress state of biological systems and soft biomaterials using physical approaches, engineering tools and computational models. Understanding how the mechanical properties and stress state of biological systems and biomaterials dictate their functions will not only inspire more effective diagnostic and therapeutic applications, but also lead to novel biomimetic systems with advanced functions. Our current research interests include:

More details are available on our RESEARCH page.

Latest News

June, 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an A*STAR-P&G Joint grant on molecular dynamics simulation of gel network-material interactions for conditioning superiority and preservative partitioning!

May, 2022

Congratulations to our FYP students Yu Jun, Gao Zhi, Abraham, Charles and Darren on their successful completion of their projects with us!

Congratulations to Weizhe on the successful completion of his Master dissertation project with us!

Congratulations to Kexin on the acceptance of her review paper on the multifaceted roles of mechanics in leaf morphognesis in Molecular Plant!

February, 2022

Our paper on assessing hypoxic damage to placental trophoblasts by measuring membrane viscosity of extracellular vesicles with Dr. Yeol Sadovsky at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is accepted for publication in Placenta!

January, 2022

Welcome Yukai to join us as a PhD student!

Our paper on thermodynamic modeling of solvent-assisted lipid bilayer formation process with Prof Nam-Joon Cho at NTU is accepted for publication in Micromachines. Congratulations to Hongmei!

November, 2021

Our paper on cellular features revealed by transverse laser modes in frequency domain with Prof Yu-Cheng Chen at NTU is accepted for publication in Advanced Science. Congratulations to Hongmei!

Prof. Huang gave an invited talk on mechanics of nanoscale lipid vesicles at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021).

October, 2021

Prof. Huang gives an invited talk at 2021 Science and Technology seminar for cooperation diplomacy, sponsored by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore.

Our paper on the effect of membrane stretch on antiviral peptide-membrane interaction is accepted for publication in Langmuir. Congratulations to Choon-Peng!

Our paper on the protective role of chloroplast membrane lipid remodeling in dehydration response is accepted for publication in Plant Physiology. Congratulations to Choon-Peng!

Welcome Yuxuan to join us as a part-time Student Assistant!

Congratulations to Shae-Linn (our URECA student) for her sucessful nomination to participate in the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) that will take place in Singapore from 18 to 21 January 2022!

Our paper on the potentiation of plant defense by bacterial outer membrane vesicles with Prof Miao Yansong at NTU is accepted for publication in The Plant Cell. Congratulations to Choon-Peng!

September, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an IAF-ICP grant on digital single cell printing! Openings for one RF and one RA are available.

Our paper on digital printing of shape-morphing natural materals with Prof Cho and Prof Suresh at NTU is accepted for publication in PNAS. Congratulations to Jatin!

August, 2021

We are delighted to announce that our MOE Tier 2 proposal on the mechanical coupling of nanoparticle and extracellular matrix elasticities for enhanced tumor targeting has been awarded. We are recruiting RFs and RAs to work on this project.

Welcome Yueying and Jixin to join us as PhD students!

Welcome Weizhe to join us as a Master student!

Welcome Charles, Darren, Yu Jun, Gao Zhi and Abraham to start their FYP projects with us!

Welcome Man Cheng and Nadia to start their URECA projects with us!

July, 2021

Congratulations to Quan and Jatin for passing their PhD Qualifying Exam!