Dr. Minggan Li

Minggan Li

Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
M.Sc. (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Email: minggan.li@ryerson.ca





Minggan Li is currently a joint postdoctoral fellow at York University and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to his Ph.D. study, he worked as a mechtronics engineer in an electronic packaging company for two years in Shenzhen, China. He obtained his master's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

His research spans the areas of 3D bio-printing for tissue engineering, microfluidics, and advanced material synthesis. He is also interested in transferring technologies into industrial solutions. His Ph.D. work was focused on fabrication of 3D tissue engineering scaffolds using 3D printing technologies. Manufacturing biomimetic tissues using biocompatible materials are of great importance for regenerative medicine. 3D bio-printing has demonstrated its great potential in freeform scaffold formation. He studied the bio-printing processes, properties of scaffolds, and mechanical cell injury during cell printing.

He shifted his work to microfluidics and materials synthesis for biotechnology applications in his postdoctoral research. One of his researches is to synthesize functional particles and membranes for potential uses in lab-on-a-chip technologies and gasification catalysis. Another research of his interest is the fabrication of wrinkled surface platforms. This wrinkled surface mimics many of the surface morphologies in nature such as epithelial tissue, sea corals and plant leaves. Such biomimetic surface platforms may find many applications such as cell migration control, photovoltaics and flexible electronics.


Research Interests

  •  Microparticle and membrane synthesis using microfluidics
  • 3D surface wrinkles
  • 3D Bio-printing for tissue engineering