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Crinis Carbonisatus had been used to accelerate wound healing and blood clotting since 16th century in Mainland China (photo was taken from 梅州市上善若水中药材有限公司). In this project, we will try to invetigate the molecular-level understandings of the biological activity of pyrolized human hair for hemostatic purposes and most importantly, to help the...

The goal of this project is to understand wet biological adhesion upon which to develop biologically inspired adhesives. Common experience tells us that adhesives and water do not mix: interfacial water constitutes a barrier to strong surface bonding, hampering the effectiveness of most synthetic adhesives. This is an even more serious problem for...