Welcome to Huang Lab

We are a multidisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, material scientists, physicists, and medical doctors at Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE), Zhejiang University. We create new protein materials to address unmet needs in human health and sustainability while simultaneously educating the next generation of scientists.

Our Research Areas

(1) Smart material design, with a focus on elastin-based recombinant proteins for applications in controlled release systems, advanced medical diagnostics and soft robotics;

(2) Regenerative therapy of knee osteoarthritis (KOA), with a focus on silk-based hydrogels and devices for the development of non-invasive treatments of KOA; and

(3) De novo design and high throughput screening of functional proteins for bionanotechnologies.

Our multidisciplinary research team has extensive experience in the development and integration of protein biomaterials with high throughput screening, multi-scale modeling and regenerative medicine.  With our expertise in synthetic biology, material processing and complex 3D tissue culture, we hope to advance the fundamental research in biomedical science, translate biomaterials to the clinic, and promote sustainable development of human societies.