Xinru DENGPhD Student



Area of Study

PhD Student

Project: Novel biofabrication based on directed biomineralization

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Biomineralization
  • Self-assembly
  • Electron microscopy

Xinru graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Xiamen University, China (2014). During her undergraduate study, she participated in the joint-training program co-operated between College of Materials, Xiamen University and School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She finished her final year undergraduate study in QMUL working in Prof. Mike Reece Group, focused on synthesizing ferroelectric inorganic crystals. Then, she obtained her second upper-class MEng in Materials Science from QMUL (2015).

She is currently a PhD student in Prof. Alvaro Mata’s group at QMUL funded by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). Her research is mainly focusing on developing and using anisotropic self-assembling structures made from the organic matrix to direct mineral growth with high spatio-temporal control. The field of biofabrication holds great promise for a variety of medical applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Therefore, developing a novel bottom-up biofabrication strategy based on directed biomineralization of hydroxyapatite (HAp) by controlling organic/inorganic molecular interactions may provide a new way to grow materials and a new technique to fabricate.

Recent Publications

  •  Abstract Booklet of 24th European Dental Materials Conference


BSc Engineering
Xiamen University, China

MEng Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London

contact details

School of Engineering & Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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