On April 23rd, Dr. Huang Haishui was invited to visit MSE and gave an academic presentation entitled “Advance Biopreservation through Mutiphase Systems”. The presentation was presided over by Prof. Wang Shuting. Vice Dean Zhang Fen, Prof. Wang Qifu and Prof. Wu Yizhong from department of CAD, and other teachers and students attended the meeting.
Dr. Huang graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, the United States in 2016 and is currently conducting postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the stability of multiphase fluid systems and its application in biomedical engineering. Dr. Huang systematically studied the basic problems of fluid mechanics and thermodynamic stability in multiphase fluid systems based on basic scientific theory. He devised a new 3D multiphase microfluidic system and biopreservation methods. These theoretical and technological innovations have broad application in fields such as cell/tissue engineering, biomimetic culture, cell/tissue/organ preservation and transplantation. These findings have been published in leading journals in related fields, such as Nature Communications, Lab on a Chip, Applied Physics Letters, Small, and Advanced Functional Materials.
In his report, Dr. Huang highlighted two new biopreservation methods, namely “Conventional Vitrification” and “Hypothermic Storage”. Firstly, Dr. Huang introduced the biopreservation technology which is the core technology connecting biological samples (cells/tissues/organs) and their application terminals. This technology plays an indispensable role in biomedical fields such as tissue/organ transplantation, assisted reproduction and cell therapy. Secondly, Dr. Huang introduced a series of his innovative achievements in the theoretical research and technological development of biopreservation through the construction of Multiphase Systems. He emphasized on “Conventional Vitrification” and “Hypothermic Storage” methods, which greatly improve the preservation time and quality of miniature biological samples (cells and micro-tissues) and large biological samples (tissues and organs), respectively.
After the report, Dr. Huang had an in-depth discussion with the teachers presented at the meeting on the difficulties and application of biopreservation and answered students’ questions in detail. As an engineering graduate, Dr. Huang showed us the diversity and innovation of interdisciplinary research with his fruitful biomedical research achievements.
At last, Prof. Wang Shuting summarized the report, which gave academic insights to the teachers and students of MSE.