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Huakun (Hockin) Xu, PhD, MS
Professor, Director of Division Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering


  • Course Director, Dental Biomaterials I (BMAT 518) for Year 1 dental students
  • Course Director, Dental Biomaterials II (BMAT 528) for Year 2 dental students
  • Course Director, Adv Dent Mater (Pros 598A) for dental residents


  • Tissue engineering, bone regeneration, dental and craniofacial repair, bioactive and resorbable scaffolds, biomimetic and injectable carriers, stem cells, growth factor delivery.
  • Dental materials, nanocomposites, tooth restorations, caries inhibition, fluoride-based materials, calcium phosphate biomaterials, smart biocomposites, controlled release.


Dwayne D. Arola, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Chen Chen, DDS, Visiting, PhD Student
Wenchuan Chen, DDS, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Laurence C. Chow, PhD, Professor
Fang Li, DDS, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Sheng Lin-Gibson, PhD, Professor
Xian Liu, DDS, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Carl G. Simon, PhD, Research Associate Professor
Ping Wang, DDS, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Michael D. Weir, MS, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Lab Manager
Han Zhou, DDS, Visiting, PhD Student

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