Dr. Yi Hong is an Assistant Professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. He achieved his PhD in Material Science and Engineering in 2005 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. And then Dr. Hong joined Dr. William R. Wagner’s lab as a postdoc and later as a Research Assistant Professor in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh from 2006 to 2012. After joining UTA in 2012, Dr. Hong has built up a Functional Applied Biomaterial (FAB) lab and works on developing functional and bioactive biodegradable soft materials and translational research for tissue repair and regeneration, drug delivery and bio-imaging applications.To date, he has published 54 peer-review papers in top journals in the field of biomaterials, such as Adv Mater, Biomaterials, Biomacromolecules and Acta Biomater, and 9 patents as well as over 100 conference abstracts. He received NSF CAREER award in 2016. Currently, his research is supported by AHA, NIH and NSF.

  • 2005 - Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
  • 2002 - M.S. in Materials Science , Hebei University of Technology
  • 1996 - Associate in Polymer Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology
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  • An optical probe for detecting chondrocyte apoptosis in response to mechanical injury 

    Huang, Yihui; Zhou, Jun; Hakamivala, Amirhossein; Wu, Jinglei; Hong, Yi; Borrelli, Joseph; Tang, Liping (Springer NatureDepartment of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 07 Septemb)
    Cartilage injury induced by acute excessive contact stress is common and mostly affects young adult. Although early detection of cartilage injury may prevent serious and lifelong arthritic complications, early detection ...
  • A Dual-Modality System for Both Multi-Color Ultrasound-Switchable Fluorescence and Ultrasound Imaging 

    Kandukuri, Jayanth; Yu, Shuai; Cheng, Bingbing; Bandi, Venugopal; D’Souza, Francis; Nguyen, Kytai T.; Hong, Yi; Yuan, Baohong (MDPIDepartment of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 4 February)
    Simultaneous imaging of multiple targets (SIMT) in opaque biological tissues is an important goal for molecular imaging in the future. Multi-color fluorescence imaging in deep tissues is a promising technology to reach ...
  • The Mechanisms and Biomedical Applications of an NIR BODIPY-Based Switchable Fluorescent Probe 

    Cheng, Bingbing; Bandi, Venugopal; Yu, Shuai; D’Souza, Francis; Nguyen, Kytai T.; Hong, Yi; Tang, Liping; Yuan, Baohong (MDPIDepartment of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 11 Februar)
    Highly environment-sensitive fluorophores have been desired for many biomedical applications. Because of the noninvasive operation, high sensitivity, and high specificity to the microenvironment change, they can be used ...
  • Lung protection by inhalation of exogenous solubilized extracellular matrix 

    Wu, Jinglei; Ravikumar, Priya; Nguyen, Kytai T.; Hsia, Connie C. W.; Hong, Yi (PLoS ONEDepartment of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, February 2)