Ning Han

Ning Han Ning Han
PostDoctoral Researcher

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Hometown : Fujian, China
Education Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,  2010
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2006
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2004
Biographical Information Ning Han is a PostDoctoral Researcher in the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular and Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University.  Ning came here in autumn of 2006. Han completed her master’s courses under the guidance of Dr. Yao (ChE) at  Zhejiang University in the area of Beta-carotene microspheres. Her major work was the analysis of the effect of the environmental parameters on the stability of Beta-carotene microspheres. Ning is a recipient of undergraduate excellent dissertation award and students scholarship in Zhejiang University. Ning completed her Ph. D. study of hydrogel-electrospun fiber mat composite materials for the neuroprosthetic interface in Dr. Winter's group in Dec. 2010. In the past four years, Ning focused on the studies of composite material fabrication, bioactive agents controlled release kinetics, cell-material interaction, and neural prostheses interface biocompatibility.
Current Work Ning is investigating the ability of controlled release coatings to improve the biocompatibility of neural prosthesis. Her current efforts are focused on creating composite drug release systems consisting of PCL electrospun fiber mats combined with PEG-PCL hydrogels to release agents active in the nervous system.