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The Laboratory of Biological and Bio-inspired Materials led by Dr. Ling Li is based at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Our group seeks to discover the fundamental structure-property relationships in multifunctional biological materials, elucidate the formation principles for biological and bio-inspired materials, develop novel in-situ mechanical measurement and analysis technologies, and finally develop bio-inspired structural and multifunctional materials. Feel free to browse our group website for more details. If you have any questions about me or my research, feel free to email me at

Recent News

2022.01: Science paper with Cover highlight!

2021.09: New publication in PNAS!

2021.06: New publication in PNAS!

2020.09: New publication in PNAS!

2020.05: Ling receives 3M NTFA Award!

2020.01: Ling receives NSF CAREER Award!

2019.12: New publication in Nat. Comm. 

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