Dr. Tian Innovates Materials Inspired by Nature

Dr. Fangyuan Tian

Dr. Fangyuan Tian, of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, is looking to nature in her research on new materials. One material could be used to create more safe and effective heart stents; another could filter greenhouse gases from landfills.

A childhood steeped in natural experiences in rural China with her family has fueled a lifelong passion for nature and science.

Dr. Tian's innovative research in biochemistry and functional materials science has propelled her to work on solutions that have the potential to save lives and constantly look for ways that nature can improve our world.

Read more about Dr. Tian's work and the things that have inspired her from a young age in this edition of CSULB's Quest Magazine.