Jian Yang
Westlake University, China

Dr. Yang is currently a Chair Professor in the School of Engineering at the Westlake University, China. Before he joined the Westlake University, He was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Regenerative Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Dr. Yang is known for his pioneering contribution on citrate chemistry and biology for the development and applications of citrate-based biomaterials. Dr. Yang has published 154 papers and received 22 issued US patents. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2010), Outstanding Young Engineering Faculty Award at University of Texas at Arlington (2011), and PSEAS Outstanding Research Award at Penn State (2018). Dr. Yang is an elected Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2016), a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI, 2018), a Fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES, 2020), a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2021), and a Fellow of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE, 2023).  Dr. Yang is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Bioactive Materials”, and an Associate Editor of “Science Advances”, and an Associate Editor of “Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering”. Dr. Yang is the co-founder and the Past-President of the Chinese Association for Biomaterials (CAB) and the recipient of 2023 CAB Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. Dr. Yang co-founded a medical device company, Aleo BME, Inc. and is also serving on the Scientific Advisory Board of Acuitive Technologies, LLC.