Jianping Fu
University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Jianping Fu received a B.E. degree (2000) from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and a M.S. degree (2002) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), both in Mechanical Engineering.  He earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007 for thesis completed with Dr. Jongyoon Han.  Dr. Fu was an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Christopher S. Chen’s group at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2009.  Dr. Fu has been at the University of Michigan in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2009 to the present, achieving the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2020.  Dr. Fu also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology (Medical School).  Dr. Fu has published > 130 archival journal papers and delivered > 160 invited seminars and presentations.  Dr. Fu’s research contributions have been recognized by more than 30 institutional, national and international awards and honors, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), the Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (2016), the Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award from the American Chemical Society (2020), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2022), and numerous research awards from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Fu’s current research focuses on stem cell bioengineering, developmental bioengineering, and mechanobiology in the context of understanding human development and diseases.  Dr. Fu and his co-workers’ research on modeling human development using stem cells has contributed significantly to the emerging field of “Artificial Embryos”, which was selected by the MIT Technology Review as “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018”.  Dr. Fu is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  Dr. Fu was a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Guidelines Working Group (2019-2021), convened to review the oversight process and provide an update to the ISSCR guidelines on in vitro culture of human embryos, creation of stem cell-based embryo models, and in vitro gametogenesis.  Dr. Fu is currently a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group (BMES CMBE-SIG), the ASME Bioengineering Division National Technical Committee on Tissue and Cellular Engineering, and the ISSCR Publication Committee.  Dr. Fu has served as organizers of meetings in the field of stem cell bioengineering and embryology (BIRS Workshop / Keystone Symposia / BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference / ISSCR Digital Meeting Series).  Dr. Fu now serves as the Associate Editor of npj Regenerative Medicine and is an Editorial Board Member of Cell Regeneration and Mechanobiology in Medicine.  Dr. Fu is a Founding Member of the Catalysts Program of EMBO Journal.