Zi Bin Yang
Peking Union Medical College, China

Dr. Zi Bin Yang received his medical degree from the Norman Bethune Medical University in1952. He had worked as a medical doctor (resident doctor and doctor in chief) in Peking Union hospital from 1953 to 1977. He also obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Radio-electronic at Beijing Tele-Communication College. In 1978, Zi Bin Yang was appointed the Vice Director of the Institute of the Basic Medical Sciences, the chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Peking Union Medical College and the Institute of Basic Medical Science. From 1981-1982, he had took advanced study in the cardiovascular research laboratory at Texas Heart Institute. Texas, USA.

Dr. Zi Bin Yang re-joined School of Basic Medicine of Peking Union Medical College In 1983. He was appointed associate professor, professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, PUMC, and the Director of the Artificial Organ Research Davison. His research focused on the biomaterials and artificial heart. He also engaged the teaching programs of biomaterials and the artificial organs in School of Basic Medicine Peking Union Medical College.

Dr. Yang has created the first implanted artificial heart in animal (Goat) which survival seven days in China. The paper has been published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1981 Vol.61, No.4, And the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases. Bulletin of the Texas Heart Institute vol.8 Number 3, September. 1981. He created the first Chinese catheter of IABP in china. Dr. Yang’s group first composed the material of Pole Ulithian for medical use in china and received award from government. His group also first composed the Chinese materials for the use of the intra venous solution bag and got the patented invention.

Dr. Yang has engaged in teaching programs of artificial organs and biomaterials in PUMC for more than 25 years. He published more than one hundred papers and three books. He have gotten 5patentsand obtained several scientific awards for his achievements of scientific research programs

Dr. Yang is an enthusiastic social activities scholar: He was elected the Vice President and Secretary General of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering in China from 1985 to 2005. He was elected to Memberships of National Secretary Committee of IFMBE in 1988. In 1990, he was elected the president of 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering of IFMBE. In 1993 and 1997, he was elected to the members of Administrative Council of IFMBE. In 2002, Dr. Zi Bin Yang was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the BME field. In 2002, Dr. Yang was elected a member of Governing Council of IFMBE. In IFMBE NEWS No.71 MARCH-APRIL 2005 published BME PEOPLE Prof. Zi Bin Yang A Scientist Driving the Development of China‘s Biomedical Engineering. He is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering.