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Jianping Fu

Jianping Fu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Jianping Fu's Group

Address

2664 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: jpfu@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-7363

Degrees

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
BE, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000

Research Interests

Stem Cell Bioengineering, Developmental Bioengineering, Mechanobiology, and BioMEMS

Honors & Awards

Translational Award, UM Life Sciences - Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Program, 2021
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) fastPACE Award, Runner-up, 2020
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2020
Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2020
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2020
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research, University of Michigan, 2020
Member, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Guidelines Working Group (2019-2021)
Council Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group (CMBE-SIG) (2020-2022)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2020
George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award, University of Michigan, 2018
Kickstart Award, Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) for Life Sciences Innovation Hub, 2016
Coulter Translational Research Award, University of Michigan, 2016
Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2016
Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, University of Michigan, 2015
Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, 2014
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research, University of Michigan, 2014
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2012
American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant, 2012
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2010
Senturia Prize for Best Thesis in MEMS/NEMS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
Halen Carr Peake Research Prize for Bioengineering Research of Extraordinary Quality, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
PPST 20th Anniversary Research Excellence Award, First Runner-up, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
100K Entrepreneurship Competition, Semifinalist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
Massachusetts Technology Assessment Award, 2006

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Awarded to Jianping Fu
09/06/2020
Professor Jianping Fu has been awarded the Analytical Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society.

Jianping Fu Elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows
11/06/2019
AIMBE is a non-profit, honorific society of the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. 

ME PhD Student Awarded NIH Predoctoral Fellowship
07/26/2019
Sajedeh Nasr Esfahani receives two years of support for research in organogenesis. 

Fu co-authors a commentary on the subject of synthetic embryos in Nature
12/12/2018
Take a look at what has been achieved in this emerging field along with the ethics of where research may go in the future.

Fu's research on the development of human embryo-like structures featured in Nature
07/09/2018
New techniques are providing unprecedented views into human development —  and raising ethical questions.

Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development
05/22/2018
The new study also reveals the important role of mechanical signals in the development of the human nervous system.

ME alumnus Yue Shao receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
02/20/2018
This award recognizes highly accomplished graduate students who have produced exceptional dissertations of outstanding scholarly quality in any field of study.

Fu's research featured in MIT Technology Review
09/19/2017
Artificial human embryos are coming, and no one knows how to handle them

Tiny device offers insight into how cancer spreads
09/07/2017
Researchers have developed a fluidic device to track over time which cancer cells lead the disease’s invasive march.

How stem cells grow into structures that could aid understanding of infertility
08/09/2017
Jianping Fu's research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human development. The discovery could be used to study why pregnancies fail.

The beginning of the amniotic sac
12/16/2016
“People have a fairly good understanding of what happens in embryos before and after implantation,” said Jianping Fu, “But what is happening during implantation, including the process of amnion development, is a black box.”

Fu's paper published in Nature Materials
11/11/2016
The paper is titled "Mechanosensitive subcellular rheostasis drives emergent single-cell mechanical homeostasis"

Fu's research featured as cover story of two journals
05/13/2016
ME Associate Professor Jianping Fu's research has been selected for the cover story of the 2016 May 11 issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials and the 2016 May 4 issue of Small

Chance Encounter Leads to Use of Life-Saving Blood Analysis Device
04/28/2015
This device, developed by a multidisciplinary team including ME professors Fu and Kurabayashi, is a microfluidic device that uses a miniscule amount of blood – a mere microliter – to achieve test results in 20 minutes

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
01/14/2015
Four ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2015. These recipients include Jun Ni, Huei Peng, Katsuo Kurabayashi, and Jianping Fu

MCubed Grant Precedes Larger NIH Award of $3 Million
10/06/2014
A transformative diagnostic tool for rapid measurement of patient immune status, developed through a close collaboration between U-M researchers from the Medical School and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received NIH funding this past July

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies
04/21/2014
Jianping Fu coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into working spinal cord cells more efficiently by growing the cells on a soft, utrafine carpet made of a key ingredient in Silly Putty

Weiqiang Chen Awarded the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship and the Baxter Young Investigator Award
08/22/2013
Weiqiang Chen, PhD candidate, has won both the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship and the Baxter Young Investigator Award. He is a member of Dr. Fu’s Integrated Biosystems and Biomechanics Lab.

Fu and Kurabayashi's research featured as cover story of Advanced Healthcare Materials
07/11/2013
Advanced Healthcare Materials is an international, interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science aimed at promoting human health

Fu's research featured as cover story of three journals
03/20/2013
His work is featured in Integrative Biology, ACS Nano, and Small

Capturing circulating cancer cells could provide insights into how disease spreads
12/12/2012
Research by Jianping Fu shows that a glass plate with a nanoscale roughness could be a simple way for scientists to capture and study the circulating tumor cells that carry cancer around the body through the bloodstream

Two important research papers accepted for publication in ACS Nano and PLoS ONE
06/08/2012
Both papers were authored by Ph.D candidates in Jianping Fu's lab and contain groundbreaking research on the use of synthetic micro/nanoscale materials to regulate human embryonic stem cell (hESC) functions

Fu receives 2012 NSF CAREER Award
05/16/2012
CAREER awards recognize junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education

University Stem Cell Research Highlighted in Popular Science
02/17/2011
Fu's work on Stem Cell microenvironment forces published in Popular Science.

Fu Published in Nature Methods
06/18/2010
Assistant Professor Jianping Fu studies how the mechanical properties of the stem cell environment can direct stem cell differentiation.

Welcome Assistant Professor Jianping Fu
08/20/2009

Fu's research featured as cover story of two issues of Small
07/04/2022
ME Associate Professor Jianping Fu's research has been selected for the frontispiece story for the 2016 Aug. 12 issue of Small and the inside front cover story for the 2016 Sept. 7 issue of Small.

Fu's research featured as cover story of two Small issues
07/04/2022
ME Associate Professor Jianping Fu's research has been selected for the frontispiece story for the 2016 Aug. 12 issue of Small and the inside front cover story for the 2016 Sept. 7 issue of Small.