Jianping Fu

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

Address

2664
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


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

Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Stem Cell Bioengineering, Developmental Bioengineering, and BioMEMS

Honors and 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

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