Jianping Fu, Ph.D. (CV | Google Scholar)


Short Biography
Jianping Fu is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a primary appointment in the Mechanical Engineering Department and courtesy appointments in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Cell and Developmental Biology Department.  He also serves as the Associate Director for the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) and is a Core Faculty Member for the UM Center for Organogenesis, the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UM Center for Systems Biology. 

Dr. 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’s current research focuses on Mechanobiology, Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Bioengineering, and BioMEMS.  Dr. Fu is the recipient of the American Heart Association Scientist Development Award (2012), the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), the Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award (2014), the Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research (2014), the Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2015), and the Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2016). 

Dr. Fu's research group is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Heart Association (AHA), and some other foundations and agencies.

A. EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ph.D.  Department of Mechanical Engineering. (2002-2007)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.S.  Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. (2000-2002)

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
B.E.  Department of Mechanical Engineering. (1995-2000)

B. SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2016)
Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, Univ. Michigan (2015)
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research, Univ. Michigan (2014)
Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Univ. Michigan (2014)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012)
American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant (National, 2012)
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010)
Senturia Prize for Best Thesis in MEMS/NEMS, MIT (2007)
Halen Carr Peake Research Prize for Bioengineering Research of Extraordinary Quality, MIT (2007)
PPST 20th Anniversary Research Excellence Award, First Runner-up, MIT (2006)
MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition, Semifinalist (2006) 
Massachusetts Technology Assessment Award (2006)