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


Short Biography
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 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 the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

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 Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research (2014 & 2020), the Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2015), the Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (2016), the George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award (2018), and the Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award from the American Chemical Society (2020). 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 is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Guidelines Working Group (2019-2021) and a council member of the Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group (BMES CMBE-SIG) (2020-2022). Dr. Fu’s current research focuses on mechanobiology, stem cell bioengineering, developmental bioengineering, microfluidics and BioMEMS. Dr. Fu and his co-workers' research on modeling human development using human 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”.

A. EDUCATION

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

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. POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Full professor (with tenure), Department of Mechanical Engineering. (2020-)
Associate professor (with tenure), Department of Mechanical Engineering. (2015-2020)
Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (2009-2015)

University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Bioengineering. (2007-2009)
Postdoctoral advisor: Christopher S. Chen

C. SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

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, Univ. Michigan (2020)
Council Member, Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group (BMES CMBE-SIG) (2020-2022)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2020)
Member, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Guidelines Working Group (2019-2021)
“10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018 - Artificial Embryos”, MIT Technology Review (2018)
George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award, Univ. Michigan (2018)
Coulter Translational Research Award, Univ. Michigan (2016)
Kickstart Award, Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) for Life Sciences Innovation Hub (2016)
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)