Jianjun Guan

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science



Professor Guan’s research interests are in biomimetic biomaterials synthesis and scaffold fabrication; bioinspired modification of biomaterials; injectable and highly flexible hydrogels; bioimageable polymers for MRI and EPR imaging and oxygen sensing; mathematical modeling of scaffold structural and mechanical properties; stem cell differentiation; neural stem cell transplantation for brain tissue regeneration; bone tissue engineering and cardiovascular tissue engineering.


Professor Guan joined Washington University in St. Louis in August 2018. He was a professor, associate professor and assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the Ohio State University since 2007. He joined Ohio State after serving as a research assistant professor at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Creates biomaterials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery

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