Jianjun Guan

Jianjun Guan

Pronouns: He/him/his
Earl E. & Myrtle E. Walker Professor of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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PhD, Zhejiang University, 2000
Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, 2005


Develops functional biomaterials, stem cell and drug delivery systems for tissue repair and regeneration


Professor Guan’s research interests are in functional biomaterials and microenvironments for cell and drug delivery; oxygen sensitive biomaterials for non-invasively and real time imaging and detecting tissue oxygen during vascularization therapy; and cardiovascular, skin, and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. His research covers regenerative medicine, polymer, drug delivery, nanomedicine, stem cell, biomechanics, surgery and biomedical imaging fields.


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.