Jianjun Guan, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Guan was elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for "leading contributions in developing elastomers, smart hydrogels and cell and drug delivery systems for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration."
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.
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers worldwide. The membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMBE's annual meeting and induction ceremony was canceled, so Guan was remotely inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020.