• Plenary Speaker

    Prof. Dame Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang

    University of Huddersfield, UK

    Dame Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang DBE, DSc, FREng is a Professor of Precision Metrology at the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies. She is the Director of the EPSRC Future Metrology Hub and is the Renishaw/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Precision Metrology. In 2017 she was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Engineering and Manufacturing.

    Prof. Albert Shih

    University of Michigan, USA

    Albert Shih is Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. He received PhD from Purdue University in 1991 and was an advanced manufacturing process engineer at Cummins (1991-1998) and an Associate Professor at NC State University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1998-2002). He has been a faculty at the University of Michigan since 2003. In 2017, he was the Assistant Director of Education and Workforce in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) at Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Shih’s research area is manufacturing. He is a pioneer in biomedical manufacturing, the application of manufacturing technologies to advance the safety, quality, efficiency and speed of healthcare service and biomedical science. He has 10 US patents, two textbooks, and authored or co-authored over 200 archival journal papers, 100 conference papers in manufacturing and biomedical sciences. Dr. Shih is the recipient the Fulbright Scholar, SME Taylor Medal in manufacturing research, ASME Milton Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal and Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph Teetor Educational Award, and Best Paper awards in ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing (ICFDM). Dr. Shih is the Editor of Procedia Manufacturing (Elsevier), President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI) of SME, and Fellow of ASME, SME, and CIRP.

    Prof. Sugita Naohiko

    The University of Tokyo, Japan

    1. Custom-made knee prosthesis design

    2. Brain Machine Interface

    3. Skull base surgery

    4.Medical Digitalization(Me-DigIT)

    Prof. Hanry Yu

    National University of Singapore,Singapore

    Editor of Biomaterials; invited to publish more than 180 lectures, more than 180 journal articles and more than 250 conference papers, applied for more than 50 patents, and co-founded 6 companies

    Prof. Dichen Li

    Xi 'an Jiaotong University, China

    Vice President, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Mechanical Engineering. He presided over the National Natural Science Foundation of China, replacing the laser with a violet light as a light-curing source. The research has been industrialized and listed in the National Torch Program, a high-tech promotion project, with sales of more than 10 million yuan, making 50 The newly added output value of the enterprise is 200 million yuan. In 2000, it won the National Science and Technology SME Innovation Fund. In 2001, it won the outstanding achievements of the national key scientific and technological research projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology in the Ninth Five-Year Plan. In 2000, it was awarded the first batch of outstanding young teachers and research incentive funds of the Ministry of Education; it was included in the backbone of the Ministry of Education.

    Prof. Tao Xu

    Tsinghua University, China

    Title: 3D Bioprinting for Precision and Regenerative Medicine

    Dr. Xu obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, SC, USA in 2005 and had worked as Research Scientist at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, NC, USA from 2005 to 2008. Before moved back to China, Dr. Xu had been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Texas at El Paso from 2008-2013, and also been served as Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University and Texas Tech University from 2010-2013.

    As one of the pioneers to develop cell and organ printing, Dr. Xu owns the first patent of inkjet printing of viable cells (US7051654) which had been indexed in Wikipedia, and published the first article on cell inkjet printing, which was reported by Science as a major breakthrough in the field. Besides, Dr. Xu has obtained various supports from U.S. and China federal agencies, such as US NSF, NIH, and Chinese High-Tech 863 Program.Dr. Xu has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and owned 53 licensed US, Europe, China and other international patents. Moreover, Dr. Xu has successfully commercialized a series of regenerative medical devices including the dural repair patch, which was approved by CE, Chinese FDA, Korean FDA and has been applied clinically in over 60 countries with more than 200,000 patients.

    Prof. Wenguo Cui

    Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

    Title: Electrospun Hydrogel Fibrous Scaffolds for in vivo Rapid Vascularized Skin Flap Regeneration

    Wenguo CUI is a full professor in the Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D degree from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2009 and continued research for regenerative medicine & materials at Harvard Medical School in 2013. Prof. CUI’s research focuses on the development of novel electrospun fibers and nanomaterials for tissue regeneration, drug delivery and disease treatment. He worked as PI for four projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China and eight other grants in Shanghai. He has published more than 140 SCI papers (H=37, Citation>4700), 13 granted patents and 9 book chapters as first or corresponding author. He is the Associate Editor for Mater Sci Eng:C and BMC Mater, and Editor for Mater Today Adv. He is now serving as the specialized member in China Society for Biomaterials for bone regeneration and China Anti-Cancer Association for nanooncology. He is also the youth committee member in Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine for restoration surgery and Chinese Medical Association for orthopedics. He has won the prize of Fundamental Bone Research Scholar in Chinese Medical Association, first prize of Scientific and Technological Progress (4th) of Shanghai, second prize of Outstanding Achievement Award in Science Research in the Ministry of Education twice and Chinse Medicine Award and Huaxia Medicie Award.

    Prof. Zhanqiang Liu

    Shandong University, China

    Mainly engaged in cutting theory and cutting tool technology and other aspects of research

    The winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Distinguished Professor of Shandong Province “Taishan Scholars”, and the State Council Special Allowance Specialist. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Fund of Natural Science of Shandong Province and the Young Teachers Fund of the Huo Yingdong Education Foundation. He was selected as one of the first batch of New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of the Ministry of Education and an outstanding postdoctoral fellow of Shandong Province. He is currently the deputy director of the Ministry of Education of the Ministry of Education, Shandong University, and the director of the Academic Committee of the School of Mechanical Engineering of Shandong University. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the executive director of the China Machinery Industry Metal Cutting Tools Association. He is mainly engaged in cutting theory and tools. Research work in technology and other aspects, the main research results won the second prize of national defense science and technology progress, Shandong Province Science and Technology Progress Second Prize and other provincial and ministerial awards.

    Prof. Qiang Zhao

    Nankai University, China

    Title: Bioactive Materials for cardiovascular repair and regeneration

    Dr. Qiang Zhao received B. Eng degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2001, and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Tianjin University (China) in 2006. After three years of postdoctoral research at City University of Hong Kong, he joined College of Life Sciences, Nankai University (China) as associate professor in 2009, and was promoted to full professor in 2014. Dr. Zhao is the Director of Tianjin Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials as well as the PI of State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology. He is the recipient of Excellent Young Scientist Program of NSFC (2015). Currently his research interest focuses on cardiovascular biomaterials and tissue engineering, including the tissue-engineered vascular grafts and novel biomaterials for the therapy of ischaemic diseases. He was awarded Second Class Prized for Scientific and Technology Progress of Tianjin (2016), and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research papers (including Nat Chem Biol, Circ Res, Adv Mater, Adv Sci, J Am Soc Nephrol, Biomaterials, J Control Release, etc.), three book chapter, and 6 patents granted or pending.

    Prof. Jiankang He

    Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

    Research direction: 1. Micro-nano 3D printing process and equipment 2. Biological 3D printing process and equipment

    Prof. Guoqing Pan

    Jiangsu University, China

    Title: Mimicking the Dynamic of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) at Biomaterial Interfaces

    Guoqing Pan received his Ph.D. degree (2011.6) in polymer chemistry and physics from Nankai University (China). He entered the Orthopedic Institute of Soochow University (China) as a lecturer in 2011. Then he joined in the group of Prof. Kenneth J Shea in the department of Chemistry in University of California, Irvine (CA, USA) as a visiting scholar in 2014. He was then supported by the European Union "Horizon-2020" action, as an Individual Fellowship of Marie Skłodowska-Curie in Prof. Börje Sellergren’s group in Malmö Universitet, Sweden. Now he is a full professor in the Institute for Advanced Materials, Jiangsu University (China). His research interests encompass biomimetic dynamic biointerfaces, molecular imprinting, smart hydrogels, polymer chemistry as well as functional and intelligent nanomaterials for biomedical applications. He has been in charge of over 10 research projects from China and EU. He was a guest-editor for "Frontiers in Chemistry" during 2017 and 2018. In addition, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers (H-index=25, Citation>2200 from Google Scholar) in leading journals of chemistry and materials such as Acc. Chem. Res., Chem. Soc. Rev., Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Funct. Mater., Small, Biomaterials and so on.

    Prof. Shuqi Wang

    Zhejiang University, China

    Doctoral supervisor, Distinguished researcher
    1. State Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University
    2. Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
    3. Zhejiang University Institute of Translational Medicine

    Prof. Ming Zhang

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

    Musculoskeletal system and human support biomechanics, computational biomechanics, prosthetics and orthopedic bioengineering, ankle biomechanics and footwear design, skin and soft tissue biomechanics, human motion analysis, biomechanics of biological tissues and biomaterials, bone and Joint biomechanics, plant interventional design, etc.

    Prof. Barbara Pui Chan

    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Prof. Barbara Chan obtained her B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Surgical Science (Faculty of Medicine) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She received her first postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at CUHK. She joined the Innovation and Technology Commission of the government and participated in the operation of the Innovation and Technology Fund. She then received her second postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School. She has joined the Biomedical Engineering Programme at the University of Hong Kong since 2003. Her research interest are tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, stem cells, mechanoregulation, multiphoton biofabrication and laser medicine.

    Prof. Xieping Dong

    Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

    A.Prof. Kelvin Yeung

    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Title: Magnesium nanocomposite 3D-printed scaffolds induce in situ bone tissue regeneration

    Kelvin Yeung has been passionate about applied orthopaedic biomaterial research and translation for more than 20 years. His major research areas are the development of orthopedic biomaterials, antibacterial coatings, 3D bio-printing and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. He trained as a materials scientist for his bachelor’s degree and then as an orthopedic scientist in HKU Medical Faculty for his master’s degree and his Ph.D.

    He is currently tenured associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. His h-index is 41 (Scopus) with more than 5,600 citations. He has been ranked in the World’s Top 1% of Scientists in the field of biomaterials by Clarivate Analytics’ Essential Science Indicators (ESI) from 2014 to 2018. In addition to publishing 215 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers and filing 38 full patents in various countries, he co-founded OrthoSmart Limited with two senior colleagues to adapt their research findings for clinical use. He currently serves as interim CEO of this startup company. Furthermore, he has been invited to act as a consultant for several medical device and biomaterial corporations.

    During these years, he participated in local and regional competitions and received a number of awards and scholarships, including the Young Scientist Award 2005 and the Young Engineer Award 2009. For projects in which he has acted in the capacity of principal investigator or co-principal investigator, he has received over HK$57,170,000. Since 2006, he has supervised 14 Ph.D. and 8 M.Phil. students. Furthermore, he has received 19 prizes and awards from local and international competitions and conferences. He has also been invited to deliver 74 plenary lectures, keynotes or invited talks at international and regional conferences. Dr. Yeung is an active member of local and international academic bodies and has served in several executive positions. In addition, he has been appointed as deputy master of HKU Lap-Chee College, where he oversees the student education programs.

    A.Prof. Zongli Zheng

    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Title: Precision genome editing using CRISPR-SaCas9

    Dr Zheng received his PhD degree in medical epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet and completed a postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with the support of Swedish Research Council International Postdoc Fellowship. He is a faculty member at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences at City University of Hong Kong and holds a joint appointment at Ming Wai Lau Centre of Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Hong Kong.


    Dr Zheng’s contribution to precision medicine includes the invention of the AMP technology, which was the first FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) method (MSK-IMPACT Fusion) and has been adopted globally in both research and clinical settings, for gene fusion detection to guide targeted therapy for cancer patients. Dr Zheng has co-led the development of the GUIDE-seq method that has become a reference for genome-wide unbiased profiling of CRISPR targets. Dr Zheng’s research work has been cited over 6,000 times in the past 5 years.

    A.Prof. Zhilu Yang

    Southwest Jiaotong University, China

    The winner of the Sichuan Outstanding Youth Fund, the reserve candidate for academic and technical leaders in Sichuan Province, and the “Yanghua Scholar” of Southwest Jiaotong University. The main research direction is based on plasma polymerization technology and catechol-inspired chemistry, combined with micro-pattern manufacturing and bio-functional molecular modification to construct a polymeric coating with endothelial function bionics for cardiovascular implantation and surface modification of interventional instruments. Applied basic research; in addition, based on catechol-inspired chemistry, combined with functional bionic design, engaged in the synthesis of organic crystals, multifunctional hydrogels and nanoparticles and its exploration in anticoagulant materials, oncology treatment and cardiovascular implant devices Basic research on application.