THE American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Chen Guoping, Ph.D., National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, and also an alumnus of ECNU, to its College of Fellows.
Dr. Chen, an alumnus of ECNU, was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for contributions to the design and preparation of biomimetic matrices and hybrid scaffolds for tissue engineering.
A formal induction ceremony was held during AIMBE’s 2017 Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington，DC on March 20. Chen attended the ceremony and was inducted along with 145 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows of 2017.
AIMBE fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. They are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. Since AIMBE’s inception, over 1,500 esteemed individuals have been inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.
In Japan，Dr. Chen is the only foreign scientist who has been inducted as Fellow of AIMBE Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has long been engaged in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering, and has published over 240 papers in world famous journals and 24 books. Due to his distinguished research achievements, Dr. Chen has been granted 18 patents and has been given 140 invited lectures or keynote speeches at important world academic conferences.
Chen is a studen of ECNU in the 1980s.
Dr. Chen became a student of ECNU’s Department of Chemistry in 1982. At that time, all the students in the Department of Chemistry need 5 years to complete their studies. Chen obtained his bachelor’s degree a year in advance because of his outstanding academic achievement. In 1986, he began to pursue his master degree in the same university with the major of physical chemistry, and became a teacher after graduation. In October 1993, Chen went to study in Kyoto University and obtained his Ph.D four years later.
Despite working and living outside China, Dr. Chen has cultivated over 30 Ph.D and postdoctoral fellows for his motherland. What’s more, he has also participated in some key programs of National Natural Science Foundation of China，as well as appraisal work of China’s National Science and Technology Award, Excellent Youth Scientists and the Yangtze River Scholar.