Min Wang

BSc (SJTU), PhD (Lond), CSci, CEng, FIMMM, FIMechE, FHKIE, FBSE, AIMBE Fellow, WAC Academician

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Email: memwang@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 2859 7903 Fax: (852) 2858 5415

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Biomedical materials (in various forms: single phase or composite, dense or porous, bulk or coating, particulate or fibrous, single crystals); In vitro and in vivo evaluation of biomaterials; Biological materials; Biomechanics; Tissue engineering; Materials and systems for controlled release of biomolecules/drugs; Theranostics; Surface engineering; Biofabrication; Nanotechnology; Composite materials; Engineering ceramics; Processing, structural characterisation and mechanical testing of materials (ceramic, metals, polymers, hydrogels, and composites).


Min Wang was awarded BSc in Materials Science and Engineering in 1985 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China, and earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1991 at the University of London, U.K. He is a Chartered Scientist (CSci, 2005, U.K.), a Chartered Engineer (CEng, 1995, U.K.), a fellow (FIMMM, elected in 2001) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, U.K., a fellow (FIMechE, elected in 2007) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, U.K., a fellow (FHKIE, elected in 2010) of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE, elected in 2011) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, a fellow (FAIMBE, elected in 2012) of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, U.S.A., and Academician (WAC Academician, elected in 2013) of the World Academy of Ceramics. Dr. Wang was a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials of the University of London, U.K., and worked on various projects in the IRC (at Queen Mary, University of London) between 1991 and 1997. Before joining The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in June 2003, Dr. Wang conducted teaching and research in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (1997-2002), Singapore, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (2002-2003), Hong Kong. At Nanyang Technological University, he set up and led the Biomaterials Strategic Research Programme and the Tissue Engineering Laboratory. At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he helped to set up facilities in the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratories. At The University of Hong Kong, he has played a key role in the administration and development of the interfaculty BEng (MedE) Programme and setting up Faculty of Engineering's Medical Engineering Laboratory. In various places, Dr. Wang set up courses in biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical engineering. Dr. Wang is also a guest professor or adjunct professor of Wuhan University of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dong Hua University, Tianjin University, Zhejiang University, and Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Over the years, Dr. Wang and his co-workers have investigated and developed various biomaterials for medical applications. The biomaterials that he and his co-workers have worked on include bioactive calcium phosphates (hydroxyapatite (HA), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), etc.), Bioglass, A-W glass-ceramic (Cerabone A-W), as well as nonporous composites (such as hydroxyapatite reinforced polyethylene (HAPEXTM)), coatings and porous scaffolds containing these bioactive materials. The bioactive composites that he and his colleagues developed have been patented in the U.S.A. For developing tissue engineering scaffolds, his group has been using various fabrication techniques, including emulsion freezing and freeze-drying, selective laser sintering (SLS), and electrospinning. He and his research staff/students have won a number of awards at international conferences for their research. Dr. Wang has authored/co-authored a large number of research papers as well as many book chapters. His research has been widely cited by other researchers. He is ranked by the ISI as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists according to the number of citations recorded for their publications (ISI's Essential Science Indicators) (http://hub.hku.hk/local/top1pc/top1pc.jsp). For his research work, he has given many presentations, including more than 100 invited talks, at various conferences. He has also given more than 90 research seminars in universities, research institutes or hospitals in Western Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He has provided consultancy on biomaterials and biomedical engineering to multinational companies based in the U.K., U.S.A. and Hong Kong. Since 1990, Dr. Wang has served as a reviewer for more than 70 international scientific journals in the fields of materials science and engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, physics, chemistry, medicine, dentistry, medical devices, biofabrication, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. He has also reviewed research grant applications for national research councils/funding agencies of a few countries (U.S.A., Singapore, Australia, etc.). Since 2012, Dr. Wang is the Series Editor of Springer's books series, Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering (http://www.springer.com/series/10955), and also Editor of Elsevier's journal Materials Letters (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0167577X). He has been an Editorial Board member of many international printed journals, including (1) Journal of the Royal Society Interface (http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/), (2) Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/100192/), (3) Biomedical Materials: Materials for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (http://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/BMM) (2006 - 2012), (4) Composites Science and Technology (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/compscitech), (5) Surface and Coatings Technology (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/surfcoat), (6) IET Nanobiotechnology (http://www.ieedl.org/IP-NBT), (7) Frontiers of Materials Science (http://www.springer.com/materials/journal/11706), (8) Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (http://www.scientific.net/JBBTE/), (9) Nano LIFE (http://www.worldscinet.com/nl/nl.shtml), (10) Bioceramics Development and Applications (http://www.ashdin.com/journals/bda/bda.aspx), (11) Journal of Bionanoscience (http://www.aspbs.com/jbns) (2008 - 2012), (12) Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (http://www.aspbs.com/jbt.html), and several other printed journals or Open Access (OA) journals. Dr. Wang served as an expert member (2003 - 2007) of the Project Selection/Awarding Panel for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (http://www.nsfc.gov.cn). He has served in three Technical Committees (TC) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Since 1999, Dr. Wang has served as Chairman and/or Organizer (or Co-Chair/Co-organizer) of 15 international conferences/symposia/workshops, including symposia in the 7th World Biomaterials Congress (Sydney, 2004), the 8th World Biomaterials Congress (Amsterdam, 2008) and the 9th World Biomaterials Congress (Chengdu, 2012) and the 2nd International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials (ISSIB-II, Hong Kong, 2010, http://www.hku.hk/issib2010), as well as serving in committees of more than 50 conferences. Dr. Wang also actively participates in professional societies' activities and has served in these societies, including Institute of Materials (East Asia), Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Asian Biomaterials Federation. Dr. Wang's current research interests include biomedical materials, biological materials, and tissue engineering. He teaches courses in materials science and engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical engineering for undergraduates, graduates and clinicians. To promote the engineering profession in general and both materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering in particular, Dr. Wang also goes to local schools to give talks of various topics to high school students. (Updated: July 2013)

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