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


Dr. Min Wang is a tenured professor and currently Programme Director of the Medical Engineering Programme at The University of Hong Kong. He is / was also a guest professor or adjunct professor of several universities in mainland China (Southwest Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Tianjin University, Dong Hua University, etc.). He serves as Chairman of the Biomedical Division, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, for the 2015/16 session. Min Wang was awarded BSc (1985) and PhD (1991), both in Materials Science and Engineering, by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and University of London, U.K., respectively. For professional qualifications, Dr. Wang is a Chartered Engineer (CEng, 1995, U.K.) and a Chartered Scientist (CSci, 2005, U.K.). He has been elected 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 a member (WAC Academician, elected in 2013) of the World Academy of Ceramics (http://www.waceramics.org/). Dr. Wang started his biomaterials research in 1991. He was a founding member of UK's Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials at the University of London 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 Medical Engineering (MedE) Programme and setting up Faculty of Engineering's Medical Engineering Laboratory. In various places, Dr. Wang set up and taught / teaches courses in biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical engineering. 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, also called "3D printing"), and electrospinning. He and his research staff / students have won many 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 among world's top 1% scientists by ISI. For his research work, he has given many presentations, including more than 120 invited talks, at various conferences. He has also given more than 100 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. or Hong Kong. Since 1990, Dr. Wang has served as a reviewer for more than 90 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, including all top journals in the biomaterials and tissue engineering fields. He has also reviewed research grant applications for national research councils / funding agencies of a number of countries (U.S.A., Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc.). Dr. Wang is the Series Editor of Springer's books series, Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering (http://www.springer.com/series/10955) since 2012. He has been an Editor / Associate Editor / Regional Editor of several international journals ( Materials Letters , Nano LIFE , etc.) and has served as an Editorial Board member of many international journals, including (1) Journal of the Royal Society Interface (The Royal Society, London, UK), (2) International Materials Reviews (IOM3, UK), (3) Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (Springer, Germany), (4) Biomedical Materials: Materials for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (IOP, UK) (2006 - 2012), (5) Composites Science and Technology (Elsevier, the Netherlands), (6) Surface and Coatings Technology (Elsevier, the Netherlands), (7) IET Nanobiotechnology (IET, UK), (8) Frontiers of Materials Science (Higher Education Press, China, and Springer, Germany), (9) Materials Letters (Elsevier, the Netherlands), (10) Nano LIFE (World Scientific, Singapore), (11) Journal of Orthopaedic Translation (Elsevier, the Netherlands), (12) Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (American Scientific Publishers, USA), (13) International Journal of Tissue Regeneration (Catholic University of Korea, Korea), and (14) Biomaterials Research (Korean Society for Biomaterials, Korea). 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. 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 19 international conferences / symposia / workshops, including the 2nd International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials (ISSIB-II, Hong Kong, 2010, http://me.hku.hk/issib2010/) and symposia in World Biomaterials Congresses. He has also served in committees of more than 60 conferences. Dr. Wang actively participates in professional societies' activities and has served in these societies. He is currently a Council Member of the Chinese Society for Biomaterials (CSBM), China, Asian Biomaterials Federation (AFB), and World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE). Dr. Wang's current research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering, materials and systems for drug / biomolecule delivery, and theranostics. 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 has also gone to local schools to give talks of various topics to high school students. (Updated: July 2015.)

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