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Academic Areas: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Materials for Regenerative Medicine; 3-D Printing and Bio-fabrication; Tissue Engineering

The aim of this area is to research and develop novel biomedical materials and devices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, including (1) Advanced regenerative medical materials; (2) Smart and bio-inspired biomaterials; (3) Molecular and multi-scale structural biomaterials; (4) Gene transfection materials; (5) 3D bio-printing and biofabrication; (6) Tissue and organ engineering. (7) Stem cells and regenerative medicine; (8) Biomechanics and regenerative medicine; (9) Bioreactors and microgravity tissue engineering; (10) Standards and regulations for biomaterials and tissue engineering products.

Academic Degrees

PhD Degree in Materials Science (Biomedical Materials), Wuhan University of Technology

Professional Experience

Professor (2003-Present) in Biomedical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Professor (2003-Present) in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Professor (2000-2003) in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology

Associate Professor (1996-2000) in Biomaterials and Assistant Professor (1992-1996) in Materials Science at Wuhan University of Technology.

Responsibilities in Academic Community:

Chairman (2015-Present), Regenerative Medical Materials Committee, Chinese Society for Biomaterials

Chairman (2014-Present), Science Promotion Committee, Chinese Society for Biomaterials

Standing Director (2015-Present), Chinese TERM Society.

Editorial Board Member (2014-Present), Tissue Engineering (Part A, B and C, USA)

Editorial Board Member (2012-Present) and Guest Editor (2008, 2010), Biomedical Materials (IOP, UK)

Associate Editor (2013-2014), Managing Editor (2014-Present), Biomaterials Research (KSBM, Seoul)

Founding Chair and Chair (2007-Present), China-Korea Center for Biomaterials and Nano-biotechnology

Selected Publications

1.Jun Ma, Jianglin Wang, Xin Ai, Shengmin Zhang. Biomimetic self-assembly of apatite hybrid materials: From a single molecular template to bi-/multi-molecular templates. Biotechnology Advances, 2014, 32:744–760

2.Y. Wang, H. Hao,H. Liu, Y. F. Wang, Y. Li, G. Yang, J. Ma, C. Mao, and S. Zhang. Selenite-releasing bone mineral nanoparticles retard bone tumor growth and improve healthy tissue functions in vivo. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4:1813–1818 [Front Cover Highlight]

3.J Wang,G..Yang, Y. Wang,Y. Du,H. Liu,Y. Zhu, C. Mao, and S. Zhang. Chimeric protein template-induced shape control of bone mineral nanoparticles and its impact on mesenchymal stem cell fate. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 1987− 1996

4. Y. Wang, J. Wang, H. Hao, M. Cai, S. Wang, J. Ma Y. Li, C. Mao and Shengmin Zhang. In vitro and in vivo mechanism of bone tumor inhibition by selenium-doped bone mineral nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 2016, in press.

5. Liu, J.; Jiang, Z. Z.; Zhang, S. M.; Liu, C.; Gross, R. A.; Kyriakides, T. R.; Saltzman, W. M., Biodegradation, biocompatibility, and drug delivery in poly (omega-pentadecalactone-co-p-dioxanone) copolyesters. Biomaterials 2011, 32 (27), 6646-6654.

6. Chen, C.; Lee, I. S.; Zhang, S. M.; Yang, H. C., Biomimetic apatite formation on calcium phosphate-coated titanium in Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline solution containing CaCl2 with and without fibronectin. Acta Biomaterilia. 2010, 6 (6), 2274-2281.

7. Chen, C.; Qiu, Z. Y.; Zhang, S. M.; Lee, I. S., Biomimetic fibronectin/mineral and osteogenic growth peptide/mineral composites synthesized on calcium phosphate thin films. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47 (39), 11056-8.

8. Wang, J. L.; Yang, Q.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. M. Osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on the collagen/silk fibroin bi-template-induced biomimetic bone substitutes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A., 2012, 100A (11), 2929-2938.

9. Du, Y.; Liu, H.; Shuang, J.; Wang, J.; Ma, J.; Zhang, S., Microsphere-based selective laser sintering for building macroporous bone scaffolds with controlled microstructure and excellent biocompatibility. Colloids and Surfaces B Biointerfaces 2015, 135, 81-89.

10. J. Liu, Z. Jiang, J. Zhou, S. M. Zhang, W. M.Saltsman. Enzyme-synthesized poly (amine -co-esters) as nonviral vectors for gene delivery. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2011,96A: 456-465

Awards and Honors

In 2015, Prof. Shengmin Zhang was elected as IUSBSE Fellow (FBSE) for his distinguished contributions to development and translation of regenerative medical materials, and to public promotion of biomaterials science.

In 2014, Dr. Shengmin Zhang received the Special Contribution Prize by the Chinese Society for Biomaterials.

1n 2007, Prof. Shengmin Zhang won the TOP 10 Excellence Teacher’s Award by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Courses Taught

0816471 Biomaterials Science (Undergraduate)

170.610 Advanced Biomaterials (Graduate)

170.613 Standards and Regulations for Biomaterials Products (Graduate)

170.907 Advances in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (PhD Program)



1. Influence and Regulation of 3D Micro-pattern Structure of Biomaterials on MSCs Differentiation, supported by the NSFC Key Projects, PI: Prof. Shengmin Zhang.

2. Biomimetic Gradient Regenerative Medical Materials for Repairing Complex Defects of Cartilage and Bone, supported by the International Cooperative Key Projects of NSFC, PI: Dr. Shengmin Zhang.

3. Bio-inspired Design and Controlled Fabrication of Multi-scaled Micro/Nano Structural Biomaterials for Accelerating Repair of Hard Tissue, supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China, PI: Dr. Shengmin Zhang.

4. Key Technology and Products Development of a New Generation of Artificial Spine and Bone Biomaterials, supported by the National Key Technology Research and Development Program of China, Chief Scientist: Prof. Shengmin Zhang.

5. Investigation on PEEK with Functional Element-doped Hydroxyapatite Coating and Its Medical Application, supported by the National International Cooperative Program under the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, PI: Prof. Shengmin Zhang.

6. Fabrication of Bioenergic Materials Based on ATP-pathway and the Related Molecular Mechanism of Accelerating Bone Regeneration, supported by NSFC, PI: Prof. Shengmin Zhang.

7. The HUST Key Innovation Team Projects for Interdisciplinary Promotion: Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, supported by the Ministry of Finance of the Central Government of China, Chief Scientist: Prof. Shengmin Zhang.

8. Molecular Mechanism Discovery for Inorganic Ca/P Biomaterials Containing Elements Si and Zinc to Trigger Regeneration of Bone Defects, supported by the NSFC, PI: Dr. Shengmin Zhang.

9. A Combined Strategy of Multi-molecular Template Co-assembly and Biomimetic Mineralization for Fabrication of Nano-artificial Bone, supported by the NSFC, PI: Dr. Shengmin Zhang.

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