The ZJE Institute (Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh)

Prof Ouyang elected to the AIMBE

Congratulations to Professor Hongwei Ouyang, Dean of Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute, who has been inducted as a Fellow of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his pioneering work in tissue engineering, biomaterials and sports medicine. 156 scientists in the world were elected in 2020.

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The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of biomedical and biological engineers. College membership honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice or education and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.

The induction ceremony was originally scheduled to be held at the American Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020. However, due to the current global special situation, it was announced online.

Devotion to regenerative medicine

Professor Hongwei Ouyang is Dean of ZJU-UoE Institute, Vice Dean of ZJU School of Medicine, Vice Dean of ZJU International Campus, Honorary Professor, The University of Edinburgh, The “Qiu-shi” Distinguished Professor, Zhejiang University. He is also the awardee of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young ScholarsJie-Qin

He devotes himself to multidisciplinary research and education for musculoskeletal system restoration and regeneration, leading the team to make outstanding progress in the field of regenerative medicine.

In the last 10 years, he has initiated and demonstrated the first clinical application of tissue-engineered cartilage transplantation technology and has accelerated the translational research of innovative silk medical implants in China. He has established a research system of multidisciplinary intersection and upstream-downstream integration and has promoted the development of joint surgery from replacement to regeneration.

About the AIMBE

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.

Further information

View the complete list of 2020 Fellows on the AIMBE website

Prof Hongwei Ouyangs research profile