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Jianping Fu

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Jianping Fu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
2022 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 615-7363
Fax: 734 615-8089

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PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
BE, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000

Research Interests

Micro/nanofluidics and BioMEMS/NEMS, ultra-sensitive single molecule biosensors; Micro/nanosystems for engineering synthetic ex vivo stem cell microenvironments; Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction during stem cell differentiation and molecular mechanisms of how stem cells sense physicochemical cues of extracellular matrix.

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Honors and Awards

Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, 2014

Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research, University of Michigan, 2014

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2012

American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant, 2012

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2010

Senturia Prize for Best Thesis in MEMS/NEMS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Halen Carr Peake Research Prize for Bioengineering Research of Extraordinary Quality, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

PPST 20th Anniversary Research Excellence Award, First Runner-up, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

100K Entrepreneurship Competition, Semifinalist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Massachusetts Technology Assessment Award, 2006

In the News...

2013 - Fu and Kurabayashi's research featured as cover story of Advanced Healthcare Materials

2013 - Fu's research featured as cover story of three journals

2012 - Capturing circulating cancer cells could provide insights into how disease spreads

2012 - Two important research papers accepted for publication in ACS Nano and PLoS ONE

2012 - Fu receives 2012 NSF CAREER Award


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