BME Seminar: Additive Manufacturing for Regenerative Engineering, Dr.Yonghui Ding, Northwestern University
Dr.Yonghui Ding, Faculty Candidate
Research Assistant Professor
Additive Manufacturing for Regenerative Engineering
Abstract: Regenerative engineering is the convergence of materials science, stem cell science, developmental biology, and clinical translation for the regeneration of complex tissues and organ system. Biomaterial scaffolds are important tools to provide structural support, mechanical function, and guidance to tissue formation. In this talk, I will describe how materials science and additive manufacturing technologies can be leveraged to produce scaffolds with instructive 3D properties for tissue regeneration. I will focus on the development of 3D-printed, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of atherosclerotic vascular diseases. I will also briefly discuss my current effort and future interest in the development of strong living scaffolds for the regeneration of load-bearing tissues.
Biograph: Yonghui Ding is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He received his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at Hong Kong. Afterwards, he completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2019. His research interest is on the integration of materials science and additive manufacturing for tissue regeneration with the long-term goal of providing clinically relevant solutions to patients. His research efforts have resulted in 39 peer-reviewed publications with more than 2300 citations and H-index of 25. Dr. Ding was a recipient of the Best Young Scientist Award at the 4th Asian Biomaterials Congress (2014), American Heart Association Career Development Award (2021), and NIH NIBIB Trailblazer R21 Award (2022). He is passionate about teaching, educating, and training the next generation of workforce in regenerative engineering. He has also been looking to expand his skills as a professional STEM educator. He is a certificated CIRTL Associate and was a recipient of the Best Teaching Assistant Award (2012).