Other Professional Activities:

I:   Services, Honors and Awards:

·        President, International Society of Biofabrication (2010 ~ present)

·        Vice President, International Society of Imaging Science and Technology (2013 ~ present)

·        Theme Thrust Chair on Biofabrication, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - TERMIS (2012 ~ present)

·        Founding Chair, Biomanufacturing Technical Committee, Division of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2006-2009)

·        Member of National Expert Board for Biomaterials Program, Chinese Academy of Engineering

·        Member of External Advisory and Review Board, South Carolina NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Project (2009-present)

·        Member of External Advisory and Review Board, West Virginia NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Project (2010-2012)

·        Member of External Technical Advisory Board, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRsp) Polytechnic Institute of Leiria Portugal (2010-present)

·        Featured by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) magazine, Mechanical Engineering, "Life, meet engineering" in the July 2005 issue (Vol. 127, No.7)

·        Featured by The Scientists: "Machining the Body", (Vol. 19, Issue 9, May 9, 2005)

·        University Research Fellow, the University of Sydney, Australia (2010)

·        William Mong Fellow, the University of Hong Kong (2008)

·        Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University (2009)

·        Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Teaching Award, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel, 2004

·        Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2003

·        Professor of the Year Award, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, 2002

·        Guest Researcher, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, MD, 2002, 2004

·        Highly Commend Award for Outstanding Paper, Literati Club, Emerald Publishing, 2001, 2006

 

II. Editorships, Conference/Workshop Organizations and Session Chairs

      a. Editorships

1.      Editor-in-Chief, Biofabrication (published by the Institute of Physics, 2008 - present)

2.      Section Editor for Tissue Engineering, Journal of American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), 2004 – 2008

3.      Member of Editorial Board, International J. of Virtual and Physical Prototyping (2008 - present)

4.      Member of Editorial Board, International Rapid Prototyping Journal (2008 - present)

5.      Member of Editorial Board, J. of Recent Patents on Engineering (2006 – present)

6.      Member of Editorial Board, Int.. J. of Service Operations & Informatics (2006 – present)

7.      Member of Editorial Board, J. of Computer-Aided Design & Applications (2004 – present)

8.      Guest Editor: Special Issue on BioCAD, Journal of Computer-Aided Design, 2005 and 2010

b. Conference/workshop organizations and member of committee:

1.      Member of Scientific Committee: 2014 AP Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine AP, Korea, October, 2014.

2.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 2014 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA 2014), Awaji-Island, Japan, July 14-16, 2014.

3.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 25th European Conference on Biomaterials, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 8-12, 2013. 

4.      Member of the scientific committee: The 24th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 12-14, 2013.

5.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 2nd China-Europe Symposium Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine, Sorrento, Italy, July 1-4, 2013.

6.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 2013 EU TRERMI, Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2013.

7.      Co-Chair: International Symposium on Grand Challenges for the Integration of Stem Cells, Nanomaterials and Biomanufacturing: Looking for Synergies, Shanghai, China, June 3-4, 2013.

8.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 6th Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Conference, Xian, China, April 18-21, 2013.

9.      Member of Scientific Committee: the 2012 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing Wuhan, China, Dec. 14-15, 2012.

10.   Member of Scientific Committee, 2012 International Conference of Biofabrication, Manchester, UK, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2012.

11.   Member of the scientific committee: The 23th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 6-8, 2012;

12.   Member of Organizing Committee: the 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA2012), St. Louis, Missouri, June 18-20, 2012;

13.   Co-Organizer: Special Symposium on Biomaterials for Biofabrication, 9th World Biomaterials Congress, Chengdu, China, June 1-5, 2012;

14.   Co-Organizer: Biofabrication & Novel Devices Focus Topic, AVS 58th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee, October 30 - November 4, 2011

15.   Member of the scientific committee: The 20th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 5-8, 2011;

16.   Co-Organizer: Symposium on Biofabrication for Regenerative Medicine Application, TERMIS EU2011, Granada, Spain, June 7-10, 2011;

17.   Co-Organizer: Symposium on Digital Biofabrication, TERMIS NA2011, Orlando, FL, USA, December 6-8, 2010;

18.   Member of the scientific committee: International Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Beijing, China, November 25-26, 2010

19.   Conference Co-Chair: 2010 International Conference on Biofabrication, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 4-6, 2010.

20.   Member of the scientific committee: International Symposium on Additive Manufacturing, Austin, TX, USA, August 9-11, 2010

21.   Member of the scientific committee: 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing (ICFDM), Changsha, Hunan, China, July 17-20, 2010.

22.   Member of the scientific committee: International Symposium on Digital Manufacturing”, Wuhan, Hubei, China, September 9-11, 2009.

23.   Member of the scientific committee: IEEE International Conference on Computer Graphics, Yellow Maintain, China, August 19-21, 2009.

24.   Member of the scientific committee: The Eighteenth Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 3-5, 2009.

25.   Member of the scientific committee: ECOMAS Thematic Conference: 1st International Conference on Tissue Engineering (ICTE 2009), Leiria, Portugal, July 9-11, 2009.

26.   Member of the scientific committee: International symposium on Bioprinting and Biofabrication, Bordeaux, France, July 6-9, 2009.

27.   Co-Organizer, “Special Symposium on Biomodeling and Biofabrication”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Intelligence for Measurement System, Hong Kong, China, May 11-13, 2009.

28.   Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee: World Congress of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, Guangzhou, China, December 2-4, 2008.

29.   Member of the International Advisory Committee: International Conference on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing & Bio-Manufacturing (ICRPM-BM'08), Beijing, China, November 6-8, 2008.

30.   Track Chair: Biological Technologies, 2008 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Evanston, Illinois, USA, October 7-10, 2008.

31.   Member of the scientific committee: 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing (ICFDM), Tianjin, China, September 23-26, 2008.

32.   Member of the scientific committee: The Eighteenth Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 4-6, 2008.

33.   Co-organizer: Collaborative Workshop: Grand Challenges for Bio-Nano Integrated Manufacturing for Year 2020, sponsored by NSF, April 14-16, 2008, Arlington, VA, USA.

34.   Co-organizer: Symposium on Solid Freeform Fabrication in Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications, 2007 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Atlanta, GA, USA, sponsored by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, October 15-17, 2007.

35.   Co-organizer: International workshop on “Solid Freeform Fabrication for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications,” Bangalore, India, Sponsored by the IndoUS Science and Technology Forum, Feb. 21-23, 2007.

36.   Co-organizer: International Workshop on Biomanufacturing, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, sponsored by NSF, June 29-July 1, 2005.

37.   Co-organizer: Symposium on Advances in Biomanufacturing, 2005 ASME IMECE, Orlando, FL, USA, sponsored by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, November 13-18, 2005.

38.   Moderators: Special Panel for Advances on Biomanufacturing, 2005 ASME IMECE, Orlando, FL, USA, sponsored by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, November 15, 2005.

39.   Member of the International Advisory Committee: 3rd International Conference on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, October 18-20, 2008, Beijing, China.

40.   Member of the International Advisory Committee: CAD/Graphics 2007, Beijing, China, October 15-17, 2007.

41.   Member of the scientific committee: Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2007), September, 18-21, 2007, Leiria, Portugal.

42.   Member of the scientific committee: The Seventeenth Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 6-8, 2007, Austin, TX, USA.

43.   Member of the scientific committee: International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'07, June 25-29, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

44.   Member of the scientific committee: The Seventeenth International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

45.   Member of the scientific committee: International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, May 28-30, 2007, Singapore.

46.   Member of the scientific committee: The Seventeenth Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 14-16, 2006, Austin, TX, USA.

47.   Member of the scientific committee: International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'06, Phuket, Thailand, June 20-24, 2006.

48.   Member of the scientific committee: The 9th International conference on Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Dec 7-10, 2005, Hong Kong, China.

49.   Member of the scientific committee: The Second International Conference on Virtual and Physical Rapid Prototype, Leiria, Portugal, September 28-October 1, 2005.

50.   Member of the scientific committee: International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'05, Bangkok, Thailand, June 20-24, 2005.

51.   Member of Organizing Committee: The 2nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design and Conceptual Design, Bangkok, Thailand, November 18 – 20, 1999.

52.   Member of Organizing Committee: The 98 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Guilin, China, October 8 - 11, 1998.

c. Conference session chairs:

1.      Session Co-Chair: Symposium on Biofabrication, AP –TERMIS, Shanghai, China, Oct. 2013.

2.      Session Chair, “3D Printing” 2013 CSITF 3D Printing World Summit, Shanghai, China, May 9, 2013.

3.      Co-Chair, “Biofabrication”, the 6th Chinese National Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Xian, China, April 20, 2013.

4.      Session Chair, “Recent development on Bio-additive manufacturing”, the 154 Chinese Science and Technology Forum, Wuhan, China, December 14, 2012.

5.      Session Chair: Bio-printing, 2012 International Conference of Biofabrication, Manchester, UK, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2012.

6.      Co-Chair: Symposium on Biofabrication, World Congress of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 6, 2012.

7.      Co-Chair: Biomaterials for Biofabrication, 9th World Biomaterials Congress, Chengdu, China, June 1-5, 2012.

8.      Co-Chair: Biofabrication & Novel Devices Focus Topic, AVS 58th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee, October 30 - November 4, 2011.

9.      The 9th International Conference on Frontier Design and Manufacturing, Session Chair: Biomimetic Design, Changsha, Hunan, China, July 18, 2010.

10.   2010 Chinese Biomaterials Conference, Session Chair: Biofabrication, Chengdu, China, April 18, 2010.

11.   The 2nd World Congress for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Session Chair: Biofabrication for Tissues, Seoul, Korea, September 1, 2009.

12.   IEEE International CAD/Graphics 2009 Conference, Session Chair: CAD/CAM, Huangshan, China, August 21, 2009

13.   International symposium on Bioprinting and Biofabrication, Session Chair: Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering and Biomechanics, Bordeaux, France, July 6, 2009.

14.   IEEE International Conference on Computer Intelligence for Measurement System, Session Chair: Special Symposium on Biomodeling and Biofabrication, Hong Kong, China, May 12, 2009.

15.   NSF A Roadmap of Additive Manufacturing Workshop, Session Chair: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, Arlington, VA, USA, March 31, 2009.

16.   The 18th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Session Chair: Modeling and Process, Austin, TX, USA, August 6, 2008.

17.   37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Montreal, CA, Session Chair: Metabolic Changes of Biosystems in Space Environment, July 17, 2008

18.   International Workshop on “Solid Freeform Fabrication for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications,” Session Chair: Biomaterials and Cell-Implant Interaction, Bangalore, India, Feb. 23, 2007.

19.   The 17th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Session Chair: Bio-Orthopedics & General Applications, Austin, TX, USA, August 16, 2006.

20.   International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'06, Session Chair: Geometrical Modeling, Phuket, Thailand, June 22, 2006.

21.   2005 ASME IMECE Symposium on Advances in Biomanufacturing, Session Chair: Process Modeling, Orlando, FL, USA, November 10, 2005.

22.   World Congress on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Session Chair: Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, Shanghai, China, October 23, 2005.

23.   The 9th International conference on Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Section Chair: Geometrical Modeling, Hong Kong, China, December 8, 2005.

24.   The 16th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Session Chair: Process I, Austin, TX, USA, August 1, 2005.

25.   International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'05, Session Chair: BioCAD Bangkok, Thailand, June 22, 2005.

26.   International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, CAD'04, Session Chair: SoftCAD, Pattaya Beach, Thailand, May 26, 2004

27.   The 21st Southeastern Bioengineering Conference, Session Co-Chair, Medical Imaging Process and Modeling, Washington, DC, Sept. 29, 2002.

28.   ASME 2000 Design for Manufacturing Technical Conference, Session Co-Chair: Design for Manufacturing, Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 2000.

29.   The Fourth International Conference of Composite Engineering, Section Co-Chair: Use of Composites in Transportation Industry, the Big Island, Hawaii, July 10, 19972647, 2002.

 

III: Invited Technical Reviewers

a. Invited proposal reviewers:

Proposal reviewer for NSF: from 2002 - 2013

Proposal panelist for NSF: from 2002-2013

Member of NIH Study Sessions for proposal review and panelist: NIMOSS-National Institute of Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences (2005-2011)

Member of NIH Study Sessions for proposal review and panelist: NLHBI-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2005)

Member of proposal reviewer committee: Singapore Science & Eng. Research Council: 2004-2013

Member of proposal reviewer committee: Canada Science & Engineering Research Council, 05-12

Member of proposal reviewer committee: China National Natural Science Foundation, 2005-2013

Member of proposal reviewer committee: IndoUS Science and Technology Forum, 2006

Member of proposal reviewer committee: Hong Kong Research Grant Council, 2006-2010

b. Invited technical reviewer for the following journals:

1.           Science

2.           Natural Materials; Natural Medicine

3.           Langmuir

4.           Biomaterials

5.           Acta Biomaterialia

6.           Tissue Engineering

7.           Trend in Biotechnology

8.           Annals of Biomedical Engineering

9.           European Spine Journal

10.        Biotechnology Journal

11.        Biomicrofluidic

12.        Applied Physics A

13.        Regenerative Medicine

14.        J. of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A

15.        J. of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B – Applied Biomaterials

16.        J. of Biotechnology & Applied Biochemistry

17.        J. of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

18.        J. of Biotechnology Progress

19.        J. of the Royal Society Interface

20.        J. of Royal Chemistry

21.        J. of Control Release

22.        J. of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

23.        J. of Materials Chemistry (Application)

24.        J. of Biomacromolecules

25.        J. of Expert Review of Medical Devices

26.        J. American Society of Internal Artificial Organs (ASAIO)

27.        J. of Materials Science and Engineering C

28.        J. of Composites

29.        J. of Composite Science and Technology

30.        J. of Advanced Engineering Software

31.        J. of Solid and Physical Structures

32.        J. of Engineering with Computer

33.        Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

34.        Computer-Aided Design & Applications (CADA)

35.        International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

36.        International Journal of Services Operations & Informatics

37.        J. of Virtual and Physical Prototype

38.        Rapid Prototyping Journal

39.        IEEE Transactions: J. Computer Graphics and Applications

40.        IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

41.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Bioengineering

42.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering

43.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

44.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Manufacturing Processes

45.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Mechanical Design

46.        ASME Transactions: Journal of Medical Devices

47.        Journal of Medical Imaging

48.        Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

c. Invited book reviewer for the following publishing companies:

Research Publishing Company

IRWIN Publishing Company

            Addison Wesley Longman Company

            CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC