Institute of Biological Interfaces of Engineering
Guigen Zhang, PhD, is a professor of bioengineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University. He is also the executive director of the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, a research and education/training institute designated by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Zhang is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Zhang has published extensively in the areas of biosensors, biomechanics, biomaterials and computational modeling. Over the years, his research has been funded by diverse funding sources ranging from US federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, to private foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also received funding from venture groups and state-level start-up funds, as well as industries in the healthcare sector. Zhang holds numerous patents and has entrepreneurial experience as founder of two start-ups.
In addition to serving on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, Zhang is active in leadership roles in various professional societies. He is currently the executive editor of the Biomaterials Forum of the Society for Biomaterials, and president-elect of the Institute of Biological Engineering, a professional society that supports the community of scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of creating new linkages between biology and engineering and seek new opportunities through biology-inspired engineering.