Shanfeng Wang serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) with a Joint Faculty Appointment at the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He works also as a Guest Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China. He received his B.S. degree from both Departments of Polymer Science and Engineering and Applied Mathematics from ECUST in 1997. In 2000, he obtained his M.A. degree in polymer science and engineering also from ECUST by doing the research on synthesis and photophysical properties of novel rigid-rod conjugated polymers. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron by doing the research on the dynamics of polymer blends with rheological and pulsed-gradient NMR methods. After that, he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Michael Yaszemski’s Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, USA. In 2007, he joined the faculty at UTK, and his research interests include biomaterials and tissue engineering, polymer physics, and rheology. He has developed numerous novel crosslinkable and degradable polymeric systems for bone and nerve regeneration and investigated 2D and 3D cell/tissue-material interactions. He has authored over 50 research papers including 4 book chapters and 3 review articles and has contributed to over 100 research presentations at conferences.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2011