About the author
Professor Bin Li is the director of the Biomaterials and Cell Mechanics Laboratory (BCML) of Orthopedic Institute at Soochow University, Suzhou, China. He received the bachelor degree in 1996 and PhD degree in Materials Science from Tsinghua University in 2001. He then joined the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore as a Research Associate until 2004. After that he consecutively pursued research training at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Harvard University until 2009, when he took the current position as a full professor at Soochow University. He is the recipient of the Orthopaedics Research Award (1st prize) from Chinese Orthopaedic Association, Xu Guangqi Program from the French Embassy in China, and France Talent Innovation from the Consulate General of France in Shanghai. He currently serves as the chair of China Development Committee of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). He is a fellow of Chinese Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS), Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS), Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM), and International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT). He has delivered about 40 invited talks and is the author of over 70 publications and 9 book chapters. He now leads a multidisciplinary research group studying biomaterials for bone and cartilage repair, stem cells and tissue engineering, smart molecular recognition and controlled release, surface modification and functionalization, and cellular biomechanics and mechanobiology.
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