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Over the years, Zhang has pursued research to advance biomedical innovation through integrated experimentation and computation with grants from competitive sources, including the National Institutes for Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, venture groups, as well as industry. He has published extensively in the areas of biosensors, biomechanics, biomaterials, and composite biomaterials. Zhang holds numerous patents and has authored and edited five books, among them, Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, 4th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-12-816137-1), Introduction to Integrative Engineering: A Computational Approach to Biomedical Problems (ISBN 9781466572287), and Bulk and Surface Acoustic Waves: Fundamentals, Devices, and Applications (ISBN 9789814877732).
“It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers in the Biomedical Engineering community,” said Zhang. “It surely will provide the boost for us to market our one and only Biomedical Engineering Bachelor of Science program powered by design-thinking in the country.”
Zhang is the current President (2021-2022) of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB), the first Chinese-American to serve as the SFB President in its 50-plus years of history. He is also an elected Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering and an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).