Yunzhi Peter Yang

Yunzhi Peter Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor with tenure of Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy) , and Bioengineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering, M.E. and B.S. in inorganic materials from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Then he has completed two postdoctoral fellowships, first in China, then at the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio. Yang’s research interests are in the areas of bio-inspired biomaterials, medical devices, and 3D bioprinting for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Yang’s research leads to more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, more than 30 active patents and patent applications, technology licensing, and a commercially available research tool. His research program has been funded by US federal government, non-profit foundations, and global industry leaders. He also serves on four prestigious journal editorial boards. He has received numerous research and teaching awards including the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation Award, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Award, the NIH Star Award, and the 2018 TechConnect Innovation Award for 3D printing. His research in synthetic bone grafts and stem cells has been featured by New York Times, Telegraph, and TV stations.