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R233, Building of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, China

Contact Information

Call: +86-571-88208423

Email: guzhen@zju.edu.cn

Zhen Gu, Ph.D.

Distinguished Chair Professor and Dean
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zhejiang University

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Biography

Dr. Zhen Gu is a Qiushi Distinguished Chair Professor and Dean of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Zhejiang University. Dr. Gu received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and M.S. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Nanjing University. In 2010, he obtained Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA. He was a Postdoctoral Associate working with Dr. Robert Langer at MIT and Harvard Medical School during 2010 to 2012. Before he moved to Zhejiang University in 2020, he was a Full Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Director of the NIH Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Program at UCLA. From 2012 to 2018, he was working in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, where he had been appointed as a Jackson Family Distinguished Professor. Dr. Gu's group studies controlled drug delivery, biomaterials and cell therapy. He has published over 240 research papers and applied over 150 patents. He is the recipient of the Felix Franks Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2020), Young Investigator Award of Controlled Release Society (2017), Sloan Research Fellowship (2016) and Pathway Award of the American Diabetes Association (2015). MIT Technology Review listed him in 2015 as one of the top innovators under the age of 35. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2019 and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) in 2021. Dr. Gu serves as an Associate Editor for Science Advances, Nano Research and Regenerative Biomaterials .

Education

  1. 2010

    PHD

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  2. 2006

    MS

    Nanjing University, China
  3. 2003

    BS

    Nanjing University, China

Professional Appointments

  1. 2020-present
    Distinguished Chair Professor
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  2. 2018-2020
    Professor
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  3. 2016-2018
    Associate Professor
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | North Carolina State University, USA
  4. 2012-2016
    Assistant Professor
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | North Carolina State University, USA

Awards & Prizes

  • 2021
    Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE)
  • 2019-
    Highly Cited Researcher
    Web of Science Group
  • 2020
    Felix Franks Medal ​
    Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2019
    Small Young Innovator Award
  • 2019
    Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2018
    Biomaterials Science Lectureship Award
  • 2017
    Young Investigator Award
    Controlled Release Society (CRS)
  • 2017
    Research Achievement Award
    ALCOA Foundation
  • 2017
    Annual Health Care Hero ​
    Triangle Business Journal
  • 2017
    2nd Prize of APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE) Competition
    U.S. Dept. State
  • 2016 ​
    National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers in Engineering Invitee
  • 2016
    Sloan Research Fellow
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2016 ​
    GOOD 100- "100 Global Creative Individuals"
    GOOD Magazine
  • 2015
    TR35-Global Top Innovator under 35
    (Pioneer in Biomedicine and Materials) ​
    MIT Technology Review
  • 2015
    ​ Top 10 Science Images in Science Magazine
  • 2015
    Young Innovator Award of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE)
    Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • 2015
    Pathway Award
    American Diabetes Association
  • 2014
    Young Faculty Research Award
    Sigma Xi Chapter of the Scientific Research Society
  • 2014
    Junior Faculty Award
    American Diabetes Association
  • 2010
    Chinese Government Award for
    Outstanding Ph.D. Students Abroad