Biomedical Engineering
2011-08-07 13:13  

Brief Introduction:

    On April 8, 2011, at the 115th anniversary of Shanghai Jiao Yong University (SJTU), the School of Biomedical Engineering was established. The mission of the school is to promote the accomplishment of the major missions of the nation and to meet the demands of clinical medicine. The four major research fields of the School include: Biomedical Instrumentation, Neuroscience & Neuroengineering, Medical Imaging and Informatics, and NanoBiomaterials. The School has integrated the teaching, research and human resources of Med-X research Institute and the former Department of Biomedical Engineering. Another major mission of the School is to cultivate new generations of highly competent, high-level talents of research and development, and management in biomedical engineering. The technologies developed in the School will be applied for prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases and for rehabilitation.

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering was established on the basis of the Specialty of Precision Instrumentation and the Specialty of Ultrasound in 1979. The Degree Committee of the State Council officially authorized the Specialty of Biomedical Engineering of SJTU to bestow B.S degrees and Ph.D. degrees in 1981 and 1990, respectively. In 1998, the Biomedical Engineering Postdoctoral Station was established. In the past three decades, guided by the spirit of ‘Daring to be Pioneers and Striving for Excellence’, the SJTU faculty of biomedical engineering has made a series of remarkable achievements in research, teaching and product development. SJTU's Biomedical Engineering Discipline has remained as one of the best nationwide: in the national evaluation of primary academic disciplines, it was ranked the 3rd and 2nd places in 2002 and 2007, respectively; and it was named a National Key Discipline in 2002. In 2005, the Biomedical Postdoctoral Station was named “Outstanding Postdoctoral Station in Shanghai ”. Relatively young as it is, the Biomedical Engineering Discipline has become one of the shining stars at SJTU.

Currently in the School of Biomedical Engineering there are sixteen Professors and thirty four Associate Professors/Assistant Professors. The primary faculty includes one elected member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, one national ‘Scholar of One Thousand-Talented People Project’, two KC Wong Endowed Chair Professors, one Chief Scientist of national ‘973 Project Grant’, one ‘Cheung Kong Scholar’ Distinguished Professor, and one awardee of National Outstanding Young Investigator Grant.          

    There are the following research centers in the School of Biomedical Engineering/Med-X Research Institute:

1. Biomedical Imaging and Informatics Research Center

2. Digital Medicine Engineering Center, Certified by the Ministry of Education

3. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

4. Nano Biomedicine Research Center

    There are also the following joint research centers in the School of Biomedical Engineering/Med-X Research Institute:

1. Med-X-Ruijin Hospital microPET/CT Research Center

2. Med-X-Renji Hospital Clinical Stem Cell Research Center

3. Shanghai Med-X Engineering Center for Medical Equipment and Technology ---

Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital Center

4. SJTU Research Center for Applications of Synchrotron Radiation

5. Med-X-Mental Hospital Neuroimaging Research Center


Brief Introduction of Director of post-doctor station of School of Biomedical Engineering:

    Lisa X. Xu received her Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1991.  She was on faculty of The City University of New York, and promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1996. She then moved to Purdue University and took the tenured associate professor position in both Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in 1997.  Dr. Xu became the “Chang Jiang Scholar” distinguished professor in Biomedical Engineering and Assistant President at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002, the Dean of Med-X Research Institute in 2007, and Executive Dean of School of Biomedical Engineering in 2011. Her research interests include molecular imaging, bio-thermal physics, and cancer diagnosis and therapy, supported by NIH, NSF, and CNSF, 973, 863 center grants in China. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal papers and conference proceeding, and four book chapters. She is a senior member of IEEE and serves on the AdCom of EMBS. She was the technical program chair of the 2005 EMBS Annual Conference in Shanghai, China.


Current research fields, tutors of post-doctor station of School of Biomedical Engineering



Research Field



Yazhu Chen Academician

Technology of physical therapy for cancer, Mechanism of comprehensive therapy for cancer, Biomedical intelligent instrumentation



Guo-Yuan Yang

Chair professor

Neurovascular units, Pathogenesis and intervention of cerebrovascular diseases, Clinical applications of stem cells


Weiqiang Gao Chair professor

Prostate cancer research, Cancer stem cells


Lisa X. Xu Distinguished professor

Biological heat & mass transfer, Mechanism of comprehensive therapy for cancer, Applications of synchrotron radiation based medical imaging for early diagnosis of cancer


Xunbin Wei Distinguished professor

Biophotonics, Applications of molecular imaging in cancer research


Peiji Liang


Biological mechanisms and informatics of neural signal transmission for vertebrate retina


Hongchen Gu


Nano  technology used in early diagnosis of diseases, Construction of nano-drug carriers and targeted drug delivery systems, Nano technology used in efficient biological separation and purification, Technology of Bio-micro-nano system, Nano technology for the treatment of major diseases


Ning Lan


Rehabilitation engineering, Neuroengineering, Modeling and simulation of neural motion control


Weihai Ying


Mechanisms of nural and tumor cell death, Mechanisms of ischemic brain injury and brain protection, Biological functions of NAD+, oxidative stress; Intranasal treatment of neurological diseases


Jinye Wang


Biological materials


Jun Zhao


Biomedical imaging and image processing



Jianhua Luo


Image reconstruction theory in MRI, Noise-reducing technology for medical images


Shanbao Tong


Neural signal processing, Non-invasive monitoring & protection of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, High-resolution cortical laser speckle imaging technology, Cognitive neural engineering


Lixu Gu


Technology for computer-aid surgery and treatment, Medical image analysis, Medical applications of augmented virtual reality


Xinyu Chai


Biomedical signal monitoring & processingRestoration of visual function and visual prosthesis, Noninvasive diagnosis of hearing and otoacoustic emissions, Intelligent biomedical instrumentation


Chun Hui


Early rehabilitation techniques and visualized medical equipment, Therapeutic equipment based on photoacoustic information and visual information


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Corresponding person: Yihong Qiu