Guoping Chen, Associate editor
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Guoping Chen received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1997 majoring in Biomaterials and did postdoctoral research until 2000. He became researcher in 2000 and senior researcher in 2003 at Tissue Engineering Research Center, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan. He moved to Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) as senior researcher in 2004 and was group leader from January 2007 to March 2011. He was principal investigator and unit director of Tissue Regeneration Materials Unit, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS from April 2011 to March 2015. Since April 2015, he has been principal investigator and field coordinator of Nano-Life Field, unit director of Tissue Regeneration Materials Unit and Biomaterials Unit, MANA, NIMS. He is also Professor of Joint Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His current research interests include biomaterials, scaffolds, biomimetic matrices, micro-patterning, surface modification, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and nanomedicine. He has authored more than 230 publications and holds 14 patents. He has received several awards such as Young Scientist Award from the Japanese Society for Biomaterials in 2001, Original Award from the Japanese Society of Artificial Organs in 2002, Tsukuba Award of Chemical and Bio-Technology in 2005, Best Research and Collaboration Award in 2010 and Best Presentation Award in 2012 from the Science Academy of Tsukuba.