Shenzhen University, China
Dr. Xueji Zhang is vice president of Shenzhen University and Professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering, China. He received his BSc and PhD from Wuhan University in 1989 and 1994 respectively. His postdoctoral work was completed at the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and New Mexico State University, Last Cruces, USA, from 1995-1999. He was a research scientist, a senior scientist, a chief scientist, Vice President and Senior Vice President at World Precision Instruments, Inc., USA, until 2010, when he joined the University of Science & Technology Beijing as National Chair Professor. His research interests span the disciplines of chemistry, biology, materials and medicine, with an emphasis on studies of biosensing, biomedicine and biomaterials. His lab focuses on the development of novel biosensors, artificial intelligence sensors, tools and devices to study free radicals, cancer biomarkers, profiling changes in animals or humans associated with diseases, and exploiting this information for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition, his group investigates drug delivery, new energy and natural medicines. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Sensors & Diagnostics and has been an editorial member of 24 international journals. He has received numerous national and international awards and honors including: Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Bioengineering; Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society; a National Innovation Award in China; Scientist of the Year in China, and Simon Fellow of ICSC-World Lab.
The impact of his work is documented in over 180 granted patents, about 500 peer-reviewed journal papers with >26,000 citations, 8 books, and over 150 keynote/invited lectures and seminars at national and international conferences and institutions. His work is also closely tied to industry and government, for which he has licensed a few biosensing technologies and affected some government regulations.