Dr. Zhang was selected received the Young Investigator Award from the IEEE Photonics Society. The IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award was established to honor an individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to photonics (broadly defined) prior to his or her 35th birthday.
Dr. Zhang was selected received the Young Investigator Award from the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). TERMIS’s Young Investigator Award, which will be presented to Zhang in September at the 2018 TERMIS World Congress in Kyoto, Japan, recognizes outstanding research accomplishments within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. TERMIS brings together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the field through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication.
Dr. Zhang was selected as one of Chemical & Engineering News’s (C&EN) “Talented 12”. C&EN’s Talented 12 program identifies and celebrates young chemists who are beginning to put their innovative and transformative ideas into practice. Dr. Zhang will be presented with the award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting in Boston.
Dr. Xie and Dr. Zhang together won a grant from MIT Martin Trust delta v accelerator. The highly competitive grant and the summer accelerator program is to prepare MIT-related entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and focus on creating impactful, innovation-driven startups. Congratulations!
Dr. Zhang was named a winner of the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME)'s 2018 Marcus Crotts Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award for his exceptional contributions and accomplishments in biofabrication. The 2018 award is named after former SME President Marcus B. Crotts, FSME, CMfgE, PE, retired chairman of Crotts and Saunders Engineering Inc. Dr. Zhang will be presented with the award at the SME International Awards Gala in Boston on Sunday, April 29.
Dr. Shabir Hassan won an Advanced Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to carry out his collaborative research at Zhang Lab (Harvard/MIT) and University of Twente, Netherlands. Congratulations!
Dr. Zhang was selected to receive the SLAS2018 Tony B. Academic Travel Award, intended to honor outstanding early-career researchers including junior faculty members.
Dr. Zhang was selected for the 2017 IEEE Sensors Council’s Early-Career Technical Achievement Award in the area of Sensors. This award honors a person with outstanding technical contributions within the council’s scope.
Judges praised Dr. Zhang “for contributions as a pioneer in integrating modular biochemical, biophysical and optical sensing units with organs-on-chips systems to enable in situ, continual and automated analyses of physicochemical parameters in a noninvasive manner.”
The IEEE Sensors Council is one of seven technical councils of the IEEE. Its activities cover the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, reliability and applications of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical and biological phenomena.
Dr. Zhang chairs a session "Printing and Patterning in Tissue Engineering" at the BMES Annual Meeting 2017, Phoenix, AZ, USA.