Jianping Fu Associate ProfessorUniversity of Michigan, Ann ArborDr. Fu is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His group integrates micro/nanoengineering, single-cell technologies, and systems and synthetic biology methods with new discoveries of mechanobiology, epigenetics, and stem cell biology for advancing understandings of human development and cancer biology. Dr. Fu is the recipient of the American Heart Association Scientist Development Award (2012), the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), the UM Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award (2014), the UM Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research (2014), the UM Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2015), the Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2016), and the UM George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award (2018). Dr. Fu's research on developing synthetic models of human embryonic development has contributed significantly to the emerging field of "Synthetic Embryos", which was selected by the MIT Technology Review as “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018”.