Hongjun Wang (hwang2)

Hongjun Wang


Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Biomedical Engineering

McLean Hall 501
(201) 216-8196


  • PhD (2003) University of Twente (Biomedical Engineering)
  • PhD (1998) Nankai University (Polymer Chemistry and Physics)


Wang's primary research interests focus on 3D Tissue Reconstruction, Biomaterials Design, Regenerative Engineering, and Nanomedicine. Ongoing research activities include creation of hierarchical cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissues using various bottom-up and modular engineering strategies, guided differentiation of stem cells via modulation of the microenvironment, and design and fabrication of versatile nanostructures as theranostic agents for pathophysiologic applications.


Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation (2022-present), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Department Chair (2018-2022), Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Professor (2017-present), Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Professor (2017-present), Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Assistant/associate Professor (2005-2017), Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2003-2005), Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Research Fellow (2003-2005), Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Institutional Service

  • BMES graduate chapter Member
  • Core curriculum committee Member
  • HPAC Member
  • SES P&T committee Member
  • UGCC committee Member
  • Board of Trustee Member

Honors and Awards

Jess N. Davis Award for Exemplary Research Award (2009)
Jess N. Davis Award for Exemplary Research Award (2015)
Innovators Award, New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) (2016)
Provost’s Award for Academic Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (2017)
Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (2019)
Jess N. Davis Award for Exemplary Research Award (2021)
Master of Engineering (Honoris Causa), Stevens Institute of Technology (2022)

Professional Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science – AAAS Member
  • Sigma Xi Member
  • Academy of Inventors Fellow
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Member
  • SFB – Society for Biomaterials Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education – ASEE Member
  • TERMIS – Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Member

Patents and Inventions

H. Wang, “An innovative bottom-up cell assembly approach to three-dimensional tissue formation using nano- or micro-fibers”, U.S. Patent 11/985,273 (pending).
S.B. Mahjour and H. Wang, “CREATION OF HAIR FOLLICLES IN TISSUE-ENGINEERED SKIN GRAFTS", U.S. Patent 13/455,649 (pending).
Chao Jia, Hongjun Wang, “Creation of Patterns in Fibrous Matrices Using Localized Dissolution Printing”, U.S. Patent US 9,458,568 (issued)
Woo Lee, Jenny Zilberberg, Peter Tolias, Hongjun Wang, Wenting Zhang, “AN EX VIVO HUMAN MULTIPLE MYELOMA CANCER NICHE AND ITS USE AS A MODEL FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA”, U.S. Patent US 9,267,938 (issued).
Woo Lee, Jenny Zilberberg, David Siegel, Peter Tolias, Hongjun Wang, Wenting Zhang, “An ex vivo human multiple myeloma cancer niche and its use as a model for personalized treatment of multiple myeloma”, WO2014159707A1 (issued).

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications:

Fabrication of channeled scaffolds through polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) printed sacrificial templates for tissue formation. H. Wang, X. Zhou, J. Wang, X. Zhang, M. Zhu, H. Wang*. Bioactive Materials 17, 261-275 (2022)

A Porous Bimetallic Au@ Pt Core–Shell Oxygen Generator to Enhance Hypoxia-Dampened Tumor Chemotherapy Synergized with NIR-II Photothermal Therapy. J. Sun, J. Wang, W. Hu, Y. Wang, Q. Zhang, X. Hu, T. Chou, B. Zhang, C. Gallaro, M. Halloran, L. Liang, L. Ren, H. Wang*. ACS nano 16 (7), 10711-10728 (2022)

Reduced Graphene Oxide‐Encapsulated Microfiber Patterns Enable Controllable Formation of Neuronal‐Like Networks. J. Wang, H. Wang, X. Mo, H. Wang*. Advanced Materials 32 (40), 2004555 (2020)

A Porous Au@Rh Bimetallic Core–Shell Nanostructure as an H2O2‐Driven Oxygenerator to Alleviate Tumor Hypoxia for Simultaneous Bimodal Imaging and Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy. J. Wang, J. Sun, W. Hu, Y. Wang, T. Chou, B. Zhang, Q. Zhang, L. Ren, H.Wang. Advanced Materials 32 (22), 2001862 (2020)

In vivo engineered extracellular matrix scaffolds with instructive niches for oriented tissue regeneration. M. Zhu, W. Li, X. Dong, X. Yuan, A.C. Midgley, H. Chang, Y. Wang, H. Wang*, D. Kong. Nature communications 10 (1), 1-14 (2019)

For the full publication list:


BME 505 Biomaterials
BME 650 Advanced Biomaterials
BME 675 Nanomedicine