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He, Xiaoming (Shawn)

He, Xiaoming (Shawn)

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Maryland Robotics Center
Brain and Behavior Institute
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
3124 A. James Clark Hall

Academic preparation

Postdoc, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2004-2007

Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2004


My laboratory is dedicated to the research and education on developing multiscale (quantum, nano, micro, and macro) biomaterials and devices reinforced by artificial intelligence technology to (1) engineer, bank, and deliver small molecules, genes, peptides/proteins, cells, tissues, and organs; and (2) create 3D biomimetic systems in vitro with bioinspired spatiotemporal complexity. The ultimate goal is to deliver innovative solutions for improving the safety and efficacy of early detection and treatment of diseases including but not limited to cancer, infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders.

BIOE 689T/489W: Advanced Biomaterials

BIOE 453: Biomaterials

Combating Metastatic Cancer Through Blood Draw

University of Maryland bioengineers develop a new technique to efficiently capture, gently release, and effectively scale up circulating tumor cells, a leading culprit in cancer spread.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

UMD Bioengineers Take New Approach to Engineering Heart Tissue

Professor Shawn He and a team of researchers aim to improve how cardiac muscle tissue is engineered.

2022 BBI Seed Grant Awards to Fuel Innovation in Aging and Development Research

The five interdisciplinary projects funded by the BBI offer cutting-edge approaches to translational neuroscience.

Working to Advance Biobanking

Researchers hope to improve how cells, tissues, and organs are banked for transplantation and other applications.

He Lab Taps Machine Learning to Improve Cell-Based Medicine

Technology could one day be used to improve stem cell-based therapies as well as treatment options for diabetes and infertility.

Waging War on Metastatic Cancer

BIOE Professor Xiaoming He and his research team take a new approach to understand why cancers spread.

Study Outlines Targeted Treatment Option for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research team explores nanotechnology-based therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancer.

Professor He Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

BIOE Professor awarded one of the field's highest professional distinctions.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)