Biography

Biography

Yonghui Ding is currently an Assistant Professor (research-track) at Northwestern University. He is building an internationally recognized research program focusing on 3D printing of mechano-accurate Disease-on-a-Chip systems for disease modeling and drug testing by leveraging his research expertise of photo-click hydrogels and 3D printing. Prior to joining NU, Dr. Ding had worked as postdoctoral scholar at University of Colorado Boulder researching design and 3D printing of novel photo-click biomaterials for vascular tissue engineering from 2015-2019. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Phil. in Biomedical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), in 2014 and 2011, respectively. His academic and research expertise is at the interface of materials science, manufacturing, stem cell engineering, and vascular tissue engineering. His research efforts have resulted in 30 high-impact journal articles (including 11 first-authored publications) and H-index of 17. He received “Best Young Scientist Award” from the 4th Asian Biomaterials Congress in 2013. He has also been looking to expand his skills as a professional STEM educator. He received “Best Teaching Assistant Award” in 2012 and attained CIRTL associate through the training program of Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching in 2017.