Editorial Team


Professor Zhiyong Li is Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has a BEng (1998) in Civil Engineering from Tongji University and a PhD (2004) in Biomedical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. He was a research fellow and senior research fellow at University of Cambridge 2004-2010. He was elected Fellow of Wolfson College and conferred a MA (2009) from University of Cambridge. Zhiyong’s main research field is biomechanics and mechanobiology, with a long-term research interest in cardiovascular diseases (atherosclerosis, aneurysm, atrial affiliation). The main focus of his work has been the development of novel technologies for detection of high-risk rupture-prone plaques in patients with carotid and coronary atherosclerosis. The work involves MRI/IVUS/OCT imaging, stress analysis, material characterisation, mathematical/computational modelling and numerical methods. He has made significant contributions to understanding the biomechanics of plaque rupture, publishing over 100 papers collectively on vulnerable atheroma in leading journals, e.g. Circulation, JACC, Nat Rev Cardiol, Nat. Commun, NEJM, Stroke, ATVB, J Biomech, Ann Biomed Eng, Biomech Model Mechanobio. He was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2014, and was the recipient of the 2015 Australia Vascular Biology Society Achievement and Career Development Award.


Main research areas:

Mathematical Modelling and Computational Simulation
Medical Imaging
Atherosclerosis/Aneurysm/Thrombosis/Atrial Fibrillation
Model of Tissue Growth and Microcirculation
Bone Growth and Scaffold Degradation
Theoretical Biology/Mathematical Biology


Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL 

Interests: mechanics of soft materials


Hornor Editors-in-Chief

Prof. Yuan-Cheng Fung 

University of California, USA   

Interests: solid mechanics, continuum mechanics, biomechanics


Founding and Honorary Editor 

Late Prof. Satya N. Atluri

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA   

Interests: computational mechanics, meshless method, meshless local petrov galerkin (mlpg) method


Associate Editors

Dr. Ali C. Akyildiz 

Erasus Medical Center, NETHERLANDS

Interests: cardiovascular biomechanics, soft tissue biomechanics


Prof. Maria de Gador Canton 

University of Washington, USA

Interests: hemodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, abdominal aortic aneurysm


Prof. Linhong Deng 

Changzhou University, CHINA 

Interests: biomechanics and mechanobiology, biomechanical behaviors of the airway smooth muscle cell


Prof. Baohua Ji 

Beijing Insitute of Technology, CHINA

Interests: cell-matrix interaction, collective cell migration, receptor-ligand interaction


Prof. Shouqin Lv

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA

Interests: structure-function relationship of key molecules using molecular dynamics simulations and biomechanical assays


Prof. Guixue Wang 

Chongqing University, CHINA 

Interests: biomedical engineering


Prof. Ming Zhang

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, CHINA 

Interests: biomechanics of musculoskeletal system, computational biomechanics, prosthetic and orthotic bioengineering


Editorial Board Members

Prof. Dr. Ling Wang

Xi’an Jiaotong University, CHINA

Interest: biomechanics, biofabrication, additive manufacturing, othopaedic prostheses, computational modelling

Prof. Dr. Wenfei Li

Nanjing University, CHINA

Interest: computational biophysics, computational biomechanics, multiscale molecular simulations

Prof. Dr. Fatemeh Mollaamin

Kastamonu University, TURKEY

Interest: drug delivery, molecular modelling and simulation, quantum chemistry, computational biology and chemistry, adsorption, surface science, thermodynamics

Prof. Dr. Wei Zhang

Dalian University of Technology, CHINA

Interest: cell mechanics, hydrogel for drug delivery, magnetic induction of hyperthermia

Dr. Ye Zeng

Sichuan University, CHINA

Interest: cell biomechanics, microcirculation, endothelial cells

Prof. Dr. Xuejin Li

Zhejiang University, CHINA

Interest: cell mechanics, molecular hemorheology

Prof. Taiji Adachi 

Kyoto University, JAPAN   

Interests: cytoskeletal proteins, bone biology, bone metabolism


Prof. Ellen Arruda 

University of Michigan, USA 

Interests: mechanical behavior of materials, tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs


Dr. Hilary Barrett 

Erasmus Medical Center, NETHERLANDS

Interests: synthesis of complementary advances in nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and biomechanical engineering


Dr. Pierre Bongrand 


Interests: biophysics of cell adhesion


Prof. P. Bryant Chase 

Florida State University, USA 

Interests: nanotechnology, muscle physiology, biomechanics


Prof. Christopher S Chen 

University of Pennsylvania, USA 

Interests: regulation of angiogenesis, cancer growth, stem cell differentiation by adhesive and medical cues, mechanochemical signal transduction


Dr. Yunfeng Chen 

The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Interests: mechanobiology and haemotology


Prof. Natacha Depaola 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Interests: mechanical engineering, cellular behavior


Dr. Vikram Deshpande 

Cambridge University, UK 

Interests: bone and soft tissue pathology, gastrointestinal (gi) pathology


Prof. Cheng Dong 

Penn State University, USA   

Interests: biomechanics, cellular mechanics, cell signaling related to tumor and immuno-microenvironment, immunotherapy and drug delivery


Prof. Jing Fang 

Peking University CHINA

Interests: cell mechanics, biomedical signal and image processing, plasma medicine


Prof. Xiqiao Feng 

Tsinghua University, CHINA 

Interests: biomechanics and biomimetics of biomaterials, cell mechanics, micromechanics and nanomechanics, damage and fracture mechanics


Prof. Jeffrey Fredberg 

Harvard University, USA   

Interests: mechanical engineering


Prof. Huajian Gao 

Brown University, USA 

Interests: solid mechanics, nanomechanics, biomechanics, fracture mechanics, thin film mechanics


Prof. Donald P III Gaver

Tulane University, USA   

Interests: computational biomechanics, educational administration, biomedical engineering


Dr. Yaodong Gu 

Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, CHINA   

Interests: biomechanics gait kinematics motion analysis


Dr. William H Guilford 

University of Virginia, USA 

Interests: cellular and molecular engineering, cell and molecular biomechanics, infectious disease


Prof. Ying He 

Dalian University of Technology, CHINA 

Interests: understand microcirculatiuon through modeling and in-vitro experimetnal methods, especially the microcirculation in diabetic mellitus


Dr. Walter Herzog 

University of Calgary, CANADA   

Interests: biomedical engineering


Prof. Alan Hunt 

University of Michigan, USA

Interests: biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular bioengineering


Dr. Lining Arnold Ju 

The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA 

Interests: mechanobiology, biomechanics, single-molecule biophysics, microfluidics, thrombosis


Prof. Roger D. Kamm 

M.I.T., USA 

Interests: biological machines/microfluidics angiogenesis/vasculogenesis neurological disease cancer simulation and modeling


Dr. David Lam 

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, CHINA 

Interests: ocular medical devices endoluminal medical devices big data medical diagnostic biosensing electric vehicles


Prof. Philip R LeDuc 

Carnegie Mellon University, USA 

Interests: biological mechanical systems; mechanotransduction; biological microfluidics and mems; molecular micropatterning


Prof. Deborah Leckband 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 

Interests: nanomechanics of biomolecules, cell adhesion, biomaterials, tissue engineering


Prof. Sukho Lee 

Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Interests: mechanisms of skeletal muscle plasticity, exercise physiology


Prof. Bin Li 

Soochow University, CHINA 

Interests: biomaterials


Prof. Hongbin Li 

University of British Columbia, CANADA 

Interests: single molecule biophysical chemistry, biomaterials, polymer chemistry, biological chemistry


Prof. Jun Li 

Kansas State University, USA   

Interests: bioanalytical, catalysis, environmental, materails, spectroscopy


Dr. Tong Li 

Dalian University of Technology, CHINA

Interests: finite element analysis, mechanical engineering


Prof. Chwee-Teck Lim 

National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE 

Interests: human disease mechanobiology, microfluidic biomedical technologies, 2d materials for biomedical applications, soft wearable technologies


Prof. Dr. Mian Long 

Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. CHINA

Interests: biomechanics, biophysics


Prof. Yonggang Lv 

Chongqing University, CHINA 

Interests: mechanobiology and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, tumor biology, micro/nano biomedicine and targeted drug delivery


Dr. Mohammad R. K. Mofrad 

University of California, Berkeley, USA   

Interests: multiscale biomechanics of cardiovascular disease and brain injury; molecular and cellular mechanobiology


Dr. Daniel Muller 

Technische Universität Dresden, GERMANY 

Interests: molecular interactions drive all processes


Dr. Oluwafemi Adeleke OJO 

Bowen University, NIGERIA

Interests: anti-diabetic drug discovery, computational biochemistry, molecular toxicology, and neurodegenerative diseases


Dr. Prashant Purohit 

University of Pennsylvania, USA   

Interests: mechanical engineering and applied mechanics


Prof. Andy Putnam 

University of California, Irvine, USA

Interests: cell and tissue engineering; extracellular matrix; integrins; signal transduction; cell adhesion and migration; stem cells; bone; smooth muscle; polymeric biomaterials


Prof. Hong Qian 

University of Washington, USA   

Interests: mathematical approach to and physical understanding of biological systems, terms of stochastic mathematics and nonequilibrium statistical physics


Prof. Masaaki Sato 

Tohoku University, JAPAN 

Interests: actin mechanical properties elasticity cytoskeletal proteins mechanical testing tensile testing


Prof. Geert Schmid-Schonbein 

University of California, San Diego, USA   

Interests: biomechanics and transport in living tissues and in the microcirculation


Prof. Michael P. Sheetz 

Columbia Univ, USA   

Interests: cell & molecular biology chemical biology computational biology developmental biology evolutionary biology genetics & genomics microbiology


Prof. Yuhua Song 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA 

Interests: molecular mechanisms and structural basis of biomolecular


Prof. Joachim P. Spatz 

University of Heidelberg, GERMANY   

Interests: cellular biophysics, materials science, cell biology, interface science, physics of soft matter


Prof. Subra Suresh 


Interests: nanomechanics of biological cells and molecules, and human disease states structure-mechanical property-disease connections in the context of p. falciparum malaria, hereditary blood cell disorders and cancer computational simulations of cellular and molecular deformation and shape thermodynamics


Dr. Megan T. Valentine 

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 

Interests: understanding how forces are generated and transmitted in living materials, how these forces control cellular outcomes, and how the features of living systems can be captured in manmade materials


Dr. Ashkan Vaziri 

Northeastern University, USA   

Interests: solid mechanics, materials, computational methods, biomechanics, nanotechnology


Prof. Viola Vogel 

Swiss Federal Institute of Tech. (ETH), SWITZERLAND   

Interests: bottom-​up molecular self-​assembly, single molecule mechanics, bacterial adhesion, biominerals, biomaterials and tissue engineering


Prof. George M. Whitesides 

Harvard University, USA   

Interests: analytical energy related inorganic materials origins of life physical/chemical physics


Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo 

University of Pittsburgh, USA   

Interests: knee anterior cruciate ligament knee joint bone knee injuries knee surgery sports injuries


Prof. Masasuke Yoshida 

Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN

Interests: atpase, biochemistry, protein subunit, atp synthase and biophysics


Prof. Muhammad Hamid Zaman 


Interests: systems biology of cancer, cell adhesion and migration in 3d environments, cellular mechanics, applications of bme in the developing world


Prof. Zhu Zeng 

Guizhou Medical University, CHINA

Interests: dendritic cells from biophysics, biomechanics, mechanobiology and cancer immunology


Prof. Liguo Zhao 

Loughborough University, UK   

Interests: biomechanics, tissue-implant interaction for cardiovascular system


Early Career Editors-in-Chief

Pro. Xuhong Li 

School of Physical Education, Hangzhou Normal University, CHINA

Interests: Computer Simulation of human movement


Assoc. Prof. Tigran Petrosyan 

"Human Performance Lab" Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports

Interests: Rehabilitation Science


Emeritus Editors-in-Chief

Prof. Dalin Tang 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA   

Interests: bioinformatics & computational biology biomedical engineering


Prof. Pin Tong 

University of California, San Diego, USA

Interests: computational mechanics biomechanics


Assoc. Prof. Shilun Feng
State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Interests: biomedical microfluidics; microfabrication; simulation and modelling; and Point-of-care (POC) sampling, manipulation and testing with the developments of biodevice and instrumentation systems