Prof. Cui is the Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Oxford since the Chair was established in 2000. He is the Founding Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Founding Director of the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR). He was educated in China (BSc, Inner Mongolia Polytechnic University, MSc and PhD from Dalian University of Technology). After a postdoc in Strathclyde University, he became a lecturer in Edinburgh University in 1991, moved to Oxford in 1994 as a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Keble College. He was elected to the first Chemical Engineering Chair in 2000 and moved to Hertford College as a Professorial Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) and a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE). He was awarded the ‘Doctor of Science’ by the University of Oxford in 2009 and elected to a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2013.
Prof. Cui currently supervises 8 DPhil students and several post-doctoral researchers
Prof. Cui’s main research interest is enabling technologies for regenerative medicine including tissue engineering and stem cell technology. His team conduct translational research targeting on cancer, diabetes, neural degeneration and musculoskeletal conditions. Another direction of his research is to develop rapid screening technologies for major diseases.
Prof. Cui has published over 250 research articles and a couple of books. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ‘Bio-Design and Manufacturing’, a journal published by Springer. A full list of publications can be found on the IBME website.