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Faculty Profile - Ma

Peter X. Ma, MS, PhD

Biologic & Materials Sciences

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Dr. Peter X Ma is the Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ma received his BS and MS from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 1993. He then conducted postdoctoral research at MIT and Harvard Medical School. In 1996, Dr. Ma started his independent academic career at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a full professor with quadruple appointments in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences in the School of Dentistry, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center, Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Dr. Ma has been an invited/keynote/plenary speaker for more than 240 times at conferences and institutions worldwide. He is an inventor of more than 30 US patents and patent applications. He has edited 4 books and published 279 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books. He has also published more than 200 abstracts/presentations at professional conferences. Professor Ma received a Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Young Investigator Award in 1999, won a DuPont Young Professor Award in 2000, was featured as one of the five outstanding biomedical engineers by the Whitaker Foundation in 2004, was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2006, received an Honorary Professorship from Tsinghua University in 2008, an Honorary Professorship from the Zhejiang University Medical School in 2008, and an Honorary Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2010, was named one of the Top 100 materials scientists in the world (2000-2010) by Thomson Reuters in 2011, was elected Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering in 2012. Professor Ma won the Isaac Schour Memorial Distinguished Scientist Award from International Association of Dental Research in 2013, and won the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials in 2013. Dr. Ma was elected Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science in 2013, and elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2015.

Professor Ma reviews grant proposals for NIH, NSF, DOD, NSERC (Canada), Canada Foundation for Innovation, European Commission, Wellcome Trust (UK), Austrian Science Fund, Swiss NSF, Dutch Technology Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Singapore Science & Engineering Council, Singapore National Medical Research Council, Singapore National Research Foundation, Hong Kong UGC, Hong Kong RGC, NSF of China, US Civilian Research & Development Foundation, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, MIT Sea Grant College Program etc. Professor Ma serves as a reviewer for more than 80 scientific journals (on 8 Editorial/Advisory Boards) and reviews faculty tenure/promotion packages for 33 institutions. He has served on 33 organizing committees of conferences and symposiums and has chaired 52 symposiums and conference sessions.