Xiaoming “Shawn” He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Thermal and Fluid Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1995 and 1998, respectively. After teaching for two years in Beijing University of Technology, he went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2000 for doctoral studies and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. He then conducted postdoctoral training from 2004-2007 at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by working as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina from 2007-2011 and as an Associate Professor and then Professor at Ohio State University since 2011. His current research is focused on developing micro and nanoscale biomaterials and devices to engineer totipotent, pluripotent, and multipotent stem cells for tissue regeneration, cancer therapy, and assisted reproduction. His research has been funded with him as the PI by various private foundations and government agencies including American Cancer Society (ACS Research Scholar Grant), National Science Foundation (two standard grants), and National Institutes of Health (four R01 grants). He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in high ranking journals such as Nature Communications and Advanced Materials, in addition to one book, three book chapters, and more than 55 conference publications. He is an associate editor of Journal of Medical Devices and an editorial board member of Scientific Reports, and is serving as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Biotransport Committee.