Wei-Ping Ren

Wei-Ping Ren

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

818 W. Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201
Bioengineering Building
Room 2102

313-577-8333 (fax)

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Wei-Ping Ren


M.D., Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

PhD., Biochemistry, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan

Courses Taught

  • BME 7995: “Quantitative Physiology”
  • BME 7030: “Mechanisms and Models of Cellular Regulation for Engineers”
  • BME 7995 specific topics: “Functionalized biomaterial surface and regenerative medicine”

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Society for Biomaterials  
  • American Orthopedic Research Society
  • American Association of Clinical Chemistry
  • International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society
  • Chinese Association of Biomaterials

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award for Excellence in Teaching and Dedication to Students, Wayne State University, 2009
  •  Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation (BCBSM) McDevitt Excellence in Research Award for Physicians in the area of clinical research, Michigan, 2010
  • Guest Professorship, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China, 2012-present
  • Guest Professorship, School of Medicine, JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China, 2014- present


1.  Method of making water soluble injectable calcium polyphosphate gels. USA patent     application (PCT) Ser No. 10114-242, filed on July 3, 2014
2.  Fingerstall-cannulated guide for fast and accurate guide wire positioning. USA patent    application Ser No. 14/092,987, filed on November 28, 2013
3.    Water extracts from Solanum muricatum and its application. Chinese Patent No.200433, filed on August 11, 2014
4.   Method of making injectable cements. USA patent application Ser No. 62/113,798 (Provisional patent), filed on February 9, 2015

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