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Professor Zhanfeng CUI elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). This is a richly deserved recognition of Professor Cui’s contributions to engineering.


The Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing is a world leader in the development of bioreactor technologies for the growth of bone, cartilage, tendon and neuron cells, and the longer term aim is bulky tissue growth from stem cell cultures. Professor Cui also has research interests in the technologies that will monitor and regulate tissue growth, including micro membrane probes and micro sensors, and in cryo-preservation techniques. A further related area of research is into membrane filtration processes.

Professor Cui’s first degree and doctorate were gained in China, and he has been very active in promoting engineering and scientific collaborations between the UK and China. He has also founded a spinout company, Zyoxel, which was set up in 2009 to commercialise the development of TissueFlex, a microbioreactor for 3D perfused cell culture, which has attracted funding from a Hong Kong engineering company.

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