Dr. Hongjun Wang Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal list:

  1. Xuening Chen, Xiaoling Fu, Jian-Gang Shi*, Hongjun Wang*, “Regulation of the osteogenesis of pre-osteoblasts by spatial arrangement of electrospun nanofibers in two- and three-dimensional environments”, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine (in press) (2013)
  2. Kai Wang, Meng Xu, Meifeng Zhu, Hong Su, Deling Kong, Hongjun Wang*, Lianyong Wang*, “Creation of macropores in electrospun silk fibroin Scaffolds using sacrificial PEO-microparticles to improve cellular infiltration”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (epub) (2013)
  3. Y. Yang, H. Wang*, “Perspectives of nanotechnology in minimally invasive therapy of breast cancer”, Journal of Health Engineering 2013, 4(1):67-86
  4. X. Chen, Y. Gu, J.-H. Lee, W. Y. Lee, H. Wang*, “Multifunctional surface with biomimetic nanofibers and drug-eluting micropatterns for infection control and bone tissue formation” eCM Journal 2012, 24: 237-248[Impact Factor: 9.650]
  5. P.L. Leopold, J. Vincent, H. Wang, "A comparison of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and re-epithelialization" Seminars in Cancer Biology 2012, 22(5–6):471–483 (2 cites)[Impact Factor: 6.47]
  6. M. K. Khaing Oo, Y. Yang, Y. Hu, M. Gome, H. Du, H. Wang*, “Gold Nanoparticle-Enhanced and Size-Dependent Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species”, ACS Nano 2012,6(3):1939-47. (10 cites)[Impact Factor: 9.855]
  7. C. Huang, X. Fu, J. Liu, Y. Qi, S. Li*, H. Wang*, “The involvement of integrin β1 signaling in the migration and myofibroblastic differentiation of skin fibroblasts on anisotropic collagen-containing nanofibers”, Biomaterials, 2012,33(6), 1791-800. (5 cites)[Impact Factor:7.882]
  8. J-H Lee, Y. Gu, H. Wang, W.Y. Lee, “Microfluidic 3D Bone Tissue Model for High-Throughput Evaluation of Wound-Healing and Infection-Preventing Biomaterials”, Biomaterials, 2012, 33(4),999-1006.(6 cites)[Impact Factor:7.882]
  9. X. Fu, H. Wang* “Spatial arrangement of polycaprolactone/collagen nanofiber scaffolds regulates the wound-healing related behaviors of human adipose stromal cells”, Tissue Engineering Part A, 2012, 18(5-6):631-42.[Impact Factor:4.636]
  10. Y. Gu, X. Chen, J-H Lee, D.A. Monteiro, H. Wang, W.Y. Lee, “Inkjet-Printed Antibiotic- and Calcium-Eluting Bioresorbable Nanocomposite Micropatterns for Orthopaedic Implants”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2012,8(1):424-31.(2 cite)[Impact Factor:4.822]
  11. S.B. Mahjour, F. Ghaffarpasand, H. Wang*, “Three Dimensional (3D) Regeneration of Hair Follicles in Skin Grafts: Current Concepts and Future Perspectives”, Tissue Engineering Part B, 2012 Feb;18(1):15-23. (3 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]
  12. C. Erisken, D. Kalyon, H. Wang, C. Ornek, J. Xu, “Osteochondral tissue formation through adipose-derived stromal cell differentiation on biomimetic polycaprolactone nanofibrous scaffolds with graded insulin and β-glycerol phosphate concentrations”, Tissue Engineering Part A 2011,17,1239.(18 cite)[Impact Factor:4.636]                              
  13. J. Zhang, Y. Duan, D. Wei, L. Wang, H. Wang*, Z. Gu, D. Kong*, “Co-electrospun fibrous scaffold–adsorbed DNA for substrate-mediated gene delivery”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2011, 96, 212-220.(10 cite)[Impact Factor:3.044]
  14. J-H. Lee, H. Wang, J.B. Kaplan, W. Y. Lee, “Microfluidic Approach to Create 3D Tissue Models for Biofilm-Related Infection of Orthopaedic Implants”, Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods 2011, 17, 39. (15 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]
  15. C. Erisken, D. Kalyon, H. Wang,“Viscoelastic and biomechanical properties of osteochondral tissue constructs generated from graded polycaprolactone and β-tricalcium phosphate composites”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2010, 132,091013. (2 cite)[Impact Factor:1.584]            
  16. J-H. Lee, H. Wang, J.B. Kaplan, W. Y. Lee, “Effects of Staphylococcus epidermidis on osteoblast cell adhesion and viability on a Ti alloy surface in a microfluidic co-culture environment”, Acta Biomaterialia 2010, 6,4422. (7 cites) [Impact Factor:4.882]
  17. N. Gao, H. Wang and E-H. Yang, “An experimental study on ferromagnetic nickel nanowires functionalized with antibodies for cell separation”, Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 105107. (15 cites)[Impact Factor:3.644]

Highlighted story in Nanotechnology (the same issue)

  1. H. Wang*, C.A. van Blitterswijk,“The role of three-dimensional polymeric scaffold configuration on the uniformity of connective tissue formation by adipose stromal cells”, Biomaterials 2010, 31,4322. (8 cite)[Impact Factor:7.882]
  2. X. Yang, J.D. Shah, H. Wang*, “Nanofiber enabled layer-by-layer approach toward three-dimensional tissue formation”, Tissue Eng Part A 2009,15,945. (56 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]                      
  3. X. Yang, X. Chen, H. Wang*,“Acceleration of osteogenic differentiation of preosteoblastic cells by chitosan containing nanofibrous scaffolds”, Biomacromolecules 2009, 10,2772. (44 cites)[Impact Factor:5.325]                
  4. C. Erisken, D.M. Kalyon, H. Wang, “Functionally graded electrospun polycaprolactone and β-tricalcium phosphate nanocomposites for tissue engineering applications”, Biomaterials 2008, 29, 4065. (106 cites)[Impact Factor:7.882]
  5. X. Yang, K.R. Ogbolu, H Wang*,“Multifunctional nanofibrous scaffold for tissue engineering”, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience 2008,3,329.(5 cite)[Impact Factor:0.955]           
  6. M.K. Khaing Oo, X. Yang, H. Du, H. Wang*, “5-aminolevulinic Acid Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer”, Nanomedicine (UK)2008, 3,777. (22 cites)[Impact Factor:6.202]                                    
  7. M. K. Khaing Oo, H. Wang and H. Du, “Targeted Delivery: Photosensitiser conjugated gold nanoparticles”, Pharma Focus Asia 2008, 8, 31.(invited).[no record on Impact Factor]
  8. C. Erisken, D.M. Kalyon, H. Wang, “A hybrid twin-screw extrusion/electrospinning method to process nanoparticle-incorporated electrospun nanofibers”, Nanotechnology 2008,19, 165302. (26 cites)[Impact Factor:3.644]                                             
  9. Y. Guan, L. Ou, G. Hu, H. Wang, Y. Xu, J. Chen, J. Zhang, Y. Yu, D. Kong,“Tissue Engineering of Urethra Using Human Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Gene-Modified Bladder Urothelial Cells”, Artif Organs 2008, 32,91. (32 cites)[Impact Factor:1.719]                         

This work was highlighted by other journal editor, see editorial comment Int Braz J Urol 2008,34,112.    

  1. J. Zhang, H. Qi, H. Wang, P. Hu, L. Ou, S. Guo, J. Li, Y. Che, Y. Yu, D. Kong,“Engineering of vascular grafts with genetically modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on Poly(propylene carbonate)graft”, Artif Organs 2006,30,898.(46 cites)[Impact Factor:1.719]
  2. H.J. Wang, C.A. van Blitterswijk, J. Pieper, F. Péters, E.N. Lamme,“Synthetic scaffold morphology controls human dermal connective tissue formation”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A 2005,74, 523. (37 cites)[Impact Factor:3.044]         
  3. H.J. Wang and I.E. Kochevar, “Involvement of UVB-induced reactive oxygen species in TGF-β biosynthesis and activation in keratinocytes”, Free Radical Biology & Medicine 2005,38, 890.    (62 cites)[Impact Factor:5.707]                                                         
  4. H. Wang, C.A. van Blitterswijk, M. Bertrand-De Haas, A.H. Schuurman, E.N. Lamme, “Improved enzymatic isolation of fibroblasts for the creation of autologous skin substitutes”, In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2004, 40, 268. (14 cites)[Impact Factor:1.312]                        
  5. H.J. Wang, R. Schotel, J. Pieper, C.A. van Blitterswijk, E.N. Lamme, “Stimulation of skin repair is dependent on fibroblast source and presence of extracellular matrix”, Tissue Engineering 2004,10, 1054.(32 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]          
  6. J. de Boer, H.J. Wang, C.A. van Blitterswijk, “Effects of Wnt signaling on proliferation and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells”, Tissue Engineering 2004,10, 393. (155 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]
  7. H.J. Wang, M. Bertrand-de Haas, C.A. van Blitterswijk, E.N. Lamme, “Engineering of a dermal equivalent: seeding and culturing fibroblasts in PEGT/PBT copolymer scaffolds”, Tissue Engineering 2003, 9, 909. (25 cites)[Impact Factor:4.636]           
  8. H.J. Wang, M. Bertrand-de Haas, J. Riesle, E. Lamme, C.A. van Blitterswijk, “Tissue engineering of dermal substitutes based on porous PEGT/PBT copolymer scaffolds: comparison of culture conditions”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 2003,14, 235. (14 cites)[Impact Factor:2.325]
  9. J.-B. Ma, H.-J. Wang, B.-L. He, J.-T. Chen, “Fabrication of chitosan films and their biocompatibility to human neofetus dermal and rat dermal fibroblasts”, Journal of Tianjin Institute of Textile Science and Technology 2001,20, 1. (in Chinese) (1 cite) [no record on impact factor]
  10. J. Ma, H. Wang, B. He, J. Chen, “A preliminary in vitro study on the fabrication and tissue engineering applications of a novel chitosan bilayer material as a scaffold of human neofetal dermal fibroblasts”, Biomaterials 2001, 22, 331. (190 cites)[Impact Factor:7.882]
  11. H.J. Wang, J.B. Ma, B.L. He, “Synthesis of polymeric β-cyclodextrin supported by crosslinked poly(acrylamide-co-vinylamine) and its catalysis of the hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl acetate”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science 2000,18, 155. (in Chinese)(2 cites)[Impact Factor:0.753]
  12. F. Li, K. Ma, Z. Cheng, T. Xie, J. Zuo, H. Wang, H. Zhang, J. Ma, B. He, “Treatment of cresol wastewater by two steps”, Ion Exchange and Adsorption 1999,15, 163. (in Chinese). [no record on Impact Factor] 
  13. F. Li, J. Zuo, L. Dong, H. Wang, J. Luo, W. Han, Y. Huo, “Study on the synthesis of high elongation polyurethane”, European Polymer Journal 1998, 34, 59.(28 cites)[Impact Factor:2.517]  
  14. H. Wang, J. Ma, Y. Zhang, B. He, “Adsorption of bilirubin on the polymeric β-cyclodextrin supported by partially aminated polyacrylamide gel”, Reactive & Functional Polymers 1997,32, 1.(29 cites)[Impact Factor:2.546]                                                      
  15. H. Wang, J. Ma, Y. Wang, B. He, “The synthesis of oxidized β-cyclodextrin supported by cross-link polyacrylamide as the polymeric adsorbent for urea”, Ion Exchange and Adsorption 1996, 12, 438. (in Chinese).[no record on Impact Factor]
  16. F.X. Li, H.J. Wang, et al., “A Study of Polymerization of THF with CH3COSbCl6 as catalyst”, Chem  J  Chin Univ 1994, 15, 785. (in Chinese).(3 cites)[Impact Factor:0.62]                           
  17. F.X. Li, H.J. Wang, et al.,“Study on chain transfer to acetic anhydride of THF polymerization”, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry 1994,32, 1939. (7 cites)[Impact Factor: 3.971]        


Books and book chapters:


Title: Tissue Regeneration: where nano structure meets biology

Book Chapters

1.    Meng Xu, Hongjun Wang, “Creation of epithelial sheet” [Book Chapter] Bio-inspired Materials for Biomedical Engineering, Chelsea Kirschner and Antonio Brennan (ed.)
2.    Chao Jia, Seyed Babak Mahjour, Lawrence Chan, Da-wei Hou, Hongjun Wang, “Biomimetic design of extracellular matrix-like substrate for tissue regeneration” [Book Chapter] Tissue and Organ Regeneration: Advances in Micro and Nanotechnology, Lijie Grace Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini, Thomas Webster (ed.)
3.    Xuening Chen, Lichen Wang, Hongjun Wang, “The convergence of biomimetic nanofibers and cells for functional tissue formation” [Book Chapter] Tissue Regeneration: where nano structure meets biology, Hongjun Wang and Qing Liu (ed.)
4.    Hongjun Wang and Xiaoling Fu, “Rapid creation of skin grafts” [Book chapter] Nanomedicine: technologies and applications, Thomas Webster (ed.)publish by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012
5.    Maung Kyaw Khaing, Henry Du, Hongjun Wang, “Multifunctional gold nanoparticles for cancer therapy” [Book chapter] NanoBiomaterials Handbook. Publish by CRC Press 06/2011
6.    X. Yang, H. Wang, “Electrospun functional nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering”. [Book chapter] Tissue Engineering. Published by In-Tech 2010

Provisional and full patents:

Provisional patents

  • S. Sukhishvili, E. Kharlampieva, H. Wang “An innovative bottom-up cell assembly approach to three-dimensional tissue formation using microsize particles”, U.S. Provisional Patent 60/865,743.
  • Woo Lee and H. Wang “Inkjet Micropatterning of Bioresorable, Drug-Eluting Nanocomposite Materials” U.S. Provisional Patent Application filed on October 29, 2009.
  • N. Gao, H. Wang and E.H. Yang, “A highly efficient cell separation technique using antibody functionalized magnetic nanowires” U.S. Provisional Patent Application filed on November 20, 2009.
  • S.B. Mahjour and H. Wang, “3D hair follicle formation in skin grafts” U.S. Provisional Patent Application Filed on April 26, 2011. Serial #:US 61/478,983
  • P. Tolias, W Lee, A. Ritter, X. Yu, H. Wang, H. Du, C-H Choi, W. Zhang, Y. Gu, “Microfluidic-Based Cell-Culturing Platform”, U.S. Provisional Patent Application Filed on Nov 28, 2011.Serial #: US 61/568,681
  • P. Tolias, W Lee, A. Ritter, X. Yu, H. Wang, H. Du, C-H Choi, W. Zhang, Y. Gu, “Microfluidic-Based Cell-Culturing Platform”, U.S. Provisional Patent Application Filed on Dec 9, 2011.Serial #: US 61/568,681


  • H. Wang, X. Yang, “Apparatus and Method for Creating 3-Dimensional Cell Scaffold Constructs”, U.S. Provisional Patent filed on Jan 18, 2013. Application No. 61/754,184


  • H. Wang, “Guided Regeneration of Gingival Tissue for Root Form Dental Implants”, U.S. Provisional Patent filed on Jan 18, 2013. Application No. 61/754,137.


Full Patent filed:

  • H. Wang, “An innovative bottom-up cell assembly approach to three-dimensional tissue formation using nano- or micro-fibers”, U.S. Patent 11/985,273 (pending).
  • S.B. Mahjour and H. Wang, “CREATION OF HAIR FOLLICLES IN TISSUE-ENGINEERED SKIN GRAFTS", U.S. Patent 13/455,649 (pending).