Hai-Quan Mao

Hai-Quan Mao, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Translational Tissue Engineering Center
Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute
Institute of NanoBioTechnology
Johns Hopkins University

Robert H. & Clarice Smith Building
Office: Room 5015
Lab: Room 5002
(410) 502-1236 (tel)
(410) 287-6951 (fax)

Maryland Hall
Office: Room 101E
Lab: Room 138 Homewood Campus
(410) 516-8792 (tel)
(410) 516-5293 (fax)

Mao Lab Website

Dr. Hai-Quan Mao received his B.S. in chemistry in 1988 and Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Wuhan University in China. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University from 1995 to 1998, and moved to Johns Hopkins in Singapore as a co-principal investigator for the Tissue and Therapeutic Engineering Laboratory. He also taught at the Department of Materials Science in the National University of Singapore as an adjunct assistant professor from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Mao joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute at the Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor in 2003, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2009. Prof. Mao became a member of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center in 2010. He is also affiliated with the Institute for NanoBiotechnology and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.

Dr. Mao’s research work received the Capsugel Awards for Outstanding Research from the Controlled Release Society in 1998 and 2001 for his innovative research in nanoparticle designs for gene delivery, the Young Investigator Award from the National University of Singapore in 2002, the Faculty Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation in 2008. Dr. Mao also received the Johns Hopkins University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. He has co-authored 73 peer reviewed journal publications and 17 issued US patents (15 more pending). His current research focuses on engineering polymeric nanomaterials for molecular therapy and for regenerative medicine applications.