Dr. Xiaoming “Shawn” He is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. 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. He has extensive experience on the application of hydrogel microencapsulation and nanotechnology for banking mammalian cells including various stem and reproductive cells with minimized organic solvents such as DMSO, and for enhancing the safety and efficacy of cryotherapy. He is an associate editor of Journal of Medical Devices and is serving as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Biotransport Committee. He is also an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).