Ning Lan


Professor, Academic Leader, Executive Associate Director, Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering, Med-X Research Institute, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He obtained the B.S. degree in Precision Instruments from SJTU, and M.S./Ph.D. degrees both in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He was the recipient of the Scholarship of World Bank to study abroad in 1982 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 1995, he received the Li Foundation (San Francisco, USA) Award of Excellence in Creative Research in Biomedical Engineering. He received the Award of Excellence of Youth Teachers by the Ministry of Education of China in 1998. He received the Leadership Award in Entrepreneur Innovation from the Suzhou Industrial Park in 2012.

Before joining SJTU, he was on the faculty in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy of University of Southern California. He is a senior member of IEEE/EMBS. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Assistant Editor of IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering (now IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering), and Associate Editor of Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice from 1997-1999. Currently, he is on the editorial board of ISRN Computational Biology. He was one of the founders of Neural Engineering Committee of the Chinese Society of Neuroscience in 1995, and served the depute director from 1995 to 1999. He currently serves as the Founding Deputy Director of The Strategic Alliance for Research and Development of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies for Medical Industries in China. He organized the First and Second International Conference on Rehabilitation Medical Engineering (CRME) in Shanghai, China in 2012 and 2013, and served as the Technical Program Co-Chair and Conference Co-Chair, respectively. His main research Interests include: neural rehabilitation engineering; neuromodulation for Parkinson’s disorder, stroke and spinal cord injury, and neural control of movements. He has over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journal and international conference proceedings.