Professor Denis Wirtz
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Denis Wirtz
Professor Wirtz is co-director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), associate director of a graduate training program in nanobiotechnology funded by the US National Science Foundation, director of the graduate training program in nanotechnology for biology and medicine funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and director of the postdoctoral training program in nanotechnology for cancer medicine, all at Johns Hopkins University. After he gained his degree in physics engineering from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Professor Wirtz went on to gain his MS and PhD in chemical engineering from Stanford University under the supervision of Professor Gerald G Fuller. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles in Paris, France, he returned to the United States to take a position as assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at John Hopkins University.
Professor Wirtz is a member of the editorial board of the Biophysical Journal, Cell Adhesion and Migration, and Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2005, he became the co-director and co-founder of the John Hopkins University Institute for Nanobiotechnology, and is director of the graduate training program in nanobiotechnology.
Professor Wirtz has authored or co-authored over 90 peer reviewed articles, with more than 2,700 citations. He is regularly invited to give talks at international conferences and was the keynote speaker at the 13th Yonsei International Symposium in Seoul, Korea. He has also given numerous presentations at universities and research institutions around the world, including Stanford University, The Scripps Research Institute, Berkeley, MIT, Yale, the Ecole Federale Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland, and Cambridge University in the UK.