X. Edward Guo Named the Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Sep 21 2018
We are pleased to announce that X. Edward Guo, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair, has been named the Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Endowed chairs and professorships at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science serve to recognize the outstanding research, teaching, and scholarship of our faculty.
     Throughout the School’s 150-year history, the extraordinary generosity of alumni, parents, friends, and corporations has enabled Columbia Engineering to attract and retain exceptional faculty in every department and discipline. Appointment to a named chair remains one of the signal accomplishments in the life of any faculty member, an achievement made even more meaningful when illuminated by the personal experience of the benefactors who choose to augment the legacy of excellence in teaching and research of Columbia Engineering. The School extends its sincere gratitude to the many Columbia families and friends who have committed to supporting the outstanding faculty of Columbia Engineering. Together we celebrate the remarkable history of exceptional scholarship at the School and, with the naming of each endowed professorship, anticipate the academic and technical advances to come.
X. Edward Guo
X. Edward Guo is a world-renowned leader in bone biomechanics and bioengineering, known for developing innovative, three-dimensional, bone-imaging analysis techniques that have wide applications in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. A pioneer in cellular and molecular bioengineering, he has developed innovative technologies to study cell responses to mechanical loading, a new field in biomedical engineering known as mechanobiology. Guo is a professor of biomedical engineering and medicine and director of Columbia University’s Bone Bioengineering Laboratory. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, InternationalCombined Orthopaedic Research Societies, and International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering, as well as a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Orthopaedic Research Society, and Biomedical Engineering Society. 
     One of the founding members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Guo joined Columbia Engineering in 1996. He received his BS in applied mechanics/biomechanics from Peking University and his MS in engineering science from Harvard University. He earned his PhD in medical physics and medical engineering from Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology and did his postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan.
The Stanley Dicker Professorship of Biomedical Engineering
Stanley Dicker ’61 established the Stanley Dicker Professorship to support a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. A health care businessman and philanthropist, Dicker received his BS from Brooklyn Polytechnic and his EngScD from Columbia Engineering, both in mechanical engineering. Shortly after completing his degree at Columbia, Dicker began his long, varied, and accomplished career in the health care field. By the time of his death in 2015, he owned and operated two nursing homes, a health homecare business, an adult day care center, and an ambulatory surgical care center. In addition to the Dicker Professorship, he also established two scholarships for undergraduates at Columbia Engineering majoring in biomedical engineering, the Jack Dicker cholarship and the Freda Dicker Scholarship, in honor of his father and mother.


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