John P. Fisher

University of Maryland

Professor & Chair


Dr. John P. Fisher is the Fischell Family Distinguished Professor and Department Chair in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Fisher is also the Director of the NIBIB / NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissue that aims to create a broad community focusing on 3D printing and bioprinting for regenerative medicine applications. Dr. Fisher completed a B.S. at The Johns Hopkins University (1995), M.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati (1998), Ph.D. in bioengineering at Rice University (2003), and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Davis (2003). As the Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, Dr. Fisher’s group investigates biomaterials, stem cells, bioprinting, and bioreactors for the regeneration of lost tissues, particularly bone, cartilage, and cardiovascular tissues. Dr. Fisher’s laboratory has published over 200 articles, book chapters, editorials, and proceedings (12,000+ citations / 60+ h-index) as well as delivered over 350 invited and contributed presentations, while utilizing over $15M in financial support from NIH, NSF, FDA, NIST, DoD, and other institutions. Dr. Fisher has been elected Fellow of AIMBE (2012), BMES (2016), and IAMBE (2020). Recently, Dr. Fisher received the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from SFB (2020) and the Senior Scientist Award from TERMIS-Americas (2017). Dr. Fisher is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Tissue Engineering, and current acts as the Past-Chair of TERMIS-Americas.