Core Faculty Members

Professor Hae-Won Kim Core Faculty
Institute of Tissue Regeneration Enginnering (ITREN)

Hae-Won Kim received his Ph.D from Seoul National University in 2002.

Following his graduation, he was a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and then a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University College London (UCL) Eastman Dental in 2003-2004.

He was appointed as a professor in the College of Dentistry at Dankook University in 2005.

Currently, he is a full-time professor, director of the Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN), and leader of BK21+ Global Research Center for Regenerative Medicine.

In addition, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering(IF: 5.35), associate editor of Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology, and Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine.

He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers with more than 26,500 citations (h index = 82).

His research interests are nanotherapeutics, stem cell engineering and biomaterials for regenerative medicine.

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  • Bachelor Degree: From Seoul National University (1993.3-1997.2)
  • Masters Degree: From Seoul National Univ. (1997.3-1999.2)
  • Ph.D: From Seoul National Univ. (1999.3-2002.2)


  • (2000-2002) - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • (2002-2003) - Advanced Materials Research Center
  • (2003-2004) - Eastman Dental Institute of UCL)
  • (2004-2005) - Advanced Materials Research Center
  • (2005~Current) - Prof. Dankook University, Dental School
  • (2009~Current) - Prof. Nanobiomedical Science (Graduate School, in WCU program)
  • (2008~Current) - Director, Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN)
  • (2015~Current) - Visiting Professor, UCL
  • (2015~Current) - Visiting Professor, Columbia University


  • Editor In Chief : Journal of Tissue Engineering
  • Associate Editor : - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • Editorial Board Member : - Biomaterials - Bioengineering - Biomedical Glasses - Current Drug Delivery - Bioactive Materials - Journal of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Publication Statistics

  • Total Publications - 460
  • Research Articles - 420
  • Review Articles - 40
  • Total Citation - 26,500
  • H-Index - 82

Selected Papers

  • [36] Materials roles for promoting angiogenesis in tissue regeneration. Prog Mater Sci.(2020)
  • [35] Protein-reactive nanofibrils decorated with cartilage-derived decellularized extracellular matrix for osteochondral defects. Biomaterials (2020)
  • [34] Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Electrospinning: Manufacturing Convergence for Next‐Level Applications. Adv Funct Mater (2020)
  • [33] Revascularization and limb salvage following critical limb ischemia by nanoceria-induced Ref-1/APE1-dependent angiogenesis. Biomaterials (2020)
  • [32] Hierarchical microchanneled scaffolds modulate multiple tissue-regenerative processes of immune-responses, angiogenesis, and stem cell homing. Biomaterials (2020).
  • [31] Anti-inflammatory actions of folate-functionalized bioactive ion-releasing nanoparticles imply drug-free nanotherapy of inflamed tissues. Biomaterials (2019).
  • [30] Role of nuclear mechanosensitivity in determining cellular responses to forces and biomaterials. Biomaterials (2019).
  • [29] Nanocements produced from mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles. Biomaterials (2018).
  • [28] Drug/ion co-delivery multi-functional nanocarrier to regenerate infected tissue defect. Biomaterials (2017).
  • [27] Silica-based multifunctional nanodelivery systems toward regenerative medicine. Mater Horizons (2017).
  • [26] Cerium oxide nanoparticles enhance functional recovery following spinal cord contusion in rats. Advanced Science (2017).
  • [25] CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing for disease modeling and therapy: opportunities for non-viral delivery. Chem Rev (2017).
  • [24] Extra- and intra-cellular fate of nanocarriers under dynamic interactions with biology. Nano Today (2017).
  • [23] Promoting angiogenesis with mesoporous microcarriers through a synergistic action of delivered silicon ion and VEGF. Biomaterials (2017).
  • [22] Biomaterials control of pluripotent stem cell fate for regenerative therapy. Prog Mater Sci (2016).
  • [21] Magnetic nanocomposite scaffolds combined with static magnetic field in the stimulation of osteoblastic differentiation and bone formation. Biomaterials (2016)
  • [20] Gene delivery nanocarriers of bioactive glass with unique potential to load BMP2 plasmid DNA and to internalize into mesenchymal stem cells for osteogenesis and bone regeneration. Nanoscale (2016)
  • [19] Sol-gel based materials for biomedical applications. Prog Mater Sci (2016)
  • [18] Therapeutically-relevant aspects in bone repair and regeneration. Mater Today (2016)
  • [17] Generating iPSCs: Translating cell reprogramming science into scalable and robust biomanufacturing strategies. Cell Stem Cell (2015).
  • [16] Smart multifunctional drug delivery towards anticancer therapy harmonized in mesoporous nanoparticles. Nanoscale (2015).
  • [15] Multifunctional and stable bone mimic proteinaceous matrix for bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials (2015).
  • [14] Electrical stimulation by enzymatic biofuel cell to promote proliferation, migration and differentiation of muscle precursor cells. Biomaterials (2015).
  • [13] Sol-gel synthesis and electrospraying of biodegradable (P2O5)55-(Ca)30-(Na2O)15 glass nanospheres as a transient contrast agent for ultrasound stem cell imaging. ACS Nano (2015).
  • [12] Nano-bio-chemical braille for cells - the regulation of stem cells using bi-functional surfaces. Adv Funct Mater (2015).
  • [11] Naturally and synthetic smart composite biomaterials for tissue regeneration. Adv Drug Deliv Rev (2013).
  • [10] Biofunctionalized carbon nanotubes in neural regeneration: a mini-review. Nanoscale (2013).
  • [9] Capacity of mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic molecules. Nanoscale (2012).
  • [8] Electrospun materials as potential platforms for bone tissue engineering. Adv Drug Deliv Rev (2009)
  • [7] Production and Potential of Bioactive Glass Nanofiber as a Next Generation Biomaterial. Adv Funct Mater (2006)
  • [6] Nanofiber Generation of Gelatin-Hydroxyapatite Biomimetic Nanofibers for Guided Tissue Regeneration. Adv Funct Mater (2005).
  • [5] Stimulation of osteoblast responses to biomimetic nanocomposites of gelatin-hydroxyapatite for tissue engineering scaffolds. Biomaterials 26;5221-230 (2005).
  • [4] Effect of fluoridation of hydroxyapatite in hydroxyapatite-polycaprolactone composites on osteoblast activity. Biomaterials 26:4395-4404 (2005).
  • [3] Hydroxyapatite / poly(e-caprolactone) composite coatings on hydroxyapatite porous bone scaffold for drug delivery. Biomaterials 25:1279-87 (2004).
  • [2] Fluor-hydroxyapatite sol-gel coating on titanium substrate for hard tissue implants. Biomaterials25:3351-8 (2004).
  • [1] Hydroxyapatite coatings on titanium substrate with titania buffer layer processed by sol-gel method. Biomaterials 25:2533-8 (2004).

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