2022

November 2022

We received a WSU Commercialization Special Fund ($15K) to support our research commercialization. 

September 2022

Dr. Qiu visited a multiple companies (Boeing, Starbucks, and PACCAR) in Seattle. 

August 2022

Dr. Qiu attended Gordon Research Conference: Additive Manufacturing of Soft Materials in Ventura CA on August 7-12. 

Shihab Ahmed (Pursue PhD in Mechanical Engineering) joins our group as a PhD student, welcome!

June 2022

Dr. Qiu has been nominated to an inaugural Advanced Materials Technologies "Rising Star" by the editorial team and editorial advisory board in recognition of his potential to influence the future directions of the respective field of research. 

Dr. Qiu has been invited to do a Research Presentation for NextFlex on June 29. 

Ambrose Wang (UC Berkeley 26') joins our group in summer for 3D-printing functional devices research, Welcome! 

May 2022

We received a Working with Industry 101 Funds ($3K), combining with our previous confirmed WSU Industry Engagement Grant (another $3K) together, for total $6K funds, to support our group's efforts in establishing industrial collaborations. 

We received 2022 New Faculty Seed Grant ($25K) from WSU, to fund our 3D-printed biomimetic device project. It has been featured in WSU Insider News: Nine faculty selected to receive seed grants

Our proposed project in 3D-printed wearable biosensors has been selected for Cougar Cage finalist presentation at Seattle WA.

 

Dr. Qiu delivered a presentation for 3D-printed wearable biosensors in Cougar Cage event at Seattle on May 10th.  

Dr. Qiu has been invited to attend the "Working with Industry 101". 

Rhea Kuppa, a 11th grade student from Tesla STEM High School, working on a project "3D Printing Bio-Inspired Heart Valves to Increase Efficiency of Pre-operative Care" under Dr. Qiu's guidance, won the first place in Central Sound Regional Research and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF), then the first place in Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF).  Congratulations!

Dr. Qiu will attend a Gordon Research Conference in Ventura CA. 

April 2022

The Coauthored Paper "Recent Advances in biomaterial applications of 2D nanomaterials with peroxidase-like properties" has been published online in Advanced Drug Delivery Review in April, 2021.

 

Dr. Qiu attended DELTA Junior Faculty Institute. 

Dr. Qiu met Senior Directors from Boeing on April 7th. 

Dr. Qiu delivered a proposed manufacturing course "Micro/Nano Fabrication" presentation to MME External Advisory Board on April 8th. 

Dr. Qiu delivered a research presentation to MME External Advisory Board on April 8th.

March 2022

Dr. Qiu has been nominated and selected into DELTA Junior Faculty Institute. 

Dr. Qiu delivered an invited talk in ACS National Meeting at San Diego, CA. 

February 2022

We received a part of a NIH R21 (R21AI69225) award (Over $22K for two years), as a Co-I. 

 

Jasper Ellingson from Mechanical Engineering joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. 

2021

September-October 2021

Our Research Paper "Excellent Specific Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Anisotropic Freeze-cast Native and Carbonized Bacterial Cellulose-Alginate Foams" has been published online in Advanced Functional Materials on September 28th, 2021.

 

The work has been featured in WSU Insider News: Researchers create super foam through advanced manufacturing

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July-August 2021

Jin Miao (Pursue PhD in Mechanical Engineering) joins the group, as a PhD student. 

 

Chuchu Chen (Pursue PhD in Materials Science and Engineering) joins the group, as a PhD student. 

Sonja Sargent Sparks joins the group, as an undergraduate researcher. 

July 2021

Dr. Qiu has been named as Berry Family Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  

June 2021

Our research in presurgical organ models has been featured in the in the WSU Inside News: Providing better practice opportunities for heart surgeons

April 2021

The research proposal related 3D printed organ models, won the Cougar Cage Funding with the highest $50k. It is one of the six proposals won this funding. 

The proposed research topic was featured in the WSU Inside News: Six projects receive funding during inaugural Cougar Cage event

2020

August 2020

My research paper (one of two co-first authors) "3D Printed Patient-specific Aortic Root Models with Internal Sensors for Minimally Invasive Applications" was published in Science Advances on August 28th, 2020. 

The work has been featured in The Medical News, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, MedicalXpressScience Daily, 3D Printing Industry, Newswise, EurekAlert, UMN News, WSU News, and numerous of other News Outlets

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3D Printed Aortic Model with
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Video: 3D Printed Aortic Root Model

July 2020

My collaborative (with Prof. Ogle's group) research paper "In Situ Expansion, Differentiation, and Electromechanical Coupling of Human Cardiac Muscle in a 3D Bioprinted, Chambered Organoid" in Circulation Research was Published with a Cover in July, 2020. ​The work has been featured in numerous outlets and selected for Circulation Research Best Manuscript Award

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2020 Invited Talks

April 2020

My Onsite Invited Talk "3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications" was presented for Washington State University

March-April 2020

My Onsite Invited Talk "3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications" was presented for University of Tennessee

March 2020

My Onsite Invited Talk "3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications" was presented for Florida Institute of Technology

January 2020

My Onsite Invited Talk "3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications" was presented for University of Georgia

January 2020

My Onsite Invited Talk "3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart Electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications" was presented for Mississippi State University

2019

November 2019

My Invited Talk "3D Printed Models of the Aortic Valve" was presented in 2019 Earl E. Bakken Surgical Device Symposium: Update on Surgical Aortic Disease, in Minneapolis, MN on November 8th. 

June 2019

My Research Paper "3D Printed Organ Models with Physical Properties of Tissue and Integrated Sensors" in Advanced Materials Technologies has been listed as a Best of 2018 Article

My review paper "3D Printed Organ Models for Surgical Applications" in Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry has been featured in Knowable Magazine with a title of "How 3-D printing could help shape surgery". 

April 2019

My Invited Talk "3D Printed Organ Models with Physical Properties of Tissue and Integrated Sensors" was presented in Session of 3D Printing of Functional Materials and Devices at 2019 SPIE Conference_Defense and Commercial Sensing, in Baltimore, MD on April 14th. 

February 2019

My Invited Talk "3D Printed Organ Models with Integrated Electronics" was presented at University of Georgia, in Athens, GA on February 21st. 

2018

September/October 2018

My research work in 3D Printed Organ Models has been featured as a Cover Story in Minnesota Business Magazine. 

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August 2018

My collaborative (with Dr. Park & Ruitao Su) research paper "3D Printed Polymer Photodetectors" in Advanced Materials (Published online in August, 2018) has been featured in the News:

NatureUMN News | Science Daily | EurekAlert | Nanowerk | Newsweek

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3D Printed Bionic Eye
Video: 3D Printed Prototype Bionic Eye

March/June 2018 & June 2019

My review paper "3D Printed Organ Models for Surgical Applications" in Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry (Review in Advance first posted online on March 28, 2018 and Published on June 12, 2018) has been featured in Annual Reviews News with a title of "Making Realistic 3D Printed Organs to Plan Surgery".

The review paper is also the No. 1 most accessed article in Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry (Volume 11) during Review in Advance in 2018. 

March 2018

My oral talk about "3D Printed Organ Models with Physical Properties of Tissue and Integrated Sensorshas been presented in 255th ACS National Meeting & Exhibition in New Orlean, LA. My ACS abstract has been also selected for an ACS Sci-Mix poster session, which "consists of abstracts selected by division program chairs and represents the most exceptional abstracts submitted to participating divisions".

March 2018

My research paper "3D Printed Organ Models with Physical Properties of Tissue and Integrated Sensors" in Advanced Materials Technologies (Published online in December 2017) has been selected to be featured as Inside Front Cover Image in Advanced Materials Technologies, 2018, 3 (3). 

2017
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Fox News Video: 3D Printed Organs Help Doctors Prep for Surgery 

September 2017

My research paper "In Situ Produced Bacterial Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Hybrids for Nanocomposites" in Fibers (Published online in August 2017) has been selected to be featured as Cover Image in Fibers, 2017, 5 (3). 

May 2017

My collaborative (with Dr. Guo) research paper "3D Printed Stretchable Tactile Sensors" in Advanced Materials (Published online in May 2017) has been featured in the news:

UMN CSE News Feature | Newsweek | NBC News | 3D Printing Industry | KARE 11 | CBS MN | Mic | BTN | MN Daily | NIH Science Highlight | Physics World | ASME Mechanical Engineering Magazine

Also highlighted at the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The research paper is also the No. 1 most accessed article in Advanced Materials in May 2017. 

Video: Tactile Sensor Directly Printing On Hand Model