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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Kaiyan Qiu

Kaiyan Qiu

Berry Assistant Professor

Sloan 225B

Curriculum Vitae

Kaiyan Qiu’s Research Group


  • Ph.D. in Fiber Science with Polymers and Biological Engineering Concentrations, Cornell University, 2012
  • M.S.E. in Textile Chemistry and Dyeing & Finishing Engineering, Donghua University, 2007
  • B.S.E. in Light Chemical Engineering, Donghua University, 2004

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2015 – 2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2014 – 2015
  • Research Associate, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 2013 – 2014

Research Interests

  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Organs
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Soft Robots
  • Biometric Devices
  • Wearable Biosensors

Research Areas

  • Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Polymer and Composites

Recognition and Honors

  • Nominated and selected for attending Delta Junior Faculty Institute  (2022)
  • The Professorship has been named as Berry Family Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering  (2021)
  • The research paper ‘3D printed organ models with physical properties of tissue and integrated sensors’ was selected as a Best of 2018 article by Mater. Technol. (2019)
  • Placed 3rd in National Textile Center (NTC) Forum Student Competition, Charleston, SC (2011)
  • Placed 1st in Student Paper Competition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2011)
  • Liu Memorial Award Scholarship, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2010)

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Lyu, S. Ding, D. Du, K. Qiu, J. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Lin. ‘Recent advances in biomedical applications of 3D nanomaterials with peroxidase-like properties.’ Advanced Drug Delivery Review, 2022, 185, 114269
  • K. Qiu, U. G. K. Wegst. ‘Excellent mechanical and electrical properties of anisotropic freeze-cast native and carbonized bacterial cellulose-alginate foams.’ Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, 32(1), 2105635
  • G. Haghiashtiani*, K. Qiu*, J. D. Zhingre Sanchez, Z. J. Fuenning, P. Nair, S. E. Ahlberg, P. A. Iaizzo, M. C. McAlpine. ‘3D printed patient-specific aortic root models with internal sensors for minimally invasive applications.’ Science Advances, 2020, 6, eabb4641 (*; Contributed Equally)
  • M. E. Kupfer*, W.-H. Lin*, V. Ravikumar, K. Qiu, L. Wang, L. Gao, M. Lenz, D. B. Bhuiyan, J. Ai, R. R. Mahutga, D. Townsend, J. Zhang, M. C. McAlpine, E. G. Tolkacheva, B. M. Ogle. ‘In situ expansion, differentiation and electromechanical coupling of human cardiac muscle in a 3D bioprinted, chambered organoid.’ Circulation Research, 2020, 127, 207-224 (*: Contributed Equally)
  • S. H. Park*, R. Su*, J. Jeong, S.-Z. Guo, K. Qiu, D. Joung, F. Meng, M. C. McAlpine. ‘3D printed polymer photodetectors.’ Advanced Materials, 2018, 30(40), 1803980 (*: Contributed Equally)
  • K. Qiu, Z. Zhao, G. Haghiashtiani, S.-Z. Guo, M. He, R. Su, Z. Zhu, D. B. Bhuiyan, P. Murugan, F. Meng, S. H. Park, C.-C. Chu, B. M. Ogle, D. A. Saltzman, B. R. Konety, R. M. Sweet, M. C. McAlpine. ‘3D printed organ models with physical properties of tissue and integrated sensors.’ Advanced Materials Technologies, 2018, 3(3), 1700235
  • K. Qiu, G. Haghiashtiani, M. C. McAlpine. ‘3D printed organ models for surgical applications.’ Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 11, 287-306
  • S.-Z. Guo, K. Qiu, F. Meng, S. H. Park, M. C. McAlpine. ‘3D printed stretchable tactile sensors.’ Advanced Materials, 2017, 29(27), 1701218
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘In situ produced bacterial cellulose nanofiber-based hybrids for nanocomposites.’ Fibers, 2017, 5(3), 31
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘Polyvinyl alcohol based biodegradable polymer nanocomposites.’ Chapter 13 In: Biodegradable Polymers, Vol. 1: Advancement in Biodegradation Study and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2015, pp. 325-379
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘A review of fabrication and applications of bacterial cellulose based nanocomposites.’ Polymer Reviews, 2014, 54(4), 598-626
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘“Green” composites based on bacterial cellulose produced using novel low cost carbon source and soy protein resin.’ Chapter 11 In: Recent Advances in Adhesion Science and Technology in Honor of Dr. Kash Mittal, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2014, pp. 193-208
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘A composting study of membrane-like polyvinyl alcohol based resins and nanocomposites.’ Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2013, 21(3), 658-674
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘Halloysite nanotubes reinforced biodegradable nanocomposites using noncrosslinked and malonic acid crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol.’ Polymer Composites, 2013, 34(5), 799-809
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘Fabrication and characterization of biodegradable composites based on microfibrillated cellulose and polyvinyl alcohol.’ Composites Science and Technology, 2012, 72(13), 1588-1594
  • K. Qiu, A. N. Netravali. ‘Bacterial cellulose-based membrane-like biodegradable composites using cross-linked and noncross-linked polyvinyl alcohol.’ Journal of Materials Science, 2012, 47(16), 6066-6075
  • F. Hong, K. Qiu. ‘An alternative carbon source from konjac powder for enhancing production of bacterial cellulose in static cultures by a model strain Acetobacter aceti subsp. xylinus ATCC 23770.’ Carbohydrate Polymers, 2008, 72(3), 545-549
  • K. Qiu, F. Hong. ‘Mutation of Acetobacter xylinum for high-yield production of bacterial cellulose.’ Journal of Donghua University, 2008, 34(2), 181-185