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Qing Liu, Ph.D.




Qing Liu, Ph.D.




1997-1999 Post-doctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, Rice University
1997 Ph. D. Biotechnology, Twente University, Netherlands
1987 M.S. Biomedical Polymer, Chengdu Technological University
1984 B.S. Chemical Engineering (Polymer), Tsinghua University


4/07 -  CEO and CSO  of 3D Biotek  
8/03 - 2/07  Director of Biomaterials R&D , Celgene Corp, Summit, New Jersey 
4/01 - 8/03 Senior Scientist  at Therics Inc, Princeton, New Jersey  ()
2/99 - 4/01 Research Fellow at Center for Bioengineering and Biomaterials, Temple University  
5/97 - 2/99 Postdoctoral Staff  in Dept of Bioengineering, Rice University 
10/93 - 8/94 Visiting Faculty  at  Macromolecular Chemistry Institute, Prague, Czech Republic 
07/87-10/93 Research Associate  at  National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, Beijing, China


Journal Reviewer for
       Artificial Organs,
       J. Biomedical Materials Research
       Materials Science and Engineering: C Materials for Biological Applications

Biographical Sketch

Qing Liu graduated with a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University in 1984 and a Master’s degree (in biomaterials) from Chengdu University of Science and Technology in 1987. He was a Research Assistant at the National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutics and Biological Products where he conducted research on biomaterials and medical devices. From October 1993 to August 1994, Qing Liu worked as a visiting scholar at the Macromolecular Chemistry Institute, Czech Science Academy where he did research on the synthesis of biodegradable hydrogel microspheres for controlled drug delivery. From 1994 to 1997, he was a PhD student at both Leiden University and Twente University, the Netherlands. His thesis was on the use of nano-apatite/polymer composites for bone repair (Supervisors Prof. C. A. van Blitterswijk and J. Feijen). After graduated with a PhD degree, Dr. Liu went to Rice University where he received his post-doc training under Dr. Tony Mikos. Dr. Qing Liu then conducted research on dental biomaterials while working as a research fellow at the Center for Bioengineering and Biomaterials, Temple University. In 2001, he accepted a job offer from Therics Inc, a tissue engineering and medical device company in Princeton, NJ, where he worked as a senior research scientist and project leader. From 2003, he worked at a global biopharmaceutical company, Celgene Corporation, first as a Principal Scientist and Group leader, then as the Director of Biomaterials R&D. At Celgene Corporation, Dr. Liu led and directed all biomaterials and tissue engineering R&D projects. Dr. Liu co- founded 3D Biotek in 2007 and has been its CEO and CSO ever since. 

Dr. Liu has published 27 journal publications in peer reviewed journals, 4 book chapters, and 20 conference abstracts. He is the holder of 13 US and Chinese patents.


Bhatia, M., Lugo C., Pereira, M., Rana, H., Abramson, S., Labazzo, K., Liu, Q., Hofgartner, W., Hariri, R. “ Placenta Derived Adherent Cell Interaction and Response on Extracellular Matrix Isolated from Human Placenta ”, Wounds , 20(2):29-36 2008.

Bhatia, M., Pereira, M., Rana, H., Stout, B., Lewis, C., Abramson, S., Labazzo,K., Ray, C., Liu, Q., Hofgartner W., Hariri R. , “ The Mechanism of Cell Interaction and Response on Decellularized Human Amniotic Membrane: Implications in Wound Healing ”, Wounds , 19(8):207-217, 2007

Qing Liu, Jiang Ding, Francis K. Mante, Stephanie L. Wunder, George R. Baran , “ The Role of Surface Functional Groups in Calcium Phosphate Nucleation on Titanium Foil: A Self-Assembled Monolayer Technique ”, Biomaterials , 23:3103-3111, 2002.

Qing Liu, Jiang Ding, Daphne E. Chambers, Stephanie S. Wunder, and George R. Baran , “ Interactions of Silane Coupling Agents at the Interfaces of Silica/polymethylmethacrylate Composites ”, J. Biomedical Materials Research , 57:384-393, 2001.

Q. Liu, E. L. Hedberg, Z. Liu, R. Meszlenyi, R. Bahulekar, A.G. Mikos , “ Preparation of macroporous poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) by enhanced phase separation. ”, Biomaterials , 21, 2163 - 2169, 2000.

D. Dean, N.S. Topham, C. Rimnac, A.G. Mikos, D.P. Goldberg, K. Jepsen,R. Redtfeldt, Q. Liu, D. Pennington, and R. Ratcheson , “ Osseointegration of Preformed PMMA Craniofacial Prostheses Coated with Bone Marrow Impregnated Poly(DL-Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) (PLGA) Foam ”, Plast. Reconstr. Surg. , 104:705-712, 1999.

Q. Liu, J.R. de Wijn and C.A. van Blitterswijk , “ Composite biomaterials with chemical bonding between hydroxyapatite filler particles and PEG/PBT block copolymer matrix ”, J. Biomedical Materials Research , 40:490-491, 1998.

S.H. Li, Z. Zheng, Q. Liu, J.R. de Wijn, K. de Groot , “ Collagen/apatite coating on 3-dimensional carbon/carbon composite ”, J. Biomedical Materials Research , 40:520-529, 1998.

Q. Liu, J.R. de Wijn and C.A. van Blitterswijk , “ A study on the grafting reaction of isocyanates with hydroxyapatite particles ”, J. Biomedical Materials Research , 40:358-364, 1998.

Q. Liu, J.R. de Wijn and C.A. van Blitterswijk, “ Covalent bonding of PMMA, PBMA and poly(HEMA) to hydroxyapatite particles ”, J. Biomedical Materials Research , 40:257-263, 1998.


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