UMCP welcomed Prof. Changsheng Liu, Vice President of Shanghai’s East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), to campus on Monday, April 9. Dr. Liu is a member of the prestigious Chinese National Academy of Sciences and his group has been collaborating with researchers from UMCP’s Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and Fischell Department of Bioengineering for several years. Dr. Liu was in the DC area to attend the annual meeting of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and to receive Fellows certification at the National Academy of Sciences when he decided to stop by campus.
“We have been collaborating with UMCP for years yet I had never been on campus and wanted to take the opportunity to visit,” said Dr. Liu, who visited Profs. Shawn He and Greg Payne, along with Jinyang Li, a former student in Dr. Liu’s lab and a current doctoral student in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Dr. John Fisher, Chair of Bioengineering, and Dr. William Bentley, Director of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, also welcomed Dr. Liu to tour the new Clark Hall.
“We look forward to expanding our collaboration with ECUST,” said Dr. Bentley, "because their research on thin film electro-fabrication nicely aligns with UMCP’s initiatives in additive manufacturing and because one of the missions of the Device Institute is to catalyze international partnerships.” Dr. Payne added, “we hope that Dr. Liu’s next trip to our campus will not be so sudden so that we can prepare a more suitable welcome.”
Shown left to right in the photo:
- Greg Payne (Professor, IBBR and BioE)
- William Bentley (Director, Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices)
- Jinyang Li (PhD student in BioEngineering and graduate of ECUST)
- Changsheng Liu, (Vice President, ECUST)
- John Fisher (Chair, Fischell Department of Bioengineering)
- Xiaoming (Shawn) He (Professor, BioE)