HAIBO QU


210 S 33rd street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(860)617-3938
hqu@seas.upenn.edu



EDUCATION

2002 - 2007 University of Connecticut
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering

1995 - 2002 Zhejiang University
BS & MS in Materials Science and Engineering


RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE

2007 - Present Post-doc Researcher University of Pennsylvania
Investigate in vitro and in vivo release properties of biocompatible ceramic-polymer composites as local anesthetics carrier;

2002 - 2007 Research Assistant University of Connecticut
Study collagen biomineralization process using biomimetic method;
Improve the protein incorporate rate (>80%) into biomimetic apatite coating;
Develop new simulated body fluids to synthesis biomimetic apatite coating at low temperature;
Investigate biological properties of different materials using cell culture techniques (rat osteosacoma cell ROS 17/2.8);

2003 & 2004 Summer Intern DePuy Orthopaedics Inc
Characterize bone ingrowths on a biomimetic nanocrystalline apatite;
Synthesis and characterize a new organic/inorganic hybrid material;
Synthesis and characterize bone filling material (cement) and its mechanical behavior;

PATENTS

1. Ceramic Coating and Method of Preparation Thereof, US Patent Application No. 60/756,039, 60/828,472 and 60/848,045
2. Ceramic/Structural Protein Composites and Method of Preparation Thereof, US Provisional Patent

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Improvement of Bonding Strength between Biomimetic Apatite Coating and Substrates Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, Accepted. H. Qu and M. Wei.
2. Effect of Fluorine Content on Mechanical Properties of Sintered Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 26: 46-53 (2006). H. Qu and M. Wei.
3. The Effect of Fluoride Contents of Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite on Osteoblast Behavior Acta Biomaterialia, 2:113-119 (2006) H. Qu and M. Wei.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1. Temperature Effect on Biomimetic Ca-P Coating Formation, Society For Biomaterials 2006 Annual Meeting (Honorable Mention for a STAR), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
2. Improvement of the surface bioactivity of Titanium Implant, 2006 TMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas;