Qin (Maggie) Qi

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James R. Mares '24 Career Development Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering


Ph.D., Stanford University, 2018 M.S., Stanford University, 2017 B.S., Cornell University, 2013


  • Chemical Engineering (ChemE)



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Faculty Bio: 

Dr. Qin (Maggie) Qi joined the department of chemical engineering as the James R. Mares ’24 Career Development Chair Assistant Professor in January 2022. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and operations research at Cornell University in 2013. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering with Prof. Eric Shaqfeh at Stanford University in 2018, where she won the Stanford Graduate Fellowship and developed a diagnostic model of platelet adhesion and bleeding based on the microhydrodynamic theory of cellular suspensions. She conducted postdoctoral research with Prof. Samir Mitragotri in the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. There she explored the use of macromolecular transport mechanisms for drug delivery and tool development, including transdermal delivery enhanced by ionic liquids and subcutaneous injection tested by an organ-on-a-chip approach. She was selected as an inaugural member of the MIT Rising Stars in Chemical Engineering.

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The Qi research group investigates the flow, transport and deformation of soft and living materials to understand human health and develop medical technologies. We integrate theory-driven predictive models and dynamic in vitro experiments to quantitatively and mechanistically engineer cellular drug carriers, develop stem-cell-based retinal microphysiological systems and ionic-liquid-based biomaterials